Who is Dorathy BBN?
Dorathy Bachor is the name of one of the most popular and talked about contestants on the BBN or Big Brother Naija 2020 reality show. She finished the competition as the last woman standing and the first runner up after winner, Laycon.
In this biography of Dorathy Bachor, we shall disclose facts and many hidden details about her, making it a very important article. She was one of the housemates or contestants vying for the NGN85 million grand prize that would be given to the winner of the BBNaija season 5 reality show. She was one of the most admired contestants on the Lockdown edition of Big Brother Naija.
To start this informative biography about Dorathy, we first provide a summary of all the important facts about her.
10 important facts about Dorathy BBN
- Dorathy was born in 1996 and she was 24 years old when she entered the BBNaija Season 5 House as a contestant.
- Her full name is Dorathy Lynda Bachor and she is from Delta State, but she grew up in Lagos State.
- She had lost her father when she was 14 years old.
- The celebrity holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Joseph Ayo Babalola University in Osun State, a private university in Nigeria.
- In 2017, she worked at the Cross River State House of Assembly as an administrative assistant.
- She founded her own company, ShopForMe, a procurement company in 2018.
- Her Instagram account, @thedorathybachor, has over 477K followers and it is verified.
- When Ozo won the head of house (HOH) challenge for the first time, he picked her to be his deputy HOH.
- Fans of Dorathy from the BBnaija show use the tag #DExplora or #Explora when they post online about her.
- She had finished the Big Brother Naija Season 5 show as the last woman standing and the first runner up.
Dorathy Biography: Early life
She was born in Lagos State in 1996 and her full name is Dorathy Lynda Bachor. Though born in Lagos State, Dorathy is an indigene of Delta State. We confirmed the Nigerian state that she is from by checking several online sources.
She completed her primary school education in Lagos State and was a student of Lagos State Model School in Igbokuta. Sadly, she lost her father when she was just 14 years old. She likely grew up with her mother.
Dorathy obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Joseph Ayo Babalola University in Osun State. The institution is a private university in Nigeria owned by the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide. She graduated from the institution in 2016.
Upon her graduation, she started her career in the corporate world while seeking to also find her feet as an entrepreneur.
Let us take a look at her career before she entered the BBNaija house as a contestant.
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Dorathy Biography: Before Big Brother Naija 2020
Not long after she graduated from the Joseph Ayo Babalola University in 2016, Dorathy got a job at Polo Ralph Lounge as a sales representative. This is a store that deals on quality men and women’s wear such as t-shirts, polo, shoes and belts, face-caps and perfumes.
In 2017, she worked at the Cross River State House of Assembly as an administrative assistant. She was in charge of editing documents as well as sorting letters and emails. Additionally, she doubled as a front desk officer when needed. This was likely during her time completing the mandatory National Youth Service for corp members.
In 2018, she worked as an administrative assistant at Vane Style Fashion; a fashion styling and image consultancy firm created by celebrity stylist Veronica Odeka. Bachor left the fashion company in 2019 and chose to pursue an entrepreneurial endeavour.
She founded her own company, ShopForMe, in 2018 and focused on it in 2019. According to its page, it is the biggest procurement company in Nigeria. While she was still aiming to make ShopForMe a renowned brand, Dorathy auditioned for BBNaija or Big Brother Naija Season 5 and got in.
Now, in the next section of this Biography, we will look at how far she went in the house and how she is doing after the BBNaija show ended.
Dorathy Biography: Big Brother Naija 2020 Season 5
Dorathy became famous almost immediately when she was revealed as a housemate because of her large bosom. It became the first thing that viewers chose to talk about as they use images of her to create memes on social media.
Her Instagram account also grew and she became the third housemate to get verified on the Facebook-owned platform, after Laycon and Nengi. As of the time of writing, Dorathy has over 490K followers on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @thedorathybachor.
Inside the house, Bachor found herself drawn to fellow housemate, Ozo. However, Ozo was pursuing a romantic relationship with another housemate, Nengi. Meanwhile, Nengi was reluctant to commit to Ozo. Eventually, Ozo and Dorathy Bachor settled to be the best of friends.
Inside the house, Dorathy found herself drawn to fellow housemate, Ozo. However, Ozo was pursuing a romantic relationship with another housemate, Nengi. Meanwhile, Nengi was reluctant to commit to Ozo. Eventually, Ozo and Dorathy settled to be the best of friends.
When Ozo won the head of house (HOH) challenge for the first time, he had picked Dorathy to be his deputy HOH. The second time that he won it, he had chosen Nengi to be his deputy. Many fans of the BBNaija show claim that she is the most fun among the other contestants.
She is very chatty and always seems to be in a good mood. Her fans call themselves #DExploras or #Exploras on Social Media and they are very vocal about their support for her.
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Dorathy finishes as the first runner up in Big Brother Naija 2020
On Sunday 27th September 2020, Dorathy Bachor, was announced as the first runner up of the BBNaija Season 5 edition. She finished behind Laycon, the overall winner, but ahead of Nengi as the last woman standing.
She had ended up with 21.82% of the total votes in the finals. She was going home with nearly N5 million that she had won from various sponsors’ tasks in the house such as Lipton, Indomie, Oppo, Betway, Kuda Bank and others.
Dorathy Biography: Personal life
Before entering the BBNaija house, Dorathy revealed that she was single and was not involved in any serious relationship. In a pre-show interview with Africa Magic, just before going on the reality TV show, Bachor said that during the COVID-19 lockdown, she had learned to adjust to a new environment quickly.
When asked what are the words that she lives by, she replied; “Never let anyone see that they get to you.” She also mentions that she can make anyone smile and that she is very playful.
On 24th July 2020, rumours were going around that the lovable and always-ready-to-smile BBNaija housemate, Dorathy, was a “certified runs girl”. The term ‘runs girl’ is used to describe women who earn money by giving their clients pleasure, it is a benign way of saying ‘sex worker’.
The story appeared on ab-tc, a gossip blog. According to the blog, the information came from a social media source that claims to have recognised her as belonging to an escort service website that she used herself. Her statement allegedly reads;
“So after Dorathy joined the Bbnaija show. I recognized her from the popular runs app getlashr.com. Which I am also an escort in. Wasn’t certain about it oo but I had to look at her profile on the app to be sure. Babe was a certified runs girl. Not judging oo but couldn’t keep the story to myself. You can check out her profile yourself https://www.getlashr.com/ username: Miss Dora.”
See some images that surfaced online that alleged backed the claim
However, the credibility of the accusation is still being debated. While there are pictures online that seem to back the claim, it could have been ‘doctored’ or photoshopped. Also, the profile does not show how long the account has been existing.
Furthermore, people catfish all the time. It’s a common practice to use other people’s images online.
Additionally, when Dorathy’s controversy surfaced, controversial Lagos stylist, Toyin Lawani defended her. Lawani said that Bachor was not a runs girl but that the real runs girl is inside the BBNaija house with her.
We could not find any verified information on what Dorathy’s net worth is, however, we have some details about her finances and assets. In October 2020, she bagged a new ambassadorship deal with Mapia Tea brand.
She also signed a landed a multi-million naira ambassadorial deal with skincare product company VSP Botanics. During her 25th birthday, Bachor got 25 pairs of shoes from her fans. They also gifted her a Mercedes Benz car gift worth 11M Naira.
In January 2021, Dorathy unveiled a new lingerie line named MFC, meaning “My Full Chest”. She mentioned while announcing the business that it is targeted at not just full chested women like her but ‘all women’.
Final Thoughts …
As the biography about her has shown, Dorathy appears to be a cheerful person who is ready to make everyone else comfortable and smile. Inside the BBNaija house, she is one of the most liked housemates and she appears to be on good terms with all of them as well.
But there is more to her jovial temperament as we have seen. For example, as a young child, she had suffered the tragedy of losing a parent. Also, she is hardworking and had an engaging career before joining the Big Brother Naija season 5 contest. Likely, her appearance on the show will give her business some needed boost.