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Ex-Kimberlite Thebe Magugu notches up coveted GQ cover

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Magugu, who is always behind the scenes, said it’s good to be on the cover and share his story for a change.

ThebeMagugu for GQ. Picture: Travys Owen.

This December, award-winning designer Thebe Magugu graces the cover of GQ magazine.

Photographed by Travys Owen, Magugu was styled by Jason Alexander Basson and groomed by Lyn Kennedy for all three covers.

Magugu, who is always behind the scenes, said it’s good to be on the cover and share his story for a change.

“I am so honoured to be on the cover of @gqsouthafrica’s December issue. As someone who is quite private, its always about the brand (@thebemagugu) and not necessarily the individual (@thebetsilem). But I wanted to share my story with those who might not know it and are struggling with some of the issues I have grappled with and have learned from, both the immaculate highs and the couch-hopping trenches. Thank you, GQ for telling my story.”

Magugu’s GQ cover not only makes the first digital issue of the gloss but it is the first cover to be produced by the magazine’s newly appointed editor-in-chief, Molife Kumona.

Kumona took to social media to share how honoured he was to be working with Magugu.

He said: “For the December 2020/ January 2021 issue of @gqsouthafrica, we had the honour of shooting and chatting to award-winning fashion designer @thebemagugu on his collaboration with the culture experts at @castlelitesa for the CLD x Extracurricular collection. @thebemagugu also opens up about going global, the imposter syndrome, validation and more.”