Lerato Moloi Biography: Age, Husband, Net Worth, Son, Parents, Family, Photos, Children

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Lerato Mpho Zah Moloi (born January 13, 1985) is a multi-talented fashion model, actress, television producer, and entrepreneur. 

Her contributions to the beauty world have been noteworthy, as she became the first person of African descent to represent the iconic cosmetics brand Elizabeth Arden

Lerato Moloi‘s innovative and creative spirit has propelled her toward success, and she continues to inspire many through her accomplishments.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Lerato Mpho Zah Moloi
Stage Name: Lerato Moloi
Born: 13 January 1985 (age 39 years old)
Place of Birth: Limpopo, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: University of Cape Town
Height: 1.75 m
Parents: Candy Moloi
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Collen Mashawana (m. ?–2016), Sibusiso Hlatshwayo (m. ?–2011)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Keoratile Moloi, Muhle Hlatshwayo
Occupation: Actress • Model
Net Worth: US$200,000

Early Life & Education

Born on January 13, 1985, in Limpopo, Lerato Moloi is a well-known South African media personality. Throughout childhood, she shared close bonds with her mother, Candy Moloi, although details about her siblings remain undisclosed. Her father is Mr. Moloi.

Lerato has risen to fame in the entertainment industry in South Africa and beyond, yet she maintains a private stance on her personal life and family background.

A highly accomplished individual, Lerato Moloi holds a degree in social sciences from the esteemed University of Cape Town. Her academic journey faced challenges in grade 11 but resiliently overcame setbacks. She pursued higher education with financial support, graduating with distinction in 2007. 


Lerato Moloi entered the modeling scene at 17, signing with a reputable agency in Johannesburg. Her career soared as she secured campaigns with prestigious brands like Elle, Chanel, and Dior. Despite early success, she faced discrimination from a New York-based agency, pressuring her to lose weight. Moloi courageously rejected unrealistic beauty standards, sparking a global conversation on the harmful impact of underweight models in the fashion industry.

In 2009, Moloi made history as the first black woman to represent Elizabeth Arden, featuring prominently in campaigns for their renowned Eight Hour Cream skincare line. Her work challenged misconceptions about the skincare needs of women of color.

Beyond modeling, Lerato Moloi carved a niche in acting, showcasing her versatility on various TV shows and films. Notably, she starred in the acclaimed South African soap opera Isidingo from 2006 to 2010, charming audiences with her acting prowess. Her roles in films like Catch a Fire and The Throne further solidify her reputation as a multi-talented entertainer.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @its_lerato_moloi and @leratommoloi
  • Twitter: @its_lera_moloi
  • Facebook: Lerato Moloi
  • YouTube: Lerato Moloi

Personal Life

At 39 years old, Lerato Moloi takes pride in being the mother of two wonderful children. Her journey into motherhood commenced with her first relationship, leading to the birth of her first child, Keoratile Moloi.

As time passed, Lerato found love once more. In 2010, while in a relationship with Sibusiso Hlatshwayo, she welcomed her second child, Muhle Hlatshwayo. Regrettably, Lerato and Sibusiso‘s relationship did not stand the test of time, and they parted ways just one year after the arrival of Muhle.

Lerato Moloi entered into marriage with Sibusiso Hlatshwayo, her high school sweetheart, but the union ended in divorce in 2011. She shares one child with him, Muhle Hlatshwayo, born in 2010, and her eldest child from a previous relationship is Keoratile Moloi. Additionally, Lerato was married to Collen Mashawana, a marriage that concluded in 2016.

Net Worth

Lerato Moloi, a multi-talented South African personality, is known for her successful career as a model, actress, and television personality. 

Her hard work and dedication have paid off, as Lerato Moloi has an estimated net worth of $1 million. With her impressive accomplishments and wealth, she inspires aspiring individuals in various fields who strive to achieve their goals and dreams.

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