Born Minenhle Dlamini in Durban 28 years ago, the television presenter rose to fame after winning a talent search show to host LIVE, an SABC music show and that marked the beginning of a memorable journey in the entertainment industry.
Minnie’s career quickly leaped onto other avenues when she joined the Wild in 2011 and later starred in Rockville making her a flexible entertainer with several TV roles and acting appearances to her name including hosting Miss South Africa, Homeground, SoccerZone and several award shows.
It’s been 8 years of Minnie in the spotlight and she has grown into one of the most loved celebrities in the country.
Popularly known as South Africa’s diamond, Minnie’s bubbly personality, beauty and fashion sense saw her inspiring millions and her social media is a testimony of how much fans adore her with over 5.5 million followers on her social media account.
At one time she reigned as the most followed celebrity on Instagram meaning she sure has one or two things she does right for her followers.
Just like many other celebrity philanthropists like Pearl Thusi and DJ Zinhle, Minnie also heads the Minnie Dlamini Foundation which aims at assisting young children with good education opportunities across the country.
Having grown up playing different games including tennis, netball and touch rugby in school, Minnie has a special love for sports and this probably made her dominance in the field of sports presenting much easier.
Together with prominent names like Carol Tshabalala the ‘First lady of sport’, Minnie is not just a pretty face as she has managed to enhance femininity in the world of sport and Mzansi loves her.
This lead Minnie into becoming the first woman to feature on the cover of Kick Off Magazine as well as travelling around the globe all in the name of sport.
The star’s career and personal life seems to be a clean sheet with not many known scandals to her name, though a few tabloids have dragged her into wedding debt issues after a lavish wedding with hubby Quinton Jones.
Dubbed the wedding of the year with hashtags trending online and a special documentary detailing her wedding journey, Minnie has got it all, a perfect happily ever after and a great career to top it off.
Main image credit: Instagram/@minniedlamini