Refilwe Modiselle gets real in a new digi-series

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The digi-series will be broadcast online from Wednesday, 22 September 2021.
The digi-series will be broadcast online from Wednesday, 22 September 2021.

The media personality's fans are used to seeing her glammed up. But now they'll get to see her personal side – "a side they never anticipated", Refilwe Modiselle tells Drum.

The entertainer, who is SA's first professional fashion model with albinism, is part of Metropolitan’s first digi-series My people, My everything campaign.

The campaign will showcase how important it is to understand the value people have on our growth as individuals – and vice versa, according to their website.

On the series, the model will reflect on her journey and acknowledge the people who have been her everything on her journey.

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"The campaign is centred around celebrating the fact that there are certain people around us who are instrumental in building the people that we become," she tells Drum. “This is a glimpse of my little world outside of family, a glimpse of my little world of the people that have contributed in my life in such a big way that I pay homage to.

"People think I gravitate towards my family but in the show, viewers will see people I am close to outside of my family. These people included are my best friend from childhood, manager, our helper who has been in their family for 19 years and is like my second mom," she shares.

“Its going to shed a light that many people thought they put me in, they get to experience me very differently."

Refilwe is pursuing acting and busy with campaigns and collaborations.

Covid-19 taught entertainers plenty of lessons, but for the star, these are lessons she has always known.

“I have always done things differently. During Covid-19, some people learned to value family; that is something I have always appreciated. Some tried to have different streams of income, and that’s also something I have always done – I have always found different streams of income. Covid-19 has not taught me anything I didn’t know but it put a stamp on everything I knew," she says.

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With the year almost over, Refliwe says she is focusing on her other campaigns and acting.

“I am not a firm believer in speaking about plans - allow everybody to see things as they come to fruition,” says Refliwe.

“I am not a firm believer in speaking about plans - allow everybody to see things as they come to fruition,” says Refliwe.


The digi-series airs on 22 September. 

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