Nov
30
2015

Boity Thulo: I choose Refiloe every day

 

Johannesburg- Boity Thulo graces the cover of this month’s Previdar magazine.

Beauty Boity Thulo South Africa

And, apart from looking all kinds of smoking hot, Boity spoke about her career and her whirlwind romance with Cassper Nyovest.

It’s an open secret that Boity and Mr Doc Shebeleza first dated when they were just 16 years old, and now almost 10 years later, they have found their way back to each other.

Boity Thulo on Casper

Speaking to Previdar for the first time since they made their relationship public, Boity has gone into detail about how much Cassper means to her.

The Club 808 presenter says that this is the happiest she’s been in a very long time.

“I finally feel like I’m home. He feels like home. Of course at the moment, he is busy with the biggest project of his life so understandably, our relationship had to take a back seat. But it’s also such a beautiful process because I’ve learnt the power of gifting your partner with patience and loyalty. We have both chosen each other and there’s nothing more amazing than to be on the same page with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with,” she said.

Boity added that she knows some people thought that their relationship was some sort of publicity stunt, but they were already head-over-heels in love when they decided to share the news.

“I know some people thought it was a publicity stunt of some sort, but we were already in love when we decided to share the news. We just thought that it would be great that once in a while, we all celebrate positivity. No relationship is easy of course, but if you are with the person you truly want to be with, you will choose them every day. And I choose Refiloe every day,” she added.

Aww…can you guys hear wedding bells?

source: Channel24

Oct
01
2015

Bonang Matheba retains Revlon deal

 

Brand Bonang has been unshaken by recent bad publicity, and Revlon has now confirmed that it will not be letting the fierce presenter go anytime soon

Top Billing and Metro FM presenter Bonang Matheba has once again proved that her brand is strong enough to survive any storm. Revlon has confirmed that it will not be terminating its deal with the queen of South African entertainment.

Bonang MathebaThe company told Times Live that Matheba will continue as their ambassador in SA. “We have no plans to end our relationship with Bonang,” said Revlon SA Spokesperson Michelle Stevens.

And to put the spotlight on her brand’s incredible strength, Matheba announced today via Instagram that her lingerie collection Bonang For Distraction will be launched at David Jones department stores in Australia in October.

Questions over whether Revlon would continue to use Matheba as their ambassador were raised after a love-triangle scandal saw the presenter’s name dragged through the mud. It was alleged that her affair with rapper AKA led to his break-up with DJ Zinhle, the mother of his child.

Social media users questioned Revlon’s alignment with Matheba when an advertisement for Love Is On was aired during an episode of Date My Family three weeks ago. They noted that it was awkward for the star to be talking about love in the midst of the scandal that was trending at that time.

A couple of weeks ago, The Sunday Times reported that the scandal may have damaged Matheba’s relationship with Revlon. They reported that the matter was so serious that it had to be dealt with at the company’s head office in Paris.

Matheba clinched the deal in 2013 and became the first South African personality to represent the cosmetics giant. Speaking about the deal with Times Live, at the time, Matheba said she had turned down offers from other brands in the past, but had accepted the Revlon deal as she felt it was more in sync with her brand.

“I think it hit me only about five minutes before I saw the billboard – there were tears. I’ve known for almost six months and I’ve been dying [to tell people]. I’m proud that I was chosen out of thousands of girls. I’d been approached by three brands before, but I wanted something close to what Bonang was about – women. I’m glad I waited,” she told Times Live. 

Her other business interests include her lingerie range with Woolworths, ambassadorships with BIC Pens, Ciroc Vodka and Gert-Johan Coetzee, and her hair brand Diva Divine.

source: Destiny Connect / Times Live

Jun
01
2015

Katlego Ncala crowned Miss Teen World in Turkey

 

by By Patience Bambalele

Katlego Ncala Miss Teen WorldLast weekend young Johannesburg beauty Katlego ‘Kat’ Ncala was crowned Miss Teen World in Turkey.

The 15-year-old Grade 9 pupil at Crawford College in Sandton, Johannesburg, stole the crown from under the noses of 30 other contestants from all over the world.

Her triumph gives Mzansi the distinction of being home to two world beauty queens, with Rolene Strauss winning the Miss World title in London last December. In addition to scooping the overall title, Ncala walked away with the Miss Talent title as well as Photomodel of the Globe. She wowed the judges and wooed the audience with her kwela dance moves in front of hundreds of guests at the gala dinner.

Ncala enthused: “I’m excited. It hasn’t sunk in yet that I have won. Winning the title will give me a platform to talk to the youth about peer pressure and focus on diabetic kids.” Her mother Trinity told Sowetan that following her win, Ncala is poised to be profiled in international magazines and is already working with a Bulgarian designer known as Deina, who makes clothes for her.

Trinity said all contestants were judged on behaviour, interaction with others and dress code.

“They also did a lot for photo shoots and ramp modelling, and Katlego mastered them all.

“I am overwhelmed by Katlego’s achievement. I am a proud mother who wanted to see her daughter succeeding.”

Last year, the young beauty won the Miss Teen Africa title. Her previous successes also include winning the public vote in the Face of South Africa beauty competition, also last year.

Trinity said Ncala devoted her time to her school work and her ambition was to study business at Harvard University in the US. The beauty pageant was organised by the World League of Beauty and Fashion.

source: Soweton

Apr
06
2015

Shashi Naidoo: You Don't Need A Man To Achieve Your Dreams

 

Shashi Naidoo model entrepreneurMy model friend Shashi Naidoo gave permission to republish this from her Facebook.

Being in the entertainment industry has brought on many blessings and challenges in my life, which I am grateful for. Being a model was not something I really took much to heart. So when I started my business as a florist whilst studying to be a chiropractor, I never thought delivering flowers to an advertising agency would have such a long-term impact on my life and push me into a whole new career path.

I came across a quote by Anais Nin. She said “How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.” This quote resonated in me, because my mother and father always encouraged my sister and I to create our own futures. My Dad always reiterated how mind blowing women are; The stuff that routinely gets done to us as women would make most men curl up and die, but women turn to steel and keep on coming.

My parents did not want me to be a woman that only exists to “Live, laugh, love, be nothing but a happy cooking, shopping and cleaning machine”. My heroes growing up were Joan of Arc, Princess Leia, or women that would truly fight for something other than just their own emotions. Like men as women, we were born with dreams and qualifying those dreams brings us inner fulfillment.

I have been receiving a lot of feedback on my appearance on “Come dine with me SA” and Thank you very much for the pleasant comments. However, I found it really offensive to women the consensus that a woman cannot have a beautiful home unless she has a rich Husband/ex husband. Women have been made so accustomed to the comforts of “I cannot”, “you cant” and “it is too difficult” that we forget to realize when we stop doing things for ourselves and expect others to dance around us, that makes us weak. I just want every little girl to know that you don’t need a man to be a success, you just need a dream and lots lots of hard work!!

Mar
17
2015

Dawn Matthews is leaving SCANDAL

 

Dawn Matthews is leaving

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Dawn Matthews

Dawn Matthews has done Shakira for 10 years at etv’s Scandal, and now she is bowing out! Not only is she leaving the soapie, she is also leaving South Africa, reports Drum magazine.

Dawn, who is married to American Charlie Sapadin have decided to leave SA for America, which is her husband is from.

Well, at least Dawn will still be part of Scandal . . . kind of.

“Her character, Shakira will always be a part of the Scandal! family. Also, Dawn will be documenting her happenings on her Instagram account,” said Michael Pocock from etv.

We have to say, Shakira caused a lot of trouble for a lot of people at Scandal . . . her deviousness made her one of the soapie’s favorite villain. She will be greatly missed!


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A Little background on Dawn Matthews, She is a South African born actress best known for her role as Shakira on e.tv’s drama series Scandal! from 2007-2015. Born in the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, she studied drama at Stellenbosch University and appeared in numerous television and film productions in South Africa, including Racing Stripes, Red Dust, and Snake Island. She was one of the featured celebrities on the first season of the genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? in 2009.

IMDb Mini Biography By: Charlie Sapadin

source: Drum magazine

Feb
07
2015

Rosette Mogomotsi, a black Venus for Sports Illustrated

 

This article is translated from the original Italian – Webmaster

Rosette Mogomotsi Sports Illustrated swimsuitFHM magazine elected “top most beautiful of Africa”. Rosette Mogomotsi thanked her supporters for voting for her in the annual list; and meanwhile conquest magazine cover. “What do you need in my job? Brains, ambition, passion and patience… crazy. obvious.

The English call it gorgeous, a term that you can hardly translate correctly: sounds like flashy, beautiful and provides a sense of soft femininity. She is the South African model Rosette Mogomotsi, now starring in a very sexy shoot for Sports Illustrated, which below we propose the backstage. Rosette, Rozzy as the newspapers call of South Africa call her, has been appointed as the “most beautiful African model” and it’s hard to disagree.

A woman soap and water that does not hide the risks of his profession: “loose morals and drug problems are two of the modeling world, but can be easily avoided if you apply the values of their parents. Every person, every woman can decide how to behave. What is really needed to break through? Brain, work, ambition, passion, patience … and of course a physical crazy. ”

Words that clash with his chat and tumultuous relationship with television presenter Andile Ncube known thanks to its dual participation in the TV show Deal or not deal in which he was one of the “valleys” that carried the suitcase (precisely the number 21) with the prize for the competitor.

Face of numerous advertising campaigns (Ponds, Triump, Foschini, Legit Clothing), some TV shows (even alongside Charlize Theron and Richard Gere) and often in the pages of Elle, Cosmopolitan and Destiny, Rosette is enjoying the success. “I love being in front of goal to do my job,” he says. “It’s great to travel, stay in hotels more beli the planet, meet colleagues and make friends, but the adrenaline of the shots is unique.” Meanwhile dreams a future of ‘international contracts and the ability to work with children and young people. I would like to return some of the luck I’ve had to the community around me. ”

In the meantime, easy see her in via Montenapoleone in Milan, elected together in London “the best shopping destination”: “Milan is so classic and sophisticated, much as London is young and” experimental “. A purchase of any city … then depends from opportunity in which to show off the head bought. ”

source: Gazzetta

Jan
12
2015

Where in the world is Candice Hillebrand?

 

A quick look around online seems like Candice Hillebrand became a professional female wrestler in WWE! Her Twitter profile pic is not as flattering as we’ve seen before – Webmaster.

Candice Hillebrand FHM model turned rock singer Remember Candice Hillebrand from the kids show MNET’s KTV? How could you forget, she was the hottest blonde on television in 1990.

Candice attempted a singing career after leaving her innocent girly days behind her, but not before posing semi-nude in a couple of men’s magazines. She signed with South African independent record label Musketeer Records and released her debut Chasing Your Tomorrows in 2003.

“People seem to live for the future rather than for the moment,” Candice says of the title. “It’s the nature of the world we live in, work jobs we hate to buy things we don’t need.” She was always smarter than we gave her credit for being.

In 2004 Candice signed a 5 album deal with Sony UK and pulled her debut record from the shelves to re-record the album in London. Her SA manager told the press that anyone who owns the original album should hold on to it because it will soon become a “collector’s item”. There are many young boys on the East Rand still holding on to that album, don’t worry boys… it’s coming soon.

She released an international version of the album with Sony UK in 2005. Sadly the do-over didn’t do much and the album barely made an impact. And even though her singing career has failed to take off, Candice has not given up.

Candice Hillebrand Maxim magazine“My heart is drawn to different cultures, such as the Native American Indian (mainly Lakota and Hopi) and Buddhists. I think those cultures have a lot of great philosophies on living. I love song writing, yoga, rock climbing and making crystal jewellery. I love to laugh and spend time with my niece and nephew, they are such great teachers! I enjoy Hugs… big ones!!” This is how Candice describes herself on her MySpace profile.

Candice has since left the UK and is now conquering the great USA. She moved to California two years ago to pursue an acting career. Hey, if Charlize could do it…

Perhaps the move wasn’t all bad. Candice is finally using her natural talents to play the “hottest female fighting character in video game history”. She’s landed the role of Nina Williams in the movie Tekken, which is based on the popular video game of the same name.

Could this be the movie that catapults Candice into the celebrity stratosphere? We’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out. The movie is still in pre-production and will only be released later this year. But we’re holding thumbs.

source: Channel24, 2009

Dec
28
2014

Jena Dover started out in the industry as a presenter on KTV

 

by Elna Marais

Jena Dover KTV presenter turned actressBy the looks of things, Jena Dover was recently ‘insulted’ for her previous stint as a KTV presenter.

The lawyer, who is actively pursuing a career in modelling, recently posted on Facebook that she’s proud of her background. And she made it clear that she has nothing to be ashamed when it comes to her past.

Never usually feel the need to do this but after having it flung at me again as an “insult” (some 14 years later) let me respond with this,” she begins.

“KTV has delivered 3 Lawyers, 3 Accountants, 2 award winning Directors, 1 CNBC Asia Correspondent, 1 EWN Reporter, 1 Wallpaper Magazine Travel Editor, 2 Investment Bankers, an Academic and a number of radio and TV stars. So when you hurl “KTV” at me as if it’s an insult, understand that I will never be ashamed of a school that produced highly competent and flourishing people. That was my childhood and I spent it in the school of greatness,” she wrote.

source: You magazine

May
28
2014

Shashi Naidoo FHM shoot photos stolen

 

This was posted by Shashi Naidoo on her Facebook account. I’m concerned about the implications of this for models who are not posting their photos online without consideration for similar abuse – Editor.

Apology letter to Shashi NaidooIt was brought to my attention on the 29th of November last year that my picture from an FHM shoot had been stolen from Google images and used in The Star Classifieds to advertise an escorting agency. I was highly distressed and I contacted the Star newspaper, where Barbara Hutchison from the Independent Newspapers was able to assist by removing my image and the user was banned.

Even though this was an annoyance; after receiving the official letter of apology, I really believed this was the end of this horrible ordeal.

What deeply saddens me is that no one will challenge you to your face or give you a chance to explain yourself. All the whispers are behind your back, but I have also come to realize that some people don’t want the truth; they just want a chance to add more fuel to gossip. I choose to stay away from people who spread rumors because they are choosing a path of emotional bullying and negativity. Always remember that hateful people carry rumors, fools spread them and idiots accept them.

( TShashi Naidoo FHM magazinehe Apology Letter and The image that was used)