Welcome Home Miss Universe Demi Leigh


Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2017 arrived in South Africa on Wednesday, January 24 2017. It’s the first time that she is home since winning the crown.

Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters arrived at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday morning to a frenzy of media and excited fans.

This is the first time that Demi-Leigh has returned home since clinching the prestigious Miss Universe crown two months ago.

Dressed in a elegant red jumpsuit, Demi-Leigh looked radiantly gorgeous. Hundreds of fans with posters cheered and clapped as our girl made her grand entrance.

Demi-Leigh stopped to greet and take pictures with excited fans. Speaking at the airport, Demi-Leigh became emotional as she thanked the public for coming out in their numbers.

“This is so overwhelming, seeing everyone out here. Thank you so much for your support. South Africa, I told you this is not a personal victory, it’s a victory for the whole country. I hope that this win will inspire every single young girl, every single young boy that has a dream to realise that nothing is unreachable.”

source: TimesLive & Miss South Africa Instagram


Jena Dover on Previdar cover


Our favourite South African redhead did it again with another magazine cover. Jena Dover graced the cover of Previdar magazine in May 2017.

“The great thing about growing up and not being the apple of anyone’s eye is that you are forced to develop your character. So when you become older and maybe you do become attractive; not only do you glow from the inside but you get you get to glow from the inside too.”

Red hair occurs naturally on about 1–2% of the human population, occurs more frequently 2–6% in north or west European ancestry, and less frequently in other populations. We remember her early on being the Kids TV presenter, now turned a model, actress and a Lawyer. It has been a long day for her but it appeared she knew exactly what she was getting herself into. Talks lead to her remarkable physique, childhood, hair and she opens up about being young and having to work. Lwazi sits down for a talk besides the pool with superwoman, Jena Dover.

“I’m really happy that I finally got to work with Previdar, it has been one of my bucket list things so I’m excited!”

Speaking of bucket lists! You were quoted saying you have lived a selfish life, and around your 20’s you already had a bucket list. Tell us about your early 20s? “My 20s were a moment for me to explore who I am and what it is that I want from life. While some of my friends from high school were off getting married and setting up families for themselves. I knew very early that is not what I want to do and that I had to get a bunch of stuff out of my system. I traveled a lot, lived in New York for 2 years. I came back and decided I want to be in movies, and then I was in some movies. I later then decided I’m going to be a Lawyer and then I became a lawyer. It sounds a little ridiculous – like a huge expense of energy, which it was but I needed to do it because I don’t want to have “what if” moments when I settle down”

How was it like for you growing up as a ginger? “My story is no different from any other ginger story which is your childhood is a nightmare. It takes a while for a ginger to grow into their looks and I thank goodness everyday for the fashion industry because while I was being told that I was the Ugly Duckly or super different from anyone else I had the fashion industry and photographers and people on TV commercials telling me how extraordinary and different I was. So in a way, the entertainment industry saved my self-esteem and I think that’s why I’m able to sit here today and say I am fine! I am good! And I will make money out of this!” (laughs).

Read the full interview on Previdar website


Downtime with Sharam Diniz


Sharam Diniz is model from Angola has been popping up on our radar recently. Along with Candice Swanepoel and Dominique Piek, she’s one of a handful of Victoria’s Secret Angels from Southern Africa.

Born: March 2, 1991 (age 26 years), Luanda, Angola
Height: 5′ 10″

Rambi Sechoaro Bonang Matheba's sister

Rambi Sechoaro: I want to be more than just Bonang’s sister


She is a star on the rise and a businesswoman in the making.

Rambi Sechoaro half sister Bonang Matheba

Former Miss South Africa 2016 contestant Rambi Sechoaro is making her mark as a brand and refuses to ride on her older sisters’ [Bonang Matheba] fame: “I want to build my own brand and I never want to get jobs because of my half sister, I do however look up to her and respect her work ethic,” said Rambi.

Before entering Miss South Africa 2016, this 22 year old was already highly active doing charity work as well as getting local and international modeling engagements through her agency, Ice Models while juggling her Accounting Science studies at Unisa.

Rambi explains how she shares a passion for the entertainment industry just like her sister. “My sister gave me a few tips on having a thick skin in order to survive in the industry, and I have learnt a lot from her success,” she said.

Rambi says, although her and Bonang do not meet often due to hectic work schedules, when they do bump into each another, it is always pleasant.

As she gracefully shies away from her sister being the topic of discussion Rambi shares how she has received so much support from her mother and aunt and how she is planning to use her new found celebrity status to inspire people.

“The Miss SA platform and new-found celebrity status gave me a space to talk about the things that I am passionate about – modeling, children and being a businesswoman,” she added.

source: Drum magazine  / Instagram


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


Beyonce loving MaXhosa by Laduma


MAXHOSA BY LADUMA(c) I See A Different You

Laduma’s knitwear started in 2010 with Laduma Ngxokolo’s desire to explore knitwear design solutions that would be suitable for amakrwala (Xhosa initiates). His vision was to create a modern Xhosa-inspired knitwear collection that would be suitable for amakrwala, who are prescribed by tradition to dress up in new dignified formal clothing for six months after their manhood initiation.

Sales at MaXhosa by Laduma are about to skyrocket because the queen of everything fabulous Beyonce just gave the fashion designer behind the South African label a huge shout-out.


Late last week the Carters – Jay Z, Beyonce and Blue Ivy – paid a visit to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. The museum is noted for paying homage to historical and contemporary design.

While exploring the museum’s latest signature contemporary design exhibition series, Beyonce took a snapshot of the work of Port Elizabeth-born fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo and shared it on her website as part of her popular ‘My Life’ diary post. Ngxokolo is renowned for his textile and knitwear creations as well as his menswear knit range inspired by traditional Xhosa beadwork – MaXhosa by Laduma.



Laduma Ngxokolo is one of Africa’s finest knitwear designer and innovator of the Xhosa (one of theSouth African dominant ethnic group) inspired knitwear brand MAXHOSA BY LADUMA.
Ngxokolo established the brand 2011 with a desire to explore knitwear design solutions that would be suitable for the amakrwala (Xhosa initiates) traditional dress. As a person who has undergone the ritual, he felt that he needed to develop a premium knitwear range that celebrates traditional Xhosa beadwork easthetics, using South African mohair and wool.
Since then, Ngxokolo has received numerous achievements and captures the hearts of many fashion lovers and media from South Africa, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Oslo, Berlin and New York. Ngxokolo recently won the 2015 Vogue Italia Scouting for Africa prize to showcase his collections at the Palazzo Morando Show in Milan, Italy. Furthermore, Ngxokolo was awarded the 2014 WeTransfer Scholarship to study masters in Material Futures at the Central St. Martins until 2016.

read more at : Sundayworld , Beyonce and MAXHOSA



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Gina Athans beauty queen and model


Gina Athans beauty queen and model

Gina Athans

How did you get into the industry? I was 18 when I was scouted by an agent from IMG Paris (in Cape Town) and that’s when I started to take it seriously. Before that I always liked the idea but was still focused on finishing school. What were some of the highlights of your modelling career? My career was a journey, with many stops along the way. It is hard to single out one specific stop, since it is the journey that gave me the greatest gift. But if I have to choose one specific thing, I would have to say that it is the fact that you are your own boss! Secondly is the fact that I got to see the world! I absolutely love travelling. I must also add that it was really good monetary wise! What was life like in the fast lane married to an extremely wealthy man? Life was back then as life is today. It’s always had its ups and downs. The only difference is that the ups and downs might be higher and lower when exposed to anything in extreme. Like the old
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Gina Athans
Gina Athans: Beauty isn’t Everything

Joburg born Gina Athans is of Greek origin. Spotted by the same representatives of Giselle Bundchen at the time, Gina was urged to go to Paris to pursue her modelling career She became a top model, appeared in a movie alongside Daniel Craig, has been voted by FHM as one of the world’s sexiest woman and was married to a Jordanian billionaire. We met up with her to find out what life was like in the fast lane and her tips for success.

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Gotlhe Kgosi nude bathtub model backlash


One of our Facebook friends: Tsepang Setipa shared a Instagram photo that’s causing some controversy around social media. Gotlhe Kgosi nude is a Botswana model who’s photo in a bathtub was shared on Instagram and on several blogs like this one commenting on her stretch marks and beauty.

It seems like therei s more specificalation than facts available online. We cannot comment on this except for sharing one of the social media memes unfolding right before our eyes.

This is Gotlhe Kgosi nude. This photo of hers posted in Instagram received both support and playa hating. Whats your verdict? yes or no?

Some comments from Setipa’s Facebook reads:

Luyanda Mtyeku Joy-Zukhanye: “I see a young girl with human life stretches as woman we don’t embrace those but we accept and acknowledge them.”

Thembalethu KayDeep Mpehla: “If you dont want stretch marks ambotya abelungu abanempundu eziplati!”

Ceepho Likhanye Zele Gagayi: Beautiful picture of a real woman, not the ideal one

Tsepang Mvp Sololo Setipa: No editing and all that crap we see on social media with photo editing and stuff.

Tsebetso Sekhibane: My initial reaction upon seeing the discolouration was to wonder if they were bruises. The flowers in the bath reminded me of a Tyler Perry movie…..and her face looks a tad on the sad side. The blue water added to my thinking she’s feeling ‘blue’. The purple and white daisies…..colours that some associate with death. Kinda creepy. About her body – she’s a beautiful young woman. Fullstop!


saftas10 2016 red carpet


SAFTAS10 2016 Red Carpet

saftas 10


The SAFTAS well it was all glitz and glamour on the red carpet at the tenth annual Saftas. Drawing inspiration from the theme, Imagine, See what Bonang, Boity Leandie du Randt, and Jen Su wore on the red carpet!

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source: women 24 , Channel 24