'I love my life' - Mzansi's Sexiest Woman of the Year
Kagiso Rakosa has come a long way since her days as one of the girls who were seen as extras on Generations without a solid storyline
Her character soon developed to be one of the leading faces in the soapie.
"Something told me to stick to it and it would soon pay off. At first it was scary and intimidating but I was determined to make it work."
Rakosa refers to herself as a challenge-driven person. "I take everything as it comes and I thrive on challenges."
"Constant practice in front of the mirror still helps me memorise my lines. People look at me as if I've lost my marbles but it's the only way I find comfortable."
When she is not on set she makes guest appearances at events and judging beauty pageants.
She is humbled by the nomination which came as a total shock. "I heard from our publicist Nyagunda that I was in the Top 24 and thought that is where it would end and, boy, was I surprised."
"I'm just humbled because I didn't expect it."
Like our sexiest male celeb Sello Mbuzana Nyathi, Rakosa hardly ever graces the tabloids with her presence.
She refers to herself as an introvert who likes spending time watching movies and clubs once a year.
"I'm very private and I love my life just the way it is."
"I'm grateful to my mom for the good genes and thank everybody for voting for me. It's humbling."