Steal­ing the star look

Reneilwe’s friend Kgaugelo gives her­self a Renei-like makeover.

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Ris­ing pop singer Reneilwe (Amo Chidi) wants to be the best and she’s put a lot of things on hold to get there. She skipped var­sity. She put re­hearsals ahead of fam­ily and friends. And she’s not about to let some­one steal her thun­der, like on Tues­day 25 July when her fan-turnedbestie Kgaugelo (Lethabo Mashego) is spot­ted look­ing like Renei’s on-screen al­ter ego Elec­tra. “It’s scary! Kgaugelo is dressed like Elec­tra – they look like twins,” says Amo. Steal­ing Renei’s style isn’t the only thing Kgaugelo wants: she has dreams of be­ing a pop­star too!

COPY CAT

Reneilwe’s friend Mam­pho (Itumeleng Bok­aba) warns Renei on Wed­nes­day 26 July that Kgaugelo’s ob­ses­sive ten­den­cies are a prob­lem, but “Reneilwe re­fuses to hear any­thing bad about Kgaugelo. She thinks that Mam­pho is jeal­ous of their bond and Renei stops Mam­pho mid-sen­tence,” says Amo. Renei has al­ways wanted to con­nect with some­one who shares her in­ter­ests, like mu­sic and par­ty­ing. “But “Kgaugelo takes it too far. She starts a fake ac­count on so­cial me­dia pre­tend­ing to be Reneilwe. It’s crazy – and Reneilwe is obliv­i­ous to it,” says Amo.

GET A GRIP

Kgaugelo hasn’t missed a beat with her im­i­ta­tion of Reneilwe. She moves like her, talks like her… and on Fri­day 28 July she pre­tends to be Renei when fans mis­take Kgaugelo for the pop­star at Renei’s favourite restau­rant. The Real Reneilwe re­alises what’s go­ing when her fans start post­ing pho­tos with “her” on­line and Amo says that “she’s shocked! She didn’t see it com­ing. She was ni­ave and can’t be­lieve that Mam­pho was right about this girl!” Renei wants to ex­pose Kgaugelo with a ra­dio in­ter­view on Mon­day 31 July, but even that isn’t safe from the copy­cat. “Kgaugelo hi­jacks the show and rants about how Reneilwe is an ir­re­spon­si­ble drunk and that she is a bet­ter singer than Renei,” says Amo. The real pop­star is em­bar­rassed by her “friend’s” out­burst and storms out of the ra­dio sta­tion with two goals. Save what’s left of her im­age and stop Kgaugelo from steal­ing her ca­reer!

Ja­maica spots Kgaugelo steal­ing his friend Reneilwe’s thun­der. The real Renei.

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