"I just live my life according to how I am."
Known for her bold personality, Mathira has made some interesting revelations in regards to the plastic surgery controversy that is often associated with her.
In a recent interview with Ahsan Khan alongside her sister Rose, the TV host revealed that while she has never gone under the knife for cosmetic surgery, she recently had liposuction.
Mathira revealed: “If I had gotten any such operations done, I would have owned up to them.
“I have had liposuction done, and I own it.”
Mathira kept the conversation filter-free as she talked about her public image and early days as a video jockey.
Speaking about her controversial TV ads and hinting at her hyper-sexual image, Mathira said:
“I think every human sees me according to the mindset they have.”
Mathira’s comments led to Ahsan Khan questioning her over whether her image was solely due to the way people think or whether she had an active role to play in forming it.
To this, Mathira responded:
“I am a wild person, I am energetic.”
“I do everything that I like because there was a time I did a lot for someone else but then I realised if you don’t love you, you won’t love the other person too, who is in front of you.”
Born to a South African father and Pakistani mother, Mathira and her sister shifted from Zimbabwe to Pakistan in 2005.
During her appearance on Time Out with Ahsan Khan, Mathira explained that she did not understand Urdu well in the early days of her career.
Mathira revealed: “To be honest, at the time I didn’t understand half the things that were being said because I did not know Urdu too well.”
The television host and model further explained that she maintained a calm and collected attitude when callers would phone in and make suggestive comments.
In 2013, Mathira faced criticism for appearing in an ad for contraceptives.
The ad was described as “indecent and immoral” by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
When asked about whether her behaviour can be deemed acceptable, Mathira said:
“It’s not hurting anyone. I just live my life according to how I am.”
“I’d wear shorts in Zimbabwe and I wear shorts now as well.
“I am not the kind of person who will act and dress a certain way abroad and a different way here. I cannot be that. You have to accept me as I am.”