In some cases, celebs are able to propel their appearances into successful careers. Here are some of the celebrities who got their big break from reality TV and TV competitons.
We first met this beauty when she was one of the finalists on a MTV presenter search, although she did not win the show, something bigger was waiting for her. She was personally called by the Isibaya producers to audition for the role of Thandeka.
Minnie got her big break when she won the Live Presenter search, today, she is one of the biggest brands in Mzansi.
Blue's career has taken an upward trajectory ever since her appearance on Big Brother Mzansi, the model is doing well for herself with several endorsement deals.
The successful DJ won the second season of Masters of spin.
Jonathan Boynton Lee
Jonathan stole the hearts of many South African women when he won the Top Billing presenter search a few years ago.
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