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Our Wellness Issue Cover Star, Thando Thabethe lets us in on her approach to finessing on and off screen

Affectionately known as Thabooty, Thando Thabethe is making waves on and off screen. Gracing the cover of our wellness issue, she shares her fashion inspo and her approach to being a boss babe.

Thando Thabethe spends most of her time in the spotlight so it’s commendable that she’s never been caught slipping on the drip front as she finesses life, work and business. “My style really depends on how I feel on the day. Some days I feel like I'm looking like a boss babe. And some days where I just want to look a little bit gangster. It's a day -to -day sort of feeling. I think fashion is a way to evoke emotion. It's a way to express oneself.” Her advice? Remain true to who you are.”

True to form, her Glamour cover shoot showcases her versatility, adorned in captivating pieces by Lezanne Viviers and D&G. “It means a lot to be on the cover of the prestigious, trailblazing, iconic magazine cover like Glamour. I'm excited. I've done the digital cover so really excited to have a physical install copy of myself.

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Reflecting on another career highlight, she says bagging a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) is definitely up there, “ It's a sought after award and to be recognized amongst the best of the best in the country is a remarkable feat. It's equivalent of winning an Oscar in South Africa.” With her gaze fixed firmly on the future, she affirms that 2024 is the 20 for more, “2024 is where your cup of floweth is over. I think for me it's always about making your dreams come true. It's about slashing barriers that you've never slashed before. And I've come into my own in this year, so I can't wait to see what else is in store 2024.”

Image: Themba Mbuyisa

As she continues to make waves in the entertainment industry and beyond, her legacy serves as a guiding light for generations to come, reminding us all that greatness is within reach for those who dare to chase it. “I just hope to be remembered as somebody who always started something, finished it. Took dreams, slashed them, dreamt to do something, did it. Started from the ground up, and is very serious about her craft. I hope I’ll be remembered as someone who brought joy to people through the media.”

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