Gig Guide: Mr and Miss Ushaka 2013

2013 Junior Ms ushaka finalists

Durban’s unlimited fun spot, uShaka Marine World, recently held the semi-finals for their annual Mr and Miss uShaka Marine World competition at Wet ‘n Wild, uShaka.


Now in its ninth year, this event has become a favourite on the uShaka Marine World calendar and an important one for the park as the winners chosen will represent uShaka Marine World and its sponsors at various events held throughout the year.


The judges for this year’s competition are East Coast Radio’s Zabalazile Simbine – aka Zaba, hospitality guru Andre B Van Wyk-Scott, seasoned journalist and East Coast Radio personality, Terence Pillay, Nestle’s Fazel Saddack, Miss South Africa 2009, Tatum Keshwar and personal trainer, Jono Eggar.

2013 Mr uShaka finalists

The semi-finals saw a number of hopefuls aiming to impress the judges for a spot in the top fifteen. The judges were not only searching for “the look”, but strong leadership and ambassadorial skills as well.


Sixteen men were chosen as finalists for the Mr uShaka 2013 title, 15 ladies as finalists for the Miss uShaka 2013 title and 15 young ladies as finalists for the Miss Teen uShaka 2013 title.

2013 Miss uShaka finalists

This year’s beauty pageant is expected to be uShaka’s best yet with prizes valued at over R50 000. These include over R25 000 in cash , trips on MS Opera, holidays in Cape Town courtesy of Three Cities,  a photographic portfolio and PR support from S&A Marketing.


The gala final will take place on Saturday, June 1st at 7pm at the uShaka Marine World Aquarium. For more information, contact Thresa Harker on (031) 328 8000.


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