I did menial jobs to survive in America — Doris Simeon

Actress, Doris Simeon, has disclosed that she did a couple of menial jobs to pay her bills in the United States of America.

According to the actress, she was not ashamed of doing the jobs because they put food on her table.

Simeon, in a recent interview with her colleague, Kunle Afod, said she had bumped into people who recognised her as a celebrity while doing domestic jobs abroad.

She said, “I have lost count of the number of jobs I have done here. I once worked as a delivery person, and even met people who recognised me, but what could I do? After all, they won’t pay my bills. I worked as a personal shopper as well, and hairdressing is something I still do. Currently, I work for the government as a social worker.

“It was not easy starting all over, because in this place, only the tough will last. If one is lazy, one will be hungry. People who have been here for 20 to 50 years don’t find it easy, because with the kind of system they have, one cannot avoid paying bills. If one does not work, one won’t eat, and one won’t be able to pay bills.”

Speaking on what she misses about Nigeria, Simeon said, “This (US) is where my child is with his father, and that is one of the reasons I decided to stay back here. I have been here since 2018, and I really miss home (Nigeria). What I miss most about Nigeria are those street foods, such as roasted yam and corn. I also miss my friends and family.

Simeon also stated that she still has a lot of admirers. She said, “A lot of men still send me messages on social media to ask about my relationship status. Those who know me know I don’t like to make a noise about my private life. The fact that I don’t post online does not mean I don’t have a man in my life. I have a man in my life, but I don’t reject gifts.”