29 April we had an amazing event known as: Mr and Ms Melkbosstrand. This event is organized and hosted by our school annually.
Without a doubt, I can say this year’s function has been the best so far. It’s so appropriate seeing as it is Melkbosstrand High School’s 5th anniversary!
Friday night, the hall was beautifully decorated with stars and lanterns hanging from the ceiling and strobe lights chasing each other around. The theme of Starry Seas was nicely pulled together by Meghan Erasmus and Michelle Venter, the event organizers and two very capable matrics. The audience waited in anticipation for the event to start.
Finally our wonderful teacher-presenters (Mr van der Spuy and Ms Joubert) waltzed onto the stage with light-hearted banter and announced the opening performance, none other than our local SA hip-hop champions, The Li’l Shifters…And what a performance it was!
Our judges were introduced immediately after:
- Natasha Henning: Ms Melkbosstrand 2016
- Wessel Jacobs: Studying in an IT-direction next year.
- Nora Grose: DA counsellor
- Michelle Gildenhuys: Model
- Stewart Heunis: Mr Western Cape
The judges had already judged our Mr and Mrs Melkbosstrand finalists on how photogenic they were (by photos given prior to the event), but now our finalists were going to be judged by personality and modelling know-how.
At last our finalists came into play. As they were introduced, couple-by-couple, they split up, trailing the sides of the audience and came together again on stage. Presumably this was to allow the audience to get an eye-full of our handsome lot of finalists.
Our finalists and couples:
- AMBUR HILDEBRANDT & TRISTAN KASSELMAN
- MONIQUE KOOPMAN & JAYDEN ERASMUS
- KATELIN LUDICK & JUAN DOUGLAS COETZEE
- LECO PHILANDER & BRYCE HILL
- DANICHEL RUDMAN & JARRUD BENN
- KAYLA HENNING & DYLAN MILLS
- JULIETTE ZOIO & PURUSHAN CHETTIAR
- LIA ZOIO & TAYTTON ADONIS
- TANISHA CROCKER & LUANO VAN DER MERWE
- MIKA WILSON & EWALD SWART
- MEAGAN PIETERSE & WILLIAM HENDRICKS
Soon after our finalists were introduced we were on an adventure. Each couple modelled a country for us – a little acting was thrown in too. We were transported from Cape Town (with Ambur and Tristan) to New York to the City of Love (with Danichel and Jarrud) to Milan, Rome, Barcelona, Rio, Russia and even Nigeria!
Then it was time for a break.
The audience went to munch and were soon back for more. We were welcomed back by a singing Jason Perrang (a gold-medal winner at Talent America) and then we moved on to the formal section of the competition.
Each couple came onto the stage in their best formal attire and pretty up-do’s. After modelling their outfits for us they were each asked a question by the presenters which resulted in a few hilarious answers and some heart melting ones. For example: Purushan Chettiar was asked to define endless love. He said: “Looking into Juliette’s eyes.” Juliette Zoio, his partner.
Our finalist couples did an impressive little dance for us while we gave the judges extra time for deliberation. The finalists went off the stage and the presenters entertained us.
The judges came back, our finalists were back on stage and thanks were given.
We were ready for the results!
And we got them.
Mr Personality: William Hendricks
Mrs photogenic: Meagan Pieterse
Most likely to become a model: Mika Wilson
Favourite couple: Luano van der Merwe & Tanisha Crocker
2nd Prince &Princess: Purushan Chettiar & Kayla Henning
1st Prince & Princess: Luano van der Merwe & Tanisha Crocker
Mr & Mrs Melkbosstrand 2016:
William Hendricks & Meagan Pieterse!!!