From gym bunny to reality tv star: Just how does Sbahle do it?
Sbahle Mpisane made the move from fitness bunny to screen queen recently as a contestant on reality show Tropika Island of Treasure‚ a move she said was as easy as changing exercise routines.
The star first shot onto Mzansi’s radar with her romance to Itumeleng Khune but soon everyone and their dog was watching her fitness videos and trying out her tips- even if it left many of us with stiff joints and sore muscles.
Sbahle dished the deets to TshisaLIVE and said one of her secret motivations was knowing the world was watching.
“People want to see me and my progress‚ so they follow me. It motivates me to keep working harder and trying new things to stay in shape. I can’t let them down and I can’t let myself down.”
She said her fitness helped her during challenges on the reality show but strangely didn’t settle her anxiety over being bitten by a shark while swimming.
“It was an amazing experience to be part of the show. I got to be meet new people and had great experiences. It was difficult at times‚ like when I had to swim. It is very different to swim to get in shape and swim because you are under pressure. There were sharks‚ you know. It was mentally draining‚ but I got through it“
Her star has been on the rise since and even though she admits she is a little more famous now‚ she’s not about to leave fitness to become a reality star full-time.
“I am not at the stage where I see myself as a celeb‚ but I guess people see me as that because they can relate to me. I can relate to anyone who has self-love and likes fitness. I am that person who is known for their fitness and that‚ I guess‚ has made me popular.”