People go through a lot of things to get to where they are. Some find it easy, while others find it rough, but as they say, it doesn't matter how, as long as you have the desired outcome. Pulselive.co.ke sought to find out some of your favorite celebrities who started off as models, as they transitioned to their current jobs.
List of celebrities who began their careers as models
Here is the list;
Tanasha Oketch Donna is a singer and a Radio host who is currently dating WCB Boss, Diamond Platnumz and they have a son together.
She grew up in Kenya until she was 11 when she left for Europe, Belgium to study Tourism. She also participated in beauty pageants such as Miss Africa Belgium among other fashion and modelling opportunities.
Tanzanian actress, singer and designer, Hamisa Mobetto, came into the spotlight when she featured in Diamond’s song ‘Salome’, but her fame exploded after she revealed that her son had been fathered by Diamond.
In 2010, she won miss XXL by Clouds Radio Media when she was still young. She went on to be part of miss Indian Ocean in 2011 and finished as second runners up.
Hamisa Mobetto emerged top 10 in Miss University Africa contest in 2012.
Award winning Tanzanian actress, Wema Sepetu waltzed into the limelight when she won Miss Tanzania contest in 2006.
She went on to build a career as an actress in Tanzania's Bongo Movie as well as an entrepreneur.
Wahu is a singer and songwriter who started her career as a fashion model.
This was when she was a student at the University of Nairobi pursuing a degree in Mathematics.,
The beauty landed modeling gigs which helped her finance campus education.
Jamal started his career as a model and went on to build a career in media as a presenter after he won season 2 of the Presenter competition alongside Michelle Ngele.
He has since taken up the TV career and still maintains his stylish looks.
Former Mali actor, Daniel Peter Weke started his career as a model before joining NTV show 'Mali' as an actor.
The Film star, went on to host a music show at Ebru TV before he quit and later on joined Switch TV.
After some time Weke also parted ways with Switch TVx.
Cula Budi Robert Is an actor, a fitness model and a Tv Host whose big break came when he won Mr world Kenya 2018.
The melanin king has taught people how to love and appreciate their black skin.
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