Proudly bleached: Black star goes white

2011-11-11 21:20
Cape Town - Mshoza, the singer also known as Miss J, has never been shy.

Her in-your-face behaviour and barely-there outfits can attest to that. Cosmetic surgery is a big hit with her and in the space of two years she’s had a boob job, a nose job, liposuction and hours of dental work.

But Mshoza, 28, has topped it all with her latest venture: skin-lightening treatment that's changed her complexion from chocolate to vanilla – and caused quite a controversy in the process.

She has little time for people who say nasty things about her.

Accentuating beauty

"I'm tired of people telling me what to do, how to live my life. If they think this skin lightening has something to do with low self-esteem then they're wrong.

"Women across the world use beauty products to lighten their skins and there has never been an issue with it," she insists.

"Everyone has ways they're accentuating their beauty, from buying expensive weaves to tweezing their eyebrows. So why am I being judged for this?"

Read more in Theo Nyhaba's article in the November 17 edition of YOU Magazine.


  • Gungets - 2011-11-11 21:46

    Oh nonsense. I think the "before" Mshoza had amazing character, the most attractive cheeky look that the knife and bleach has stripped away. Shame. All she needs now is a dodgy doctor with a boot load of propofol and she is on her way.

      Lynn - 2011-11-11 22:00

      Maybe you can organise bail for MJ Doc????

  • Lynn - 2011-11-11 21:57

    And the EYEBROWS >>>>>????

  • marisa.cronje - 2011-11-11 22:09

  • Lynn - 2011-11-11 22:17

    Only R2,000,000-00 MILLION plastic would change`that' from `the other'.. What a load of crap.....

  • Kenjaymay - 2011-11-12 02:34

    Hey everbody wants to be white, no big deal, even Julius is getting Jik from Floyd!

  • Fred - 2011-11-12 04:30

    "Women across the world use beauty products to lighten their skins...". I call bull$hit. Ever hear of those skin darkening tanning creams? Anyway, women do this nonsense to impress other women. Real men hate pancake makeup, false boobs and ghoul stretched faces.

  • jock.vanwyk1 - 2011-11-12 07:26

    you will need a brain transplant as well

  • Hugh - 2011-11-12 07:34

    so much for being a proud black. Now this is what I call coconut. Like Michael jackson I wonder if she too will will "adopt" white kids and call them hers.

  • Tertia - 2011-11-12 07:40

    Now all you need is BEE

  • Jennifer - 2011-11-12 09:30

    I often see African ladies with stuff on their faces to lighten them, how is this different. It costs more and it worked. People dye their hair, get hair implants, get boob jobs and liposuction and nose jobs all the time, it is common practice in the entertainment industry. Mariah Carey and many others did the same things. Mshoza is not pasty white and she is empowered by her new look. She still would be labled black on her census form and is a beautiful African Lady. Life is too short to go with what everyone else wants, they have their own best interests at heart, not yours. All the best to you Mshoza, you look lovely, you always did. People will soon find someone new to judge.

  • phathuchicos - 2011-11-12 11:22

    poor money is making her to suffer from "the michael jackson effect". What's wrong with being a chocolate...we africans are the only race that mimmicks other races and its devasting that we are not able to see how nice we look...

  • Piet - 2011-11-12 12:18

    Me ...?? I'm proud to be white..!!!!

  • Mary - 2011-11-12 14:10

    There should be a skin exchange program, especially at beaches.

  • Wendy - 2011-11-12 15:43

    If Malema loves whites perhaps this is the answer for him...LOL

  • bounca363 - 2011-11-12 18:05

    She looks gorgeous after he bleached make-over. her face just looks so much more full of life with a thousand smiles.

  • Sizwe - 2011-11-12 19:25

    From a black man to a black woman; My dear you are beautiful if you wish to enhance it further the choice is yours and yours alone. Do what pleases you. Never mind the pop psychology around here, everyone has problems and issues, just base your decisions on your needs and wants and you can never go wrong good luck with your future endeavours.

      sanelehlongwanes - 2013-01-11 05:55

      ayi kuyanyanyisa nje dat nt ryt u r embarasing ur self u were beutfuly nw u ve changed 2 be somethng u not i thnk nw u r nw dat cut lyk u was.

  • Brainbow - 2011-11-13 16:32

    Miss J...... take a Q from Mr J. Dr Conrad Murray probably has a successor. Contact him. Pay the prostitute.

  • lynettevoostrum - 2011-11-13 19:09

    I think she looks pretty... if not ... why not??

  • Rudolph Bergh - 2011-11-14 07:32

    Light wants to become darker. Dark wants to become lighter. The grass always seem greener on the other side of the fence...

  • Preshen - 2011-11-14 08:00

    Does she qualify for BEE now?

  • Shantal - 2011-11-14 08:42

    Black women bleach, white women tan. Black women reduce the size of their boobs and butts while white women do the opposite. One day we're all gonna look the same.

  • eezyn - 2011-11-14 11:15

    It seems gone are the days of Kortes!!! She's a surburb diva now...@Mshoza

  • aniki.vanderzandt - 2011-11-14 12:13

    Can't see why everyone must attack the poor girl now. She looks very pretty. How many of us whites go for tanning sessions or spend hours in the sun to get a darker tone. Isn't this the same thing? Let her be the colour she wants to be for crying out loud.

  • leratos1 - 2011-11-15 16:38

    This woman is making us blacks look like we aint proud of who we are...why else would she do this i guess having a really low self esteem sucks.

  • Preshen - 2011-11-16 08:04

    Does she still qualify for BEE?

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