Formerly known as the Duchess Blue to her adoring fans, the former reality star and media personality has managed to get quite far with her career in the past two years.
Born to multiracial parents, Thandi Azul Mbombo was destined for greatness, even her difficult birth didn’t stop this young lady from following her dreams. Blue's career started when she entered South Africa’s version of America’s next Top Model ‘Diamond in the Ruff’ which was a stepping stone into her modeling career. Her big break really came when she entered The Big Brother house in 2011 and started dating Rapper K2.
Blue and her twin Sister Thandiwe Brown Mbombo changed their names to what they are now because people had difficulties pronouncing their exotic names.
Blue's real name is actually Azul which means blue in Portuguese and her sister’s name is Acastanho which means brown in Portuguese.
The pair decided to keep their English translations because it was difficult having to teach people how to pronounce their names and having to explain what they mean all the time. Having lost her father not so long ago, Blue admits that it was one of the most difficult things she’s ever had to deal with. It took her back to her roots and made her appreciate her life a little more.
Her father was usually the one who encouraged her and her sister to learn English if they wanted to make it into the industry and losing him encouraged her to read more and improve their English.
Blue was often laughed at for having a weird accent, but she didn’t let that get to her. Instead, she took to Twitter to let the haters know that she’s not offended or fazed by people talking about her accent, if you know your weakness then you’ll work more on improving yourself and that’s what she’s been doing..
The ex Diski Diva star has a very busy schedule filled with mostly modeling gigs but she recently added businesswoman to her professional portfolio. She started her own clothing line and very soon we might just see her on our small screens. Although not much is known about the show she’ll be getting into, Blue has however said that she’s been taking acting classes privately because she wants to be great when she bags an acting gig.
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