Ex-beauty queen, Regina Askia clocks 52 today
Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) and actress, Regina Askia, clocks 52 today.
Born Imaobong Regina Askia Usoro, the beautiful mother of three is now a family nurse practitioner (FNP), educational activist, television writer, producer, and public speaker.
In 1988, Askia was crowned Miss UNILAG (after transferring from the University of Calabar as a medical student). She competed in that year’s Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria contest and came in second place (even though she was the crowd’s favourite). She eventually held the title position the following year when the girl that won, Bianca Onoh, resigned.
Being a queen helped to launch her modeling career. However, her big break in the world of acting came in 1993 when she was cast in the early 90s television soap opera, Fortunes.
Regina later took up a full-fledged acting career in Nollywood as she starred in many movies during the 90s and early 2000s.
With a degree in Biology, Askia quit acting in 2007 and moved to the United States to become a registered nurse. She earned her nurse practitioner degree from Wagner College and is now a family nurse practitioner in New York City.
She is married to Ruldoph Williams and they have three kids together.