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Bonang Matheba: 13 years of magazine covers in 90 seconds

2019-05-02 16:39

Cape Town - It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when it was only models who donned the covers of our favourite glossy magazines,  while celebrities only made an appearance on the pages inside. 

It was regarded as the norm, until Anna Wintour arrived at Vogue in 1988 and decided to shake things up, by putting pop icon Madonna on the cover, instead of a model.

According to the Huffington Post, everyone doubted her decision and thought she was making a colossal mistake, but instead, her out-of-the-box thinking led to a 40% spike in newsstands sales. 

Now, more than 30 years later celebrities are more eager than ever to land their very own shining magazine cover and bare their soul in a juicy tell-all magazine feature.

Bonang Matheba

Local TV personality Bonang Matheba is the most influential South African female celebrity on social media with close to 7 million followers across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, not to mention her app, Bonang by Cell C, sitting at well over 789 000 monthly users.

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Making her hot property in the cover game, having graced the covers of over 30 magazines, in 13 years.

From FHM and Maxim to True Love, Cosmopolitan and Elle, Bonang has struck a pose for almost every magazine in the South African entertainment landscape.  

The headline on one of her very-first covers read: "I was built for this. I won't crumble," - that was in 2011.

Eight years later, Bonang hasn't been proved wrong yet and continues to grow her business empire, one bottle of bubbly at a time! 

Bonang Matheba

(Photos: Celebrity Services Africa)