“I had no plans after leaving OPW." Thembisa Mdoda

Images: Jurie Potgieter
Images: Jurie Potgieter

For True Love's April cover star, Thembisa Mdoda, the minute this adage clicked, she bid farewell to the popular Mzansi Magic show Our Perfect Wedding (OPW), and almost immediately, was flooded with even more blessings.

In the April issue, Thembisa opens up about letting go. 

“I had no plans after leaving OPW. I had faith that, because I have a Dramatic Arts degree from Wits, surely I was going to act somewhere. During the wedding show, I switched managers and got signed under Owen S Management. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. They became my plan going forward,” she says, laughing.

“I told Owen S that I wanted to act, and they took care of it. The beautiful thing is once I jumped that ship, everyone approached me, saying they’d been waiting for me all along. It was understandable because I was only available two to three times a week while shooting OPW because it took up most of my time. It’s always good to leave a place on good terms; I’d  done what I came to do as a person, artist and presenter. When I started on the show I hoped I would take it higher than it was. I really hoped I would turn it around and make it something people were excited to watch and where there was no laughing at people and make weddings a spectacular event. I did say that once I ticked all those boxes that I’d set up for myself, when I started the show, then I’d be done.”

Get to learn more about Thembisa Mdoda on our April issue, in stores NOW. 

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