Mzamo Gcabashe is a South African fashion entrepreneur best known for being a contestant on the third season of the Mzansi Magic reality competition television series Big Brother Mzansi, in 2014.
Big Brother Bio
Having lived in Joburg for over a year, Durban-born Mzamo (27), who considers himself a small fashion entrepreneur, says he's proud of finding his niche in JHB. "Even though it's a far cry from what I really want, it's a good start. I have a lot of things I'm proud of but I'm too far from my end goal to celebrate."
Describing himself as ambitious, a realist, strategic, optimistic and industrious, he says he's always happy though laziness and simple mindedness do upset him.
Whilst he never relaxes ("I'm too far from where I want to be, to relax"), he enjoys TV and his favourite series is Gossip Girl. "I really believe I should have been born in a filthy wealthy family LOL. I love the drama and the manipulations."
Singer Madonna is his role model but he also likes Beyoncé, Rihanna and Christina Aguilera. His favourite songs are Mariah's Make It Happen and Rihanna's Mother Mary.
His best books are 48 Laws of Power, The Da Vinci Code plus the Harry Potter series and his top movies include Pretty Woman, The Social Network and Avatar. He'd love to visit New York, "the land of opportunity."
With sky watching and reading as hobbies, the one-time Idols entrant says his bad habit is that he's opinionated. Fluent in Zulu and English, his hidden talents are that he can cook and sing.
In terms of his work he says, "I'm actually more a fan of individual expression through clothes, not fashion in general. But I really despise the hand-me-down vintage look."
Asked if he's passionate about a social cause he says, "I want to one day, after I've gotten to where I want to be, give back by teaching people the honest truth as to how to rise to the top. That's to say I'd have made it so I'd know."
With two brothers and two sisters, Mzamo believes his family and friends would find it fitting he's on the show. "They feel I might as well make the money from my crazy ways."
He says Big Brother "is honestly the ONLY show that I believe works for all my talents. It's the biggest opportunity ever for my ambitions." If he wins the money he'd launch his music career, grow his fashion business and "build brand Mzamie".
He's expecting to "absolutely dominate the show. In every way possible. I'm expecting different personalities. A lot of drama, some if not most of it with myself at the heart of it or gossiping about it".