Lorna Maseko is a ballerina, TV personality, producer, chef, author, MC, and an exceptional culinary princess who has accumulated a net worth of $1 million since she came on the entertainment scene.
She came from humble beginnings to become one of the famous celebrities in South Africa and from what is perceivable, she is gunning for the top. Maseko has diversified her income streams to include onscreen and behind the cameras endeavors which we have explored in this piece.
How Old is Lorna Maseko?
Lorna Maseko was born on July 3rd, 1983, pegging the popular chef’s age at 40. According to the records, Lorna’s place of birth is Alexandra Township in Joburg where she also spent her growing up years. The celeb chef is obviously Black by ethnicity and South African by nationality.
Lorna has never deemed it necessary to reveal her parent’s identities in the public arena but going by some tidbits from her, the superb cooking skills she entertains viewers with were all thanks to her mother who ensured Lorna always joins her in the kitchen. Her dad has never been mentioned and it is not known if she has siblings or not.
Being born in Alexander, Lorna achieved her basic education in the region; she completed both primary and secondary schools there, but nothing has been said about her going to the university. For her foundational skills as a ballerina, the South African lady enrolled in local dance classes in Alexander Town.
Lorna Has A Multi-faceted Career
Lorna Maseko is one woman with a multi-faceted career – she is an international celebrity chef, an award-winning cookbook author, a media personality, a ballerina, and a television host. Indeed, Lorna has mastered a multitude of trades.
Her greatest career achievement so far is emerging as South Africa’s first black ballerina who successfully played a significant role in the country’s theatres.
Her Career as a Ballerina
As SA’s first black ballerina, she commenced her dancing career, working with the Ballet Theatre Afrikan, though the exact time she worked there was not specified. Maseko later moved to the South African Ballet Theatre Company where she gained national recognition.
She achieved this feat at a very young age, marking the beginning of greater things to come. Though she has long left the dancing industry, South Africans still remember the ballerina for her exceptional prowess on the dance floor.
Lorna Maseko is a Presenter and Producer
As a presenter cum producer, Lorna Maseko worked on Afro Showbiz News, a popular entertainment program in SA. Lorna’s expertise in anchoring has seen her address crowds such as the Global Citizen Dinner SDG2. In 2018, the TV presenter and host was part of DStv’s Delicious Fest hosting VIP Lounge.
The television personality has recorded quite a handful of guest appearances, including shows like Afternoon Express, I Love SA, So You Think You Can Dance, and more.
Earlier in 2007, South African Broadcasting Corporation employed Maseko as a presenter in the television industry. She later started working as a producer for SABC Africa on Afro Showbiz News.
It was while working as a presenter that Lorna joined the Top Billing Presenter Search, and after making it to the show’s top ten, the then 27-year-old TV host was contracted to film the 2010 World Cup, thanks to her performance. Needless to say, she executed the contract perfectly, earning her another deal on Top Billing which saw the host become one of the lifestyle television show’s presenters.
Top Chef South Africa is an SA cooking competition series where Lorna Maseko functioned as a host. Following this, the South African lady then went on to launch The Hostess with Lorna Maseko – her personal cooking and lifestyle reality TV show. What’s more, True Love Magazine chose her as its November Woman In Action for 2007.
She created a food blog that is quite popular named Cooking With Lorna and Friends; this is majorly a cooking event series.
Your show is so perfect!!
— King Pat👑 (@PatrickSizane) April 20, 2022
Below is a comprehensive list of all the shows Lorna has appeared in;
- Celebrity MasterChef South Africa
- Top Billing presenter
- Afro Showbiz News
- I Love SA
- Afternoon Express
- So you Think You Can Dance
She is an Author
The SA celeb chef has also demonstrated her writing skills as an author. Her sole writing credit is a book known as Celebrate with Lorna Maseko – a widely read publication across the country’s locality and in the diaspora. She made good money from her publication.
Lorna Cooks For a Living
Cooking has always been part of Lorna Maseko as she started learning how to cook in her mother’s kitchen. The celeb chef turned her skills in the kitchen into a successful career which has birthed a good number of cooking shows, including a blog site dedicated to cooking events.
A Shrewd Entrepreneur
In addition to being an embodiment of exceptional skills, Lorna Maseko has converted some of her prowess into money-making ventures. The talented ballerina became an entrepreneur when she started empowering South African youths through her culinary arts by launching the cooking and reality series – The Hostess with Lorna Maseko.
Lorna is also the proud owner of Events and Lifestyle Management Company which functions as an event organizer and fitness outfit. She is equally known as the MD of Fabulous Production.
Lorna Maseko’s Social Media Activities
A celebrity of Lorna Maseko’s ilk will always establish avenues of getting in touch with fans all over the globe. In the case of the multi-talented South African lady, she is present on some of the major social media platforms. Lorna has a verified Instagram page through which she shares stuff with fans. The picture-sharing platform comes in handy as an avenue for promoting her career. Fans who wished to get first and undiluted info about the TV host can follow her on IG.
Her Instagram handle is @LornaMaseko where the award-winning star has accumulated over 793k followers and still counting.
The culinary expert is also on Twitter @Lorns_Maseko with a following that keeps growing in leaps and bounds. The embodiment of talent, grace, and beauty has been leveraging her Twitter handle in inspiring fans all over the globe.
What is Lorna Maseko’s Net Worth?
Lorna Maseko’s net worth is estimated at about $1 million. The South African chef, presenter, host, author, and dancer did not garner her fortune from one source. Her bottom line is populated with contributions from all her career endeavors. However, it has been argued that her gig in television presenting and entertainment brings in the lion’s share.
Lorna Maseko Also Earns Through Endorsements
A short while after the multi-talented South African lady gifted herself with a Mercedes Benz Convertible, news broke that the automobile company has made her its ambassador as well. Though the details of the deal are not available in the public space, the worth of the endorsement is believed to be huge, further feathering the TV personality’s nest.
Lorna is currently enjoying a partnership with Justine South Africa – a company that is engaged in the production of shin-care products.
Hey guys, I’m super excited to announce I’ve joined the @JustineSAfrica family for the launch of their NEW A-Firm* Brightening Range |They have created this anti-aging skincare range that is Pro-Me& Pro-You, a range formulated for SA skin by South African skincare experts! 💋 pic.twitter.com/peiXeBOiBw
— Celebrate With Lorna Maseko (@Lorns_Maseko) September 15, 2020