Finalists

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FINALISTS 2017

top6 (1)The finalists are all 20 years of age and up (no age limit), single (for all purposes in the competition the definition for “single” are all individuals not married or engaged at present or during the remainder of the competition), and believe in giving back. The competition is for people who are passionate, driven, altruistic, a leader, and take pride in how they look and how they carry themselves. Follow their journey on the official Facebook page.

1 FINALIST SHARNè LABOTSKI

SHARNE (1)

Age: 21

Area of residence: Randburg.

Occupation: I am a final year student at the University of the Witwatersrand, studying towards my degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Friends and family would describe me as … hardworking, friendly, kind and passionate.

What makes me unique: I always look at the glass half full rather than half empty. I would say that I have a positive outlook and always prefer to look at the brighter side of life.

Quote I live by: “Vlieg hoog maar moet nooit vergeet waar jou vlerke vandaan kom nie” – to me this means that no matter where you are in life always remain humble and grateful.

The best advice I’ve ever received: To always focus on your own strengths and never change who you are for anyone.

What do people not know about me: That I have very curly hair!

Charity involvement means … To start at the very basic level which is simply being kind and generous towards other people. It is giving without expecting anything in return. Charity to me is an everyday lifestyle. I have so much passion to inspire and motivate the youth to one day become exactly what they dream to become and to realise that there is beauty in pain and that you never have to be the product of your past.

The biggest accomplishment in my life to date: When I got accepted into one of the best University (Witwatersrand) in South Africa.

Social media links:

Facebook: SharneBach2017

Instagram: sharne_labotski

Twitter: sharne_labotski

YouTube: Sharnè Labotski

2 FINALIST MALOKE MOGALE

MALOKE (1)

Age: 32

Area of residence: Plumstead, Cape Town.

Occupation: Soldier, model and trainer.

Friends and family would describe me as … open, fun, at most time unpredictable, family orientated and very active.

What makes me unique: I’m not afraid to keep on trying, no matter how rough, tough or difficult the road might be ahead. I always tell myself that if I don’t go and do something that might scare or push me, then I will never know the results.

Quote I live by: “We rise by lifting others”.

The best advice I’ve ever received: Most definitely from my dear grandmother, she said that I should stop hiding from the world, see my potential, never be selfish and that if I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – it will influence those close and around me.

Charity involved means … that I should live to share (great advice from my grandmother once again!). You will live a much longer and happier life.

The biggest accomplishment in my life to date: Being a finalist in the SA Bachelor competition. This competition offers a platform where I can help and reach out to those in need. This platform will give me the opportunity to influence the rights to exercise charity, care, love and tolerance for people in the world.

Social media links:

Facebook: Sabachfinalist2017-MALOKE

Instagram: tintedphysique

Twitter: @malokejohannes1

3 FINALIST WIMARI DU PLESSIS

WIMARI

Age: 25

Area of residence: Montana, Pretoria.

Occupation: Self-employed and a brand ambassador for Bio-Kinetic and SIX Sensational Skincare and Graftobian Makeup.

Friends and family would describe me as … a free spirit, outgoing, someone with a great sense of humour, has a strong personality and never says no to any challenge!

What makes me unique: I am a carefree, vivacious woman that don’t mind getting my hands dirty to help others.

Quote I live by: “We should all be feminists”.

The best advice I’ve ever received: Kill them with kindness.

What do people not know about me: I’m terrified of the dark and have to sleep with a light on.

Charity involvement means … Reaching out to people, showing a genuine interested in them and/or want to help them, creating awareness and being a 100% involved.

The biggest accomplishment in my life to date: Being a thriving business owner of eight different businesses and still being sane at the age of 25 I would say is successful enough!

Social media links:

Facebook: SA Bachelorette Finalist Wimari Du Plessis

Instagram: wimari_profilebeauty

Twitter: @Wimaridp

4 FINALIST NICHOLAS JOUBERT

NICHOLAS

Age: 21

Area of residence: I stay in the eastern part of Pretoria close to Silver Lakes Golf Estate on a holding.

Occupation: I own a business where we do lighting design and supply to the construction industry. I also study Illumination Engineering part time and do part time modelling.

Friends and family would describe me as … driven, diligent and a big dreamer.

What makes me unique: I’m very mature for my age – the result being that I have been fortunate enough to do a lot more with my life than others my age. I approach life in the exact opposite way than the masses would. This has left me numerous time standing alone but I have adapted to it by now.

Quote I live by: “Do your best and God will do the rest” and “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

The best advice I’ve ever received: “You have two eyes, two ears and one mouth – use it in that ratio” – meaning the moment you start being quiet, you will observe more and therefore learn much more much quicker. (Thanks to my mother for this great advice!)

What do people not know about me: Although I have an extremely hard exterior, I am actually a softy … and I cry quite easily. Plus, I love watching Disney movies – The Lion King is my all-time favourite.

Charity involvement means … doing selfless acts which bring about positive change to the community. It also means making a difference in someone else’s life – although you will not always remember them, they will always remember you.

The biggest accomplishment in my life to date: Starting my own business and signing a modelling contract. Running a business and modelling are only two items in my ‘passion basket’. I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to pursue both at a very young age.

Social media links:

Facebook: Bachelor South Africa Finalist – Nicholas Joubert

Instagram: nicholasnj95

Twitter: @Nicholasnj95

5 FINALIST KGADI MOKONI

KGADI (1)

Age: 20

Area of residence: Pretoria.

Occupation: I am an Advertising and Radio student at Boston Media House, a commercial model and singer.

Friends and family would describe me as … stubborn, hardworking, opinionated, talented, ambitious, fun and very talkative.

What makes me unique: My style, drive and hunger for success and the ability to capture an audience’s attention when I speak.

Quote I live by: “Your mind is your limit” – so I make it a hobby to enrich my mind.

The best advice I’ve ever received: That I could be whatever I want to be and accomplish whatever I want if I put my mind and heart to it.

What do people not know about me: My real age, most people mistake me for being much older than I really am.

Charity involvement means … To put a smile on people’s face in every way you can. By doing this you will help create a world where people care about each other.

The biggest accomplishment in my life to date: Completing my matric at the age of 16 regardless the bullying I went through at that stage.

Social media links:

Facebook: Kgadi Dee Mokoni

Instagram: kgadi_dee

6 FINALIST JOHAN VAN DER MERWE

JOHAN

Age: 38

Area of residence: Loumarina, Randfontein.

Occupation: Entrepreneur, Business-owner, Reverend, Personal Trainer and Life Coach.

Friends and family would describe me as … Loyal, caring, steadfast, passionate, firm believer in what is right, intelligent, knowledgeable, not-a-tree-hugger, animal lover, humanitarian, will empty his food-cupboards for friends, enemies or strangers in need and will stand by what is true no matter the cost.

What makes me unique: I have suffered great losses in life and therefore see life the value of life in a whole new perspective, being a synthesist makes me experience life in a multi-dimensional sphere which sometimes leads to a sensory overload. I am a philocalist and actively search for beauty in people and things and circumstances. The combination of these traits makes me an intense and vivid personality.

Quotes I live by: “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future!” and “It’s never too late to begin again.”

The best advice I’ve ever received: “Leave when the party is at its best, from there it’s not going to get any better.”

What do people not know about me: I have 18 godchildren, the youngest being 18 months and the oldest finishing final year at university.

Charity involvement means … To engage in a charitable cause in such a way that the integrity and self-worth of all parties involved are respected and upheld at all times, based on commitment and trust of a long-term relationship of mutual understanding and care.

The biggest accomplishment in my life to date: Understanding that all of my accomplishments in my life, is by grace alone and all that I am and have is only temporary, everything can be lost or taken away in an instance and therefore life should be lived to the fullest while we have the opportunity to do so.

Social media links:

Facebook: Johan van der Merwe – Top 5 SA Bachelor

Twitter: johanSAbach2017

Instagram: johanvander.merwe

Youtube: SA Bachelor Finalist Johan van der Merwe

 
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GALA 2017

This year’s winners will be announced at a red-carpet Gala Event on Saturday 4 November at Indaba Hotel in Fourways.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 2 October.

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