Pearl Modiade: "I was never allowed to be sexy"
For many, Pearl Modiade is the epitome of fashion and style. Everything about her screams sexy, right? But Pearl has revealed that growing up she was never allowed to be.
Pearl was recently crowned Mzansi's sexiest woman by Sowetan Live and in an interview with the site she reveals that she was never allowed to show her sexy side on TV.
“For so long I was not allowed to be sexy. When you do kids television you are not allowed to be sexy. You must be cute, you must be fun and funny," she says, adding " I didn’t expect to win because for a long time I was the cute chubby girl, I was fun, I was quirky and I was colourful. Sexy wasn’t one of the words I would have used to describe myself so it did come as a shock".
Pearl is definitely still loads of fun but she explains that ever since she's started to believe she's sexy, the more adventourous she's become, including cutting her hair short and sporting a more boyish look. “I guess it is just me as well saying that you don’t have to wear revealing stuff to feel sexy. I feel damn sexy. I am sexy,” she says
Sexy is definitely what you are, Pearl.