Congratulations to all YOU Spectacular winners!

By admin
30 July 2012

The eighth annual YOU Spectacular Awards was definitely the party of the year. It was held at the Teatro at Montecasino, and the who’s who of the South African sports and entertainment world came dressed to impress.

Every year the YOU Spectacular Awards recognise outstanding actors, actresses, sportsmen and sportswomen, TV and radio personalities and musicians. The public choose the winner in each category by voting for their favourite stars and this year nearly 63 000 votes were cast in 14 categories.

TV presenter Jeannie D, the MC of the evening, was one of the favourites yet again, taking home two awards. Isidingo star Ashish Gangapersad went from last year’s Favourite Newcomer to this year’s Most Popular Male Celeb. The Favourite Music Star award went to The Parlotones for the second consecutive year and Lee-Ann Liebenberg and Nicky van der Walt won the Favourite Couple category.

Winning the special YOU Personality of the Year Award was Anicé Kruger, mother of little burnt Pippie. Anicé’s courage and determination to find the best possible treatment for her daughter tugged heartstrings around the country and made her a figure of inspiration to all.

The event was hosted by YOU in partnership with Montecasino, ZANDO, Black Opal and Crystal Creations and organised by Juanita Daniel, show and creative director of Ko Production.  “It has been a pleasure to work with all the shining lights in our entertainment industry,” Juanita says. “Putting my signature on this occasion was an honour and the endless talent in this country fills me with inspiration.” What’s more, ZANDO (, this year’s official fashion sponsor, ensured MC Jeannie D was dressed in an elegant gown by Rare London. For the latest designer trends, visit ZANDO at – it’s easy, fast and delivery is free.

“Once again, YOU Spectacular was an enormous success,” YOU editor Linda Pietersen says. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to mingle with the people we feature in our magazine and share the night with some of our readers too.”


Favourite TV Presenter

Leanne Manas (Morning Live)

Favourite Newcomer

Zahara (singer)

Favourite Couple

Lee-Ann Liebenberg and Nicky van der Walt

Sexiest Woman

Jeannie D

Sexiest Man

Tyrone Keogh

Most Popular Female Celeb

Jeannie D

Most Popular Male Celeb

Ashish Gangapersad

Favourite Actress

Moshidi Motshegwa (Rhythm City)

Favourite Actor

Shona Ferguson (The Wild)

Favourite Sport Star

Jacques Kallis

Favourite Music Star

The Parlotones

Favourite Radio Personality 

Gareth Cliff (5FM)

Favourite Comedian

Trevor Noah

Favourite Soapie 

The Wild

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