#WCW: Karrueche Tran 👯

Today my #WCW goes to my second best bae, Karrueche Tran.  

If you know me personally, you are probably thinking “Aren’t you a Rihanna fan? One cannot love the enemy too”, but listen Linda, nobody can deny how beautiful this lady is and one just simply has to give credit where it’s due. 

  
  
    Born on  17 May 1988, Karrueche was raised in Los Angeles, California. Many might not know this but her mother is Vietnamese and her father is Jamaican. This explains her beauty, right?

  
Her full name is Karrueche Tientrese Tran. She’s an American actress and model. 

   
 Karrueche Tran is well-known for dating former boyfriend, Chris brown. But did you know that Karrueche’s career began in the fashion industry as a personal shopper? She then moved on to work in retail and then the stylist lifestyle caught her eye and she worked as a freelance stylist in Hollywood. In an interview, Karrueche says this is how she met Brown.

   
  Lately, Karrueche has been making name for herself with her acting. She has starred in the movie 3-Headed Shark Attack alongside actor, Danny Trejo. She also scored the lead role in a web series called Vanity. 

   

 Karrueche also has her Youtube channel where she does make-up tutorials. And I am sure we all would defs want her beauty tricks and secrets! Yessss Gurl! 

   
   
Karrueche has been put in the spotlight a lot due to all the drama with Chris, Rihanna and Drake, but listen that don’t stop lil’ mama from getting money honey! Karrueche also has her own makeup collection called KAE POP! 

   

I’ve grown to adore this beautiful being after seeing her on the interview she had with Iyanla when the whole ‘Chris brown is a dad’ drama brokeout. It showed us a softer, real side to her.

  

She’s geniune.

  
  
She laughs. A lot.

  
She’s about her own business.

  
And maybe letting go of Chris was the best thing she could have done in order to focus on herself.

  
Whatever it is, I am kinda, a little bit obsessed with Karrueche Tran.

   

    
 And that’s why she is not just my #WCW but she is in fact my #WCE ❤️🔥

  

#WCW: Bianca le Grange

So Monday I started off the new segment on my blog with my #MCM and today is the day dedicated to all the women. Yes! It’s #WCW
Today my first ever blog #WCW goes to a lady whom I have adored since I’ve seen her perform for the first time on television. She took part in the very first season of popular singing competition, Idols. Allow me to introduce my #WCW for this week, Bianca le Grange! 

  

Currently living in Cape Town, this beautiful being was born in Kimberly, but grew up in Johannesburg. Bianca completed her schooling at the National School of Arts, where she studied both Classical and Contemporary music. 

  

Since Idols this singer/ actress has 4 albums behind her name. She has also appeared on shows such as Noot vir Noot, Kyk Net, Pasella, Pitstop and Lirieke Raai. She was also a celebrity coach on seasons one and three of Supersterre. She was nominated for a Fleur Du Cap Award for best actress in a musical and won a Naledi Award for best perfomance in a musical. 

  

Her career in the music industry has allowed her to share the stage with amazing international singers such as Beyoncé, Usher and Alicia Keys. 

  
Although we know Bianca as a singer and an actress, there are some things that we do not know about her. Like the fact that she is involved in charity work, that works with disadvantaged children and children with special causes. She has also worked with the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa). Her passion for charity work grew from her own struggles and sickness while she was growing up. 

  
Whether you have seen her live or on your tv, we have all witnessed her many different looks. Whether it is her short hair, her long hair, her blonde hair or her red hair,she OWNS whatever look she has at that moment. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that she can pull off ANY look. 

  
One thing we can also say is that Bianca has an infectious smile with a loud personality. Her presence in general, whether its live or on your tv, is amazing and one can say that her personality screams “down-to-earth”. Whoever gets or got to meet her is so lucky.  

  
Fun fact: Bianca says her idol is Alicia Keys because she also sings and she can play the piano and she knows how diffucult doing them simultaneously can be. 

#MCM: Irshaad Ally

So today is the start of my official #MCM segment. Hip hip hooray! Let’s get started, shall we?
I decided that my very first #MCM should go to someone right here from Cape Town because local is mos lekker!

My Man Crush Monday is………….. Mr Irshaad Ally!   

Now most of you might know him from Pasella and also from the movies Stukkend and the popular, Four Corners. 

  He appeared in television shows such as: Homeland, ekasi: Our stories and Strike back. He also landed the lead role in a South African movie called Suidooster.

  

Now some might not know this but entertainment wasn’t always Irshaad’s passion. 

  He was in actual fact a Graphic designer. He started off at an Ad Agency as a runner and worked his way up to the graphic designer position. Only after being a contestant on Survivor South Africa: Malaysia, in 2007 his entertainment career began.  

  

He was also nominated for a Golden Horn Award for Best Achievement by a Supporting Actor in a Feature Film in 2015 for his role as Gasant in Four Corners. Let’s take a minute to talk about his role as Gasant. Am I the only one who was totally obsessed with the character he played in this? Talk about acting! I’ve always seen Irshaad on Pasella but this role made me take a second look.

  
  
  

 Although we are man-crushing hard on this beautiful Monday morning, Irshaad is a married guy. Sorry ladies 😱

A fun fact about Irshaad. He mentioned in an interview with who’swho southern Africa, that his first job was cleaning the yard (this is a common chore for a young boy), but did you know that he was a “sliding-door-operator” also commonly known here in the coloured community as a gaatjie? 

  

 Started from the bottom now he’s here!

You’re welcome 😊