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KOKOnista Of The Day: Blue Mbombo Is The ‘Blue Duchess’ Of South African Entertainment Industry

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Blue Mbombo is a South African model, reality television star and creative star.


Blue Mbombo is a South African actress and also known as Blue Duchess, and her official middle name is Thandi. This gorgeous star was born in 1990. She has a twin sister named Brown Mbombo. 
Blue Mbombo parents named her Azul while her twin sister’s name is Acastanho. Azul is the Portuguese name meaning blue while Acastanho means brown.
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Her father passed away a few years ago, and the model admitted that the loss was very hard on her. When the twins discovered that their peers were having a hard time pronouncing their names, they decided to use the names Blue and Brown instead.


At a young age, Blue discovered her interest in the entertainment industry. In 2004, she featured in a magazine as the brand ambassador. Her father encouraged both she and her twin sister to learn English if they wanted to be successful in the industry. 
For a long time, peers laughed at the model because of her accent, but she did not allow the mockery to extinguish her dreams.

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Blue started her career in the entertainment industry as a model. She participated in the modelling show, Diamond in The Rough. Initially, she did not think she would become a sensation in the local South African entertainment scene. The creators and management of Diamond in The Rough awarded her a scholarship. 
Following the scholarship award, she relocated to Johannesburg to join Rosebank College where she studied public relations. Soon, she was sought by G3 models. After graduating from college, she auditioned for Big Brother Mzansi and became one of the housemates in 2015. It was at Big Brother Mzansi that she gained the attention of the public and the media. She emerged 1st runner up in the show. She is now a household name in the South African entertainment industry.


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