Bonang Matheba’s cousin Pinky Girl revealed her goals late last year to one day become a star in her own right.Up until a couple of months back, hardly anybody knew who Pinky Girl was.
However, the shy girl from Pretoria stole the hearts of thousands when she showed up on her cousin’s reality show, Being Bonang. Pinky Girl now has her own groupies, and is prepared to be a star.
“I am not a celebrity, at least not yet but I am working on it,” she said.
She says she is in no hurry to become famous, yet we think we’ll be hearing a lot more about this rising star in future. Here are five things you have to know about Pinky Girl.
1. She’s smart
Pinky Girl could easily be mistaken for a fashion blogger, yet she has actually never worked in the fashion industry. She concentrated more on her brains than her beauty’ she studied Computer Sciences after high school and has worked in the IT industry for 6 years.
2. She grew up with Bonang
Pinky Girl is an only child, but describes her cousin Bonang as her sister. The pair were very close growing up.
“I found a sister in her, almost like a twin. So we grew up together, I was in Pretoria and she was in Joburg but her father would come get us for school holidays and we would go to Mafikeng (now Mahikeng) where he was based. Those were amazing times with great memories and that’s how we got close,” she told Tshisa Live in an interview.
3. She’s Bonang’s biggest fan
Pinky Girl has been living in her cousin’s shadow for a long time, however she is far jealous of her fame. Truth be told, Pinky Girl is one of Bonang’s biggest fans.
“Proud of my girl B”, she captioned a picture of Bonang’s Destiny magazine cover. Pinky also has no desire to steal Queen B’s shine.
Until Being Bonang hit our screens, hardly anybody knew the two were family. She has described herself as a shy person, yet Pinky is prepared to step into the spotlight, and we are pretty sure Bonang will be one of her biggest supporters.
4. She loves champagne, darling!
Like her famous cousin, Pinky Girl enjoys the finer things in life. She regularly wears desinger clothes, and has went with Queen B to Paris and other international destinations. Obviously, both the ladies love champagne! One of their famous phrases on Being Bonang was “champagne, darling”.
5. Her real name is Tebogo Mekgwe
We know her as Pinky Girl, however her family call her Tebogo. Pinky says that her granny is responsible for her quirky nickname.“The name came from my grandmother. Apparently when I was small I was so light that my grandmother would say: ‘okay this is our pinky girl!’ Then it stuck, everyone calls me Pinky Girl, even the smaller kids at home call me Pinky Girl now,” she told Tshia Live during an interview.