Apart from the women on the show, there is another individual on The Real Housewives of Durban who we are sure viewers will swiftly grow to love. He made his grand entrance in episode 2, when he met Ayanda for lunch. We knew immediately that we were in the presence of greatness.
Who is Phupho?
Introducing Phupho Gumede K. The K stands for Kardashian, by the way.
Phupho is full of life and full of confidence, and he adds plenty of sparkle to Ayanda’s life. Oh, and of course, he is the reason that Ayanda and other local celebs look incredible day in and day out.
A self-proclaimed icon
Phupho is fully aware of how fabulous he is.
“I am a stylist to the stars but, most importantly, I am a full-time icon,” he says.
Looking at his recent Instagram post, it’s clear that he takes his role as a full-time icon seriously.
Phupho is also a young man of many achievements. In the second episode, Phupho shares that he had the opportunity to style 21 magazine covers before the age of 21. Impressive!
While many of us follow the conventional route to achieving our dreams – which often involves finishing school before finding a job – Phupho took the road less travelled and dropped out of medical school to pursue his career in fashion.
You know that Phupho is also a daredevil because, according to Ayanda, he dropped out without informing their mother. What a brave heart!
A true friend
Phupho is not only Ayanda’s younger sibling but he’s also a great friend and confidante. Their conversations always seem to be filled with laughter and just the right amount of gossip.