Stevel’s shine comes off

2011-11-19 17:07

“Reality sucks” is a phrase that hounded model Stevel Marc this week.

The Jamaican-born ramp model spent his week ducking and diving women’s spiteful comments after he stood up YFM DJ Hlelo Masina on a date on her reality show, Blame It On Fame.

Now the ladies’ man is in the dog house, with Masina even calling him “an ass” on the show. Female viewers took a jab at Marc via Twitter.

Bhoza Mphela wrote: “Hawu mara Stevel, to think he suggested the meeting. Nxa!” And Kgomotso Taukobong tweeted: “I bet he’s hiding in the corner, that Stevel Marc character, ain’t he?”

Since their reality show hit the small screen about three months ago, the Masina twins are the latest celebrity hot property.

In recent weeks they have been on magazine covers, scooped an SA Style Award and were voted the second most popular local celebs by coming fourth in the Heat Hot 100.

Marc’s not too happy with the shine coming off his image and being portrayed as an insensitive love rat on the show. So he did what any celeb in trouble does, and took to Twitter to defend himself.

“The show portrayed me in a light that everyone who knows me or even follow my tweets knows, that’s not what Stevel and I stand for. I gave the show and its representatives an opportunity to tell you guys what really happened and they chose not to,” he tweeted.

Speaking to City Press on Friday, an angry Marc said the producers did not call to confirm the date.

“I was just as shocked as everyone watching the show on Monday. I didn’t know about this date until that day,” he said. “For Hlelo to call me an ass and paint me in that light was not cool because I would never do that.”

But neither of the two are willing to back down. Masina said, “the show portrayed my reality and I am not going to change that”.

“Stevel only explained after the show – before that I had no idea what had happened. So what the viewers saw was what happened. In my reality I am pissed off that Stevel stood me up and he is an ass for that.”

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