Ntandoyenkosi Kunene miss sa 2016

Ntandoyenkosi Kunene has been crowned as Miss South Africa 2016

Ntandoyenkosi Kunene Miss South Africa 2016

Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, a 23-year-old education honours student from Mpumalanga, said she was determined to make a difference during her reign.

She said, “As a little girl growing up in the township – modelling around the house and practicing my speech in front of the mirror – I had always hoped, prayed and believed that one day my name would be called as the new Miss South Africa.”

The 2016 Miss South Africa pagaent took place at Carnival City on the East Rand tonight.

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The event saw 12 finalists from across the country compete for the crown along with R2 million worth of prizes.
Tayla Skye was named as second princess and Elizabeth Molapo as the first princess.


sours: EWN , MISSSA , ANN7


Boity Thulo seting record straight

Boity admits Cassper break-up, gives details on how their fairytale romance ENDED


Boity Thulo covers the latest issue of True Love magazine where she dishes on details around her and rapper Cassper Nyovest’s break-up.

Why did they break up? Well, Boity explained: “All it was was just time management – one was busier than the other – and it’s just time, that’s all it was.”

The two started seeing each other early last year and finally admitted to their relationship in a campaign for clothing label Legit of which Boity was the face.

They first dated while they were in school. Of this recent break-up, Boity tells True Love Cassper did not cheat and that their break-up was amicable. She says their issue was time management and they were ‘too busy for each other.’

“We broke up in December and I cried about it, I got angry about it, I tried to convince myself that its okay then eventually you are just like life actually continues,” said

Boity.She asked if he ever cheated on her, Boity told the mag: “No. Not once did I ever feel like he’s cheating on me or giving someone else attention or whatever, there was never a time where I fought about any girl. He was absolutely respectful towards me in terms of his female fans…”

source: TimesLive , TrueLove


Boity Thulo, also known as “Boity”, is a South African actress and TV presenter known for her role as Mpho Bogatsu on Mzansi Magic’s Rockville and presenting e.tv’s music show, Club 808 . source:Wikipedia


Miss Basetsana Kumalo undergoing surgery

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Miss South Africa judge Basetsana Kumalo is undergoing surgery after breaking her ankle at her son’s school .

Basetsana Kumalo was attending her son’s school concert when she slipped in the rain.

Miss South Africa is scheduled to take place on Saturday at Carnival City but organisers have made the decision not to replace Kumalo on the judging panel at this late stage and her scores to date still stand.

“We wish Basetsana a speedy recovery and thank her for her invaluable input as both a former Miss South Africa herself and a respected businesswomen. She has already made an enormous contribution to this year’s pageant and we feel that she is irreplaceable at this late stage. We will miss her on the evening,” said Sun International PR Manager Claudia Henkel

The remaining judges are Kojo Baffoe, Sophie Ndaba, Casper Bosman and Pnina Fenster

source:  sowetanlive


Dawn Matthews is leaving SCANDAL

Dawn Matthews is leaving


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!


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


Celeste Voges meets David Tlale

David Tlale & Celeste Voges modelCeleste Voges is an upcoming model from Durban living in Johannesburg. This photo popped up on her Twitter feed in November 2012. David Tlale who shares a birthday with my ex-girlfriend on 29 January was hired to designed accessories for Legit, a retail outlet under the Edcon Group. Something that’s not clear is whether she modelled on the ramp for any of Tlale’s fashion shows. She certainly has the height for it at 1.75m tall.

Even though it’s “old news” in the fashion industry, it came back to me recently when I saw the poster in a store in Uitenhage of all places. I met Celeste about a year ago at Nino’s Rosebank. She was interested in working as a part-time photographer for this blog. We never got around to formalising the agreement and remained in touch.

You must have a look at her portfolio on the Ice Models website. Celeste Voges calls herself a photographer, model, poet, romantic, purist, alien on her Twitter bio. She lives up to this by posting sometimes cryptic and never boring updates. I often wonder whether they come from her own creative imagination or whether she samples from the greats in history like Lord Byron, Alfred Lord Tennyson or perhaps Alexander Pope.


Sabina Essa brags about bribing on Twitter

Sabina Essa arrogantly tweets about bribing JMPD officerA sexy Johannesburg model’s tweet has landed her in a spot of bother. Third-year law student Sabina Essa, 21, tweeted on Wednesday about a bribe she had paid to a Metro police officer after being pulled over for speeding.

The tweet caught the attention of corruption watchdog the Justice Project SA (JPSA), who named her their “Zero of the Week”.

Semi-nude pictures of the model – which appear on men’s magazine FHM’s website as well as on her Twitter and Facebook profile, and which were published in several national newspapers this week – have also earned her criticism.

Essa was caught out on Twitter saying: “Just got out of a R2500 fine for going 140 in a 60 zone. R30! Bwahahahaha. I love JMPD.” When a Twitter follower asked her if she had offered the bribe, her response was: “I didn’t offer; dumbass. they asked what I had, Of course, I’m gonna take the offer.”

Sabina Essa bribes traffic officers in JohannesburgHowever, Essa told the Sunday Times Extra that the “tweet was a joke blown out of proportion.  I was pulled over for not wearing my seatbealt. I just made up the story about speeding and bribery as a joke for my friends and followers, that’s all it was. I do overplay situations at times for a laugh but I was stupid to tweet about it.”

Essa said it took her a long time to convince her conservative Indian family that she knew what she was doing with her modelling career and that the incident had “shaken that foundation”.

She said while she was aware of criticism surrounding her choice to become a model, she didn’t represent any community or sector. “My commitment to academics far outweighs my modelling and I want to one day excel as a lawyer specialising in conveyancing. I do not condone corruption and this has been a painful and valuable lesson for me.”

Essa said she was offered a lucrative modelling contract in India recently, but had turned it down because she loved South Africa and wanted to complete her studies here. She warned people using social networking sites to be cautious about what they said.

“It’s happened to so many people – we all make mistakes but I’ve realised that the world is a cruel place and once you are in the public eye, you are completely alone and vulnerable.”

National chairman for the JPSA Howard Dembovsky said Essa would not be prosecuted.

“There is insufficient evidence of a crime having been committed, no matter what she tweeted. However, this is not to say that this will not return to bite her one day. Prank or not, what she tweeted has earned her publicity which will not have a positive influence on her career in law.”

He said when initially contacted about the tweet, Essa was emotional and concerned about the consequences of her actions. Faizel Suleman, chairman of the South African Muslim Network, said while Islam could not condone Essa’s revealing pictures, she could not be condemned by society.

“There are those Muslims who gamble and consume alcohol also, but that is ultimately between them and the Almighty,” he said. FHM editor Brendan Cooper said while Essa had a profile page on their website, she was not an FHM model. “The lady would have to appear in the actual magazine in order to earn that prestigious reputation,” he said.

source: ROWAN SEWCHURRAN / Sunday Times