Precious Makgaretsa is a South African supermodel and actress. She is known for her role on 90 Plein Street, a political drama series, as Lerato Maduna. She has starred alongside Mzansi’s finest actors like Pearl Thusi and Kagiso Lediga. As a model, she has been on major shows like Deal or No Deal and even appeared in major magazines in South Africa, such as Drum, True Love, and Elle.
The supermodel continues to make her acting dream a reality. She loves it and admits it gives her the freedom to express her creativity, unlike modelling, which has been her career since 2004. Below is Precious Makgaretsa biography.
- Full name: Precious Kabelo Makgaretsa
- Date of birth: 11th January 1986
- Precious Makgaretsa age: 34
- Gender: Female
- Nationality: South African
- Occupation: Model, actress
- Precious Makgaretsa Instagram: @preciousmakgaretsa
- Facebook: @preciousmakgaretsa
- Twitter: @apreciousworld
Precious Makgaretsa biography
Kabelo was born on 11th January 1986 in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, South Africa. Her mother is Tswana, while her father is Greek. She went to The Identity Drama School in England. She now lives in Johannesburg, while Precious Makgaretsa parents live in Pheliville (Atteridgeville). It is not clear whether there is a Precious Makgaretsa partner or not. She has not shared many aspects of her personal life.
Precious Makgaretsa modeling career
Precious Makgaretsa career in the modelling industry started when she participated in the 2004 Miss SA Teen and was placed in the top 12. In 2007, she contested in the third season of the Revlon Supermodel, a reality modelling competition that was aired on SABC3. In 2008, she appeared on Deal or No Deal, an M-Net game show, as a suitcase model.
Some of her modelling clients are Edgars, De Beers, Levi’s, Jet, Virgin Mobile, Nik Naks, MTN, Stuttafords, Guess, Coca Cola, Sun Silk, and others. She also featured in a number of magazines such as Equinox, Destiny, Elle, Y Mag, Drum, True Love, Cosmopolitan, Kick Off, Gq, among others.
She has also done a number of commercials on radio and television, including Snap ‘n Save, a cash-back app.
Precious Makgaretsa acting career
She began her career as a model before getting into performance art in 2011. In an interview she did with IOL, she says that she likes acting more than modelling because she can use her creative mind in acting, but models are not given the opportunity to express themselves. However, she admits to the many challenges in the acting industry but urges other upcoming actors and actresses never to give up. Before transitioning into film, she enrolled in performance courses such as Meisner 1, scriptwriting, foundations of acting, and improvisation.
Notable Precious Makgaretsa movies include The Bantu Hour, which she starred alongside Kagiso Lediga in 2015. She also featured in Netflix Catching Feelings (2017) alongside Pearl Thusi and Kagiso Lediga, who also directed and produced the film. She also starred in 90 Plein Street as Lerato Maduna, an SABC2 political drama series, which she admits is her best work in the industry.
Other television series and films she has appeared in include the following:
- Tempy Pushas (2013), a drama series on SABC1
- The AXE Sweet Life (2009), a reality series on eTV
- City Ses’la on SABC1
- Soul City on SABC1
- Blitz Patrollie (2013) as Babsie Nguni
Precious Makgaretsa has excellent acting talent, and her future in acting seems bright. Just as she is a great model, South Africa believes she makes a great actress as well.