Celeb weight loss stories that had South Africa buzzing with surprise

Celeb weight loss stories that had South Africa buzzing with surprise

- Celebs are expected to look a certain way, but when they start losing weight rapidly, it raises alarm bells for their fans

- 3 celebs had followers very worried for them with their sudden and big weight differences from one appearance to the next

- These celebs had the social media streets buzzing when photos and videos of them surfaced in 2019

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South Africans enjoy following the lives of their celebs and when something good happens for them, they celebrate right along with them

However, when bad things happen, the fans get concerned and talk about it, usually leading to quite a stir on social media.

Briefly.co.za takes a look at the 3 celebs that really had Mzansi worried when they lost so much weight that they looked to be ill.

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Mampintsha Shimora's weight loss came so unexpectedly that many people thought he was seriously ill.

In a video shared on social media, Mampintsha could be seen dancing, and tweeps were quick to start diagnosing him with various diseases, making him trend on Twitter.

Some even went as far as saying that whatever is happening to the muso, he deserves it.


Babes Wodumo, Mampintsha's girlfriend, made her own headlines when a photo of her looking unwell was shared on social media.

It should be noted that the photo could easily have been manipulated to make the singer look skinnier than she is.

With that said, it still caused a lot of waves and many people started commenting on the pic, saying that they were worried about Babes.


Sophie Ndaba-Lichaba's weight loss was drastic and had many people worried. She was described as looking very unhealthy and her fans were deeply concerned.

The actress eventually addressed all the attention and admitted she may have lost too much weight.

However, it was not because she was sick. In fact, the opposite is true: Sophie lost weight to get herself healthy after she was diagnosed with diabetes.

"Yes I may have lost a little too much but I don’t care. For people to say it’s too much, I don’t really care. No, my decision is that when I’m happy, I’m happy, I’m happy and I feel fantastic."

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Source: Briefly News

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