Former Beauty Queen Regina Askia Turns 51

Former Beauty Queen Regina Askia Turns 51

By Abiola Odeleye

Who would have thought so but her ageless looks belie her age! Regina Askia, the former beauty queen who also was a model and actress in the 1990s is 51.

The University of Lagos graduate marked her birthday this past weekend with her family in the United States.

Twenty years ago, she burst onto the scene when as Miss Unilag she finished second at the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria pageant. However, after a scandal forced winner Bianca Onoh to resign (she was dating the late Biafran leader Odumegwu Ojukwu who was thirty years her senior), Regina became queen by default.

She went on to star in major Nollywood flicks such as Most Wanted, Full Moon, Red Machete and many others. At the turn of the century, she relocated to the United States and married Rudolph Williams.

Together they have two children, along with Regina’s older daughter who she had from a previous relationship.

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