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After weeks of tough challenges,
sweat and tears, 26-year-old Kayise Ngqula clinched the title of Our
Perfect Wedding’s new presenter. Auditions for the OPW presenter search were
held in Johannesburg, East London and Durban and guest judges included former
and current OPW presenters Thembisa Mdoda, Nomsa Buthelezi and Phumeza Mdabe.
Singers Moneoa and Unathi Msengana
and TV personality Bonang Matheba were also part of the judging panel. The
finale was held at the Shepstone Gardens in Mountain View, Johannesburg, where
the top six finalists were dressed to the nines and host Mbali Nkosi announced
teh winner as voted for by the public.
beaming with excitement,
Kayise, an international relations and politics student at the University of
Johannesburg, expressed her joy after the big reveal. “I’m over the moon and I
can’t wait to start this new journey. I want to give myself fully to this
process. One of the things I love about OPW is how it celebrates diversity and
even though I’m Xhosa, I hope to share myself with the viewers and include all
the amazing cultures we have in this country,” she said.
“It’s been a lovely journey to have
Our Perfect Wedding viewers participating in finding a new presenter. We are
excited to welcome Kayise and believe she will continue to bring her infectious
energy to the screens as she’s done in the past weeks”, says Reneilwe Sema,
director of local entertainment channels at M-Net.
Along with new presenter crown,
Kayise also walked away with a cash prize of R100 000 – courtesy of Mzansi
Catch Kayise Ngqula in action on Our
Perfect Wedding in January next year.