BOI­TUMELO THULO

Bet­ter known as ‘Boity’, the ac­tress, TV pre­sen­ter and me­dia dar­ling dishes on her guilty plea­sure, beauty se­cret and the im­por­tance of be­ing an ac­tive cit­i­zen

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - MY STYLISH LIFE -

My sig­na­ture style is

all about com­fort and clothes that ac­cen­tu­ate and cel­e­brate my curves. My most re­cent pur­chase was

three pairs of shoes and a beau­ti­ful bur­gundy coat from Sissy Boy. My best pur­chase ever was

my house. But apart from that, it’s my sil­ver and black Chris­tian Louboutin heels - they are in­cred­i­ble. My guilty plea­sure is per­fume. I’m ob­sessed; I plan on buy­ing one bot­tle but end up buy­ing ve in­stead. What keeps me up at night is

mostly work. Pre­par­ing for the fol­low­ing day or a shoot, and learn­ing my lines. I’m cur­rently read­ing

four di er­ent books, but the one that stands out is The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. It’s all about learn­ing how to use grat­i­tude in your daily life to at­tract pos­i­tive things. It is bril­liant. My def­i­ni­tion of beauty is:

In­ter­nal beauty is the ultimate beauty. Beauty on the in­side can never be taken away or de­nied and it doesn’t get old. My beauty se­cret is drink­ing warm wa­ter with lemon. It’s so good for the body and for the skin. It’s nat­u­ral, in­ex­pen­sive and does the trick. If money were no ob­ject I would travel the world; I would just go ev­ery­where – start­ing with Bora Bora, a small South Paci c is­land north­west of Tahiti in French Poly­ne­sia. In my purse there’s al­ways

hand sani­tiser, lip balm and my phone charger. (I can’t say my cell phone be­cause that’s al­ways in my hand.) I am cur­rently ob­sessed with tness. What ex­cites me most about my work is

that I love what I do. It’s a bless­ing to get paid for some­thing you love; wak­ing up ev­ery day and know­ing that your dreams have come true is amaz­ing. Also meet­ing phe­nom­e­nal peo­ple as part of what I do. My view on ‘slack­tivism’ is:

We must al­ways use the in­ter­net for a good pur­pose; we must go be­yond the cy­ber re­quire­ments to sup­port a cause. We are phys­i­cally, men­tally and spir­i­tu­ally needed to make a real change. Not only through shar­ing our opin­ions on so­cial me­dia, but by be­ing phys­i­cally in­volved in try­ing to make a change in an ex­ist­ing move­ment. mc FULL CIR­CLE Boity was one of the celebs fea­tured in Marie Claire South Africa’s ‘Naked’ is­sue in 2014. Catch Boity in Mzanzi Magic’s car show, Change Down, Satur­days 5.30pm DStv 161

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