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The Twinz: spilt personalities

Written by Tashi from the blog Interviews on 28 Sep 2011
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What's it like to be each of the Twinz?  I caught up with Hlelo and Ntando Masina for us to zoom in on each of them as individuals.

I chatted to them seperately so that they didn't know what the other had to say and asked them the exact same questions. As you'll see, I snooped out answers to things we've been wondering about Blame It on Fame and what it's like for guys to be part of their tight twosome:

Hlelo Large

Tashi: Do you and Ntando have twintuition?
Hlelo: Yes! I think we do - I think we connect on that level. I'll give you an example ... if we're not get together, it happens rarely but if she's not feeling fine about something - I don't know what radar I have in me but I pick up the phone and call her to see if she's okay.

I think she thinks she can get away with hiding things from me, or not telling me, but I know it. I don't have to be with her to know it either.

Hlelo Collage

Tashi: What's the best way to tell you apart?
Hlelo: What we've done with the show is we've tried to make ourselves look as different as possible. We do different make-up, we have different hair - Ntando has shorter hair, I have longer hair and we did that consciously so that people would get it from the word "go".

We are very, very different. I'm the bigger twin - I'm a minute older so everything of mine is bigger, except for my lips *laughs*. I weigh like a kilogram and half more than my sister - we have the same body shape but I look bigger, I have bigger thighs, bigger head. *laughs*.

Hlelo and Ntando Twinz 1

Tashi: What list would you say you guys are on? A, B,C or D?
Hlelo: I'm an A-lister! *laughs* This is the thing though, we don't flaunt what we have - you know other celeberities like bragging. We go to parties with other celebrities who are A-listers.

Tashi: Who else do you think are A-listers?
Hlelo: Oh wow ... Ryk Neethling, I think he's an A-lister - I'm giving you names of people who were at the party we were at last night. So Ryk, Kuli Roberts, someone like Shashi Naidoo - people like that. People are who are very recognised and good at what they do.

Tashi: What are you blaming on fame?
Hlelo: *laughs* It works for a lot things, for example my sister and I get invited to lots of events, we do lots of MC'ing work, we have the campaign for girls that we do - we have busy, hectic lives with our radio show as well so sometimes I can't be with our family as much as we want to, like at family gatherings in Mpumalanga because of that so I blame that on fame, that I can't do the things I used to do - I blame that on fame.

You go somewhere, you go to a mall for a five minute trip and it takes an hour because people want to talk to us, they want to take pictures with us - I blame that on fame. I blame the tattoo we got in the first episode on fame. Ja, that's what I told my mom *laughs*.

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Tashi: How do guys handle being in a relationship with you? Will they always be an outsider when it comes to the relationship between you?
Hlelo: We always say that a guy that dates one of us is technically dating the other one of us because we're that close. Generally if I don't like a guy that my sister's dating, it never really lasts because I have that sixth sense.

I can sense stuff is gonna go down before it even goes down so the guy that's with one of us needs to understand that we are that close. If you're gonna impress my sister, you sure as hell are gonna have to frikking impress my ass as well.

You better go the extra mile - if you're gonna buy her a bouquet of flowers you better believe I want one as well. He has to wow us both. If I don't like you, whoa, it's gonna be a tough one.

Tashi: What's the closest you've ever come to being married?
Hlelo: Oh my word *laughs*. Very. There was a guy I was with for almost five years and I really thought I wanted to marry him and I didn't.

Tashi: Do we know him? Is he famous?
Hlelo: Yes!

Hlelo was engaged to Bozza from Skwatta Kamp.

Tashi: Why didn't it work?
Hlelo: Well this is the thing though, I was very young when I met him, I was like 18, I was 19 actually. I was still in 'varsity and I was young and he was already famous so to speak, in inverted commas - I hate using these words like "famous" and "celebrity".

He knew I was interested in getting into the business and when I did and he saw I was making a big success of myself, it just didn't sit comfortably with him.

That's the best way to put it because looking back, he was happy for me when I wasn't famous but when I was it wasn't the same because now people are stopping me for autographs and photos and not him, they'd literally ignore him. It was like "Whoa!". This is why I don't want to date a famous person - I just want to date someone not famous.

Tashi: Is there anyone that you know who hasn't wanted to be filmed for the show?
Hlelo: When I told my family about the show, it's not like they said: "No," they were like: "How much of our lives do they want to see?" We were like: "It's just the way you interact with us." They were like: "Gosh, don't show too much of the children type stuff," 'cos you don't want the kids in the business.

It's hard, you need to develop a thick skin 'cos not everyone's gonna like you. If someone disses me now I can handle it but if someone disses my 10-year-old niece how is she gonna handle that? You know stuff like that - even we were worried about that kind of thing so my family was very open to it, it was just the level of: "How deep are you going to go?"

We have like a seven man crew following us around so it is very intimidating - some people do get shy when the camera's there but I always say: "It's not an interview, it's just who you really are. Act like there's no-one here - I know it's hard to do it but really act like there's no-one here."

I thought my mother was going to be the hardest person to deal with the camera because she's very, very shy but she was fine. She was like - she shouted at us on camera - there was even more stuff but we could only slot in a little bit for TV. She was genuinely mad at us and she wasn't gonna change that because the cameras were there.

Tashi: What you say about your niece - I imagine that's why the younger Kardashian sisters only came into the series later, once they'd grown up a bit.
Hlelo: Ja, we'd see them but not very much, now we see them more, obviously because they're more adult. I honestly don't think it's something you should be exposed to at a young age.

Hlelo and Ntando Twinz

Ntando solo Large

Tashi: Do you and Hlelo have twintuition?
Ntando: Of course. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Like maybe if she's not feeling well I'll call - I won't know that she's not feeling well but I'll call to ask if everything's okay, then she'll be like: "No, how did you know?" I always seem to call her at the right time or she seems to call me at the right time.

Tashi: Is it like that with anyone else or is it just the two of you?
Ntando: Just the two of us.

Ntando Collage

Tashi: What's the most different thing about you?
Ntando: Our personality. Very different. I can tell you that my friends know who's who from the get-go. Just personality-wise - it's not to say that either one of us is boring or adventurous at any given time but there are days when Hlelo's really bubbly and I'm feeling a bit down or I'm the bubbly one and she's feeling a bit down but we definitely have different personalities.

I'm probably a bit more fashion forward than Hlelo, in terms of fashion and stuff like that. I'm a little bit more adventurous than Hlelo at times but she does have that side.

Tashi: What list would you say you're on? A,B,C or D?
Ntando: A. That's like such an obvious one. Definitely A.

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Tashi: What are you blaming on fame?
Ntando: I'm blaming the fact that dating is difficult - I blame that on fame. Keeping a stable relationship's difficult - I blame that on fame.

Not being able to do normal things like shopping or going to the park - simple things like - they're not so simple for me anymore. Going to the carwash - things that I used to do so easily before have now become weird to do because everybody recognises me - they want to talk, they want an autograph, they want pictures so it's pretty difficult.

Tashi: Are guys always an outsider when it comes to the relationship between you?
Ntando: No, not really - he'll be an outsider yes, if he doesn't get along with one of us. If I'm in a relationship with someone and he doesn't get along with Hlelo, then he'll have a hard time.

It's pretty difficult sifting out who's being real and who's not so we kind of guide each other along the lines of who to date and who not to date - it's intuition really.

Tashi: What's the closest you've come to being married?
Ntando: That's just "wow,". It's a difficult one to answer.

Tashi: What's the most serious relationship you've been in?
Ntando: The one that I'm currently in now. It's a long distance relationship so you can just imagine.

Tashi: We don't see him on the show?
Ntando: No because I'm not at the stage where I'm ready for that - I wanna see where it goes. I want a serious relationship, I don't want one time things.

Tashi: Where is he?
Ntando: He's in his hometown doing what he does - I don't want to talk much about him though.

Tashi: Is he in South Africa or do you mean long distance as in overseas?
Ntando: He's in South Africa.

Tashi: So depending on where that goes will decide whether or not we see him?
Ntando: Ja.

Tashi: No pressure for him then.
Ntando: Ja no pressure, he's not a famous person so it's tricky.

Tashi: Is there anyone that you know who hasn't wanted to be filmed for the show?
Ntando: Ja, there are - not that they don't want to be seen with us but rather they're uncomfortable with the camera around. Just like an aqcuantance - someone we work with. People we work with - especially when they're working in the office side of things - don't really want to be seen in front of the camera. They want to be behind-the-scenes where they usually are everyday.


43 Comments

Darkangel2003
29 Sep 2011 00:30

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VusiK
29 Sep 2011 01:01

Nice one Tashi ...

VusiK
29 Sep 2011 01:02

Guy ... I'm thinking of writing ... Please GB me with suggestions for topics

Pidoss
29 Sep 2011 04:59

A nice interview!their show is as nice!I louve them twinz!

calamity
29 Sep 2011 07:50

So Hlelo shares quite a bit, Ntando is a bit secretive it seems.

Minah
29 Sep 2011 07:58

Mafahla hape? Aowa TVSA you are becoming like Drum Magazine

zam.ngcobo
29 Sep 2011 08:48

Great interview Tashi .......am falling in love with these twins I guess I gotta BLAME IT ON their reality show :-)
Before the show they were very irrelevant

maddie
29 Sep 2011 09:02

I like Ntando with her inflated lips

Moola
29 Sep 2011 09:47

After this I can tell them apart  with the lips lol....

zam.ngcobo
29 Sep 2011 10:10

@Cheesa its easy to tell them apart .............Ntando is prettier than Hlelo , Ntando also has big lips . Thats how I tell them apart .

VusiK
29 Sep 2011 10:34

They are nowhere as pretty as you Zam :) !!!

Timone
29 Sep 2011 10:49

I must start watching this show.....

mbulela
29 Sep 2011 12:18

what exact talent do these girls bring to the table?
i still can't tell them apart maybe the hairstyles are such a distraction to me.
The show is fun and i wish them all the best.

VusiK
29 Sep 2011 12:24

They're Disc jockeys Mbulela ... only exception is they're twins working at the same station ... nothing special beyond that !!!

zam.ngcobo
29 Sep 2011 12:29

Kodwa Vusi :-) im flirted thanks .

VusiK
29 Sep 2011 12:43

Uke wazibona esibukweni Zam ... smh ...

Favoured
29 Sep 2011 13:33

theirs smiles are diferent as well

Vesa
29 Sep 2011 14:00

Nna I tell them apart by their lips shem.

zam.ngcobo
29 Sep 2011 14:17

Uke wazibona esibukweni Zam ... smh ...  
:-) Vusi.......

VusiK
29 Sep 2011 14:41

You better go the extra mile - if you're gonna buy her a bouquet of flowers you better believe I want one as well. He has to wow us both ................................. When it comes to shagging moes bjanong the guy must shag them both, lol .................................................................................................................................. Come try that with me twinnie woman !!!

Moola
29 Sep 2011 14:56

Ha ha ha wat are you going to do to them twins Vusik lol...

VusiK
29 Sep 2011 15:02

I'm very good news to people who are of the opinion that they are entitled to anything simply because they exist .... :) ... I would so Hurricane their twin lives !!! ... I never pretend ... Wow both of them ... I'd leave them Wowed ... but not this set of twins ... they just don't inspire mischief in me ....

VusiK
29 Sep 2011 15:04

NOW !!! If the woman model thing on Sunday's paper cover page dressed all in beads is a twin ... I'm on the next plane wherever they is !!!

zam.ngcobo
29 Sep 2011 15:14

But honestly why would they expect that of  man ........buying flowers for both of them is plain crazy !

VusiK
29 Sep 2011 15:16

Exactly ... I'd make sure she earns the privilege of me buying her flowers ALSO !!! I'm a bastard when it comes to dealing with entitlement !

maddie
29 Sep 2011 15:48

if they want a guy 2 buy them both flowers the he shld shag them both

Favoured
29 Sep 2011 15:53

lol Vusi

zam.ngcobo
29 Sep 2011 15:54

if they want a guy 2 buy them both flowers the he shld shag them both
I second you Maddie !

Cnglemother
29 Sep 2011 17:00

i dont get them period!their hairdresser needs to be poisoned with aliphirimi.how can shim make them look like that?

Cnglemother
29 Sep 2011 17:02

they put me off weaves completely!

mbulela
29 Sep 2011 17:57

@cinglemother, i thought i was alone.
I can't tell them apart because i can't see beyond the weaves.
I have a thing against weaves butthis one is criminal.
There should be a law in parliment making it an offence punishable by capital punishment.

The girls need to eat too. too skinny.

The General
29 Sep 2011 21:23

Nice interview, I still believe they are not hot, they are just ok. Hlelo is a little better-looking than Ntando

VusiK
29 Sep 2011 21:54

ROFL @Cinglemother ... their hairdresser needs to be poisoned with aliphirimi ...... I find nothing appealing about these young women !!! They'd need a serious sweetener to any deal of shagging for me to be remotely interested .... Nah ... there is no sweetener attractive enough for me!!! PASS!!!

Ingenuity
30 Sep 2011 07:53

I love them, their show is quite good.

Cnglemother
30 Sep 2011 08:05

my flatmate and I cringe everytime they pop on our screens.their ridiculous fringes have deprived me of giving them a chance to know what they all about and how good they can be.im not the one to ridicule people based on their looks but they need to tone it down.

khaye
30 Sep 2011 09:03

Thanx ppl for welcoming me with warm hands

I'm the bigger twin- i'm a minute older so everything of mine is bigger except  for my lips

does this mean her As...... also bigger than that for Ntando- *just asking*

 

 

VusiK
30 Sep 2011 09:21

Hayi Cheesa ... saying someone is more good looking / better looking suggests there is beauty to base things on .... Basadi-ba dekiKobo ... bagezile, kodwa ababahle !!!

Msoe
30 Sep 2011 11:34

The twins are just girls next door. I like Hlelo more then Ntando simply because of her personality. She is so fun like one of my gilrfriends. Ntando is more reserved and shy and only shows her 'funn (inest) when its suits her like when they met the editor of Playboy. She also looks as if she's the cheecky one so no thank you. One woman is a headache, how much more when u date two and they are twins! God have mercy on the man dating either!

VusiK
30 Sep 2011 13:15

Hau Maki ... Ke-eng Bjanong?

Msoe
30 Sep 2011 16:44

Hahahaha, Im a woman but I will NEVER date a woman! wuuuuuh shame i-drama!

zam.ngcobo
30 Sep 2011 18:09

Yazi guys I really think uNtando is better looking than Hlelo ,but ke .........asiboni ngokufana . I also like Hlelo's personality !

Phori
26 Nov 2011 18:47

Phori
26 Nov 2011 19:00

Ppl like acting dumb or plain stupid. When the twins say u got to buy em both flowers she didn't mean literally. She meant if she aint happy with u there's no way u r going far with her sista. That rule applies to all the sistas. If I am not happy with my sista's boyfiend, the show better stop before it begins. Big up to the twins, they r doing something gr8 with their lives. At least they not shaggin a brotha for the moola, they doin it for emselvs, m proud of em big time.

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