The most iconic ZAlebs glo' ups part II

Proof that "no one is ugly, some people are just broke" as Minnie Dlamini once said.

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The most iconic ZAlebs glo' ups

We've all got embarrasing pics of how we used to look back in the day. Since then, camera quality has improved, some of us have learned how to draw "brows on fleek" while others finally found that barber that gets the fade JUST RIGHT. 

Our ZAlebs are no different. Not all of them are as open about their glo' ups as Khanyi Mbau but thanks to the internet, we can prove that everyone has started from the bottom at some point as we did in the first glo' ups countdown we posted last month.

Just take a look at this throwback pic posted by Nasty C

The most iconic ZAleb glo' ups

Even though it wasn't that long ago for him, he sure has come a long way in such a short space of time. Imali iyagezana neh.

The most iconic ZAleb glo' ups Nasty C

When Minnie Dlamini first came on to the scene as a Live presenter on SABC 1, baby girl clearly had a baby face.

Most iconic zaleb glo ups Minnie Dlamini

She was also a few sizes bigger than she is now - something that a lot of you made fun of her for (sies nina) but now, she's smiling all the way to the bank, to the gym and soon, to the altar. 

Although Masego 'Maps' Maponyane had been making his rounds in the local entertainment industry prior to 2012, it was his Cosmo Sexiest Man win that catapulted him into the limelight. 

maps maponyane most iconic zaleb glo ups

Maponyane has since aged like a fine wine and although wines of an older variety are perceived as better, when it comes to Maponyane, we'd pick the 2017 variety over the 2012 variety every single time. Even if he's ALWAYS covered up these days *insert sad face*

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Another Live SABC 1 presenter that has been on and popping is thee Live presenter Bonang Matheba. 

iconic zaleb glo ups bonang
iconic zaleb glo ups bonang

She has since gone on to hold multiple job titles and ambassadorships, spreading her reach far beyond South Africa's borders. She is perhaps thee most iconic glo' up (metamorphosis of them all). Although the changes have been ever-so-subtle, there is much more than a lace wig, a new make-up artist and an iPhone 7 at work here...

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The same can be said for her beau, Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes. 

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I think we can safely say he's made the full transition into AKA/Supa Mega now. Maybe he saves the Kiernan persona for his home life....

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