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Adriaan Roets
2 minute read
25 Jan 2015
8:00 am

Mr SA contest is more than looks

Adriaan Roets

Basically, if you're ever lucky enough to invite a Mr SA finalist to a dinner party, you'd have to bear in mind he will be bringing six friends along.

Armand du Plessis. Picture: Supplied

The six friends thrive on high protein and obviously distance themselves from simple carbohydrates – many list their hobby as, quite simply, “gym”.

 

Sibusiso Sibanda.Picture: Supplied

Sibusiso Sibanda.Picture: Supplied

So, you’d have to serve something lean and clean to keep his friends happy. Of course, you also can’t simply pop a mindless action flick into the DVD player as entertainment – the 12 finalists in the running all have a set of accomplishments that has placed them among the country’s most desirable men.

On Wednesday, the next Mr SA will be announced, but until then Andre Faro, Armand du Plessis, Ditiro Rantloane, Geo Botha, Jaco Gerrits, Krüger Swart, Morné Marais, Mornay Emery, Pieter du Plessis, Sibusiso Sibanda, Themba Nkolele, and Wiehan Riekert have blessed their fellow South Africans with countless photos of their good looks.

Geo Botha. Picture: Supplied

Geo Botha. Picture: Supplied

One Mr SA finalist, sales manager and motivational speaker Sibusiso Sibanda, is an activist for change.

“We can only beat our socio-economic changes with education, so I will encourage the youth to stay in school and give themselves a chance to become better people in life – and I would also inspire people to believe in themselves.”

Law graduate Armand du Plessis, pictured, hopes to be able to use the platform of Mr SA to ensure he is at the helm of drafting future legislation that benefits all his countrymen.

Entrepreneur Jaco Gerrits also has high hopes if he bags the title. “I’d like to use the exposure to focus on two items that are of great importance to me – entrepreneurship and bridging the digital divide.”

Ditiro Rantloane. Picture: Supplied

Ditiro Rantloane. Picture: Supplied

Geo Botha hopes to continue to use the platform to help end women abuse by the hands of men.

Ditiro Rantloane, a senior analyst, has hopes of becoming a figure to be looked up to by young men that grew up without fathers.

“That is where my passion lies: in talking to young men who mostly grew up without fathers, that they can be the men they are destined to be.”

Morne Marais. Picture: Supplied

Morne Marais. Picture: Supplied

Cape Town’s Morné Marais hopes to use his reign to shift awareness to causes and charities often overlooked.

Only one of the men will end up with the title of Mr South Africa.

The new Mr South Africa will become a poster boy as a man of honour who lives and breathes to do good for others – while looking pretty damn good too.