Whether you began loving her as the style icon Yasmin Said or an actress from her role as Maria there’s no denying that the 21-year-old is on her way to the helm of River-wood. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about Citizen T.V’s Maria.

5. She Lives On Unforgettable Advice From Her Media Icon (LULU HASSAN)

Yasmin was still in high school when she landed the Citizen T.V ‘Maria’ role. Rashid Abdallah and Lulu Hassan, who are the the brains behind the show, said she landed the acting role because of her natural acting and polished reactions. Maria has on many occasions referred to Lulu Hassan as her role model and media Icon. She looks up to her.

4.She DOES NOT Do Drugs

No wonder Maria is always glowing! She experimented with alcohol in her college days, but has stood strong as a sober adult. “I didn’t really go to any parties, and yeah, I didn’t have any ‘loose change’ pot till I was in I went to college. But I think that’s a good thing in many ways,”.

3. Her Favorite is Not LUWI

Yasmin’s favorite actor in the series is not Luwi as many would assume, she loves Mr. William more. She says the it is really enjoyable to share a set with him as, he is lively, complements other characters and also has good vibes.

2. She is Muslim

Yasmin is a Muslim girl, outgoing, so humble and girlish. She describes Maria as just a character people see on T.v . She lives a normal life despite people viewing me as a top Kenyan celebrity. She adheres to all Muslim cultures and practices . She describes it as a good feeling being a celebrity but that life is also scary as I am new to it and people end up giving me both good and bad pieces of advice. This, however, encourages her to live a principled life.

1. She Does Not Like Watching Herself On TV

Yes, you read that right. Maria doesn’t like to see herself on T.v. She terms it as, uneasy as she is a perfectionist hence she doesn’t like seeing herself making mistakes or looking odd on T.v. This is normal as many celebrities this days experience this mental disorder called Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a  where people think they look different to how they really look. People are usually said to have BDD if they are extremely critical of their body, even though there may be nothing noticeably wrong with it. If there is something wrong with their body, it is usually so small that a person without BDD would not be unhappy about it at all. People claim that they are insecure, but BDD is far worse.

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