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Celebrities who look mixed race but are not

Pearl Thusi

Pearl is a South African media personality known for being the lead on the cancelled show, Queen Sono. Pearl is very light skin and is often mistaken for being mixed race. Pearl revealed that she is not mixed race, rather she has a recessive gene that makes her lighter than the test of her family.

Makgotso M

Makgotso is an actress known for her work on Isithunzi and Muvhango. Although Makgotso passes for mixed race due to her light skin, she is actually a Zulu and pedi black woman.

Cedric Fourie

Cedric plays Lehasa on Skeem Saam. Cedric is not biracial but is actually a black person who grew up in Soweto.

Amanda du Pont

Amanda is a South African actress known for her role of Lelo on Skeem Saam. She is Swati and is descended from royalty from her father's side. Both her parents are black.


https://www.timeslive.co.za/tshisa-live/tshisa-live/2017-07-25-stop-asking-me-why-i-am-so-light-says-pearl-thusi/

https://www.timeslive.co.za/tshisa-live/tshisa-live/2020-09-05-dj-lamiez-holworthy-opens-up-about-colourism/

https://www.timeslive.co.za/tshisa-live/tshisa-live/2017-10-05-skeem-saams-cedric-fourie-i-was-told-i-wasnt-black-enough/

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/lifestyle/celeb-news/mixed-race-actress-makgotso-m-isthunzi-roles-struggles/

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