Top South African celebs aren’t just pretty faces or good entertainers, but brainy and definitely setting the standard for their followers. They are true role models, regardless of all the fame.

Here are your 20 something trend setters building an empire of their own:

Pearl Modiadie, 28
Claim to fame:
TV personality and radio personality
Studied: She attended Rosebank College to study media studies and Journalism and completed her Diploma in 2009.
Recent Activity: She got engaged to the love of her life quote, unquote. She is currently making wedding plans. 

Bonang Matheba, 29
Claim to fame:
Radio personalty, TV personality, Revlon Ambassador , model, fashion line called “Just B” and a handbag collection called “Baby Star” – businesswoman.
Studied: “To be honest, you don’t need to be educated in order to be in the entertainment industry, but you need to be born to do it, but I won’t encourage children to drop out of school to pursue their dreams”. Bonang wanted to enroll to study at a university but she could not be accommodated.
Recent activity: Attended the New York fashion show in her killer dress. 

Minnie Dlamini, 26
Claim to fame:
TV personality, model and actress and philanthropist.
Studied: University of Cape Town where she studied film, media, drama and economics.
Recent activity: Recently bought her mom a new car, look up the video its really cute. 

Boity Thulo, 26
Claim to fame: 
Ambassadress of Celltone, TV personality, actress.
Studied: Monash University where she did first and second year towards a Psychology and Criminology degree. She did not complete it due to lack of funds at the time, before all the fame.
Recent activity:
Her recent birthday gift to herself, which was a house at the age of 26 , is being put up for sale.

Source: Instagram/ boity
Nandi Mngoma, 28
Claim to fame:
Musician, media personality, Brand ambassador for Legit 2014/15
Studied: She studied law at UKZN (University KwaZulu-Natal) and varsity college
Recent activity: Fashion line and first baby on the way with husband Zakes Bantwini. 

Casper Nyovest, 25
Claim to fame:
Rapper, in collaboration with AG Mobile launched a new cellphone and record producer.
Studied: Dropped out of high school at the age of 16.
Recent activity: Currently promoting #Filluptheome for October 2016. 

Source: Instagram/ casspernyovest

Gigi Lamayne, 22
Claim to fame:
Rapper, song writer and poet.
Studied: University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Anthropology.
Recent activity: “Newly-single and loving it”. 

Maps Maponyane, 26
Claim to fame: Model, actor, TV presenter, fashion designer, speaker, creative consultant, voice over artist, philanthropist and business entrepreneur.
Studied: Completed his BA Degree in Media Studies, French and English (Majors) and International Human Rights.
Recent activity: Officially dating one of South Africa’s hottest, Nomzamo Mbatha.

Pearl Thusi, 28
Claim to fame: TV personality, radio personality, model, actress, hair care product, co-owner of Ayana Africa Modelling Agency.
Studied: Pearl completed a start-up venture course at WITS Business School and completed a BA Communications Science through UNISA.
Recent activity: Currently featuring/filming in an American based series Quantico season two.

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