Babalwa Mneno is a stunning damsel from South Africa. She works as a model, event manager, and television personality. She also owns a popular South African hair salon.
She rose to prominence as the first runner-up in the Miss South Africa Beauty Pageant in 1996.
Babalwa Mneno Mandel (born November 12, 1977), also known as Barbz, was a former Big Brother Africa housemate.
During the seventh season of the show, she represented her country. On the thirteenth day of the reality show, she was evicted.
Let’s take a peek into the life of this determined young lady.
|Full Name:||Babalwa Mneno Mandel|
|Stage Name:||Babalwa Mneno (Barbz)|
|Born:||12 November 1977 (age 44 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Husband • Spouse:||Mandel|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Model • TV Personality|
Her Early Life
Babalwa Mneno Mandel, aka Barbz, was born on November 12, 1977. Her parents instilled good morals in her, and she grew up to be a very disciplined woman.
Her mother was the most influential person in her life, she said, because she was always teaching her good manners and behaviors. She also stated that as she grew up, she witnessed her father and mother struggle to provide for her basic needs such as clothing, feeding, and education.
Babalwa Mneno was born and raised in King Williams Town, South Africa’s Eastern Cape. She spent the majority of her childhood in her hometown of King Williams.
Babalwa Mneno stated that she received her primary education in her hometown of King William, but the identity of the school is still unknown. Similarly, there are no reliable details about her high school and university education.
Her Personal Life
Babalwa Mneno is happily married to a man only known as Mandel; no other information is available about her husband.
She is the type who prefers to keep her personal life and love life out of the spotlight. She is the mother of two lovely children, the identities of whom are unknown. Her baby daddy is possibly related to her husband.
She enjoys samp and beans, including oxtail, according to Babalwa Mneno.
“Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich” and “The Secret” are two of Babalwa Mneno’s favorite books.
She also admitted that she is a huge fan of the Big Brother reality show. She enjoys watching news channels such as CNN and Al Jazeerah in her spare time. She also stated that her favorite places outside of her home country are Miami and Lagos.
She went on to say that she admires the following qualities in others: respect, openness, friendship, and “people with backbone,” while she despises lies, false accusations, bad-mouthing, laziness, and spitefulness. She lives in a comfortable house in South Africa.
Babalwa Mneno entered the 7th season of Big Brother Africa because she enjoys competing in physical and mental challenges and wanted to raise awareness about xenophobia against other Africans in her country. Nonetheless, she was booted off the show on the thirteenth day.
Babalwa Mneno has also walked the runways of SA Fashion Week, CPT Fashion Week, and dozens of other fashion shows around the world. She has modeled all over the world, from Nigeria to London to Moscow and Mexico. She was also the former CEO of Sundowns Chikitas.
Babalwa Mneno was one of eight contestants who competed in the SABC2 reality show Strictly Come Dancing in 2006.
She also made her television debut in the docu-reality series Reality Check, which aired on e.tv. in 2013
Babalwa Mneno Net Worth
Babalwa Mneno’s net worth is estimated to be between $300,000 and $500,000. Her primary source of income is derived primarily from her work on television.