The South African actress and TV presenter Boitumelo Thulo who is popularly known as “Boity” stuns on the front cover Cosmopolitan SA September issue.
The cover shoot was taken by Niquita Bento and her makeup was done by Algria Ferreira. The actress talks about her rise to fame, her new endorsement and her relationship with Cassper Nyovest.
On attaining success within a short period: I have no idea when the transition happened. I still see myself as a normal girl. I still get shocked by the way people react when they see me. I don’t want to see myself as bigger than I am. That’s what keeps me grounded: I don’t want to forget the girl I am. That’s the girl I love. I don’t want to have to shift into this facade of ‘Boity’.
On remaining friends with rapper Cassper Nyovest: When you’ve forgiven yourself and you’ve forgiven them, they just become a normal person. It’s up to you to decide if you want to be friends or move on with your life. But forgiveness clears the air. Also, why not be friends? I’ve known Cassper since 2004. We’re cool.
On new endorsement with popular South African brand “Impulse”: They approached me to help ‘re-create’ the brand. They felt I was the perfect person to introduce this strong girl and the idea of sisterhood. The Impulse girl used to be shy and timid – now she is strong. She owns her throne. They felt I could help tell that story. We’ve re-worked the brand, from the scent to what the bottle looks like. I painted, I came up with bottle ideas, I spent time learning about my palate and mixing three scents together… I’m so excited about it!