Auditions for Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao, the 9th season of the hit show, are officially open!
This year, the brand is shaking things up and auditions for #TIOT9 will take place entirely *online – a first in the history of the show, providing an opportunity for more people across South Africa to enter and stand a chance to win a spot on the island. #TIOT9 will see these six celebrities and six consumer contestants competing for their share of smoooth fame and fortune and a shared R1 million Rand.
People across South Africa dreaming of joining their favourite celebs in the tropical island paradise of Curaçao need to buy a promotional pack of Tropika and follow the instructions on pack. Following this, they need to record a short video (not longer than one minute) showing the #TIOT9 team what they’ve got and describing how they will out smoooth their competitors on Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao. Submission of audition videos can be done in one of three ways:
- On Tropika’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), tagging the brand and including the #TIOT9 hashtag.
- Via Tropika.co.za.
- Via the #TIOT9 audition Whatsapp number: 063 921 8395.
Full entry details and Ts and Cs can be found on Tropika’s website.
From all auditions submitted, only six contestants will be chosen to compete on #TIOT9 and will join host, Katlego Maboe, and celebrities Simphiwe Ngema, Kay Sibiya, Nadia Japhta, Siphesihle Vazi, Ntando Duma and Bouwer Bosch on the island. Celebs and contestants will be flying in style to Curaçao with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, ensuring the start of their adventure is nothing but smoooth.
Curaçao – the picture-perfect place to serve as the backdrop for a smoooth 9th season of the hit show
In the southern Caribbean, just 64 kilometres off the coast of Venezuela and 12 degrees north of the Equator, the 64km-long, 12km-wide island of Curaçao represents a lively amalgam of different cultures. Part of the Lesser Antilles, also known as the ABC Islands — Aruba is to the west, Bonaire to the east — Curaçao was once a booming trade hub for merchants in the Dutch West India Company. Today, travellers stroll along Willemstad’s Handelskade Street, lined with sherbet-colored homes that resemble Amsterdam rowhouses, and stay in former Dutch colonial buildings now reimagined as luxurious beach resorts. With over 35 palm-lined beaches, 65 dive sites to explore and friendly locals who represent over 55 cultures, Curaçao is quickly garnering appeal as one of the most progressive and pristine islands in the Caribbean, and is the perfect place to serve as the backdrop for #TIOT9.
If this, along with the chance of winning your share of R1 million and other amazing prizes, has whet your appetite and sparked the desire to submit an audition video online, some of the #TIOT9 celebs share their top tips for creating the perfect audition video:
Kay Sibiya: Stand out, be yourself and most importantly get a passport in order if you don’t already have it sorted! Adventure, fame and fortune are calling and you need to be ready to answer the call.
Nadia Japhta: Don’t play it safe with your audition video. If I’m anything to go by, be bold and loud but most importantly, be you!
Siphesihle Vazi: Be yourself as much as you can. The camera can read uncertainty and fear, so pretend the camera is your favourite person in the world; that one person you like talking to, someone whom you bombard with stories of how your day went – that way it’s so much easier to connect with whoever is watching you and you’ll really have an authentic audition video.
In addition to auditioning for your chance to win a spot on the island with your favourite celebs, there are over 100 000 awesome prizes valued at over R1 million up for grabs, including:
- LG Q60 Mobile Phones
- LG Dishwashers
- LG 55” Televisions
- Caribbean Tan products
The more Tropika bought, the more chances to win.
*Full Ts and Cs can be found on: https://www.tropika.co.za/
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