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Lerato Kganyago

Born: 22 July 1982 (37 years old)
Gender: Female

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Lerato Kganyago is a South African television presenter, model, businesswoman and socialite best known for hosting her own talk show on Soweto TV called The LKG Show; and for hosting the SABC1 lifestyle magazine show The Link.

She first entered the public eye in 2002 when she was crowned Miss Jam Alley 2002. She was also a finalist in the Miss City Press contests in 2003 and 2005 and was crowned Miss Soweto in 2005.

She started her schooling at Ipolokeng Primary school and later went to Boksburg High School were she matriculated. She then studied a Diploma in Travel and Tourism, and Public Relations with Damelin College.

Kganyago featured on the popular drive time show on Jozi Fm, with DJ Hluks, as an entertainment news updater. She also hosted a car show on the same slot, updating listeners about the latest cars and celebrities that drive them.

Kganyago had her first television appearance on the Phat Joe Show, as an actress in comedy skits. She then shot a number of TV adverts for major campaigns including Ukhozi FM, Botswana TV, Castle Lite and J&B.

After being a presenter for a number of years on the community TV station Soweto TV (2008-2012), she was thrust into the public eye in late 2012 when SABC1 dropped Bonang Matheba as host of The Link and hired Lerato to fill the vacancy.

In 2010 she had a small role in the e.tv drama series 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls. She has also had cameo roles on Live (she co-hosted the show with Crazy Lu), the mini-series After 9 on SABC1 and The Wild on M-Net.

In 2015 she joins SABC2 soapie Muvhango in the role of Mmasebotsana Primrose Mojalefa, a beauty and a businesswoman. She makes her debut on Thursday, 11 June 2015.

Lerato was also a partner in the FTV (Centurion) franchise and she owns Black Angel, an events management company. As an MC, Kganyago has secured ongoing deals with the Gauteng Department of Education, Revlon, Face of Jawad Products in Lesotho, Tropica, Always Ultra Campaigns and Silver Star Casino. She also hosts music festivals.

In a 2008 interview with City Press she admitted to suffering from the eating disorder anorexia in her early twenties. She is the niece of SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago.

In April 2016 she replaced Pearl Thusi as the co-host of SABC1 music show LIVE Amp.


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