Make Me Fabulous
Season 1 FOX Life (*126) 21:00-23:35 Reality
Marriage is a big deal for Nigerian star Stephanie Linus, who is the presenter and producer of love-inspired reality show Make Me Fabulous (2015-current). “I wanted to create an experience that reminds couples that love always resided within if they just stopped and paid attention,” says the 34-year-old. But while she now helps couples rekindle romances, her married life hasn’t been all moonlight and roses…
She married little-known Nigerian 1
soccer player Chikelue Iloenyosi in 2004 but divorced in 2007 after it was revealed that Chikelue was already married when he wed Stephanie. The marriage was later annulled.
Stephanie found love again and 2
in April 2012 she married Nigerian media consultant Linus Idahosa. They welcomed their son Maxwell Enosata Linus in October 2015.
The actress actually comes from a 3
family of entertainers – she’s the sixth of eight children and her siblings all work in showbiz in Nigeria.
Before getting into entertainment, 4
Stephanie took part in a number of beauty contests and in 2002 she was runner-up in the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria pageant.
Her days as a model almost ended 5
in 2005 when she was involved in a car crash and Stephanie sustained serious burn wounds to her hands, face and legs. She was transferred to South Africa for six months where she received intensive medical treatment.
Stephanie’s put a lot of work into 6
her career – besides graduating from the New York Film Academy in 2007 with a degree in literary studies, she’s also starred in over 90 Nollywood (Nigeria’s film industry) movies.