Yesterday Tropika held a launch party at the sun deck of the Sandton Sun Hotel (not cool in this weather!) where they announced the 7 celebrities that have been selected to compete in the 4th season of Tropika Island of Treasure.
Models Joelle Kayembe and Tracy McGregor, 5FM’s Poppy Ntshongwana, comedian Tshepo Mogale, singer/ TV personality Phila Mazibuko, DJ Zinhle and rapper Siyabinga ‘Slikour’ Metane are the seven celebs that will be jet setting to Cancun in Mexico for 2 weeks. They will be joined by seven plebs and they’ll all have to compete for the R1million prize.
Mechanical bulls, tropical cocktails and pinata’s stuffed with sweets and money distracted the guests from complaining about being on a sun deck in this icy weather.
Phila Mazibuko was unfashionably late and Joelle Kayembe just didn’t pitch.
FHM dubbed Bonang Matheba “SA’s Queen Of All Media” and I can’t think of a better description. The 23 year old is a TV and radio personality; owns a handbag label, has her own website and she’s an ambassador for several products (to name a few: she has a Diva Divine weave named after her, drives a sponsored Peugeot and is the face of Gert Johan Coetzee’s fashion label).
She’s a dominant figure in the entertainment industry and now she’s determined to conquer online media.
Last week Bonang held an intimate party where she celebrated her FHM cover and announced her latest venture: her own reality show. The show is billed as an inside look into her busy life and every week a 15 minute episode will be aired on her website.
But viewers got their first glimpse of Bonang’s lifestyle when she was featured in the debut episode of VUZU TV’s new lifestyle reality show, Top Shayela. Twitter was buzzing the night it was screened as fans watched in awe and admiration.
But amidst the rave reviews, there were Nonhle Thema‘s passive aggressive to arrogant tweets about other entertainers trying to copy her reality show ‘swag’.
Nonhle was the first South African to receive her own Reality Show “Nonhle Goes To Hollywood” but the show was discontinued after it received negative response. Her questionable tweets have spurred rumours that she might be jealous of Bonang’s popularity and success.
Here are some more pictures from Bonang’s B*Dazzled party:
It wasn’t a ladies only affair. I also spotted her rumoured boyfriend DJ Euphonik as well as Lulo Café, Da L.E.S, T Bo Touch, Kaos Matu, Gert Johan Coetzee and Linda Moeketsi, but my camera was dead by then.
It was all about chiseled abs and blue steel poses at Cosmopolitan’s launch party for the 2011 Sexiest SA Men Calendar. The thirteen guys who featured in the calendar went head to head at The Oxford in Illovo and Gregg Hammond came out on top. Readers awarded Gregg (who happens to be a model) the title of sexiest calendar guy. A title which earned him gift hampers, R10 000 and a lot of adoration.
The event was hosted by Bonang Matheba and there was a performance by Liquideep. Ladies couldn’t help but perve and pant when Ziyon got on stage, dressed as I predicted, in a shrunken suit and bow tie. Another performer who attended was Thembi Seete. We spotted her doing what she does best, dancing. All in all it was a good event, with an open bar, an abundance of hors d’oeuvres and guy candy. But only a few celebs attended, and most of them were women.
P.S. Do you think Gregg is SA’s Sexiest?