Bootcamp Mzansi Top 3: Hlengiwe Nkosi

30 March 2015
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The friendly, Mpumalanga-based bombshell is what many considered “lazy” when she first came into the Bootcamp Mzansi house.

Fond of lipstick, weaves and mirrors, Hlengiwe struggled to keep up with her peers and seemed obsessed with her looks, much to host trainer Nonhle Ndala’s chagrin. For over three weeks, Nonhle had to constantly remind Hlengiwe that she was not in a beauty pageant, but was on a weight loss show, instead.

Luckily, Hlengiwe quickly remembered where she was and pulled up her socks and then some. Ditching the aesthetics obsession, Hlengiwe pushed herself to the limit and displayed unwavering courage and determination on the field.

Despite the fact that she was pitted against much faster runners like Tsepo and Bonginkosi, Hlengiwe made her presence felt during the challenges that required speed. She even faced and subsequently conquered her fear of heights during the Heights Challenge. Of course there were moments where things became a little too much to handle. Who can forget that teary meltdown at the pavilion?

These tears

As the competition progressed, Hlengiwe upped her game and we slowly saw the fat melt off, right before our eyes. After sweating through thirteen weeks of Bootcamp Mzansi, Hlengiwe finds herself in the ‘Top 3’ alongside Bonginkosi and Tshepiso. Will she be the lucky recipient of the R200 000 grand prize? Share your thoughts.