NYAN’ NYAN presenter, Luyanda Potwana’s (36) weight loss has not only improved his outer appearance, but has beefed up his sexual performance.
Being overweight or obese affects sexual performance. It may be a sensitive issue that men dread talking about, but Luyanda says there is a lot of truth to it. He tells Move! how his weight loss has changed his life for the better.
THE BENEFITS OF LOSING THE WEIGHT
He says putting in the work to lose weight is the best thing he has ever done for himself.
Earlier in the year, he made the decision to lose weight for various reasons including his health and confidence. His dedication to the gym and eating well saw him lose 15kg. “I will never forget a woman saying to me, ‘I can’t imagine you in bed’ while I was overweight,” he says. He says he was insulted. “Men's egos are fragile. I know men don’t want to talk about this, but sexually, I wasn’t performing well. But since I lost the weight, I am a stallion.” When Luyanda meets women now, he says he doesn’t worry about living up to their expectations. His confidence has hit the roof and he says his ultimate body goal is still under construction.
BEING HIT ON
He says it is refreshing to be sexually appealing. “Before losing weight, older women hit on me non-stop,” he says. He admits to not having a problem with older women, but is flattered to be sparking interest in ladies in his age group. He finds himself constantly ignoring these advances, but says it is sometimes tricky to be graceful. “I think older women look at me and feel I am responsible and focused based on my presenting job on Nyan’ Nyan.” The Luyanda you see on the show is not quite the one you would encounter off-set. “The nature of my job requires me to speak and conduct myself in a specific way. Maybe this is the reason people are shocked to know that I am ‘cool’,” he says.
PRESENTING NYAN’ NYAN
It is impressive how Luyanda is able to keep a straight face during the most shocking and funny confessions on Nyan’ Nyan.
“I have to be professional and focus on the conversation. Remember, these are real people with real problems. People at home might find it funny, but for me and the crew, it’s serious,” he says.