Pearl Thusi Lands International Film Role

Congratulations! to actress Pearl Thusi and model Nicole Breyentenbach who have been cast in an international heist film called Blue Mauritius.

Pearl Thusi

Pearl Thusi is set to play the part of Makeda, a sexy, gun toting, motorcycle riding femme fatale, who works for a German art dealer who is also out to steal the precious stamps, which collectively holds the secret to a treasure on Mauritius. The film will be produced by New York based D Street Pictures and Cape Town’s Kaapland Films (Klein Karoo, Mooirivier). Executive produced by Dexter Davis and the American actor, rapper and presenter Nick Cannon (Chi-Raq, America’s Got Talent).

Davis had this to say about the casting. “We’re thrill to have Pearl Thusi join our incredible cast of international movie stars. Ms. Thusi is in a league of her own and a force in the South African television and film industry. The producers and I agreed that no one was better suited to play Makeda, a character that was written specifically to show the strength of a beautiful, powerful and determined woman.”

The film will be shot primarily on location in Cape Town and will feature some of the hottest spots around the Mother City. Production begins in August, with additional cities such as London, Paris, Berlin and Tokyo thrown into the mix as they’re also part of the story where other Blue Mauritius stamps are housed, but the main and most important stamp is on exhibition in a highly secured museum in the city of Cape Town.

source : Glamour , lamazingmedia


Pearl Thusi – NAMES and SHAMES

Pearl Thusi took to her Instagram this morning to name and shame people on social media who spoke out about her look at Saturday night’s Metro FM Music Awards.

Thusi received backlash from people on social media after she showed up to the awards show in a 70’s inspired outfit, many people commenting on her hair and a certain element of her outfit.

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source :News24


South Africa's top black models work hard

Rosette Mogomotsi black model JohannesburgSowetan looks at local models who are making it despite the industry’s hardships and fierce competition from their continental counterparts whose exotic looks have become all the rage

THEY have to walk in impossibly tall shoes on the ramp, work ridiculously long shifts and have to live with every square inch of their bodies being scrutinised.

According to Paledi Segapo, a modelling agency co-owner and a former Miss SA judge, it takes more than just a beautiful body, tiny waistline, high cheekbones, good skin and a model’s strut to be a good model.

But to get jobs you need to have that extra something, including being emotionally matured to succeed in an image-obsessed and highly fickle industry.

He says the economic climate is not making things easy for the models either. He says companies have trimmed their budgets and models have to take anything from clients.

Kgomotso Seboko of KS Models agrees that there is not too much work coming the way of models these days. He says because of hard times, clients want the best out of every deal.

“They want models with the whole package, including looks and the right attitude. This is a small industry. If a model is hot, word about her spreads fast.”

We look at local models who are making it despite the industry’s hardships and fierce competition from their continental counterparts whose exotic looks have become a rage in the industry.

Poppy Xaba black model South AfricaPoppy Xaba has one of the most sought-out faces and bodies in South Africa. Her chocolate skin and high cheekbones are her defining extras, and her waiflike strut is regal and assured. She has done print campaigns, including the cover of Edgars Club magazine, among others.

She is highly versatile and can go from high editorial to mass market and back to high editorial without blinking, yet give all campaigns authentic credibility.

Kwakho Qongqo is tall, gorgeous and her face has launched a number of products.

Qongqo came into the spotlight when she became third in the Miss Teen 2000. It was the first time in the history of Miss Teen SA that a black contestant came with natural hair. This was when her career really started to open up as she signed for Ice Models and proceeded to adorn the pages of some of the most exclusive magazines, including Glamour, True Love, Marie Claire and Cosmo, as well as major catwalk shows for household designers. She was also in the famous FHM Calendar in 2009 and has done a lot of retail magazine work and beauty products launch.

The Ice Models beauty remains hot on the runways.

TV’s it girl, Pearl Thusi, knows how to work the moment. Hailing from KwaZulu-Natal, this smouldering beauty has unique features that oscillate from fresh faced girl next door to high couture.

She has a growing number of accomplishments and a long parade of magazine covers, commercials, a Real Goboza (RGB) co-host, Zone 14 actress, and you can practically spot her face in every fifth commercial that is flighted endorsing everything from beauty to diary products.

She is highly popular with retail magazine campaigns such as Edgars, Mr Price and Woolworths. The only snag is that her height is limiting her from doing a lot of ramp work.

Anyone who doesn’t know Rosette Mogomotsi has probably been living under a rock for the past couple of years. Despite being a tabloid-magnet because of her media mishaps (her tumultuous relationship with former TV presenter Andile Ncube has been highly documented) she is still one of the best models in South Africa, and humble one.

Most stylists and photographers in the industry laud her for her anti-diva pleasant personality, her brilliant smile and kindness. She has been voted FHM South Africa’s sexiest woman, among other modelling achievements.

Mogomotsi is also best known for her role as a suitcase model in the game show Deal Or No Deal.

She has modelled in television commercials for Chicken Lickin’ and Jet Clothing and her face dominates editorial fashion and beauty shoots like the True Love, Elle, Babe.

source: Zenoyise John / Sowetan


Face to face with Pearl Thusi

Pearl Thusi black model SABC1PEARL Thusi is the hottest kid on the block right now. She has sex appeal that leaves men weakened, looks, style and flawless diction – and acting ability to boot.

She’s the fantasy of every man who watches SABC1. So it was no wonder that I was filled with uncertainty when I had to interview “her prettiness”.

Before meeting Thusi I hadn’t known what to expect from this model. Zero personality? A vague aloofness bordering on truculence? Overpowering character? Airs and graces? But all these fears evaporated within 30 seconds of my meeting her.

It turned out that the lady from KwaNdengezi in KwaZulu-Natal was as sweet as cinnamon and sugar.

Does she think she is hot? “I don’t know. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some people think I’m pretty,” she says coyly. She adds that she is the only yellow bone in her family.

The moment I was born everyone was shocked at the way I looked. Apparently I have the genes of one of my great-grandmothers who was half black and half white,” she says.

When I was growing up my family members used to tease me about the fact that I was lighter than everyone else. At school, kids used to tease me about the way I looked. I realised there was nothing wrong with me when I won beauty contests.

When it comes to my work, being light-skinned has worked wonders for me; though in some cases it worked against me,” the former Miss KZN says.

Black Pearl Thusi TV presenterThusi, who lost her mother in 2004, says she adopted something from various mothers, including Basetsana Khumalo, who is her spiritual mother and her best friend’s mother. She has a growing number of accomplishments and a long parade of magazine covers, commercials, an Real Goboza (RGB) co-host, Zone 14 actress, the list goes on and on.

Thusi has every right to be smug about her high-profile career. But this woman remains grounded and does not seem to get carried away by the glitz of the showbiz industry that brought her stardom.

My grandmother, who passed away last year, was a born-again woman of serious prayer. If I wanted something to happen I would tell her because I knew she would pray and it would happen. She taught me to love the Lord and to be grounded.”

Thusi, who is a born-again Christian herself, says her spiritual homes are Rhema, Grace House, My Father’s House and The Church of Holy Ghost, depending on where she is.

This looker says she never in her wildest dreams thought she was going to get to present RGB. But she was no stranger to TV when Real Goboza came knocking at her door. So it came as no surprise when she replaced Brenda Ngxoli.

Her new role has not been smooth sailing. She rubbed some people the wrong way when she revealed that a well-known DJ was having an affair with the wife of a hip-hop artist.

“When I was called to audition I was shocked. I was floored when they told me I got the job. I’m enjoying every minute of it. This job has taught me to respect and have empathy for journalists. Working with celebs is not easy. It is interesting how people react when they see a camera.”

Her love life? Thusi, who is cagey about the man in her life right now, has a 5-year-old daughter with former sports presenter Walter Mokoena. The two have since gone their separate ways.

We met way back before I was famous. We broke up because we did not feel the same way we used to feel. He is a loving father, though. My daughter sees him as her hero. Whenever she feels threatened by someone, she tells them her dad will deal with them.”

Thusi’s dream? “I dream of doing movies one day in which I will work with big names. At the moment I am concentrating on my studies at Unisa and working on getting a degree,” the former Wits University student says.

I want to push myself to the absolute limit. I really feel like I’ve only just begun.”

source: Sowetan


Facebook Rapist and the Black Pearl Thusi

Black Pearl Thusi Facebook rapistHer encounter with the Facebook rapist seems to be haunting Real Goboza host Pearl Thusi. After Pearl was apprehended by the police on the red carpet during an SABC1 event for questioning relating to the Facebook rapist, she allegedly promised to show police the house that convicted Facebook rapist Thabo Bester took her to in Carletonville.

A source says instead of arriving to take them to the house, Pearl apparently pitched at Hillbrow police station with a lawyer. “Pearl’s been giving authorities the run-around. This is too suspicious. What is it that she’s hiding?” asks the source.

The police are also apparently looking for a weapon used by the Facebook rapist that is apparently in Pearl’s possession, according to our source.

Ironically, in an interview with a weekly magazine Pearl indicated that she did not return the knife that Thabo Bester threatened her with. When called for comment her phone rang endlessly. We then sent her an SMS to query the allegation but she had not responded by the time of going to print.

source: Drum magazine, 26 July 2012

How smooth was this Thabo Bester character to seduce multiple women over Facebook? I wonder how much flattery he used on them or whether he had some other special skills of seduction. On the other hand you can just imagine what makes a supposed celebrity model like Pearl Thusi fall for a Facebook character like this. Surely she has enough men chasing her to fall for the previously unknown Facebook rapist.