Glam Hap­pen­ings Movies

The pre­sen­ter, singer and MC cel­e­brates his fe­male in­flu­encers.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Glamour Living - By Katlego Maboe

MISS PERE­GRINE’S HOME FOR PE­CU­LIAR CHIL­DREN

The eerie fan­tasy novel by Ran­som Riggs makes a mar­vel­lous match for di­rec­tor Tim Bur­ton’s spe­cial brand of Gothic charm. Asa But­ter­field leads as Ja­cob Port­man, a 16-year-old or­phan who finds sanc­tu­ary with Miss Pere­grine (Eva Green) at her home for ‘gifted’ chil­dren. En­chant­ment, es­capism, beauty and oth­er­worldly char­ac­ters abound.

COL­LIDE

When Juli­ette (Felic­ity Jones) needs a life­sav­ing kid­ney trans­plant, her boyfriend Casey (Ni­cholas Hoult) de­cides to fi­nance it by act­ing as a driver for a drug smug­gling ring led by Ha­gen Kahl (An­thony Hop­kins). But when the heist doesn’t go to plan, Casey finds him­self on the run from his em­ployer. You’re in for fre­netic au­to­bahn car chases in this ac­tion-thriller.

beauty Maboe

Katlego’s mother My mother had to start from scratch when she di­vorced my fa­ther, but she was de­ter­mined to make a bet­ter life for both of us, and it was only when I was older that I saw the ex­tent of her sac­ri­fices. Giv­ing me a great ed­u­ca­tion at good schools meant that she had to work in­cred­i­bly hard, forgo things and take out over­drafts.

ellen Mo­goje

Katlego’s grand­mother I went to live with my grand­mother when I was at school in Potchef­stroom, and she was the one who kept me on the straight and nar­row! A hard­core dis­ci­plinar­ian, she be­lieved in do­ing things the right way, and her driv­ing force in­spired me to do my best.

Kate abdo

TV sports pre­sen­ter Charis­matic and poised, Kate kicks butt in a male­dom­i­nated in­dus­try – and she does it in four lan­guages! It’s my dream to reach the level of mul­ti­lin­gual tal­ent she dis­played when she segued seam­lessly from English to Ger­man, Span­ish and French while host­ing the mas­sive 2015 FIFA Bal­lon d’or awards.

Ce­cile Kennedy

For­mer pri­mary school sec­re­tary Cricket was a big thing for me at Potchef­stroom Cen­tral School, and Mrs Kennedy and her hus­band be­lieved in me, sup­ported me, and raised funds so that I could go on tours. I also at­tribute my pas­sion for lan­guage to the amaz­ing gift she gave me for my 10th birthday: a Parker pen and a dic­tio­nary dec­o­rated with a pic­ture of Shake­speare. And it was her words that mo­ti­vated me when I left pri­mary school: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Hester Par­sons

For­mer pri­mary school sec­re­tary Mrs Par­sons was a mother fig­ure to me in the years when I was at schools far from home. She took a strong in­ter­est in my aca­demic progress, she en­cour­aged me to be my­self when I was teased for be­ing dili­gent, and she re­ally looked out for me, which meant a lot.

Mathe Mos­i­took­aba

For­mer TV pro­ducer If it hadn’t been for Mathe, I would never have been on Ex­presso. She had sug­gested me to the show’s pro­duc­ers Bradley van den Berg and Pa­tience Stevens af­ter see­ing me pre­sent­ing on SABC 2. And that leads me to Pa­tience her­self…

Pa­tience stevens

TV pro­ducer Pa­tience gave me my big break: the chance to fly to Cape Town to au­di­tion for her show Ex­presso. Ever since then, she has be­lieved in my po­ten­tial and played an up­lift­ing role in my life.

ellen degeneres

Ac­tress and talk

show host I ad­mire Ellen’s im­pact and the way in which she uses her plat­form to in­spire oth­ers, and I love that she ends ev­ery episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show by say­ing, “Be kind to one another.” I would love to have that sort of pos­i­tive in­flu­ence in my own life and through TV and mu­sic.

“Do you see all this time I don’t have for you right now?” asked Anna. ‘I won­der if he’s a nat­u­ral brunette,’ thought Jemma. ‘The only thing sav­ing this con­ver­sa­tion is the wine,’ thought Jill.

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