Date: 17th February 2001
Hollywood actress CHARLIZE THERON is becoming so popular in her homeland of South Africa, the country is on the verge of being named after her.
The star of THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE has become one of the country's biggest exports and mothers in the country are paying her the highest honour. She says, "My name used to be unique, now it's becoming popular. My mom told me she went back to South Africa, and they had done some sort of survey. "Now every fourth baby girl in South Africa is now being named Charlize. I'm starting my own nation, my own Charlize population." (MB/WNWC/RGS)