Phenomenal Nomuzi

Phenomenal Nomuzi

MTV Base Video Jockey search winner and Benoni bombshell Nomuzi Mabena recently took some time out of her busy schedule and spent some time with Michael Ferguson so that the people of the East Rand could get to know her a little better.

Nomuzi’s road to success began when she was in high school. She entered and won Mr and Miss St Dunstans, the school that she attended from the age of three up to matric.  “I think the reason why I won that competition was because I was just the loudest and craziest person at that school and it got people to vote for me,” she said. Part of the prize for winning Mr and Miss St Dunstans was two months worth of modeling classes at Rampage Modeling Agency in Benoni  “It turned out that I really enjoyed modeling so I stuck with it.” Nomuzi went on to enter Mr and Miss Benoni three times and won the title in 2010. After matric she enrolled at Varsity college in Sandton and is currently in her third year of communication studies.

The 20 -year-old spent the first half of 2012 going to countless auditions for different television presenter positions and parts in advertisements and it paid off when she won the Mtv Base presenter search.

She admits that what has changed the most since she won the competition is how full her schedule has become. “I am really, really busy but my friends and family won’t let me change who I am. At the same time I am young but I am very aware of myself and the only person that I can really be is myself. This job has helped me understand the value of spending time with family and friends and to really appreciate the conversations that I have with them.”

With 8689 Twitter followers and counting Nomuzi is fast becoming one of social media’s “It” girls. When it comes to the world of social networks celebrities are often associated with cat fights that take place over the internet but Nomuzi insists, “That is just not me. I’m not brave enough to start a Twitter war. I have never been in a fight in my life,” she laughs.

One thing is for certain and that is Nomuzi’s star is on the infinite rise and she is one to watch. You can catch Nomuzi on MTV Base DSTV channel 322 and on Club 808 on eTV and follow her on Twitter @NoMoozlie.

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What celebrity has left the biggest impression on you?
“Toya De Lazy, She is on a complete other level to the rest of us and so creative. Being able to pick her brain was amazing for me.”

What is your biggest dislike?
“I don’t like fake people who are full of themselves, quick to judge others and aren’t open to new experiences.”

What is your favourite food?
“I am a lover of all food. I have this sick obsession with Steers chips and cream soda. Everyone knows that if they need a favour or want something from me all they have to do is bring me Steers chips and cream soda to keep me happy.”


Do you feel positive about the future of SA?
“If people could free themselves of the shackles that they have tied themselves to and just concentrate on being part of the country then we could be the best country in the world. I love my country and I have a positive outlook for the future.”

What are your favourite fashion brands?
“I am the cheapest person that I know. I am sponsored by Guess and love their clothing, I am also a fan of Cotton On, Mr Price and Top Shop but I enjoy shopping for second hand clothes outside taxi ranks. My style is very retro, hipster and vintage. I am quirky awkward and sometimes weird and I like to reflect that in my style. I love clothes with character that tell a story or start a conversation. My favorite designer is Khosi Nkosi who is under the Young Designers Emporium brand.”

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