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Ovie Soko On Fame & Self-Worth

Ovie Soko On Fame & Self-Worth

Ovie Soko is an excellent person to speak to about applause and self worth. I mean, he quite literally wrote the book on it. In You Are Dope, the former Love Island star teaches readers how to discover their “dopeness” and harness the power of it.

For Soko, this journey of discovery began at school, where he would often get in trouble for “being a bit of an oddball.” But, he says, “as I’ve gotten older and been able to make more of my own decisions, as I’ve got more freedom, it’s proved the opposite.” Soko has found that “stepping out of the norm” – opting to play basketball when his schoolmates chose football or rugby, for example – is exactly what helped him build his confidence.

I ask Soko if he sees that same level of confidence among his fellow Love Island alums. As viewers, all we see is tiny bikinis, toned abs, and unashamed make-out sessions, and we assume this kind of bravado translates offscreen. Is that true?

“Far from it. Far from it,” he tells me. “I think a lot of people who I’ve seen in that kind of world, they have a lot of insecurities – a lot, a lot of insecurities. And they’re covered up with beauty and access to holidays and things that can distract you from yourself, from who you are.”

He adds: “If you really don’t like spending time with who’s in the room when you’re alone, then you can post a nice picture. And then all of a…

Ovie Soko Isn’t Fussed About How Fit You Think He Is

Ovie Soko is an excellent person to speak to about applause and self worth. I mean, he quite literally wrote the book on it. In You Are Dope, the former Love Island star teaches readers how to discover their “dopeness” and harness the power of it.



Ovie Soko On Fame & Self-Worth

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