For a long time, Jacky Vike aka Awinja would hide her jawline by avoiding close up videos and hiding behind a big head of hair.
This is because she was taunted needlessly for having what people viewed as manly jaws.
“You would never have seen a close up picture of myself because I was always told ‘Uko na JAWS MBAYA! JAWS ZA WABABA, JAWS ZINAKAA MBAO IMECHONGWA , JAWS ZA KANYE WEST, JAWS ZA MTU HAJAKULA MIEZI KADHAA, JAWS UGLY!!! Etc etc. I would only show a close up on video since I knew how to manoeuvre and hide them, I would always have long braids/wigs to hide, some make-up artist used to tell me “you have a beautiful jawline” I used to ignore because I thought ni chocha tu to make me feel good, but I later realized this is something I cannot change, and therefore I chose to embrace them, by donning short hair or show them more,” she confessed.
The Papa Shirandula actress then used this as a teachable moment about self- love.
“People may make you hate some part of yourself so you grow up knowing, your forehead is ugly or arms or legs etc, what I can say is, DO NOT ALLOW! Those comments to get to you because they will be affecting you as you carry them, so here I am accepting each and every “Flaw” Pole pole,” Awinja added.
Her post has been received well on social media with celebrities and fans alike chiming in.
“Me. I am so proud of you 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 alafu see how gorgeous that jawline is 🙆,” wrote Kambua
Inooro TV’s Muthoni Mukiri added “I looove your Jawline and your body is goals👌🏼 You are beautiful hun 🌹”
“ Jawline NI kama mbao imechongwa ndio hapo sio uwongo but you are beautiful ma,” commented Shiks Kapienga.
“Wow! Tell me about it. And yet you are so beautifully made!” wrote Wilbroda with Massawe Jappani added “Hata sijawai notice...I only see your beauty, in and out dearest.”
Muthoni bullied over ‘pointed nose’
Inooro TV News anchor Muthoni wa Mukiri recently disclosed that she was bullied in high school because she had a ‘pointed nose’.
In a comment, while responding to a question by singer Kambua about whether any of followers were bullied in school, Muthoni said that the bullying made her hate her nose until she cleared high school. She went on to say after high school, she realized that her nose was beautiful and she started loving it.
“@kambuamuziki I was bullied coz I have a pointed nose. Imagine! I hated my nose until after Highschool when I realized it’s beautiful and I came to love it. I think it’s the most beautiful feature on my face,” she wrote.