The winners of this year’s YOU Spectacular awards were revealed at a glittering ceremony last night, Saturday, 16 July, at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.
Quirky comedian Anne Hirsch once again brought her unique style to the proceedings as host of the show, treating the audience to some interpretive dance as well as her eccentric brand of humour.
The gorgeous Bonang Matheba was the star of the night, walking away with four awards in total, including those for Most Stylish Female Celeb and Social Media Star.
But the most exciting moment of the evening by far was when she took to the stage with rapper boyfriend AKA to accept their award for Favourite Couple. The pair caused a sensation earlier in the evening when they arrived together on the red carpet, making the YOU Spectacular their first official appearance together.
Expresso presenter Katlego Maboe walked away with the award for Favourite TV Presenter but lost out to AKA in the Most Stylish Male Celeb category.
The award for Sexiest Man went to actor and TV presenter Maps Maponyane, while actress and TV presenter Minnie Dlamini triumphed in the Sexiest Woman category.
The night’s musical performances were a tribute to legendary artists who died over the past year and included Lloyd Cele doing a phenomenal cover of Stand By Me by Ben E King, Thembeka Mnguni wowing the audience with her performance of You’re My World by Cilla Black and Graeme Watkins doing a brilliant version of David Bowie’s Let’s Dance.
Here are the winners in each category:
YOU SPECTACULAR 2016 WINNERS
Favourite TV Presenter
BONANG MATHEBA & AKA
Most Stylish Female Celeb
Most Stylish Male Celeb
Favourite Sports Star
Favourite Music Star
Favourite Radio Personality
Social Media Star