Motsi Mabuse – Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Age, Family, Height, Weight

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Motsi Mabuse is a South African dancer, choreographer, and TV personality. She has appeared on “Let’s Dance“, the German version of “Strictly Come Dancing“, originally appearing as a professional dancer but later becoming a judge on the show. Since series 17 in 2019, she has been a judge on BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing“. She made her acting debut in 2016 when she performed in a play titled The Crucible at the Bad Hersfelder Festspiele, an annual German theatre festival. Later that year, she served as a judge on the reality TV show Curvy Supermodel. She also runs a dance academy in Eschborn, Germany, known as Motsi Mabuse – The Taunus Dance School. 

What makes Motsi Mabuse so famous?

  • Motsi Mabuse is a dancer, choreographer, and TV personality from South Africa.
  • She is famous for her appearance in “Let’s Dance”, the German version of “Strictly Come Dancing”.
  • She is renowned for being a judge on BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing” since series 17 in 2019. 

Where is Motsi Mabuse From?

Motsi Mabuse was born on 11 April 1981. She is from Mankwe, Bophutatswana, South Africa. Motshegetsi “Motsi” Mabuse is her real name. She holds South-African nationality and her ethnicity is South African-Black. She is the daughter of Peter Mabuse and Dudu Mabuse. She has a sister whose name goes by Oti Mabuse (Dancer, Choreographer, and TV Personality). Her family resettled in Pretoria when she was five years old. Her present age is 41 as of 2022. Aries is her zodiac sign and her religion is Christian. 

Regarding her education, she completed her primary and secondary education in Pretoria. She next attended the University of Pretoria where she studied law but left the University after two years.

'Strictly Come Dancing' Judge, Motsi Mabuse

Motsi Mabuse Career Timeline

Dancing Career

  • She followed her dancing passion after she left the University and in 1998 she was the runner-up in the national championships. 
  • She found her dance and romantic partner, Timo Kulczak at the British Open Championships in Blackpool in 1999. 
  • They competed in international dance competitions from their home in Germany. 
  • In 2013, she won the German Latin dance contest with the Ukrainian dancer Evgenij Voznyuk.

Media career

  • She became known in Germany in the year 2007 through the second season of the RTL dance show “Let’s Dance”, in which she danced with Guildo Horn. The couple was eliminated in the fifth show and finished in 6th place. 
  • In the year 2010, she danced in the third season of the show and reached fifth place. In the first episode, they had already been eliminated but returned after the voluntary retirement of Arthur Abraham. 
  • Since 2011, she has sat on the judging panel with Joachim Llambi and Jorge Gonzalez. 
  • She was among the ARD broadcasting team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and delivered background reports from South Africa. 
  • In the year 2011, she replaced Bruce Darnell on the jury of the fifth season of “Das Supertalent”. 
  • She was also a judge on the German version of “Stepping Out” in 2015.
  • In 2016 she made her debut as an actress at the 66th Bad Hersfelder Festspiele in “The Crucible”. 
  • She was also a jury member of the RTL II plus-size model casting show “Curvy Supermodel – Real. Nice. Curvy”. 
  • In 2018 she became the presenter of the new styling show, “Who Makes Me Beautiful on RTLplus”. 
  • Since series 17 in 2019, she has been a judge on BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing”.

Who is Motsi Mabuse married to?

Motsi Mabuse is a married woman to Evgenij Voznyuk. In 2015, it was confirmed she was in a romantic relationship with her dance partner, Evgenij Voznyuk. They began dating in 2015, after the dissolution of her first marriage with Timo. In 2013, Motsi won the German Latin Dance Contest with Ukrainian dancer Evgenij Voznyuk. They got married in 2017, in a ceremony in Mallorca, and have a daughter together (b. August 2018). Between her television commitments, Motsi and Evegnij run a dance school together in Germany, where Mabuse has been based for over 20 years. The duo is enjoying their present life without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Motsi Mabuse and her second husband, Evgenij Voznyuk

Previously, in the year 2003, Motsi was married to her dancing partner, Timo Kulczak. The pair divorced after 11 years of marriage in 2014.

How much is Motsi Mabuse’s Net Worth?

Motsi Mabuse is a dancer by profession whose net worth is estimated to have $12 million as of 2022. She is making an annual salary of around $1 Million from her professional career. Her main source of wealth comes from her dancing career. During her career, she has taken part in different dance reality TV shows. She is satisfied with her earnings and she is living a modest lifestyle at present. In 2021, Mabuse became an ambassador of Weight Watchers.

Motsi Mabuse Height and Weight

Motsi Mabuse stands at a height of 5 ft 3 in or 160 cm. Her body weight consists of 63 kg or 139 lbs. She has black hair color and her eye color is dark brown. She has a curvaceous figure with straight hair. She has tattoos on her right wrist and forearm. Mabuse revealed that she weight loss 14 kg.

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