Africa’s Next Top Model

International supermodel Oluchi Orlandi will be hosting “Africa’s Next Top Model”. The newest Top Model Franchise that will bring you the best of Africa’s diverse continent from North to West to South and East.

The show will be shot in between Africa’s fashion capital Johannesburg and Cape Town, cameras follow the contestants over 10 episodes and 8 weeks as they learn what it takes to make it.

Twelve young women perform weekly challenges and are
put to the test to see who comes out on top!

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IMAN Cosmetics Africa says Goodbye to Boity

IMAN Cosmetics Africa has announced that they will not be renewing their contract with Socialite and TV Presenter Boitumelo “Boity” Thulo in a statement released on the 25th of April.

“It is with great sadness to announce that we will not be renewing our contract with Boitumelo Thulo. Her contract expires at the end of April and we have made a decision not to extend it.

IMAN cosmetics has established itself over the years as the cosmetic brand of choice for woman with skin of colour, the brand transcends racial and ethnic barriers by. appointing brand ambassadors of different races.

IMAN Cosmetics Africa will continue to support Boitumelo Thulo’s career and we wish her well with her new ventures.”

😦 😦 😦

Spend your 1st May Public Holiday in Style

P&H Boutique and Epitome Image and Lifestyle Management are hosting a his and her’s fashionable affair at the prestigious Lombardy Boutique Hotel. Situated in the east of Pretoria on Lynnwood Road, 2km off Hans Strydom, nestled among tranquil gardens, water features and majestic trees.

Spend your public holiday in beautiful surroundings and enjoy a his and her’s fashion show, a demonstrative talk by Epitome’s Image Consultants, indulge in a scrumptious lunch and leave with goody bags from our very generous sponsors.

Line Up
• Welcome drinks
• Fashion show by various designers
• Demonstrative fashion talk
• Scrumptious lunch
•Prizes and giveaways
• Shopping
• Networking
• Goodie bags

Book your seat today info.phboutique@gmail.com

I am really looking forward to this event :-D; not because the venue is 10mins away from my house 🙂 but because we L O V E P&H Boutique

Check out their website http://www.phboutique.com

Do It Now!!

I’ve decided blog about my journey to my “BIG” goal!

I told a friend of mine that I’m tired of my life- it’s boring, I have the same routine everyday – wake up, bath, eat, attend classes, eat, bath and sleep.

She looked at me and said “ What are you waiting for? If you are unhappy with your life, change it. Don’t wait for something to happen or you’re going to waste your entire life in the waiting room.”

I realized that no amount of complaining or sh*t-talking is going to make my life better. I have to take action. I told myself “I’m going to make it happen.”

HOW?
The Beginning is the scary part. I wanted to do something that made me happy, something I could earn money from.

PEOPLE
I asked a few “friends” for advice. This taught me that people will always have something to say about what you’re doing. NOTE TO MYSELF Keep this in mind when you consider trying to please everyone. You can’t.

WHAT NOW?
I will use the skills I learned in Business Management do develop an action plan. (I’m a BCom Marketing Management Student)

If you had two weeks to start taking actions towards the life you’ve always wanted, what would you do? What would you do to change your life?

Getting to Know : Marilyn Ramos

I had a chat with the lovely Marilyn Ramos known to most as Miss South Africa 2012.

I actually met Marilyn the night she was crowned Miss SA, you can read about my Miss SA 2012 Experience HERE

Tell me briefly about your childhood. Where did you grow up? When did you start entering pageants?
I come from a small town, but that has never stopped me from dreaming big. I was born and raised in Klerksdorp in the North West province and I always admired the city life and all its opportunities. I entered a couple of pageants in my early teen years and always enjoyed the girly glitz and glamour involved.

As a result of being involved in pageants, I also became more aware of and engaged with various charities, which opened my eyes to the opportunities available to me to be able to give back. That is what ignited my passion and drove me towards my goal of entering the Miss South Africa pageant.

How would you describe your “life journey” up to today, in 5 words?
Humbling, unordinary, passion-filled, blessed and breathtaking!

Pic: Garreth Barclay

What do your duties entail as Miss SA?
There are many daily responsibilities involved in being Miss South Africa, such as communicating and working with sponsors, media and charities. As a whole though, I believe that my role as Miss South Africa is to represent many South Africans, from the youths of our nation, women, the elderly or even animals. It is my duty to be a role model to them, giving them a positive, approachable and relatable iconic image to look up to.

Are you working with any charities during your reign? If yes; which one and why did you choose this specific “organization/foundation/home”?
I am working closely with Cotlands. I have been made acutely aware of the importance of children’s development, especially in the first 1000 days of their lives. In our efforts at Cotlands, we don’t just care for the little ones in their present state, we also try to provide them with positive future during this early, yet crucial, developmental phase which forms their foundation in life!

I am also involved with Nashua Mobile’s CSI projects at the Nkanyezi Stimulation Center as well as the School for the Deaf.

Before I was crowned Miss South Africa, I held the elderly close to my heart. I intend to visit as many old-age homes, retirement villages and hospices as possible throughout my reign, showing our elders appreciation, compassion and interest in a bid to make their worlds better and to put smiles on their faces.

Pic: Garreth Barclay

What do you want to be remembered for?
I am unique. No matter what I say, do or even try to do, my role and image as Miss South Africa will not be the same as any past title-holder. I am a soft and passionate woman and I want to be remembered for the light I radiate and for remaining true to myself above all odds. I want people to know that I have embraced each and every opportunity, being daring and always with a warm smile on my face.

You have so many wonderful things on your plate. What’s next for you?
I am overwhelmed by the thought that there are just so many doors opening for me at the moment. I believe it’s too early for me to ask “Where to next?”. I do know that there are greater things yet to come, whether it is being crowned the next Miss World, a career in television presenting or even opening my own fitness and wellness clinic!

Complete the sentence

I can’t start my day without… Prayer & coffee
My 3 must-have beauty products… Nimue 8 hour cream, Iman lipgloss, Baobab oil for my hair – We LOVE IMAN Products

Favourite colour… Red
Favourite quote… “GHD: Greatly blessed. Highly favored. Deeply loved”
I’m currently reading… “Heaven Is for Real”, the true story of a four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery.

Thank You Marilyn for taking time to answer my questions. Heiresss Blog wishes you all the best at Miss Universe / Miss World.

You can follow Marilyn on twitter @MaRilyn_Za or @Official_MissSA

Pic: Garreth Barclay

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Phenomenal Gala Premier of Jersey Boys

When I received an invite to attend the gala premier of Jersey Boys at Montecasio, I was excited and a bit nervous because I didn’t know what to expect.

The Jersey Boys WOW, words can’t describe how phenomenal the show was. “Wow” is the only word Hlubi Mboya could say after the show.

Hlubi Mboya posing with Jen Su, beautiful ladies.

It’s truly amazing, I’ve never seen anything so beautiful. And it’s not just music, there’s so much culture and history in it too, it’s wonderful!

Spotted the beautiful Rosie Motene and friend

Judy Ditchfield and Friend

Danny K

Danny K

GP’s Gossip Gangster Mika Stefano

Relebogile Mabotja and Friend.

Had a great time, thank you so much to Debra for the invite.

The Jersey Boys will be performing at Montecasino till 28 April.

JHB and Cape Town -» show dates

Rihanna’s Diamond World Tour

Its official : RIHANNA IS COMING TO SA

Johannesburg (FNB Stadium) – 13 Oct : Tickets will be available as from 11 April at 9am
Cape Town – 16 Oct: Tickets will be available as from 12 April at 9am

JHB tickets are priced R330 – R930 and CT tickets are priced R275 – R820. Tickets will be available from
http://www.bigconcerts.co.za, http://www.computicket.com, the
Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000 or any
Computicket outlet at Checkers and Shoprite.

Rihanna Diamonds World Tour is promoted world-wide by Live Nation GlobalTouring.

🙂 So excited!!! Definitely attending this concert

Cameron van der Burgh, SA’s Head & Shoulders Ambassador

A winning combination built on confidence: Head & Shoulders announces first-ever South African brand ambassador

The number 1  worldwide selling shampoo brand , Head & Shoulders announced Olympic Gold medalist and World Record Holder Cameron Van Der Burgh as South Africa’s Head & Shoulders Confidence Ambassador, the 24 year old local swimmer sensation joins the rank of the leading international athletes who have represented the brand.

Cameron on stage- This young man is so humble and down to earth.‬

Van der Burgh has signed a four-year partnership with P&G, the company behind Head & Shoulders and other leadership brands such as Gillette and Old Spice.

The P&G people with their new Brand Ambassador Cameron Van Der Burgh

Had a great time at the launch. Thank you Head & Shoulders for the invite.

For more information on Head & Shoulders and caring for your scalp please visit www.headandshoulders.com

By: Wandi Samela

2 Chainz is coming to SA

International Superstar 2 Chainz will be headlining Miller Marquee at the 2013 Durban July.

Atlanta rapper, 2 Chainz is no stranger to the business and has paid his dues to get to the top of the game. Having built a huge rep in the hiphop industry over the years, he has been featured on every top selling album this past year alone, earning a place in hip hop’s royal fraternity. In addition to Miller bringing South Africa the hottest headliner, they will also host a long list of SA’s finest artists and DJs on the same stage. (to be announced at a later date).

Over the years the marquee has gained the reputation as thee place to be for the game changers of the SA entertainment industry. Cleverly positioned on the outer area of the track with all its colourful elements and activations, various lounges and many bars, the marquee has been compared to a mini town within the Vodacom Durban July. The legendary Miller Marquee has been aptly renamed as Miller BOOMTOWN this year and will be supported by powerhouse media partner 5FM.

Limited tickets go on sale at Computicket today. VVIP
costs R2500, VIP is R1600 and the General Access
tickets are R550
. In addition a series of hospitality
packages has been put together for those travelling
from other cities (more details to be announced closer
to the event) . Catch live updates on Twitter via Miller’s Handle @MGD_SA and also Miller South Africa on Facebook.