Famous model ditches life of glamour for life of prayer

Spanish model Olalla Oliveros had a successful career as a model and an actress, but after visiting The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima in Portugal and experiencing what she called an ‘earthquake’ moment, the model decided to become a nun.

Oliveros didn’t go into huge detail about why she decided to become a nun – all she told the National Catholic Register was that: “The Lord is never wrong. He asked if I will follow him, and I could not refuse.”

Apparently the model just couldn’t shake a vision of herself dressed as a nun, and she’s not the first model to decide enough was enough. In 2005 one of Colombia’s top models, Amada Rosa Pérez, decided to swap the catwalk for the nunnery as she found her life as a model too stressful.

She explained how she came to her decision: “I grew tired of a world of lies, appearances, falsity, hypocrisy and deception, a society full of anti-values that exalts violence, adultery, drugs, alcohol, fighting, and a world that exalts riches, pleasure, sexual immorality and fraud.

“I want to be a model that promotes the true dignity of women and not their being used for commercial purposes.”

Olalla Oliveros has been in the nunnery for four years now and changed her name to Sister Olalla del Sí de María. As you can see from the photo below (she is second from the right), she is rocking that habit. Could this be the real life Sister Act?!