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One of the strongest attributes of a superhero is knowing how to keep a cool head and wade the difficult waters of life when situations get tough. Engrossed in a cut-throat industry, full of disappointment and rejection, Osas Ighodaro often finds herself having to do just that.

The first generation Nigerian-American graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and dual minor degrees in Entrepreneurship and Theatre. She proudly performed in the New York Fringe Festival and also hosted a half hour television show which showcased the arts, politics, and issues of the African Diaspora. Currently, Osas is a candidate for the Masters of Fine Arts in Acting at the Actors Studio at Pace University and currently reigns as Miss Black Connecticut USA 2010.

Real Name: Osas Ighodaro

Alter Ego: “O”

Locale: Tri-state AREA – New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Ordinary Role: Actress, Student, & Business Owner…by day… 🙂

Secret Powers: To make someone smile – brighten up someones day – I GOT THE POWER!!!!!

Incognito Aesthetic: ARMS, LEGS….Who am I kidding I love my whole body!

Superhero’s Creed: If you can believe it, and your heart conceives it, then you can surely achieve it.

A recent test: Life is full of challenges everyday for me.  It just takes the mind, body, and spirit to understand that turning an obstacles into a positive situation can only help the challenge and make you stronger!

Putting Your Powers to Use: I am currently the reigning Miss Black Connecticut USA 2010. I work with an array of organizations as a volunteer because I believe the involvement of oneself through positive action only begets, breeds and exudes positivity. I volunteer with SAG Book Pals & NY Cares were I read to little children to help improve their literacy skills. I also volunteer with City Harvest where I help give out food to low income communities to help expose them to fresh produce and the importance of eating healthy & staying fit. Being involved and giving back to ones community is the root of living in a better place. GET INVOLVED!!!

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