Who’s who of SA battle it out for the ‘YOU’ Spectacular awards

2014-05-03 00:00

JUST days after Port Shepstone-born singer Naima Kay walked off with the best newcomer South African Music Award, the rising star finds herself up for another award.

Kay will be contesting the favourite newcomer category at the YOU Spectacular awards.

Also nominated are singer-songwriter Matthew Mole, cricketer Quinton de Kock, 7de Laan actress Simoné Nortmann and Scandal! actor Jason Willemse.

Durban-born actress, model, presenter and business owner Pearl Thusi is contesting the title of sexiest woman against TV presenter, actress and model Boity Thulo, Strictly Come Dancing star Lalla Hirayama, actress Kim Engelbrecht and Top Billing’s Jeannie D.

Hoping to win the title of sexiest man will be Pietermaritzburg-born Lunga Shabalala. The model, actor and TV presenter is up against actor Tyrone Keogh, Top Billing’s Janez Vermeiren, J’Something from Mi Casa and Generations star Anga Makubalo.

And former Dolphins and Proteas cricketer Hashim Amla is nominated for favourite sports star. His rivals are Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn and Cheethas wing Willie le Roux.

The YOU Spectacular — which will take place at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg on June 7 — is one of the glitziest events on the South African social calendar, and the winners are chosen by readers of the magazine.

Other nominees include:

• Favourite TV presenter: Simba Mhere (Top Billing); Leanne Manas (Morning Live); Nico Panagio (Survivor); ProVerb (Idols); Dineo Moeketsi (Vuzu).

• Favourite couple: JP and Sue Duminy; Graeme Smith and Morgan Deane Smith; DJ Fresh and Thabiso Sikwane; Diaan Lawrenson and Jody Abrahams; Minnie Dlamini and Itumeleng Khune.

• Most stylish female celeb: Bonang Matheba; Poppy Ntshongwana; Minnie Dlamini; Jo-Ann Strauss; Lira.

• Most stylish male celeb: Jonathan Boynton-Lee; AKA; Maps Maponyane; Katlego Maboe; Faf du Plessis.

• Favourite actress: Kgomotso Christopher (Isidingo); Annelisa Weiland (7de Laan); Dawn Matthews (Scandal!); Zenande Mfenyana (Generations); Pam Andrews (Rhythm City).

• Favourite actor: Pierre van Pletzen (7de Laan); Sello Maake ka Ncube (Scandal!); Kevin Smith (Isidingo); Menzi Ngubane (Generations); Jamie Bartlett (Rhythm City).

• Favourute music star: Mi Casa; Mafikizolo; Good Luck; LCNVL; Jimmy Nevis.

• Favourite radio personality: Anele Mdoda (Highveld 94.7); DJ Fresh (5FM); Glen Lewis (MetroFM); Redi Thlabi (702 Talk Radio); Gareth Cliff (formerly 5FM).

• Favourite soap: 7de Laan; Isidingo; Generations; Scandal!; Rhythm City.

To vote for your favourites, log onto www.you.co.za. Voting closes at midnight on June 3 and there are prizes up for grabs for those who take part.

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