Sarah Langa (born February 26, 1993) is a 30 year-old South African social media personality and content creator well known for her online blog called “Influenced.” She is also a model, traveler, fashion influencer, and brand ambassador for several companies in South Africa.
Sarah is one of the many people who have used social media and the internet to create wealth. She is one of the most famous bloggers in SA and has become a role model and source of inspiration to many. She uses her blogs to encourage women to aim high in life and pursue education.
Sarah Langa Was Born To Multiracial Parents
Sarah Langa was born on February 26, 1993, to her parents in Mofolo, Soweto. This beauty had a Swati-Zulu and Christian upbringing. Her parents are multiracial – her mother is from South Africa, while her father is white. – and their names are not known.
It is also not known if she has any siblings. Sarah developed a love for modeling at a very young age, and with that passion, she decided to pursue her dream by trying to join the ICE model but was rejected because her hip size did not meet the stipulated sample size. Sarah Langa did not allow the fact that she had been rejected to weigh her down. She forged ahead and went to get a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Wits University with a minor in Marketing.
In addition to her passion for modeling, the fashionista disclosed that she has a strong passion for education. In her days in the University, she said she discovered that they are various levels of education. Many educational institutions only educate the students on how to pass their exams, neglecting to ensure that the students grasp the learning material. This is one of the factors that moved her to be supporting lots of children in terms of education, especially those who are not privileged to come from wealthy homes.
She is Best Known For Her Blog Dubbed “Influenced”
The model began her career at a very young age and was featured in magazines as one of the Jet Kiddies models. As mentioned earlier, she tried to join ICE models while in high school to pursue her dream as a model but was rejected. Without relenting, she learned photography skills with video and photo editing, after which she started an online blog known as “Influenced,” which is all about beauty, lifestyle, fashion, and travel-related information. She puts her photographic skill into practice by becoming her own photographer and editor of her content.
The blogging career has helped make room for other opportunities for Sarah Langa. She has been the brand ambassador for several known fashion brands like Stylista, Brutal Fruit, Vince Camuto, Picot & Moss A/W 2015, and Witchery S/S 2016. The marketing skill that she acquired from school also helped make it easy for her to understand different clients and discern when things don’t align with her brand.
She Also Has Interests in Property and Real Estate
She has also joined the property investments through Pam Golding, where she works on development projects. Most of the first jobs Sarah did while on the path of building her career were unpaid, and she was more interested in learning and getting experience and knowledge. Her first paying job was in the Woolworths autumn/winter campaign in 2015. The job was spread for three months, and during that period, she had to do several tasks and earned around R90,000 for the three months. That was when she discovered it was worth the hard work.
Today, Sarah Langa has become one of the popular faces in South Africa and is famous for her blogs. In 2019, she won a 2 Million Icons award as the Instagrammer of the Year.
Sarah Langa’s Marriage To Jehan Mackay Lasted Barely Three Years
Marriage, they say, is when two hearts come together to beat as one, and this was the case for Sarah Langa and Jehan Mackay. The latter is a Kimberly-born businessman based in Johannesburg and CEO of one of South Africa’s largest tech companies – EOH Mthombo (Pty) Ltd. They met through a mutual friend, and their union was something people never saw coming considering their age difference and religious upbringing. But according to Sarah, Jehan had an attractive personality she fell in love with, and that was how their love story started.
The relationship accelerated so fast that by February 2016, Sarah and Jehan were already engaged and tied the knot in December 2016 at The Munro Boutique Hotel in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. They had both Islam and Christian weddings with respect to their religions and upbringing.
They Were Separated in 2019 and Completed the Divorce Process in 2020
Sadly, their marriage lasted for only two years and ten months as Jehan filed for divorce in September 2019. They eventually finalized their divorce in court by January 2020. It was rumored that her addiction to social media was the cause of their divorce. It was said that her now ex-husband, Jehan Mackay, was not comfortable with the part of her job that had to do with her sharing events and activities in her life on social media – as he probably loved a private life.
According to local reports, she was given R2.8 million as settlement for the divorce, which she said was her first million in life. The divorce left Sarah heartbroken because she wanted to make her marriage work and have that happy ending story. Nevertheless, both parties found a way to end their union amicably without having to fight or throw tantrums at each other.
Who is Sarah Langa Dating Now?
Following the annulment of her marriage to Jehan Mackay, it was rumored that Sarah had an affair in March 2020 with Redaric Williams, a Hollywood actor from Young and Restless. This affair, according to sources, was indirectly confirmed by Sarah when she posted a picture of Redaric on her Instagram page, with the actor commenting that he loved her to the moon and back. There is no information about whether it was true or just a rumor.
It was also speculated that the celebrity blogger was dating popular South Africa DJ Black Coffee. The rumor kicked off after they were spotted together having a good time in Cape Town. However, the model denies being in a relationship with the disc jockey. She took to her Instagram page and set the record straight, saying she is still trying to recover from the heartbreak she experienced after her divorce and is not ready to start any relationship now as she is on the path to self-discovery and healing.
It is currently not known if Sarah Langa is in a relationship with anyone or not, but what is sure is that the model is focused on her career and is doing what she knows best: blogging.