She becomes the first African ambassador, joining international celebs such Halle Berry, Eva Mendez, Olivia Wilde and Emma Stone.
There was glitz and glam at the celebration dinner at the Turbine Hall, in Newtown, in downtown Jozi, as celebs, dressed to the nines, posed for pictures on the red carpet in true Hollywood style.
Working their all-black numbers were Shashi Naidoo and Boity Thulo, who showed off some cleavage.
With the growing numbers at the venue, some guests had to sit on couches when all the seats were taken.
MC Anele Mdoda owned the night with a white power suit.
We almost mistook her for the face of the make-up brand because the Yfm DJ-cum-comedian has lost tons of weight. She says she has Bikram yoga and hours of spinning to thank for her new look.
Her white linen suit was as crisp as a summer day – not a dimple (oops! crease) – in sight.
An entertaining presentation of Revlon’s history by the team with a Whitney Houston classic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, displayed the brand in its splendour – all 80 years of it.
And it was Queen B’s moment in a red evening dress, with a heartfelt speech, and DJ Zinhle’s Your Majesty, The Queen, playing in the background – yawn.
Speaking to Shwashwi, Bonang said: “It means everything to me. I waited four years for the right endorsement. I was offered many other deals but when Revlon approached me I jumped at the opportunity because I believe in what they stand for as I’m passionate about women’s rights .”
Bonang admitted that she knew about the new venture for several months but kept mum about it.
“I hope that for the next couple of years I’ll make you proud”.
She got all teary-eyed as she thanked her 700000 twitter followers.
Recently appointed Iman Cosmestics ambassador Khanya Mankangisa was overheard ranting about a journalist’s tweet on her getting her make-up done by Revlon.
“If I’m getting my f**** nails done, what’s wrong with that. But I came here with my make-up done already”. Eish.
Bonang’s make-up artist for the past two years, Vuyo Varoy, gushed at the unveiling: “I’m like champagne in a champagne glass, bubbling with excitement, making history.”
And what is a queen without her king?
Euphonik was due to hit the decks later that evening. But he said the equipment available didn’t support his playing methods because he uses memory sticks to DJ.
DJ Voodoo is the hot new thang. Even Euphonik seemed to enjoy his old-school beats.
I asked Euphonik what he thought about his girl’s achievements, but all I got was a cheeky: “Why don’t you ask her, man?”.
Euphonik bro, have you ever heard of the word “tailoring”? There’s nothing worse than an ill-fitting suit.