Most people when they finally make it big forget where they come from or seem ashamed to share their backgrounds because of whatever stereotypes there are. These celebs however are not only successful in their own right, they own who they are from where it all began. Check out these 5 SA celebs who are proud of their rural background.

1. Bokang Montjane
Bokang Montjane went from rural girl to Miss SA and often use her background to inspire other young girls like her.
2. Unathi Msengana
Unathi Msengana even calls herself the village girl who found gold.
3. Rapper Emtee
Emtee often gushes how as a rural boy he made it as a hip hop star
4. Zahara
This country girl was dubbed a diamond in the rough when she first came into the music industry.
5. Brenda Ngxoli
Brenda is so proud and unashamed of her background she went back to live there after a successful career in the big city.
Source: okmzansi