Karlien van Jaarsveld turns to God for guidance on what to do with her ‘Tropika Island of Treasure’ prize money

"Tropika Island of Treasure: All Stars" contestants. Picture: Supplied

"Tropika Island of Treasure: All Stars" contestants. Picture: Supplied

Published Dec 6, 2022


Team Tropical consisting of Karlien van Jaarsveld and Ruan Scheepers, won the 10th season of “Tropika Island of Treasure: All-Stars”.

The final episode aired on Saturday and each of the All-Stars competed with their teammates for a chance to win the grand prize.

Van Jaarsveld told IOL Entertainment: “Never have I even imagined that we would win! It was completely unexpected as by the time we got to the rock climbing, I knew Jonathan and Lelani were way ahead of us and when we got to the puzzles and they were still busy I realised we still had a chance! And then we did it!

“I was speechless and so emotional as I knew this was God. Only God. I am beyond thankful for the opportunity given to me.”

The singer shared on her Instagram account, her plans on what she would be doing with her prize money.

She told her followers that she was still asking God for guidance on what to do with the money.

"I’m not sure if it’s for me to keep or for some other plan He has in Mind. Waiting to hear just like you," she explained.

Scheepers added: “It is a surreal feeling being crowned the winner of ‘Tropika Island of Treasure’. Summarising a quote I heard recently, 'You have everything it takes, but it will take everything you have’, I am truly grateful.”

The runners-up, Team Piña Colada, consisting of All-Star Jonathan Boynton-Lee and his partner fitness coach Lelani Loots, received R25 000 each from the premium online entertainment platform Play.co.za.

The Tropika Island of Treasure All Stars had many twists and turns, featuring a list of local celebrities such as Shashi Naidoo, Nay Maps, Khanya Mkangisa, Roxy Louw, Maurice Paige, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Karlien van Jaarsveld and Brendan Peyper.