Five minutes with Pearl Thusi

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03 June 2014

We caught up with TV presenter and actress Pearl Thusi, one of the Sexiest Woman nominees in this year’s YOU Spectacular. Here’s what she has to say about being a yummy mummy.

We caught up with TV presenter and actress Pearl Thusi, one of the Sexiest Woman nominees in this year’s YOU Spectacular. Here’s what she has to say about being a yummy mummy.

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What do you think makes a woman sexy?

I find people don’t call me sexy because I’m a mom. So they show me respect. It’s great that people think I’m sexy. I’m the only mother in the YOU Spectacular Sexiest Woman category – I’m representing the yummy mummies!

Pearl thinks her eyes or her hair are her best feature. PHOTO: Provided Pearl thinks her eyes or her hair are her best feature. PHOTO: Provided

You have a great body. How often do you work out?

It depends on how much work I have but I try to go to the gym two to three times a week.

What’s your biggest turn-off in a man?

A guy who’s not genuine turns me off.  It’s also a turn-off when a guy tries too hard.

Did you have any insecurities when you were growing up? 

Yes, I was insecure about the way I looked altogether, not just about parts of my body. I didn’t fit in with my community because of the way I looked. I was often teased and was called names because I looked different. My skin was lighter than the other kids.

Is there anything about your body you’d change if you could?

I’m not a fan of my toes. I always thought my feet looked disproportionate to the rest of my body.

At what point did you finally feel comfortable in your own skin?

After I had a child I accepted that my body didn’t look the way it used to look. I’ve also realised there are bigger problems out there so you shouldn’t focus on your flaws too much.

What do you think is your best feature?

It’s either my hair or my eyes, I’m not sure. My hair is a reflection of my personality; it always fights back whenever I try to style it. My hair lives its own life! But if I had to choose I would say my eyes are my best feature because the eyes are the windows to the soul.

Do you ever feel uncomfortable doing nude photo shoots?

It depends on the environment. I’m comfortable if I’m shooting in a professional environment and if the shoot is done tastefully.  I did my first nude photo shoot when I was pregnant.  I’ve done about three nude shoots so far. I’m very comfortable in my skin and I’m used to being in front of the camera.

What item of clothing in your wardrobe picks you up when you’re feeling down?

I have a polo neck jersey my mom bought me before she passed away.

What’s on your bedside table at this very moment?

On one side there’s Buddha incense and a photo of my mom and I, and on the other side is my iPod and lots of books.

Who’s sexier – Lunga Shabalala or Maps Maponyane?

Lunga has a beautiful smile and Maps is taller and with me being a tall girl, I would end up with a tall guy like Maps. If Lunga was taller then I probably wouldn’t be able to choose!

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