South African celebrities who have drastically lost weight.
1. Mampintsha and Babes Wodumo
In 2019 pictures of the Qqom artist and producer, whose real name is Mandla Maphumulo, surfaced online and trended. He had drastically lost weight, and many speculated that the artist was sick. Mandla told the public that his health was okay but didn’t speak about when and how he started losing weight. His wife, Babes Wodumo, also lost weight around the same time as him.
2. Tumi Morake
The comedian and actress had an obese body, but in 2017, she started her weight-loss journey. She took it slow, trying different diets and lifestyle changes. At some point, she tried banting, a diet where a person eats vegetables and meat only. She fainted during the dieting program, and a doctor told her that the diet wasn’t suitable for her blood type. She later found a more appropriate diet and managed to keep the excess weight off.
3. Minnie Dlamini
After the presenter got married, she rapidly gained weight, which fueled numerous pregnancy rumours and fat-shaming comments; it was so bad that she temporarily deleted her social media accounts. In 2020 she started working out, and this year, she posted bikini snaps of herself and told fans that she got her body back.
4. Sophie Lichaba
Former Generations star we all remember for her character Queen battled with depression for some time and said her drastic weight loss started there. She was later diagnosed with diabetes which meant she had to eat healthily, meaning she had to embrace her new body.
Artist, poet and dancer Busiswa broke into the music industry as a big girl; she loved and embraced her body. In May 2019, she became a model for an Arkermans lingerie range where she got fat-shamed a lot. The star decided to work on her body, and she’s currently serving weight loss goals.
6. Unathi Msengana
Unathi featured in many celebrity weight gain lists, and in 2011, she was at her heaviest. She started going to the gym and making drastic lifestyle choices; by 2018, she had a sick pack. The artist and presenter maintain her body by regularly working out and healthy eating.