Open the door for some real celebs, please

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PEO­PLE of Mzansi, we need to ad­dress the celebrity drought be­ing ex­pe­ri­enced here in Jozi. If it’s not the same old usual sus­pects on the red car­pet, then we are con­fronted by has-beens, wannabes and never-beens.

Take the rel­e­vance of one No­luthando Meje, for in­stance. The girl known as a failed Idols SA con­tes­tant has been try­ing re­ally hard for many years to el­e­vate her­self from C-list sta­tus to A-list, but her strug­gle con­tin­ues.

At the Ul­ti­mate Redd’s Door Ex­pe­ri­ence held at the Sand­ton Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Nolly fi­nally had pho­tog­ra­phers clam­our­ing for her pic­ture – be­cause she was one of the first to ar­rive. Clever game plan, girl!

Jay An­stey’s an­other one. She’s still re­ferred to as an

Isidingo ac­tress even though her char­ac­ter has hardly had face time in months. Guess that’s why she’s the con­tes­tant peo­ple scratch their heads about when watch­ing Strictly

Come Danc­ing. But hey, the girl was wear­ing Ver­sace. At least that’s what she says.

Maybe the free­bies from de­signer pal Gert-Jo­han Coet­zee gave her time to save for that black and white num­ber. Oh lawd, but the shoes! Dar­ling Jay, Mrs Doubt­fire called; she wants her footwear back.

Top Billing pre­sen­ter Simba Mhere, whose wardrobe seems to con­sist of iden­ti­cal one-size-toos­mall items of cloth­ing, must re­ally want that so­cial but­ter­fly award. You can’t side-eye a room with­out see­ing him!

Every­body ’ s dar­ling, Anele Mdoda, went for a tan­ger­ine slim-fit pantsuit and flow­ing blouse to show off her new trim fig­ure. Sh­washwi ap­proves.

All Ac­cess pre­sen­ter and re­al­ity star Di­neo Ranaka, on the other hand, did her amaz­ing body an in­jus­tice by wear­ing a red Pallu dress that was too big. Love the dress, love Di­neo. But to­gether… not so much.

Start­ing to be some­what rel­e­vant(ish) is Boity Thulo, who we can fi­nally say does some­thing! The re­lief of not hav­ing to try to find a ti­tle other than “so­cialite” for her has made Sh­washwi a very happy lady in­deed.

Then there was Slik­our, who was fight­ing off 3Sum’s Koyo Bala, who was sali­vat­ing over him. At one point, Koyo just stood there, fig­u­ra­tive tongue hang­ing out, and stared at the rap­per ’ s tight buns.

Sh­washwi ’ s own ob­ject of de­sire, sports pre­sen­ter Andile Ncube, was there. Shwa smiled. Andile ran. Don’t worry, love, our time will come. *Wink*

As the con­gre­ga­tion of Lik­ers of Things danced to elec­tro mu­sic, it was Da Les and AKA’s per­for­mance that re­ally had peo­ple fill­ing the dance floor. Ex­cept for Pearl Thusi, who was up on stage with the bad boys of rap. Guess Pearl had im­bibed one too many of that sweet Redd’s be­cause honey girl was break­ing it

down with­out a care in the world; short dress be damned.

It was sweet of the or­gan­is­ers to keep feed­ing us, but hot dogs at mid­night was push­ing it, hey.

As for that new drink, be­ing lim­ited al­most ex­clu­sively to that was enough to make yours truly have her fill for the rest of the year.

Dankie. Siyabonga!

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