Johannesburg - The nominees for this year’s YOU Spectacular have been announced and readers can now vote for their favourite celebrities in the various categories – from Favourite TV Presenter and Sexiest Woman to Most Stylish Man and Favourite Sports Star. “The YOU Spectacular is an opportunity for us to celebrate our favourite stars,” says Charlene Rolls, editor of YOU. “These are the celebrities who’ve entertained and inspired us over the past year. And of course who better to choose the winners than our readers?”Some stars have even cracked the nod more than once – Bonang Matheba, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Katlego Maboe, Janez Vermeiren, Minnie Dlamini and AKA have all been nominated in more than one category. This year we’ve added an exciting new category to the mix – Favourite Comedian recognises the comics who not only make us laugh but give us a new perspective with their insightful and hilarious observations on life in SA.
The YOU Spectacular Awards will take place on 16 July at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.The nominees are:FAVOURITE TV PRESENTER1a Katlego Maboe (Expresso)1b Lungile Radu (The Voice)1c Leanne Manas (Morning Live)1d Pearl Thusi (Lip Sync Battle)1e Bonnie Mbuli (Afternoon Express)RISING STAR2a Fikile Mthwalo (actress)2b Temba Bavuma (cricketer)2c Shekhinah (singer)2d Emtee (singer)2e Timo ODV (singer)FAVOURITE COUPLE3a Jonathan Boynton-Lee and Jay Anstey3b Janez Vermeiren and Juliana Vasconcelos3c AKA and Bonang Matheba3d JP and Sue Duminy3e LeAnne and Sipho DlaminiSEXIEST WOMAN4a Minnie Dlamini4b Lalla Hirayama4c Shashi Naidoo4d Lerato Kganyago4e Minki van der WesthuizenSEXIEST MAN5a Janez Vermeiren5b Maps Maponyane5c Lunga Shabalala5d Bobby van Jaarsveld5e Damian de AllendeMOST STYLISH FEMALE CELEB6a Amanda du Pont6b Nomzamo Mbatha6c Rolene Strauss6d Bonang Matheba6e Dineo MoeketsiMOST STYLISH MALE CELEB7a Siv Ngesi7b Katlego Maboe7c Jonathan Boynton-Lee 7d AKA7e Somizi MhlongoFAVOURITE ACTRESS8a Kgomotso Christopher (Isidingo)8b Mimi Mahlasela (7de Laan)8c Chi Mhende (Generations: The Legacy)8d Jessica Nkosi (Isibaya)8e Nambitha Ben-Mazwi (Doubt)FAVOURITE ACTOR9a Vusi Kunene (Isibaya and Generations: The Legacy)9b Rapulana Seiphemo (Generations: The Legacy)9c Atandwa Kani (Ashes to Ashes)9d Thapelo Mokoena (Mrs Right Guy)9e Jamie Bartlett (Rhythm City)FAVOURITE SPORTS STAR10a JP Duminy10b Wayde Van Niekerk10c Itumeleng Khune10d Cameron Van den Burgh10e Kagiso Rabada FAVOURITE MUSIC STAR11a Mi Casa11b Karen Zoid11c Black Coffee11d Kwesta11e BucieFAVOURITE RADIO PERSONALITY12a Bonang Matheba (MetroFM)12b DJ Fresh (5FM)12c Tbo Touch (MetroFM)12d Thando Thabete (5FM)12e Redi Tlabi (702)FAVOURITE COMEDIAN13a Tumi Morake13b Trevor Gumbi13c Deep Fried Man13d Celeste Ntuli13e Schalk BezuidenhoutSOCIAL MEDIA STAR14a Bonang Matheba14b Cassper Nyovest14c AKA14d Minnie Dlamini14e Boity Thulo
How to vote
Via SMS - SMS SPEC followed by the nominee’s code plus your name, surname and town or city to 33150 (for example, SPEC15a John Stewart, Durban).- You may vote only 20 times for the same person. You may vote for more than one person in the same category. Each vote must be sent in a separate SMS.- Each SMS costs R1,50.- Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 10 July.Via website- Go to www.you.co.za and follow the instructions.There are big prizes up for grabs for those who vote:- A brand-new Suzuki Ciaz 1.4 GLX MT sedan worth R234 900 - Two Victoria bangles to the value of 1250 each- Four ladies’ watches from Daniel Klein to the value of R1295 each - Four men’s watches from Daniel Klein to the value of R895 each- Five shopping vouchers from Spree.co.za to the value of R1000 each
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