It's really true what they say about the biggest smiles carrying the heaviest burdens. Former e.tv Scandal! actress Masasa Mpangeni, popular for playing Thembeka, recently took to social media to open up about going through orthodontic treatment and losing a lot of weight. She wrote, "At the time I was in the middle of my orthodontic treatment. I was so self-conscious, having lost a lot of weight & really wanting so desperately to hide from the world and people."
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She said that her braces were what was hiding her pain from the world. "My braces were my shield or invisible cloak that hid me and at the same time made me stick out like a sore thumb!" She explains.
"This time taught me about the duality & paradoxes of life. The uncertainty principle leads to all sorts of paradoxes, like the particles being in two places at once, hiding & at the same time being highly visible or losing & at the same time gaining so much, living while in that very moment you age & decay."
The biggest lesson the actress has learnt from this is that no matter what you are going through in life - there's always light at the end of the tunnel. "Anyway this morning I was reminded that even when you’re losing you’re winning. All requires presence."
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Masasa is a renowned actress who gained popularity for playing the infamous Thembeka on Scandal! Her incredible performances have won her multiple awards, including a SAFTA Golden Globe for Best Television actress in a TV Soap. A few months back her character was killed off for good on the drama.
Main Picture Credit: Masasa Mbangeni Instagram
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