This year's star-studded YOU Spectacular held earlier tonight was a massive success with the country's most popular entertainers, muso's and sportspeople gracing the event at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. We received a record amount of votes from our more than two million readers who have been voting for the past few weeks.
YOU Spectacular is the country's biggest celebrity awards ceremony and the popular magazine's readers had complete control over who wins in each of the categories. More than double the votes than last year were received.
The winners are:
Favourite TV Presenter: Former business journalist and breakfast news show co-anchor, Leanne Manas. Favourite Newcomer: The talented music duo Locnville is not only making waves in the hearts of South African teenage girls, but abroad too. Favourite Couple: Popular eco-journo Michelle Garforth-Venter and her husband, DIY expert Riaan walked away with the laurels in this category. Sexiest Man: No guesses why the über-gorgeous Janez Vermeiren, who keeps himself busy with TV presenting and property renovation and trading won in this category... Sexiest Woman: Winning this year's coveted award in this category is top FHM model and socialite Lee-Ann Liebenberg, multiple-winner of the same awards on many other occasions. Most Popular Female Celeb: The votes streamed in for the bubbly TV presenter and fashion line owner Jeannie D, making her the grand winner in this category. Most Popular Male Celeb: The multi-lingual comedian Trevor Noah scored this year's coveted prize. Favourite Actress: Winning this desirable award, the recent first-time mom and 7de Laan actress Diaan Lawrenson showed just how much her TV character Paula van der Lecq crept into her fans' hearts. Favourite Actor: Terence Bridgett, loved South African TV and stage actor, producer, writer, food connoisseur and socialite, scooped this coveted award. Favourite Sports Star: Springbok rugby player Morné Steyn wowed our readers who voted him into the winners' stand in this category. Favourite Music Star: Famous locally and abroad, The Parlotones not only wowed us during the opening show of the Fifa World Cup, but they have us singing along everyday. Favourite Radio Personality: Radio and TV personality Darren Scott won top honours in this category. Favourite Soapie: This year the YOU editorial team also added a brand-new category, Favourite Soapie. With only five soapies included, the competition was nail-biting! The cast and producers of 7de Laan walked away with the laurels in this grouping. Newsmaker of the Year: How can it not be the Fifa Soccer World Cup, having us flying our flags with patriotism and support for Bafana - and South Africa.
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