Hilda Bassey Effiong, aka Hilda Baci, a popular chef, has stated that some people were unhappy with her attempt to break the record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual because they felt she was “too blessed.”
Hilda set a new 100-hour non-stop cooking record, breaking India’s Lata Tandon’s previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes.
Guinness World Records has yet to certify her; her attempt is currently being reviewed.
But, speaking as a guest on the latest episode of the I Said What I Said Podcast, Hilda said that many people were put off by her beauty, skills, and charisma.
She said, “There were a lot of ‘It’s not fairs’, like, ‘how can only her be fine, be hot, ah ah. How can only her have all these things? That’s not how life is.”
On the speculations that she paid for publicity, she said, “The PR that we invested in, how much, how many was it? The kind of earned media that the attempt got, you can not pay for it. You can’t plan for it, you can’t pay it. It’s grace. You can only hope.”