Popular Nigerian chef, Hilda Bassey Effiong, aka Hilda Baci, has revealed some people were not happy with her attempt to break the longest cooking marathon by individual because they felt she was “too blessed.”
Recall that Hilda set a new 100 hours non-stop cooking record after breaking the former record holder, India’s Lata Tandon’s 87 hours and 45 minutes record.
However, Guinness World Record is yet to certify her; her attempt is currently under review.
But speaking as a guest on the latest episode of I Said What I Said Podcast, Hilda said many were unhappy with the attempt because they were intimidated by her beauty, skills and charisma.
She said, “There were a lot of ‘It’s not fairs’, like, ‘how can only her be fine, be hot, ah ah. How can only her have all these things? That’s not how life is.”
On the speculations that she paid for publicity, she said, “The PR that we invested in, how much, how many was it? The kind of earned media that the attempt got, you can not pay for it. You can’t plan for it, you can’t pay it. It’s grace. You can only hope.”
See video below;
Once again, congratulations Hilda Baci
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