Full Name and Surname:   Gugu Karen Mthethwa

Age:   25yrs

Residing City:   Johannesburg, Soweto

Three Life Goals:

  • To be the best at anything I do
  • To consistently work hard
  • And to always remain grateful

Personal Interests:   I love swimming, radio, television, makeup, and thrift shopping.

Favourite BRAMLEY product and why?   This question isn’t fair. How could you make a mother choose between her kids??? LOL! Okay fine… The Magnolia body butter! It’s incredibly thick, affordable, smells great and really does wonders for my stubborn skin. A hidden gem!

Dream Job:   To be amongst the plus size women who break into mainstream media. I’m really passionate about expanding the perception of beauty… I can be imperfect and BE Different to most but still be as good or even better!

What one thing would you change in the world if you had the power to do so?   The damage caused by being surrounded by people who are paralyzed by fear! I grew up being the “weird one”, the one who grew up in a township but spoke English eloquently, I was very confident in myself and never needed validation, I was smart, and I have always wanted more for myself and that is not the case for many. I have always been questioned for my dreams, resilience, and dedication, all my life I have had to prove that working hard can get you where you want to be and coming from nothing will not stop that!

Inspirational Quote:   “Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do” – Paulo Coehlo

Complete the Sentence:   I love… LIFE! It’s a bumpy road but don’t forget to pay attention to the detours, to stop and take pictures… After all, life isn’t about where you finish but what you have learnt along the way.