Olive Wanjiru, the winner of just concluded Citizen Television’s Slimpossible Season 6, has revealed she did not expect to emerge the victor in the race for Ksh1 million cash prize.
Olive was crowned winner in the sixth edition of Slimpossible at a colourful ceremony held at the Boma Hotel in Nairobi, Friday November 13.
Speaking of her surprise gold star, Wanjiru said: “I did not expect to win; even in my wildest dreams. The competition was very stiff. I remember almost getting kicked out in the last elimination phase,” she told Citizen Digital.
Asked how she felt about her victory, Olive said: “I haven’t laid a finger on how I feel, but for now I’d say, great.”
The mother of one acknowledges that her competitors were a threat, but affirms that she felt that she was up to the task.
“I put in a lot of effort, just like my competitors did, and I’m grateful to God for emerging the winner,” she said.
What does she plan to do with her new windfall? “I have no plans yet; I haven’t even taken time to think about what I can do with the money,” she said.
The first runners-up slot went to Najjat Abdul, second runners-up was Mary Macharia.
Evelyne Wambua, better known Machipo-chipo, clinched the fourth position with Florence Karanja coming in fifth and Achieng Oyugi sixth.
The six ladies were evaluated on their consistency in losing weight, obedience to judges’ instructions and their overall commitment to the weight loss process.
The 2015 Slimpossible challenge premiered on Citizen Television in August 7, 2015.
One hundred participants turned up to try their luck in the auditions held at Boma Hotel in July but only 21 made it to the academy.
The Slimpossible programme is sponsored by Royal Media Services, Boma Hotel, Ashleys Hair, X-pose Eplus, Emergency Medical Services and several other corporate entities.