Top Billing meets the winner of SABC3s Win A Home competition
This year’s Win A Home reality tv show was sheer drama as we watched the three design duos vying for top honours. But what stole the show was the day Zintle Kom won the viewers’ prize – and she has already invited us around for pap en vleis.
Hundreds of thousands of SABC3 viewers entered the competition to win a cluster home at Eye of Africa Golf and Residential Estate. The winner got to choose between three homes, each created from scratch by one of this season’s design duos. Amongst the teams, the most flamboyant - by far - were Brad Muttitt and Abiah “Abiahsuperstar” Mahlase.
Each team received a white-box unit at the estate and had seven living spaces to complete, each within ten days. For every challenge they won, their overall budget would increase. The emphasis was firmly on local design.
Brad and Abiah quickly made a name for themselves with their razzle-dazzle style and dress. They already have a fashion label and the exposure they got on Win A Home will be a strong foundation for their interior design business.
Fine arts and interior design graduates Banele Khoza and Tshepo Sealetsa were competitive to the last and won the Viewer’s Choice Award for this sophisticated vision of estate living.
Mpho Mphaga’s passion for practical furniture and Lesego Masekela’s interest in property as an investment are reflected in their accessible decor style.
In the build up to the finals of the viewer’s competition we got to know Zintle Kom and her son Alu a little better.
Zintle was competing against five other randomly selected finalists for one of the three luxuriously decorated homes. Only one safe held the lucky key.
With her choice of any of the three luxury homes, fully fitted with premier appliances and fittings, Zintle settled on the unit which Mpho and Lesego had spent fourteen weeks creating.
Both the family and the designers who brought these spaces to life will watch each other’s progress with much interest. Zintle was witness to the strides these young creatives made in their craft as they progressed through each week’s demanding tasks. Mentored through the process by top industry talents, they are twice the designers they were when Win A Home began. They also have a sizeable tv market who now know their work.
As well as this being the largest prize of its kind on local television, Win A Home is a major, practical investment in six, young South African creatives – sure to deliver great returns.
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