Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni

Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni. Image via Instagram @liesllaurie

Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni opens up after breaking down

Miss SA 2015 Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni shared a raw image of herself after a crying session and explained what brought about those emotions.

Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni

Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni. Image via Instagram @liesllaurie

Former Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni took to her Instagram this week to share a rare makeup-free image of herself. The image also revealed her puffy red eyes as she had been crying.


The former Jacaranda FM presenter shared that although she is often seen looking her best, she sometimes takes selfies of her bare face and in an emotional state and that’s okay.

“I always take selfies when I look my best but sometimes I look like this and that’s okay. It’s also very normal to me.

“I woke up before 6 this morning feeling extremely overwhelmed by everything. I don’t know if it’s the last quarter of the year push or just general anxiety to ‘kill it’ at everything,” she began.

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Liesl said that she was triggered by the Barbie movie as the film highlighted the societal standards that women are expected to confirm to.

Quoting Gloria’s (America Ferrera) monologue in the movie, she wrote: “We have to always be extraordinary, but somehow we’re always doing it wrong. You have to be thin, but not too thin. And you can never say you want to be thin. You have to say you want to be healthy, but also you have to be thin.”

The mmonologue also highlights the pressures of motherhood, sisterhood and answering for “men’s bad behavior.”

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Liesl said that she relates with many different parts of the monologue.

“I’ve come to accept that some days will really just give you a moerse punch in the gut. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I show up 100% for work, gym, family time etc so today I’m showing up 100% to my crying session. Tomorrow? We shall see what tomorrow brings. We trust God for the joy he brings in the morning.”

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Concluding her note, Liesel shared that although she has gloomy days, it helps that she has a supportive husband, Dr Musa Mthombeni, before sharing the message he sent to her.

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In his text message, Dr Musa comforted her and reassured her that it was okay to feel nervous or anxious sometimes.

“I’m really sorry all the things that have to do with winning this week are causing you so much anxiety and stress. I wish I could fix it somehow. All I want you to know is that your feelings are valid. Your emotions are valid. You are valid. Feel your feelings but remember that you’ve been through this befor and you will win win win at the end of this too.

I love you. I can’t wait to see you tomorrow. You’re a superstar and superstars get nervous and anxious too.

The couple, who wed in 2021, are the deemed the epitome of couple goals.

One of Mzansi’s favourite couple Dr Musa and Liesl Laurie Mthombeni. Image via Instagram @liesllaurie