We spoke with Harmony Katulondi, Top Billings latest presenter, about TV presenting, fashion, fame and everything in between. Find out why he wears his Mothers Designs and why he is called the human selfie-stick!
If you had to explain to a granny who doesn’t know who you Harmony Katulondi is or what you do, what would you say?
My name is Harmony Katulondi and I’m just a really blessed guy who is a Presenter on TopBilling, one of the best shows in the world. I get to meet & have conversations with incredible people, doing incredible things, while we eat incredible food, and sometimes visit incredible homes all on TV (SABC 3).
What is it really like being a Top Billing presenter? Is it as glamourous as it looks?
Yes it is, but it’s also a lot of work. Early mornings, overcoming fears, being willing to do more above & beyond.
Did you think you would ever become a Top Billing Presenter?
In the beginning I didn’t know if I would win, but as the presenter search on 3 competition progressed, I knew I was going to take it! I beleived it & it happened.
Apart from the competition, I had a plan to be one of the greatest speaker, personality & presenter the world had seen, so much so that TopBilling would come knocking.
What tips would you give someone who wants to be on TV or a TV presenter?
Beleive you can, constantly work hard on bettering yourself and go after it! You might not get it the 1st time or even the 10th time, but if you beleive and continue, then you shall achieve.
Basically, do your best and leave the rest to God.
What’s the strangest/grossest DM you have ever gotten?
Hahaha I’ll leave that one to the imagination.
Explain to us why you are known as that guy who wears his mom’s clothes?
Hahaha, that’s a funny one. I bring a whole new dimension to being dressed by my mom. Lol, my mom is a designer & has her own brand called MamanPhiloDesigns (@mamanphilodesigns on Instagram) & I love her songs and constantly wear them when I can.
Are Top Billing presenters as nice in real life as they are portrayed to be on the show? Come on, you can tell me the truth.
Sad thing is that we don’t see each other. Think about it, we’re all constantly filming in different locations, doing different things.
I have, however, met some & have had the honor of hosting with others and they are really cool because we’re like a big family. I’m a new comer & therefore, I’m like a little brother to the other presenters.
Number one Fashion Tip for men that you live by?
Its really about the confidence you wear what you are wearing. If you’re doubting it, then it may show in your walk & déminer.
What’s the easiest and cheapest way to be fashionable and stay on trend?
Sometimes the simplest style is the best way. Use what you have but be intentional. Match tones & colors but use them tastefully.
You are a Human Selfie stick. For those who don’t know this, please explain!
Hahaha, I have been blessed with a unique physic. I’m quite tall with large body parts 😁 lol including arms that have a longer reach than the average, allowing me to take amazing pictures, selfies to be specific, from great angles, heights & vantage points.
Bonus Question: Shag, Marry, Kill, Reject, Block on Instagram (Co-Star Edition): Ryle De Morny, Fezile Mkhize, Jonathan Boyton-Lee, Maps Maponyane, Lorna Maseko and Jade Hubner.
I tend to break the rules so I’d marry both Lorna & Jade!! & then go on a boys trip to with the guys!