Most Stylish Business Personality - Natasha Sideris
Natasha Sideris is the founder and creative director of tashas restaurants. She opened the first tashas in Atholl in 2005. Since then another twelve have opened countrywide and, most recently, the first international one in Dubai. Each tashas has its own “inspired by…” style and menu: including New York in Rosebank, Dutch Huguenot in Pretoria, sophisticated French bistro in Rosebank, and Spanish tapas in Cape Town’s Waterfront. She is a passionate cook, with a talent for interior design, as reflected in her beautiful, diverse restaurants.
Most Stylish Couple - Zuraida Jardine and Josh Lindberg
Zuraida’s television hosting credits include co-hosting the reality TV show “Big Brother”, “Top Billing”, anchoring “Head Space”, Woza Weekend, “Vicious Delicious”, “Life's A Journey”, and many more.
Zuraida is currently hosting the latest reality cooking show, Clover’s Little Big Cook Off.
She has had, more than a decade long career in radio; hosting her own radio shows on Good Hope FM, and being the 5FM's first female to host a daytime radio show. She studied acting for stage and screen, drama and theatre under renowned US acting coach, Howard Fine in USA, as well as Zia Garfield here in SA. Zuraida was the 1st celebrity winner of South Africa's 1st season of "Strictly Come Dancing".
Zuraida recently launched her company Cocodrama www.cocodrama.dom producing products for pregnant and post pregnant moms including the famous TUMMY TUCKER® belt.
She is married to theatre, television and multi-media director and producer Josh Lindberg.
Most Stylish Media Personality - Melinda Bam - Veet Ambassador
In her role as Miss SA she has devoted herself to her main charity nl Thuthuzela, an orphanage and home to 70 children in Alexandria Johannesburg. Serving on the Board for Thuthuzela, she started the "save our Home campaign" which has raised over R750 000 in 2012, forming partnerships and acting as patron for the B4E (Business for Empowerment Trust), CNBC Africa other corporates. She is also an MNet Cares, Sports Trust, Reach For Your Dream, Shout SA and LeadSA ambassador.
With appearances on television programs such as Psalted, Super sport, Kwela, Pasella, All Access, Top Billing, Ontbytsake, Cooking with Azanya, VEntertainment, Vuzu and radio interviews with all major South African broadcasting media, the Miss SA profile has been raised on various levels and retained it's glamour throughout her reign.
As an accomplished model managed by Boss Modeling agency in Johannesburg, she has graced the covers of different magazine publications over 17 times. These include Cosmopolitan Magazine, Women's Health, Fitness Magazine, Glamour, Sarie, Prive, Voila, Huisgenoot, Maxim and FHM.
Bam started as a Presenter in a popular and award winning lifestyle program Pasella where she has conducted interviews with many other well known Celebrities, feature various celebrity events and South African landmarks. Melinda will continue to pursue various other TV presenting opportunities in the years to come.
Most Stylish SA Icon - Thuli Madonsela
Born in Soweto South Africa
Thulisile Madonesla is South Africa's Public Protector. She is also a Human Rights Lawyer and Equality Expert. Madonesla is one of the 11 technical experts who helped the Constitutional Assembly draft the final constitution in 1994 and 1995. Previously, she was a member of a Task Team that prepared constitutional inputs for the Gauteng Province of the African National Congress. She presented the final document at the African National Congress' Gauteng Constitutional Conference in 1995.
EDUCATIONAL HISTORY TERTIARY:
Completed 1990 / LLB / University of Swaziland / Completed 1987 / BA Law
Glamour Women of the Year: Woman of Courage | 2014
South Africa's Most Influential Women | 2012
Most Stylish Performing Artist in TV - Roxy Burger
At the age of just 27, Roxy Burger boasts a television and film career spanning 15 years. After numerous international and local TV commercials and Disney film roles, Roxy landed her spot on MNETs flagship children’s channel, KTV, which saw her voice expertise and natural presenting ability flourish.
After graduating with her Bachelors Degree in Audiovisual Production Management from the University of Johannesburg and later her Honours Degree in Branding, Roxy left KTV to pursue her career as a TV Producer and worked as a Freelance Producer and Brand Strategist.
She was also the co-owner and founder of Alexandra Knoxx Bridal Couture which she has subsequently sold off to a new owner.
In 2011, she also created and produced 5FMs (TV)5 which aired every Friday evening on SABC3 bringing fans closer to the biggest radio brand in the country. Roxy presented Season 2 of SABC3s Flash in late 2011, a news entertainment platform, which was the perfect showground for her
incredible fashion sense, timely wit and her ability to appeal to crossover audiences. Roxy has recently been seen on VUZU TVs #10over10 and is a fan favourite on social media platforms.
Especially after Trevor Gumbi crowned her the Queen of Wooty: white girl booty… But the icing on top of this rather large cake was the announcement that Miss B is the newest MTV VJ on MTV South Africa. Not only was she hosting the channel’s flagship entertainment property, MTV Choice,
but she was also the voice of the channel, bringing a lively and local flavour to channel 130 on DSTV.
Roxy got straight in there in August 2013 and worked the red carpet at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn NYC where she got to witness, first hand, Miley Cyrus’ *ahem* thought provoking live performance. She interviewed the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 30 Seconds to Mars, Jennifer Hudson, 2 Chainz and Rita Ora. She most definitely held her own at that rather international affair.
Having sat down with the biggest international stars from around the globe will stand Roxy in good stead as host of MTV Choice – she has interviewed, amongst others, Rihanna, Larry King, Chris Brown, Liam Neeson, Sam Worthington, Jessica Alba, Maroon 5, President Thabo Mbeki… to name just a few.
In October 2013, Roxy launched a new online shopping venture with business partner and London-based Stylist, @sarahannstyles. Follow @_OhOneOne_ for more info and visit the store at
Roxy’s latest TV gig is on one of South Africa’s most glamorous and most loved shows, Strictly Come Dancing. She hosted Season 7 of the reality dance show with esteemed presenter Katlego Maboe. LIVE TV is Roxy’s forte so it’s an understatement to say she had the time of her
Continuing her stay on SABC 3, Roxy has now landed a spot on one the longest running and most glamourous shows on South African television, Top Billing. She joins esteemed presenters such as Bonang Matheba, Jeannie D, Simba Mhere and Ursula Staplefeldt. Top Billing airs on SABC 3 every Thursday at 20:30.
Most Stylish Performing Artist in Music - Mafikizolo - Theo Kgosinkwe & Nhlanhla Nciza
Most Stylish Model -Joelle Kayembe
Joelle is signed with ICE Model Management (Johannesburg and Cape Town) MGM (Hamburg and Paris) and Flash Models (Istanbul)
Joelle is best known for her work as a fashion and swim wear model and also for her role as the lingerie model in the Sprite Zero TV Commercial.
Joelle’s first modeling assignment was for Elle Magazine fashion editorial in 2002, which immediately boosted her bookings as a fashion model, on runways, in print and advertisements.
Following the success of her first campaign with Soviet Jeans, Joelle has appeared as the face of Jenna Clifford, Sketches Footwear, Campari, Camay and American Swiss.
On her catalogue résumé are appearances for Woolworths, Foschini, Honey Jewelry, Bon Prix, Hunkemoller, Bravissimo, Edgards, Truworths And her print work résumé list photo shoots for GQ, Fairlady, Instyle, Marie Claire, Cleo, O’Magazine, Destiny, Hype, Soul, Kicky Off, Grazia and Shape. Joelle has also featured on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, Truelove and Glamour and her Wanted Magazine cover won the EllE 2008 visual fashion category award and she made history by becoming the first black model to grace the cover of FHM in 2008.
Joelle has since received considerable TV Commercial exposure and she has features in ad’s for Shield, Ponds, Camay, Nido, Axe, Playboy and Virgin Money.
Agency: UBBA (Paris) / ICE Genetics (Cape Town)
In addition to her modeling career, Joelle has embarked on an acting career, with her first featured role in the movie Zulu, she plays Zina, Ali (Forest Whitaker’s love interest) co staring Orlando bloom and is directed by Jerome Salle.
Joelle has always had a passion for charitable work and has since the age of 15 dedicated considerable time in volunteering at numerous foundations both in South Africa and abroad.
Since January 2012 Joelle has served as the Trace TV and Trace Foundation Ambassador.
Most Innovative Style - Chu Suwannapha
Fashion designer and business owner of CHULARP fashion brand in Thailand. He studied fashion at ESMOD PARIS and junior freelancer in Paris.
He was a freelancer as a fashion, beauty and grooming stylist for Cosmo Man and Cosmo Fashion
and a Contributing Fashion Editor for Oprah Magazine.
Stylist – Levi’s campaign
Stylist – Woolworths “Proudly South Africa”
Stylist – Brides & Home
Stylist – Baby & Me
Stylist – Men’s Health
Stylist – GQ
Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film - Jay Anstey
Most Stylish Designer - Albertus Swanepoel
South African born Albertus Swanepoel has been “fashion’s favorite milliner” for quite some time. The highlight of his career in New York was receiving the coveted first runner up Award in the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Competition in 2008. In 2009, he was nominated as Accessory designer of the year for the CFDA/Swarovski Award.
After graduating as a Graphic designer, Mr. Swanepoel began his career in fashion under his Quartus Manna label in the 1980’s in Johannesburg, South Africa. He won the Coty Award as top designer in the country in 1987 and left for NYC in 1989.
Mr Swanepoel trained as a milliner under Janine Galimard at FIT, who worked for Cristobal Balenciaga in Paris. He then apprenticed with Lola Hats for several years and also had experience as a theatrical milliner.
In 2000, he acted briefly as the Style Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine.
In 2004 he was asked to make the hats for the Marc by Marc Jacobs FW2005 show.
His current list of runway clients include Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Carolina Herrera, Bill Blass, Cushnie et Ochs, Narciso Rodriquez, Ohne Titel, Suno, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis, Billy Reid, Peter Som and several more.
He has collaborated with the Gap, Target, J. Crew, Stetson and Club Monaco on capsule collections.
His collection hats are sold at Barneys New York, Tomorrowland in Tokyo and 10 Corso Como in Seoul to name a few..
His work has been featured in most international fashion magazines.
Two of his hats were part of the “Hats, an Anthology” an exhibition by curated by Stephen Jones. This exhibition started at the Victoria and Albert Museum and then traveled worldwide.
Mr Swanepoel was also awarded the Accessory Designer of the Year award in the African Fashion International fashionweek in Johannesburg in 2010, and nominated for Accessory Designer in the WGSN Awards in the same year.
In the fall of 2013, the prestigious men’s store, Odin New York, created an installation in honor of Mr. Swanepoel’s craft and work throughout the years.
Newly into 2014, Mr. Swanepoel has been asked by Bench Manila to design a capsule collection exclusive to the Philippine market.
In 2014 he also received the Laureate Award from the University of Pretoria, where he studied Fine Arts.
He still lives in New York City, collaborating with some of the best designers in the industry and continues to produce collections under his namesake label.
Most Stylish New Comers - Jonathan Boynton-Lee
He may be known to many people as the latest talented addition to the Top Billing team, but Jonathan Boynton-Lee is much more than meets the eye.
Before gracing our small screen as the winner of the My Top Billing dream reality show, Jonathan was carving his name into the local art and entertainment scene as an award-winning and multi-talented filmmaker.
His influence was so profound that he was recently named as one of the Mail and Guardian’s 30 most influential young South Africans in the art and culture fields.
While his career may have started by acting, writing and directing for theatre with local stars Andrew Buckland and Reza de Wet, Jonathan quickly set himself apart with a script he wrote for the Quickies film festival, which was selected from over 5000 entries to be produced and screened on art cinemas across the country, and was voted as one of SA’s top 12 directors.
Following this up with a spot in a popular reality filmmaking show on SABC, where Jonathan’s two short films competed against other filmmakers, winning best editing and cinematography, he quickly became known as a trendsetter in the film business.
It isn’t something that is surprising, especially as Jonathan has been driven to succeed since he set out on his career. He describes his motivation as a simple one.
“Being true to me, never changing for anyone- “Know thyself, be thyself, so the people may see thyself”. I also refer to the tattoo I have on my ribs - “Wherever you go, go with all your heart”. There is nothing quite as important as emptying your heart every single day, leaving nothing undone, no declarations of it unsaid,” he explains.
Since then he has shot award winning commercials and corporate videos for, among others, Audi, Garmin, Nestle, Canon, Coca Cola, SAA, Johnnie Walker, Multichoice, Anglo Gold, and the United Nations. Jonathan’s Friskies campaign also won him a coveted Loerie award.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Kevin Harris selected him as one of 6 filmmakers across Africa to be mentored under the auspices of the Rainbow Documentary Collective. With Kevin, Jonathan has just completed their second documentary together, the highly praised Life is Art.
Following its world premiere, Jonathan’s feature film debut Jozi Kings was nominated for Best Action Film and Best Screenplay at the Nollywood Film Critics’ Awards in the USA, subsequently winning for best film. It was recently selected to spearhead a revolutionary new distribution platform, Kasi Movie Nights, bringing the magic of movies to the townships. The film has subsequently been nominated for best film in the 2013 Africa Magic viewer’s choice awards, and has made official selection for the 2013 Jozi Film Festival.
Jonathan is also as talented in front of the camera. Aside from being the winner of the recent My Top Billing dream reality contest, he is easily recognizable in local commercials for Exclusive Books, Absa, Coca Cola, Toyota, and Steers. He has modeled for, among others, Woolworths, Nike, FHM, GQ, Gucci, Abercrombie, and Calvin Klein underwear, and graced the runways at local and international fashion shows.
Most Stylish New Comers - Nandi Mngoma
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