‘Big Brother Africa’ host: Where is Noni Gasa now?

'Big Brother Africa' host: Where is Noni Gasa now?

Noni Gasa is a name that is synonymous with South African fashion flair, she has not only rocked the style scene but has also become a mentor for aspiring fashionistas. Let’s dive into the fabulous world of Noni Gasa, where fashion meets heart and find out what she’s been up to.

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NONI GASA: THE EARLY YEARS

Born in 1982 in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, this Durban native was destined for stardom. Her early life had its share of twists and turns, including her father’s tragic demise in 2013, which made headlines reports Briefly. But Noni, fueled by ambition, carved her own path.

Education played a big role in her journey. Noni Gasa earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Johannesburg and then jet-setted off to Italy for a Master’s in Luxury Business.

Her fashion odyssey continued in Shanghai, where she bagged an MBA in Luxury Brand Management from the prestigious IFA Paris. Talk about an academic fashionista!

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BIG BROTHER AFRICA

Noni Gasa’s career kicked off with a bang when she became a TV presenter at the tender age of 20 in 2003. She graced screens in shows like M-Net Movies and Big Brother Africa, becoming a household name. But that was just the beginning.

She dabbled in writing, becoming a features editor at Media 24 and later an Associate Editor at GLAMOUR. Magazines loved her! Destiny, Joburg Style, French Magazine—you name it, she conquered it.

Noni Gasa’s career evolution led her to a Public Relations Manager position at Woolworths in 2015, and she even became a consultant to top ad agencies and a global fashion retailer. A true businesswoman!

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FASHION MOGUL

Noni Gasa founded FashionFwd, her very own fashion agency, with big clients like Unilever and Ogilvy. Plus, she owns part of the Design Academy of Fashion (DAF), mentoring the next wave of designers.

Remember Project Runway, South Africa? Noni was a resident judge in 2018, mentoring young designers to stardom. Awards?

She’s got those too—Best Dressed TV Presenter, Face of South Africa, and Most Stylish TV Personality, to name a few.

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CULTIVATING YOUNG TALENT

Noni Gasa isn’t just about glamour. She’s on a mission to boost South Africa’s fashion scene. In 2020, she joined forces with DAF to offer a bursary, covering tuition and living expenses, to an aspiring fashion student.

Generous sponsorships from Elna, Rain, and Woolworths made it happen, changing one student’s life forever.

Noni Gasa continues to be a dynamic force in the fashion world. While she keeps her personal life private, her professional endeavours shine brightly.

She remains committed to nurturing young talent through her involvement with the Design Academy of Fashion (DAF) and her bursary initiative, ensuring that South Africa’s fashion industry continues to thrive and evolve.

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Source: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/lifestyle/celeb-news/breaking-big-brother-africa-host-noni-gasa-where-is-she-now-18-september-2023/

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