'Our Perfect Wedding' viewers have spoken.
After weeks of rigorous challenges, sweat and tears, 26-year-old Joburger, Kayise Ngqula clinched the title of OPW's new presenter.
The finale was held at the picturesque Shepstone Gardens in Mountain View, Johannesburg, on Thursday.
The top six finalists — Noni Mbete; Natasha Mazomba; Mbasa Fefe; Nolusindiso Macanda; Kayise Nolufefe Ngqula and Asanda Nomatshawe Mbali dressed to the nines in designer dresses and stood before the host, Mbali Nkosi who announced through an elimination process the person who had secured the most votes from the public.
Still covered in strips of confetti, Kayise, an International Relations and Politics student at the University of Johannesburg, could not contain her excitement after the big announcement: “I am over the moon and I cannot wait to start this new journey. I want to give myself fully to this process.
One of the things I love about OPW is how it celebrates diversity and even though I’m Xhosa, I hope to share myself with the viewers and include all the amazing cultures we have in this country,” said Kayise.
“It’s been a lovely journey to have 'Our Perfect Wedding' viewers participating in finding a new presenter. We are excited to welcome Kayise and believe that she will continue to bring her infectious energy to the screens as she’s done in the past weeks”, says Reneilwe Sema, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-net.
Along with being crowned the new presenter, Kayise will also walk away with a cash prize of R100 000 courtesy of Mzansi Magic.
Auditions for the Our Perfect Wedding Presenter Search were held in Johannesburg, East London and Durban and guest judges included former and current OPW presenters, Thembisa Mdoda, Nomsa Buthelezi and Phumeza Mdabe. Singer and songwriter Moneo and TV personality Bonang also took part in the judging process.
The new OPW presenter, Kayise Ngqula will make her debut in January 2018.