You will never guess who’s the most popular celeb in all of Mzansi this year

Boity Thulo is not only the first black woman to be voted SA’s most loved celeb, but she’s also the first black person ever to take the honours. This year the top 3 of the heat Hot 100 were all South African!

Former Idols contestant Elvis Blue came in at number 2, while actress and TV presenter Minnie Dlamini took third position.

Looks like 2013 certainly is the year of the SA celeb.

The highest ranking international celebrity is Lady Gaga in 4th place.

Editor of heat magazine, Andre Neveling, comments: “Boity’s bubbly personality is infectious, so it’s no wonder her rise to fame has been so fast. In a short space of time, she’s managed to gather a massive fan base who came out to support her in the heat Hot 100 this year.”

Well, with more than 160 000 Facebook fans and 180 000 Twitter followers, we can understand why Boity jumped straight to the top of this year’s list after not even being featured on the list in 2012.

So what does Boity think of all of this? After hearing the news from her manager, Lorinda Voges (owner of 4Elements), she still couldn’t believe the news. “I kept saying to her – are you sure? Once I realised it was true, I was overwhelmed with intense emotions of excitement. I couldn’t believe it! This is huge!

“To be voted as the winner of heat Hot 100 is something I’m so proud to add to my resume. I only asked my Facebook and Twitter followers to please vote for me once, as I didn’t want to be a pest about it. Clearly I have the most incredible fans as they certainly rose to the party! I don’t have enough words to express my gratitude,” she says.

For full details on this year’s heat Hot 100 (Refreshed by KFC Sparkling Krushers), get the latest issue of heat magazine – on sale now. Also visit

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