‘PAPER CROWNS ARE COMPULSORY’
Actress MONNYE KUNUPI, 48, is single and lives in Alberton with her daughter Tabby and niece Lebo, both 20.
Host or guest? Definitely guest. I dread entertaining, so if I can get away with hosting only one event a year, I’m happy.
Festive traditions? My friends and I do an annual Christmas weekend getaway with lots of food and wine – this is our 15th year. We usually pick somewhere close, like Magaliesburg. Between the eight of us, I’m the laziest, so I’m only in charge of one dish – I make potatoes.
Paper crowns – yes, or no? Absolutely! They’re compulsory.
Tipple of choice? When I raise my glass to toast to the year that’s passed, it’s usually filled with crisp Sauvignon Blanc.
Favourite Christmas treat? Those foilcovered chocs are my weakness – I’ve eaten tons by the time Christmas arrives.
Christmas plans? I’m whisking my niece and daughter away just before the 25th; to a place where we can enjoy poolside cocktails and lazy strolls. Then we’ll do a huge lunch with the family on Christmas Day – my mom has nine siblings, so there are many cousins and kids.
Fondest Christmas memory? My first Christmas with my daughter. Children bring so much excitement to the day.
Getting-ready time? Thirty minutes if it’s just me at home. If my daughter’s there, it’s twice as long because she has me changing outfits 10 times and doing my eyebrows with a fancy kit. I take her advice though; she’s trendier than me.
Top of your playlist? I inherited my dad’s love of the saxophone – that sound puts me in a festive mood. Donny Hathaway’s
Giving Up has an amazing sax solo.
Monnye stars in The Throne, on from Monday to Thursday at 7pm on Mzansi Magic, Dstv channel 161.