Earlier this month, the fourth season of Presenter Search on 3 saw six brand new faces joining the SABC 3 family and we have the honor of getting to know one of them.
Thabiso easily cemented himself as a frontrunner in the competition. The new Expresso presenter gained a massive support system on social media during the season and overcame obstacles to win over the judges in what has been described as the show’s most impressive season to date.
Thabiso has now gone out to share a few of his experiences whilst still in the competition and here are a few things we've come to learn about the brand strategist now Expresso presenter
His biggest lesson during his experience on the show
"The single biggest lesson this experience has taught me is to take a chance on myself. Many people often have dreams and interests they would like to pursue but hold themselves back. Each week, I saw myself take a chance. I wasn't always in a comfortable space but I got in there and gave it the best I could."
Highlights on being a part of the competition
"The highlight of my time with Presenter Search on 3 has to be the two takeovers we did of the Expresso morning show and Top Billing. Those moments were so surreal because in those times, I actually lived out a dream. "
What he plans on bringing onto the Expresso morning show
"An upbeat, totally refreshing, never been experienced before type of energy. People are waking up in the morning and need that kickstart. I am it - the power bank for the people."
Using his personal skills as a brand strategist for his own advantage as a presenter
"The entire competition has been an emotional rollercoaster and at that point, I had experienced a mix of emotions that come with standing in front of the judges. I felt a different type of energy in that moment. It was so overwhelming. Fewer things make you so happy and satisfied that you don't know how to react and that was me. I knew my time had arrived and this would change my life. I felt it all inside and had to contain it. "
The moment he heard his name and was officially one of the winners of Presenter Search on 3
"The entire competition has been an emotional rollercoaster and at that point, I had experienced a mix of emotions that come with standing in front of the judges. I felt a different type of energy at that moment. It was so overwhelming. Fewer things make you so happy and satisfied that you don't know how to react and that was me. I knew my time had arrived and this would change my life. I felt it all inside and had to contain it. "
His first episode experience on Expresso
The show is very busy. I never expected it to be this busy. The first few episodes have been overwhelming but I am working hard trying to define my style in the show and finding my flow. It is as fun as I have always expected but it is hard work.
Do you have any pre-show rituals you do in order to prepare yourself before going live? If so, what are they?
Not really. I just make sure I go through and understand each episode's content but I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting into a ritual as soon as I get used to this.
Catch Thabiso every week on Expresso.
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