Mzansi, a popular term for South Africa, is home to some of the hottest celebrities in the world. From Cape Town to Johannesburg, men and women with good looks and curves fill the country, making it challenging to select the best. However, beauty is not the only Mzansi quality of these celebrities.
One unique quality of an average Mzansi celeb is the drive for business and success. Such uniqueness, together with an incredible physique and voluptuous body, leads us to this list of the hottest male and female celebrities in South Africa.
Hottest female celebrities in South Africa
There are many celebrities with impressive bodies, but here are some who rank higher than others.
1. Londie London
As a truly South African beauty, Londie London is blessed with curves similar to Kim Kardashian. The Kwa-Zulu Natal native was born on the 13th of April, 1992. This implies that Londie London's age is 28 years. Her real name is Londiwe Siphiwokuhle Zulu.
Apart from being an Instagram model, Londie London is a musician. Her journey into music started while she was six years old. Today, she is signed on to Ambitious Entertainment.
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2. Faith Nketsi
Not every Instagram celebrity has what it takes to create a brand. Faith Nkesi did it when she was just 19 years old. So, who is Faith Nketsi? She is popularly known as 'The Twerk Queen,' and owner of MTV's reality show Have Faith. According to her official website, she started her career when she was 17 years old. She and her dancing crew featured in video productions for top international artists like Kanye West and French Montana.
Being one of the hottest female celebrities in Mzansi, Nketsi has used her Instagram fan base to build several businesses, including two salons and a car wash. As an upcoming rapper, she produced her debut EP titled Disrespectful last year.
3. Buhle Samuels
Buhle is one of the most popular actresses in South Africa. She grew up in Pretoria North, Gauteng. Buhle Samuels was born in Soweto on the 25th of May, 1990. So, how old is Buhle Samuels? She is currently 29 years old. Who is Buhle Samuels husband? There is no information about her husband or engagement with any man.
She hosted the breakfast show on Africa Magic. Her fame spread in 2014 when she featured in the popular soapie Muvhango. In the show, she played the role of Matshidiso, which earned her the Royalty Soapie Awards nomination for best newcomer. She currently plays Zandile in the soapie Imbewu.
4. Nomzamo Mbatha
Nomzamo Mbatha is the perfect definition of brains, beauty, and heart. Her full name is Nomzamo Nxumalo Mbatha. She was born on the 13th of July, 1990. So, what does Nomzamo Mbatha do? She is an actress, activist, and businesswoman. In 2012, Mbatha came into the limelight after finishing as one of the top three in MTV Base search for a VJ.
In 2018, she was named as one of Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 creatives. But that is not the only reason why she is famous. Why is Nomzamo Mbatha famous? She is a proud Goodwill Ambassador at the UNHRC United Nations Refugee Agency.
5. Zozibini Tunzi
No black woman has won Miss Universe with a unique afro-textured short hair. This is why many followers of beauty pageants are curious: is Zozibini the first black Miss Universe? She is not the first black Miss Universe. However, she was the first to win it with her natural hair. How tall is Zozibini Tunzi? The model is 1.78m tall.
She was born in Tsolo, South Africa, and grew up in an educated family. Her mom is a school principal while her dad works in Pretoria at the department of higher education and training. Zozibini has been winning beauty pageants since 2015. She won Miss Mamelodi Sundowns that year before being a semifinalist at the Miss SA pageant in 2017. She eventually won Miss SA in 2019. The same year, she became Miss Universe.
Hottest male celebrities in South Africa
The South African film industry has some of the sexiest male actors that ladies crush on. A list of some of the hottest includes the following:
6. Zweli Dube
Zweli Dube took the crown as Mzansi's sexiest man in 2017. Since then, he has remained in the spotlight as ladies' favourite. His real name is Zwelethu Nkutsho, while his age is kept from the public. The Johannesburg-born actor studied journalism and media communications at the Boston Media House.
Zweli is famous for his role as Pule in the soap opera Muvhango. He started his acting career at a Lion King musical performed in Asia and Australia. Today, he is a corporate MC, presenter, and voice-over artist.
7. Maps Maponyane
Like Zweli, Maps Maponyane rose to prominence after he became Cosmopolitan's Sexiest SA man. There are so many details about this handsome actor. To start with, is Maps Maponyane related to Marks Maponyane? Yes, he is. Maps is the son of top SA football player Marks Maponyane.
As an actor, he played a lead role in the movie Tell Me Sweet Something. The 2015 South African movie also featured his ex-girlfriend Nomzamo Mbatha. Is Maps and Nomzamo still dating? No, they are not dating anymore based on cheating allegations. Today, Maps is a TV presenter, performing artist, designer, speaker, and model.
8. Loyiso MacDonald
Loyiso MacDonald's exceptional acting skill is why he is one of the hottest male celebrities in SA. Interestingly, he did not start his career as an entertainer. His passion for acting started at a tender age. However, he worked at a bank and call centre after schooling because he was not sure what he wanted to do.
Loyiso schooled and worked at the Durban Film School for four years. There he met his would-be wife, Luphiwo. Loyiso MacDonald became popular for the role of Kagiso Khoza in The Queen, a SA telenovela that aired on Mzansi Magic.
9. Pallance Dladla
Dladla is a multiple award-winning actor. His attractive looks and charming smile led to gay speculations, which he has since denied. So, is Pallance Dladla single? He is yet to talk about his girlfriend on the social media, but he maintains that he is not gay.
Where is Pallance Dladla from? He was born in Soweto, South Africa, on the 22nd of August, 1992. His love for acting at a young age earned him his first award, the Parktown Boys High Original Script Award. He auditioned for a 2011 talent show and got into the popular SABC1 reality competition Class Act in 2011.
10. Anton Jeftha
Hollywood's actor Anton Jeftha was one of Cosmopolitan's Sexiest SA men in 2015. Jeftha was born in Cape Town, but he currently stays in Los Angeles. He started his career as a model and appeared on TV adverts before moving to Hollywood in 2015.
Jeftha was the famous face of OUTsurance for three consecutive years. The attractive actor has featured in popular Hollywood series like Homeland, where he played the role of marine sergeant.
Obviously, the hottest celebrities in Mzansi are not selected based on their beauty alone. Their passion for a successful business is impressive and serves as a good inspiration for beautiful young talents in South Africa.
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