Stars were out in full force at the fourth YOU Spectacular held at Emperors Palace on 3 September. And the glitzy, gala event - hosted by YOU, South Africa's biggest-selling English-language magazine in conjunction with Truworths and Emperors Palace - was a party to end all parties.
More than 500 of the crème de la crème of South Africa's social scene attended the annual event at which the country's most popular stars are honoured. And this year was bigger, better and bolder than ever thanks to the enthusiastic voting of YOU's nearly two million readers.
Voting reached record highs this year with more than 600 000 cast via SMS, MXit and online. This means that winners in the 14 categories truly are SA's most-loved stars. And, boy, did they turn out in all their glamorous glory.
There were fabulous frocks, swanky suits and all-around beauty - and keeping the crowd entertained were top-notch performers such as The Parlotones, Tasha Baxter, Watershed, Freshlyground, InCha, Denim and Loyiso Bala.
But of course the most important part of the night was the announcement of the winners for which readers voted more than 600 000 times. The only category readers did not vote for was Newsmaker of the Year - YOU editor Esmaré Weideman chose the winner.
The winners are:
FEMALE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: InCha MALE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Derek van Dam SA COUPLE OF THE YEAR: Connie and Shona Ferguson SEXIEST WOMAN: Lee-Ann Liebenberg SEXIEST MAN: Loyisa Bala MOST POPULAR FEMALE CELEB: Jeannie D MOST POPULAR MALE CELEB: Bryan Habana FAVOURITE ACTRESS: Sophie Ndaba FAVOURITE ACTOR: Menzi Ngubane SPORT STAR OF THE YEAR: Bryan Habana MUSIC STAR OF THE YEAR: HHP RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: DJ Fresh CELEB ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR: Zola NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR: Natalie du Toit
Catch all the glitz and glamour of YOU Spectacular on M-Net on 4 October at 20h00.
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