"I'm very happy in my relationship. It's not someone in the entertainment industry. He's from Swaziland. If we decide to settle down I want a wedding that is nothing like this because there is way too much drama.
"I'd rather not have a wedding than have Linda's wedding day. For me, getting married goes beyond the white dress."
The Queen is Khumalo's break-out acting gig. She has been taking acting lessons to better her craft. As a model, the Sandton stunner has scored an ambassadorship with skin care brand Pond's. Her 21-year-old younger sister Kutloano Khumalo is also a successful model.
"This is the career path that I've chosen. There is a film I'll be doing next year," she adds.
Khumalo recently closed her popular beauty salon Republic Nails in Hatfield, Pretoria, to focus all her energy on an acting career.
"My focus was changing and I felt like the business had served its time. I just wanted a change. It's very easy for anyone to say I'm an entrepreneur, but business is really hard," she confesses.
At age 18 in 2011, the It-Girl got her first taste of stardom after she was crowned Miss Teen SA - the last one to reign under the title. She obtained a BA in Corporate Communication at Varsity College in 2015. She is busy with her MBA at Regenesys Business School.
"Miss Teen was a very interesting life. I only entered to get the bursary," she points out.
"Education is something that nobody will ever take away from you. After your looks have faded as a model, a powerful and educated mind will stay with you.
"The biggest misconception about me is that I'm just pretty. I'm more than just a pretty face.
"I will always be Miss SA Teen, that's certainly not going to change.
"But I'm happy that at this stage in my life people are also recognising me as an actress compared to being a former beauty queen."