A year ago, Makazole Mapimpi was living a relatively normal life
This year, the Springbok has been catapulted into stardom after his team's successful win at the Rugby World Cup over the weekend. To top it off, he even became the first South African player in the history of Springboks to score a try in a RWC final.
As we've seen fame and money come with lots of attention and admirers...and it is no different for Mapimpi who has won over a legion of female fans who probably didn't even know he existed this time last week!
Now that Mapimpi is a household name, a woman has spoken out about how he unsuccessfully slid into her DMs four years ago!
Vuyolwethu Linyana Ntshukumbana claimed that the Bok tried to get her attention as far back as 2015. He tried again in 2016 but she outright ignored his messages.
Well suddenly, Mapimpi looked a whole lot more attractive to her because she finally gave him the time of day when she responded.
And guess what's her excuse for blue-ticking? Network issues!
Twitter had a field day with the revelation, calling out the woman for being nothing more than a thirsty fan:
Some even compared the situation to Rachel Kolisi who dated now husband Siya before his fame and fortune:
But Vuyolwethu is not the only lady who has a crush on the Springboks star:
Meanwhile, some tweeps think Mapimpi and Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi would make a great couple
Do you agree? We think both national treasures should definitely hook up!
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