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Miss Gay Soweto 2013 - Pictures

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A lot of tears shed by contestents, so much work by the organizers and the result were as amazing! Great evening it was at the Miss Gay & Lesbian Soweto 2013 finals held at Soweto Theatre, Jabulani. So much happened and yes, as always there were talks of who should have won and who should have worn what! Even the judges at some point came into little glitches on deciding who the winners should be... The evening saw amazing support from the Queens and Kings of Club Simply Blue, which amongst them were Candice Nkosi- Miss Pride 2013, the reigning Mr. Simply Blue and the newly crowned Miss Simply Blue Brian, Inkanyiso team and other interesting people!

Here are some of the pictures from the pageant: Pictures by Zanele Muholi/Inkanyiso




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"Diva, King of Cabaret', you can give him a tittle too, Amstel Maboa aka Dramatic Diva

Besides the fact that I’ve known and met with Amstel for more than the pairs of shoes I have in my closet but still, on our interviews I always start with the question, who is Amstel Maboa, maybe it’s because I still assume that there are people that don’t know who he is? Like really now… I mean with thousand appearances on television and features on magazines and Sunday newspapers who wouldn’t, but then again, maybe I was hoping he will change a few things, especially now that he is a King of Cabaret, guess what! Nothing, still the same as the one I featured on my EXIT column early this year.
Then again, I realized… Amstel once said to me “my identity is me, not what I do, and my work is my work and that because of talent God gave me not who Amstel Maboa is” This was during those “on the go” chats we had at some point. I then realised that why does he get so emotional about being side-lined and not be where he is supposed to be as a recording artist in SA, his sexuality, which is not …

COUNTING HOURS TO MISS GAY & LESBIAN GRAND FINALE

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Despite the sad news that our Global icon Madiba passed on, the show must go on... The most anticipated event Miss Gay & Lesbian Soweto 2013 is about to take place, the nerves are killing the participants! Everyone is going hoo har! The glamour, fashion hits and misses tomorrow on the Red Carpet at 7pm! But the Most thing is who will be crowned the new Miss Gay & Lesbian Soweto 2013? 

The excitement is up here! High blood pressure! You name it, all in all we are so cant wait! Get your tickets at Computicket for only R100.00 and VIP. R150.00
EVENT DETAILS:  Venue: Soweto Theatre, Jabulani  Time: 19h00 for Red Carpet, 20h00 show starts  Cost: R100.00 at Computicket 
See you all there at 19h00! 
Tweet me your thoughts @YayaRSA or follow @missgaysoweto for details

Pull Lerato Kganyago down syndrome seems to be becoming a norm

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When this gorgeous and outspoken TV Personality Lerato Kganyago was still with Soweto TV on LGK Show where she sat down out A-Listers to find out about their lives in and of the industry was definitely not on everyone's timeline! Despite the fact that she was so good that she made SABC1s Live Amp then LIVE look more like #3Talk no one really paid much attention to her... 

Could it be success, beauty or just jealousy that changed everything? I have NO idea! I mean she is HOT! Good at what she does, I still don't get it why didn't she make it to the list of You Spectacular and Feathers SA "Hot Chick of the Year" category but oh well! 




When it was announced that she will be hosting #TheLink replacing your girl B* @Bonang_M who was originally supposed to host the entertainment and lifestyle magazine show everyone hated on her, asking questions like "who is she" But hey she sat down, read that script, came to our screens and said, "Good evening Ladies and…

Bar One Manhunt Johannes Mapalakan on Ladies, being a celebrity and getting into acting

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He is so HOT, smart, has the body to die for, outspoken, probably has everything a women wants in a man and he's in the spotlight. I decided to find out how has his life been after winning the most talked about SABC1s Bar One Manhunt, Ladies and Gentlemen, its Johannes Mapalakan, here is what he had to say on our conversation through Jenene Parsons of Onix Media Solutions; 

ME:How has winning Bar One Manhunt change your life?

Johan:Winning the Bar One manhunt competition really changed my life, besides having won the car of my dreams and the R 500 000. I have learned lot of things about life, how to approach it - I also learned that opportunities only knocks once and once it does you need to take it with both hands and embrace it.


ME:What was winning the competition meant to you?

Johan:Winning the competition really means a lot to me; I took the entire competition very personal. Going into the competition - had to put my wedding plans on hold. I took a huge gamble, but it all paid off…

THE WORLD REACTS ON NELSON MANDELA'S DEATH

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It's always very sad when someone you know passes on, even if you don't know them personally... But the death of Nelson Mandela our hero came in as a total shock and was devastating! We all knew he will eventually die and we thought we will be ready for it, I mean, it was now due considering hes health condition...but the sad reality that just hit us all is we are not and we were never going to be ready! 

Like always, it will be twitter that will be flooded with rumours... I mean South African celebrities went on and on about him dead and some saying it a lie and some people went as far as calling @SizweDhlomo "Nolwazi" because he had tweeted saying it a misunderstanding people should chill! 

This is the twitter post that cause chaos! Where people started to attack Sizwe just after Pres. Jacob Zuma confirmed Tata's death;
14h The reports about Mandela are not true. There was a bit of a scare with his respiratory equipment at around 20:30 bu…

Its ON! Miss Gay and Miss Lesbian Soweto 2013 title is up for graps on Saturday 7 December.

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Spectacular!After a great night on the 8th of November at Uncle Tom's Hall the finalist of the grand finale were chosen by the well selected panel of judges. Now what a great way to end year 2013! Gorgeous 12 finalist competing for the Miss Gay Lesbian soweto 2013 tittle. Great party, great people and of course you!

Catch the Red Carpet special from 19h00.



The night continues after the show with an after party at Roots Café until the early hours of the morning.
Miss Gay and Miss Lesbian Soweto was first produced in 2000. The annual event aims to “celebrate the wonderful diversity and also create awareness around issues impacting on the LGBTI community”.
Miss Gay & Miss Lesbian Soweto act as ambassadors for the Soweto gay community. They have in the past made generous donations to the Othandweni Home, worked with Sohaca (Soweto HIV/Aids Counsellors Association), acted as a counsellor to young gays /lesbians, and have helped parents who have gay kids to understand …

BAR.ONE Manhunt Winner Revealed - Johannes takes the title of the Ultimate BAR.ONE Man

After 13 grueling weeks of emotional, physical and mental trials, 28 year old Midrand resident Johannes Mapalakanye won the coveted title of the Ultimate BAR.ONE Man.Season 3 of the BAR.ONE Manhunt took the Top 16 contestants and the viewers on a journey of discovering courage, leadership and integrity on a never-before-seen scale.

In an adrenaline-packed and thrill-laden grand finale (which aired Tuesday 29 Oct on SABC 1) the top 3 contestants Johannes Mapalakanye, Bongs Ndima and Zwelandile Magaya battledit out at one of South Africa’s number 1 tourist destinations, Orlando Towers to complete what has been a non-stop test of their mental and physical ability. The grand finale solo challenges included some aptly named trials such as the GlassBox Break Out, Pallet Staircase, The Tough One and Breaking Bricks where the top 3 were pitted against each other.

Johannes Mapalakanye(who also earned the nickname of The Machine) takes home some handsome prizes including R500 000 in cas…