Even though we barely watch them anymore, we have to thank TV search competitions for some of the famous faces we see on tv today.
Having the guts to go and possibly humiliate yourself in front of not only some of the toughest tv producers but also in front of the whole nation is something else.
Having someone give you the chance to realise your dream is an opportunity many dream of. All it takes is waking up early, filling in the application and joining the long audition line. Seems pretty easy, right?
The hard part comes when you realize the amount of talent you are up against as wella as the fact that your dream lies in the hands of millions of people that you don’t even know (if the competition requires votes from the public).
Relying on social media votes and weekly eliminations at the judges’ discretion is tough but for the ZAlebs on this list, ,it was all worth it.
Remember when you couldn’t wait to see the results of Idols to see if your fave made the cut? Remember when you first saw your fave before they became this big super star?
Winning or even appearing on that competition was a foot in the door for many.
With the talent and the right exposure, some of those faces are amongst our biggest ZAlebs today. If you really think about it, we made them.
Let’s take a look at some of the ZAlebs that popular competitions have blessed us with.
Nomuzi Moozlie Mabena - MTV Base VJ Search
After winning the MTV VJ search in 2011, Nomuzi Mabena now known as moozlie has gone on to be one of our favourite TV and red carpet presenters. Moozlie is even a rapper and a fashion killer.
Ntando Duma - Craz-E Competition
Ntando is now a model, presenter, actress and recently became a mom.
Mandla and Lexi - Big Brother Mzansi
They ended up landing their very own reality show and have since become one of the most famous couple to come out of Big Brother Mzansi.
Minnie Dlamini - Live Presenter Search
Remember when she won the live presenter search competition.Look at her now,all grown up,getting her paper and oh a newly wed.
Luthando "Loot Love" Sosha - Live Amp Presenter Search
After becoming the newest Live AMP presenter in 2012, Loot is now a household name and has managed to become a fixture in the South African entertainment industry.
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