An interview with one of the country’s most sought after celebrity photographers.

This young girl is 21 and has worked with virtually every celebrity you can think of. Young, ambitious and often criticized for the way she prides herself in being a curvy woman, she is definitely carving her own way to the top and redefining beauty with her camera. Known as ThickLeeyonce, she is our Woman Crush Wednesday!

You are known as ThickLeeyonce, what is your real name and where are you from?

My real name is Lesego Legobane, I’m originally from Potchefstroom.

Where did the name ThickLeeyonce come from, I assume it has something to do with Beyoncé?

I’m obsessed with Beyoncé! So in high school my friends mismatched my real name with Beyoncé’s and came up with Leeyonce & it kinda stuck with me. The ‘Thick’ part is to embrace my curvy body.

You have recently appeared on shows like YO TV and 3 Talk with Noleenwhere you spoke about societies expectations of beauty when it comes to women. What’s your definition of a beautiful woman?

A beautiful woman is one who is content with her flaws and accepts herself as she is, and doesn’t need anyone’s approval or validation about how she looks.

You receive quite a lot of support and love from people but you also get some harsh comments on social media. At such a young age (21) how do you deal with it?

It used to get to me, but now I don’t entertain it. Other people’s opinions about me have nothing to do with me, it is a reflection of who they are. Ignoring negativity makes my life so peaceful.

You are definitely one of the most sought after photographers in the entertainment industry, how did it all start?

I’ve always been in love with photography from a very young age, I started taking it seriously when I was in 10th grade. I realized that I had something different to offer so I then immersed myself into the photography field. I surrounded myself with photographers who had been in the industry longer than I did, and when I was 18 I got hired by Juicy Africa to become their head photographer.

I met many celebrities on set and they would always want to work with me in the future and also recommended me to their other celebrity friends and that’s how I ended up as a “celebrity” photographer.

You’ve shot so many celebrities, ranging from Amanda Du Pont, KhanyaMkangisa, Boity, Pearl Modiadie. Who has been your favourite and why?

They are all amazing people, but my favourite thus far has been Nandi Mngoma, she’s an absolute natural in front of the camera, her energy is fantastic, she has fun poses and is beyond kind-hearted.

Who would you marry, shag and flush down the drain between these three. Lunga Shabalala, Lehasa Moloi and Maps Maponyane?

Marry Lehasa, 3sum with both Maps & Lunga. No one’s getting flushed! They’re all sweet guys!

You recently shot the Sowetan Mzansi’s sexiest calendar. That was quite huge, what other projects can we look out for in the future?

More collaborations with local celebs & photography workshops hosted by me.

Do you have any words of advice for any up and coming photographers?

Don’t follow any trends, do you, come up with your own style, originality is key, be innovative, be different & refuse to let anyone exploit you for your work.

Credit Image: Instagram/Thickleeyonce


  1. Howdy! I simply would like to give an enormous thumbs up for the great data you’ve here on this post. I will probably be coming back to your blog for extra soon.

  2. amber adam eve

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated information, nevertheless definitely really worth taking a appear, whoa did one particular master about Mid East has got additional problerms as well […]

  3. mastubator

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated data, nevertheless actually really worth taking a search, whoa did a single learn about Mid East has got extra problerms as well […]

  4. glass dildo

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated information, nevertheless actually worth taking a look, whoa did one particular discover about Mid East has got a lot more problerms too […]

  5. hp drivers

    […]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not associated to ours, we really feel they are actually really worth a go through, so have a look[…]

  6. iphone screen repair

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated information, nonetheless definitely really worth taking a look, whoa did 1 find out about Mid East has got far more problerms at the same time […]

  7. sex toys for him

    […]we like to honor lots of other net web sites on the net, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Underneath are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

  8. I simply want to mention I’m new to blogging and site-building and really loved you’re blog. Most likely I’m planning to bookmark your website . You surely come with awesome posts. Thank you for sharing your web-site.

  9. MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick at or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888

  10. Faytech North America is a touch screen Manufacturer of both monitors and pcs. They specialize in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of Capacitive touch screen, Resistive touch screen, Industrial touch screen, IP65 touch screen, touchscreen monitors and integrated touchscreen PCs. Contact them at, 121 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013, +1 646 205 3214

  11. HeyHey thereHiHello, I think your blogwebsitesite might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blogblog sitewebsite in FirefoxSafariIeChromeOpera, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, greatawesomeamazingvery goodsuperbterrificwonderfulfantasticexcellent blog!

  12. Necessary to send you a little note to help Thanks much again on the magnificent views that you have discussed at this time. It really is incredibly generous easily give you what exactly most people would have made as an e-book to get some bucks for themselves, especially considering that you could possibly have attempted in the event where you want. Similarly, the guidelines served to become a fantastic way to know that most people have identical to mine the same desire to learn much when considering this matter. I believe that thousands more fun times in the future for the people who look at your blog.

  13. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

  14. Hi there would you brain allowing us realize which in turn service provider you’re dealing with? I’ve packed your website Interview: ThickLeeyonce – Hype Avenue within Several different web browsers and I must declare this blog tons faster next most. Can you recommend an excellent web hosting provider at the reasonable cost? Cheers, My partner and i be thankful!.ferari poker Online

  15. My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  16. Thank you, I have recently been looking for information about this topic for ages and yours is the best I have discovered so far. But, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

  17. whoah this blogweblog is greatwonderfulfantasticmagnificentexcellent i lovei really likei like readingstudying your articlesposts. StayKeep up the goodgreat work! You knowYou understandYou realizeYou recognizeYou already know, manya lot oflots of people areindividuals arepersons are huntingsearchinglooking aroundround for this infoinformation, you canyou could helpaid them greatly.

  18. I am now not positive the place you are getting your info, however great topic. I needs to spend a while studying more or working out more. Thanks for great info I was on the lookout for this information for my mission.

  19. Thanks for all your valuable work on this web site. My mum takes pleasure in participating in investigations and it is easy to understand why. My spouse and i know all concerning the compelling medium you produce advantageous guides by means of this website and in addition invigorate response from others on this situation then my princess is always becoming educated a whole lot. Have fun with the rest of the year. You’re carrying out a tremendous job.

  20. As opposed to looking around, I purchased this located on the reviews as well as could not be actually more pleased. That is perfectly helped make and also definitely carries out hold it’s condition.

  21. vibrator

    […]that could be the finish of this post. Here you will discover some sites that we consider you will enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[…]

  22. Wow, amazing weblog format! How lengthy have you ever been blogging for? you make running a blog glance easy. The entire glance of your website is wonderful, let alone the content!

  23. s128

    […]very handful of internet sites that come about to become in depth beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely really worth checking out[…]

  24. I¡¦m no longer positive where you are getting your info, however good topic. I must spend a while learning much more or understanding more. Thank you for magnificent information I was on the lookout for this info for my mission.

  25. “My brother suggested I may like this web site. He was once totally right. This put up actually made my day. You can not believe just how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!”

  26. I¡¦ve been exploring for a little for any high quality articles or weblog posts in this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this site. Studying this information So i am satisfied to exhibit that I’ve an incredibly good uncanny feeling I found out exactly what I needed. I so much certainly will make sure to do not disregard this web site and provides it a look regularly.

  27. I’m reallytruly enjoying the design and layout of your blogsitewebsite. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyablepleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designerdeveloper to create your theme? ExcellentGreatFantasticExceptionalOutstandingSuperb work!

  28. juicy chat

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine several unrelated data, nevertheless actually worth taking a search, whoa did one particular master about Mid East has got additional problerms too […]

  29. We areWe’re a groupa gagglea bunch of volunteers and startingopening a newa brand new scheme in our community. Your siteweb sitewebsite providedoffered us with helpfulusefulvaluable informationinfo to work on. You haveYou’ve performeddone an impressivea formidable taskprocessactivityjob and our wholeentire communitygroupneighborhood will beshall bemight bewill probably becan bewill likely be gratefulthankful to you.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here