In a remarkable feat of determination and resilience, Nigerian chef Hilda Effiong Bassey, also known as Hilda Baci, recently embarked on a 100-hour cooking marathon to set a new Guinness World Record. However, her journey was made even more challenging by the fact that she experienced her menstrual cycle throughout the entire endeavor.
In an exclusive interview with TV3, Baci shared the difficulties she faced during the cooking marathon. She explained that being on her period not only brought physical discomfort and intense cramps but also reduced the time she had for rest. Despite these obstacles, her unwavering determination propelled her forward.
Baci’s commitment to her goal meant she had to take showers during her breaks to maintain personal hygiene. As she revealed in the interview, “Because I was on my period, I had to take my shower every break I had, even if I had 30 minutes, because I needed to change.”
The chef’s extraordinary achievement has already earned her international recognition, although the Guinness World Record committee still needs to verify if all the criteria have been met. The previous record, set in 2019 by Indian chef Lata Tondon, stood at an impressive 87 hours and 45 minutes.
Throughout the marathon, Baci’s spirits remained high, evident in her energetic dancing and enthusiastic interaction with her supporters. Her dedication to promoting Nigerian cuisine and sharing its flavors with the world has made her an inspiration to many.
Overcoming the physical challenges posed by her menstrual cycle further fueled Baci’s belief that she can conquer any obstacle that comes her way. Her story serves as a testament to the power of determination and resilience in pursuing one’s dreams, regardless of the circumstances.
As Baci continues to make waves in the culinary world, her achievement stands as a reminder that no challenge is insurmountable with the right mindset and unwavering passion..
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