gsport Editor Kass Naidoo has been nominated in the Most Popular Female Celeb category for the third annual YOU Spectacular, billed by You Magazine as “A night of shimmering stars and awesome entertainment.”
“This is a distinct honour, coming from one of South Africa’s most popular magazines,” said Naidoo, who has been nominated together Top Billing’s Jeannie D, 5fm’s Elana Afrika and Nicole Fox, and 3Talk’s Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu.
To go through to the finalist round for the swanky Emperors’ Palace, YOU magazine readers are encouraged to sms their favourite choices to the organisers, to decide the three finalists in each category for the night of the event.
Contenders in this year’s Sports Star of the Year (keyword: sport) category are cricket’s Herchelle Gibbs, 100 and 200m athlete Oscar Pistorius, Bafana Bafana star Sibusiso Zuma, swimming sensation Natalie du Toit (also a contender in gsport’s inaugural gSTAR of the Year Award), and rugby’s mercurial Bryan Habana.
Nominees in the Music Stars of the Year category (keyword: music) are Freshly Ground, The Parlotones, Mafikizolo, NKD and Jamali, while Newsmaker of the Year (keyword: news) nominees include Soweto Gospel Choir, Megan Herselman, Bob Woolmer, Helen Zille and the Blue Bulls.
In the magazine’s so-called Loser of the Year (keyword: loser) category, Jacob Zuma, J Arthur Brown, Tony Yengeni, brothers Schabir and Chippy Shaik and Louis van Wyk are named for your votes.
In the Most Popular Celeb category, the men’s section (keyword: celebm) includes Nico Panagio, Gareth Cliff, Bryan Habana, DJ Fresh and Ryk Neethling, and the female category (keyword: celebf) includes gsport’s Kass Naidoo, Jeannie D, Elana Afrika, Nicole Fox, Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu.
SA Couple of the Year (keyword: couple) feature Christi and Nico Panagio, Loui and Mark Fish, Minki vd Westhuizen and Constant Visser, Joost vd Westhuizen and Amor Vittone, completed by Patrice Motsepe and Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe.
Favourite Actor (keyword: actor) nominees feature Robert Whitehead, Clint Brink, Darlington Michaels, Maron Roelfse and Jack Devnarain, while their more glamorous counterpart actresses (keyword: actress) include Michelle Botes (a gsport Woman of the Year contender), Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Kim Engelbrecht, Hlubi Mboya (also featuring as gsport’s July Style Star) and Elma Postma.
The Most Stylish Man (keyword: stylem) list Tumisho Masha, Michael Mol, Lucas Radebe, DJ Fresh and Loyiso Bala, while the Most Stylish Woman (keyword: stylew) contenders are Basetsana Kumalo, Cindy Nell, Noni Gasa, Gerry Rantseli and Jo-Ann Strauss.
Completing the list are the Sexiest Man (keyword: sexym) contenders Izak Davel, Ryk Neethling, Lucas Radebe, AB de Villiers and Victor Matfield, while the fairer gender Sexiest Woman (keyword: sexyw) nominees are Kim Engelbrecht, Jeannie D, Lee-Ann Liebenberg, Minki vd Westhuizen and Brigitte Willers.
To vote for your favourite contenders, YOU Magazine invites you to sms them at 34922 (sms’es cost R3 each), starting with the category keyword followed by the name and surname of the person you’re’ voting for, and you’ll stand a chance at winning a double ticket to the gala evening, on the 25th of August in Johannesburg.