Lerato Kganyago is a model, an actress, an influencer, a businesswoman, a Dj, a television and radio presenter.

She sat down with MacG to talk about her beef with Cassper Nyovest, relationship with Katlego Mashego as well as her reign as Miss Soweto.

Key Points 

  1. Lerato has been so vocal about her wanting to be a mother, she has been experiencing miscarriages. Her fans call her the mother of nation as a comforting way to say she is a mother even though she hasn’t given birth biologically.
  2. Lerato’s career leap frogged after she won Miss Soweto.
  3. She said that she studied travel and tourism before she ventured into television.
  4. She entered Miss Soweto to prove a point to her family and folks that she is no longer a tomboy but a pretty lady.
  5. Drum Magazine wrote a story that for the first time Miss Soweto was dark in complexion because growing up, Lerato was dark and she also thought that she will never win since the previous Miss Sowetos were light in complexion.
  6. Lerato says winning Miss Soweto boosted her confidence and it opened many doors and opportunities for her.
  7. Lerato says Soweto TV got interested in her after she won the title and she was there as a presenter for four to five years.
  8. She stopped working in the aviation industry to focus on tv.
  9. Lerato said that she left her job in the aviation where she was paid R12 000 to work at Soweto TV for free before she started getting M.C gigs.
  10. Her first car was a Mini Cooper and after missing payments for about four months her car was to be repossessed.
  11. She went for Live Amp auditions and lost on that. She also went on more than 50 auditions which all failed until she got her first major gig on SABC 1.
  12. Lerato says she worked really hard to be successful in the entertainment industry.
  13. She said people must stop judging women who are successful as many are accused of using s_ex to succeed.
  14. She added that she is not doing a reality television show of her own because she is private with her life.
  15. Lerato revealed that she dated a footballer many years ago. His name is Katlego Mashego and she was engaged to him.
  16. They dated for four years. She is the one who broke up with Katlego because of his cheating scandals which were even reported all over papers.
  17. She said she stayed because she loved him and when they broke up, Katlego was ready to marry her.
  18. Lerato also said she still loves him but as a friend.
  19. She admitted to cheating before but she is not proud of it as there is no excuse for cheating.
  20. Lerato revealed that she tried having kids but she failed. She had two miscarriages but she will keep trying.
  21. She is freezing her eggs so that she would try IVF or surrogacy in the future. Lerato said she is open to adopting even though she would be happy to carry her child.
  22. She denied dating Naked DJ even though he is a type of a guy she would like to date.
  23. Lerato Kganyago has worked with Dineo Ranaka and Somizi Mhlongo very well. With Bonang Matheba they only worked for 2 hours only.
  24. Her favourite co-hosts are Dineo Ranaka and Somizi Mhlongo.
  25. Lerato says she is a loyal friend and a loyal partner in all her relationships.
  26. She said she loved AKA and DJ Zinhle’s relationship.
  27. Lerato has clashed with Cassper Nyovest and their beef according to her is now deep.
  28. She said Cassper belittled her and it’s a culture for men to bully women in the entertainment industry.