TV STAR RE­FLECTS ON UPS AND DOWNS OF 2016

But Mo­di­adie ea­ger to flour­ish this year

The Star Early Edition - - FRONT PAGE - MPILETSO MOTUMI mpiletso.motumi@inl.co.za @mane_mpi

PEARL MO­DI­ADIE’s In­sta­gram page, like that of many other celebri­ties, has been the envy of her fans re­cently.

She has been post­ing pictures of her­self en­joy­ing a much needed getaway in Bali.

The In­done­sian is­land is known for its beau­ti­ful beaches, yoga and med­i­ta­tion re­treats as well as re­li­gious sites. The TV pre­sen­ter said she had de­cided to take the trip at the last minute.

On her page, she wrote how it was the best im­pulse de­ci­sion she has ever made.

Mo­di­adie turned 29 last month and re­flected back on how 2016 had treated her.

“I had quite a few high­lights in 2016. I hosted the SABC Crown Gospel Awards. They were the first awards where I was on the main stage and I had an in­cred­i­ble time,” she said.

The Metro FM ra­dio host was also the first face for Sho­prite’s Big Brand Beauty Ex­trav­a­ganza, and worked with Lux on its col­lab­o­ra­tion with Jenna Clif­ford.

Mo­di­adie has been host­ing Zaziwa, a mu­sic talk­show that gives view­ers a chance to get to know their favourite celebri­ties bet­ter through the mu­sic that helped shape their lives, since 2013.

Last year, the show ex­ceeded 4 mil­lion view­ers, an­other high­light for Mo­di­adie.

It proved to be a year of mixed emo­tions for the TV star.

In De­cem­ber 2015, she was en­gaged to her long-time boyfriend. Fans were privy to the news as she posted it on so­cial me­dia.

Also last year, Mo­di­adie shared more snaps of her happy en­gage­ment un­til later in the year when fans started to no­tice that her ring fin­ger was bare.

Last month, she of­fi­cially con­firmed that her en­gage­ment was off dur­ing her af­ter­noon ra­dio show on Metro FM. She han­dled the news well by thank­ing her fans for be­ing sup­port­ive.

She de­scribed 2016 as be­ing an en­light­en­ing year.

She also tweeted about the sit­u­a­tion, writing: “This time last year life was com­pletely dif­fer­ent.”

While on her Bali trip, Mo­di­adie would post about spir­i­tual sites and new be­gin­nings, and used hash­tags like #In­Charge and #EatPrayLove.

The for­mer Craz-e pre­sen­ter is now back home and plan­ning a bright fu­ture for her­self.

She is work­ing on a new project, Raw Silk, which is a re­al­ity show about fash­ion. “We take fash­ion de­sign­ers through the stages of re­fine­ment and help them be­come the best they can be through a se­ries of chal­lenges.”

Each week, one de­signer will be elim­i­nated un­til a win­ner is an­nounced. The show starts on Fe­bru­ary 7.

This year, Mo­di­adie plans to see her com­pa­nies grow.

“I want to grow Seed Mul­ti­me­dia and Mo­di­adie Hold­ings.

“I also want to com­plete a per­sonal project I’ve been work­ing on for my fa­ther,” she said.

BRAVE FACE: Pearl Mo­di­adie, the Metro FM host, is keep­ing her head high de­spite try­ing times.

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