Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
14 Sep 2021
8:35 am

Thuso Mbedu to model in Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie show

Kaunda Selisho

South Africans were ecstatic to find out that Rihanna picked Thuso Mbedu as one of the models for her upcoming Savage x Fenty lingerie show.

Thuso Mbedu will appear on stage alongside Rupaul’s Drag Race alumni Symone and GottMik as well as former Victoria’s Secret models Behati Prinsloo, Joan Smalls, and Irina Shayk for the 2021 Savage x Fenty show | Picture: Instagram

Actress Thuso Mbedu has long cemented her place as a global star – and America knows it.

That’s why they cannot get enough of the South African-born actress. The latest people to jump on the Thus Mbedu fan bandwagon are the people over at Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie brand.

The recently established intimate wear line usurped the long-held Victoria’s Secret throne almost overnight, and has hosted an annual fashion show in its place ever since the legacy brand was cancelled for not being diverse enough.

Savage x Fenty built itself on the back of what Victoria’s Secret simply failed to do; include everybody.

And now, people look forward to finding out just who will be featuring in the Savage x Fenty fashion show, either as a model or a performer.

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Savage x Fenty founder Rihanna shared this year’s promo video to her social media, and fans spotted one name they will be looking forward to seeing when this year’s show finally airs on 24 September; Thuso Mbedu. 

Savage x Fenty Vol. 3 line up
Thuso Mbedu will appear on stage alongside Rupaul’s Drag Race alumni Symone and GottMik as well as former Victoria’s Secret models Behati Prinsloo, Joan Smalls, and Irina Shayk for the 2021 Savage x Fenty show | Picture: Instagram

The Underground Railroad actress will appear on stage alongside Rupaul’s Drag Race alumni Symone and GottMik, as well as former Victoria’s Secret models Behati Prinsloo, Joan Smalls and Irina Shayk, to name a few. 

Vanessa Hudgens, Erykah Badu, Gigi Hadid and Troye Sivan are also booked for the upcoming instalment of the show.

Nas, Bia, Jazmine Sullivan, Normani and Ricky Martin are just some of the acts set to perform at the show.

‘Volume 3’ of the show was it is popularly known is slated exclusively for Amazon’s Prime streaming service, so the average South African may not be able to watch it at this point.

The most we can hope for is a screenshot or social media snippet of the moment Thuso Mbedu hits the stage in something undoubtedly sexy. 

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