Nigerian-American actress, Yvonne Orji reveals why she is still a virgin at 33.
Her sexually liberated character Molly might be sharing many steamy moments with different men on HBO’s hit series ‘Insecure’ but Yvonne is still a virgin.
During a recent interview with People, the 33 year old opened about her personal life — including the reason she decided to remain celibate until marriage.
Orji was born to strict Nigerian parents and had decided she would marry young and lose her virginity at 18. However, after hearing stories of her friends’ disappointing sexual experiences and finding God in college, she made a few changes to her life plan as it related to love and sex.
“Before any of [the fame] happened, I sat down with myself and with God and thought, ‘When I make it, how do you want me to represent you while I’m here?’” Later in the interview, she answered her own question: “It was like, ‘Okay, I know why I’m here. It’s to make you proud.’”
Orji says she is completely secure in who she is and the decision she has made. She’s also more than willing to explain her stance to anyone who’s a little curious.
“How will they ever…understand if I don’t talk about it? I can inform your curiosity, as opposed to everyone being in the dark and just sort of creating their own narrative about it.”