Amanda Dlamini, Mamello Makha and Tumi Mahloko Vie for the Style Star of the Year Award

Former Banyana Banyana captain Amanda Dlamini, super supporter Mamello Makha and Spar Protea Tumi Mahloko contest for the Style Star of the Year accolade at the 2022 Momentum gsport Awards.

The Style Star category celebrates a woman who goes beyond the box that society has placed them in and uses their style to express themselves. A vibrant South African woman in sport who has become synonymous with a leading sense of style and elegance and serves as an inspiration to all women in sport who aspire to grow and build powerful personal brands.

Over the years, Dlamini has built a style of her own. When she’s in studio as a football analyst for SuperSport or at SAFA as Senior Manager, Dlamini always does it in impeccable style. Her clean cut, well-tailored suits are truly for magazine covers.

Dlamini hopes to inspire women to own who they are and their style without worrying about the opinions of others.

“It is always exciting to be recognized by those in the industry. It’s an honour to be nominated and celebrated as a finalist alongside the best in women’s sport. I hope those who appreciate my looks can relate to “exist purely as yourself “- self-expression. I dress for comfort and not to impress anyone. Women are often told what to wear and what not to wear. I do it either way and just carry it elegantly.”

Makha always shows up looking spectacular, from red carpets to sporting events. Her outfits are clearly well thought of and is always best dressed, this is evident by the heads that turn everywhere she goes.

Makha shows up 100 percent and stylishly so at every event or match that she attends. She embodies what it takes to be a true a supporter and to be one with the team.

“First of all, let me extend my gratitude for being a finalist. This is so humbling, and it shows that in the mist of everything, there’s always someone watching out there who values your efforts and work. The recognition means a lot to me because when you are being recognised it means you are doing a great job and your work and creativity is valued. We hardly celebrate ourselves and achievements as individuals, such Awards also remind us of the importance of celebrating our efforts whilst living our purpose.

“I’m a harder worker who believes in grabbing opportunities with both hands. I work towards being a better version of myself that is why progress is more important to me than perfection. Some of us are not hustling to impress or to be in competition with anyone, we just want a better life for ourselves and make sure that we live a purposeful life. We just want to change the storyline and fight battles our parents never won,” she continued.

“Being a finalist in this category means a lot to me, when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good you are able to reach your full potential. Being a finalist is a reminder that I’m on the right track. I’m a huge advocate for hygiene, hence I make sure I always look good and presentable. I’m also passionate about the girl-child and giving back hence I’ve co-partnered with a friend and started a campaign called “Smile; We’ve Got Your Back”. We will be collecting toiletry bags for underprivileged kids. According to research, poor hygiene often accompanies certain mental or emotional disorders, including severe depression and psychotic disorders. This will help most of these kids to gain back their confidence noting that some can’t afford toiletries.”

When she’s not wearing a netball kit, Mahloko knows how to turn up looking dashing. Not only does she understand the assignment when she takes to the court but she understands it off the court too. Style epitomised!

“Being a finalist in this category is definitely a memorable one because I’m usually nominated for the on-court awards and didn’t think I’m recognised off court. I love looking nice because you look nice and feel good so I’m so honoured to get awarded for something like this and it’s definitely going to be confidence booster going forward to stay looking amazing and hopefully inspire everyone to always feels comfortable look top as well,” Mahloko concluded.

In 2021, FIFA-accredited referee Akhona Makalima won the coveted Style Star of the Year award.

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