Boity lays it all out

By Drum Digital
14 August 2014

She has been voted out on Strictly Come Dancing, but Boity Thulo is heading for greater heights.

Boity is on ETV’s reality check, is a brand ambassador for USN and she now she clinched a partnership deal with Jeep. It seems things are going well for Boity. She took time off her busy schedule to fill DRUM in on her success, her failed ‘rumoured’ relationships and staying fit.

1. Why do you always encourage people to work out, why is it so important to you, what do you want to achieve?

I think it’s about time young people, especially young black girls, are exposed to the importance and benefits of a healthy lifestyle and training (gym). It’s something that we rarely get exposed to and I'm hoping to be a helping hand in getting young people more aware of the importance of taking care of their bodies.

2. Do you like it when people refer to you as a booty girl since that shoot with Marie Claire?

Not at all.

3. You were on Strictly Come dancing and Rolling With...how was it like dancing with Ryan Hammond?

Rolling With came about long before the Strictly Come Dancing offer, and straight afterwards, Reality Check came about and from there, almost a week later, Strictly Come Dancing asked if I would like to be on the show. It was a crazy month of blessings, to be honest. Ryan is an amazing dancer and teacher but he is an even better human being. He was incredibly patient and warm. I couldn't have asked for a better partner. He has made the Strictly experience beautiful.

4. Do you feel like it's your time now with all the jobs you are getting and everyone wanting to work with you?

I wouldn't say "my time"; I just feel everyone has moments in their lives when they have their lows and highs... I'm grateful for every single opportunity that comes about, big and small. I never single out any Blessing. They are all meaningful and play a role in my journey. I must also stress that it all comes through hard work and dedication as well. I work hard at all times.

5. There have been rumours that you've dated Legend and Maps Maponyane, how do you feel about that? Have you dated any of these guys?

The rumours always make me laugh. These are very good, close friends of mine. I have not dated them. I love them and we are all very good friends.

6. Recent news reports had alleged that you and Greg Borowsky and that you were heart broken when he left the country, how are you handling that now?

Greg is one of my closest friends and with him going to New York was the greatest thing to happen to him. I am very proud of him.

7. If he's not, are you currently dating anyone? Who are you dating?

I am single.

8. How do you feel about the way the media have portrayed you? Do you feel your image has or would be damaged by the rumours of any kind?

No. I know who I am, I am true to myself and authenticity will always conquer.

9. Having been in the industry for some time, what is your greatest achievement so far?

I think making it into this industry has been my greatest achievement, closely followed by my first acting role on Rockville. The journey has been a phenomenal one filled with blessings and wisdom.

10. What do you want to achieve in the future?

I just want to become amazing at my craft. At this point, I literally want nothing more than an Oscar. :) A girl can dream, right? Hehe!

11. How do you handle fame? Any project in the pipeline for you

The popularity is part the job. This is my career, its work. I try my best to not let it get to my head and my heart. I am just as human as everyone, I have a career and that's about it. I will forever pray that God protects me from an ego driven attitude.

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