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Nompumelelo ‘Mpumi’ Mophatlane Dishes On The Real Housewives Of Johannesburg And Teases What Viewers Can Expect In Season 2!

Nompumelelo ‘Mpumi’ Mophatlane is spilling all the tea about how she landed on The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and what fans can expect from the second season of the successful South African reality series.

So how did Mpumi, who is also known as Mrs. Mops, joined RHOJ?  "A friend of mine and I were at a fashion show, and we happened to meet the executive producer of Housewives," she told Channel 24.

Mpumi, who admits being a big fan of the series says her friend convinced her to approach the show's producer and tell her about her interest in taking part in the upcoming season, which she did.

"A few months down the line she [the producer] called me, and she was like, 'come and audition for the show, I want you'. And the rest, as they say, is history."

So how was the audition process? "The audition process is like no other," she explains, adding "this one was like, bring your biggest ballgown, bring your glam team. I had packed two suitcases full of clothes because you have to bring your A-game."

Mpumi admits that reality shows "are a little bit scripted", but that does not mean it's completely fabricated. "Of course, if the camera is there, you will naturally perform, but when the drama starts, you forget that there's a camera and the real you comes out."

She reveals what fans of the show should expect from her in Season 2 – she says you will see her being a mom, wife, actress and philanthropist, but you won't get a glimpse of her husband, he was "off-limits" during the filming process.

According to the Mrs. Mops, there are also some "cringe-worthy moments" where she loses her cool.

"Normally I'm not like that, I'm very chilled out, but in the show, I do get pushed, and you'll see that side of me which I don't like," she told Channel 24.

She added: "The ingredients for a great reality show, I would say, is you need a little bit of drama because without the drama it's boring, you need somebody who's neutral, you need a little bit of glam, and you need suspense."

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg airs Friday nights in South Africa at 7:00pm only on 1Magic!

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