Host of Selemathunzi, Cave Man and She’s The One, Lunga has a lot on his plate. But, despite his packed work schedule, this he took time to tell BONA online about his gigs, fitness and more.
We usually get see your fitness moments on Instagram. How do you do you fit in gym time in your busy schedule?
The important thing, apart from exercising, is having an eating plan; not a diet – that will only be for a short period of time. An eating plan should become part of your lifestyle. I carefully choose what and what not to eat. I don’t limit myself when it comes to fitness challenges; I like to see just how far my body can go.
What exercises would you best recommend for the best results?
I think cardio works best; everyone needs to do it to maintain a healthy heart and improving breathing. Pick a level at which you would like to start, and have fun while doing your exercises!
You participated in the Two Oceans Marathon this past weekend. How was that?
This was my first time participating; maybe I’ll do it again! I was approached by Adidas to take part, and I couldn’t say no because I craved the challenge and was looking forward to training hard.
As host of the Man Cave on SABC 3, what would you say makes up your own man cave?
My television – I spend a lot of my free time watching mainly soccer matches. What completes my cave is the sound of American football, especially when Indianapolis Colts American – my favourite team – is winning. And of course, my cave would be nothing without my PlayStation and the couch.
Tell us what excites you the most as host of She’s The One.
It’s a first for South African TV. It’s always exciting to be part of a production of this quality; hopefully it will change the entertainment landscape. We work long hours and everyone plays their part because they understand the magnitude of what we are trying to accomplish. There is nothing more exciting than the energy of everyone working in unison towards a common goal.
Having met the women, can you already spot someone who’s standing out from the crowd? Why is that?
There are a few front runners, but every day I spot different ‘gems’ in each of the women who continue to surprise and wow me.
What part of the show are you most looking forward to?
Each time I’m on set, there’s always something to look forward to. From the way the ladies stick together to complete challenges, to the backstory about how they got here and how they fight to stay in the competition.
You were not too shy about your relationship with model and television presenter Keitumetse Naomi Noinyane. Are the two of you still together?
No we are not together, I am now single….and not looking!
A few years back, it would have been easier to explain this. I think it has to be someone I am compatible with. But to be very honest, I’m not quite sure anymore (laughs).
What is the best advice you have ever received regarding love and relationships?
The best advice has to have come from my late grandfather. We spent a lot of our time together talking about love. He once told me that when I choose the woman I want to marry, I must make sure she is at least five years younger than me because women age gracefully and faster than men do. He also told me never to date another man’s second hand, because chances are she will leave you the same way she left him. He was old school and believed that a good woman is one who has rough knees; this is how you would tell she cleans. And he advised me to marry someone who loves to cook.
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