HUNKY heartthrob and television presenter Janez Vermeiren will bring a touch of masculine glitz and glamour to this year's The Herald and Reach for a Dream Wear matric dance dress competition when he takes centre spot as the guest of honour at the final on November 16.
The 34-year-old burst onto our screens as a handyman on SABC3's Top Billing before becoming one of the show's full- time presenters.
"My mother, who is a breast cancer survivor, and father, a famous artist, are my inspiration," he says. The well- travelled Vermeiren backpacked throughout Europe for a year after completing matric and stayed in Belgium for four years.
Once voted Cosmopolitan's sexiest man of the year, he is now the father of an eight- year-old son and the co-owner of Full Circle Model and Celebrity Management.
TICKETS ON SALE
TICKETS for the Wear Your Dream gala finale – to be held on Friday November 16 – are now on sale at Reach for a Dream's new offices in Summerstrand.
Dreamy Janez Vermeiren – Top Billing's male anchor, cover model and recipient of various sexiest man alive titles – will compere the evening and Port Elizabeth's multitalented singer, Niqui Cloete-Barrass of Boost Creative Solutions, will co-host.
"Tickets to the gala event are selling fast, and it will be a wonderful evening filled with magical dresses as well as quality entertainment," said Michelle van Huyssteen of Reach for a Dream.
Running Waters Wedding and Conference Centre, situated in Kragga Kamma Road, is the glamorous venue for the fundraising event that will see 30 matriculants model their farewell dresses.
Cocktail snacks are included in the ticket price of R100 per person, with 10 people at each round table. Crystal Tiffany chairs will add to the glitz. A cash bar for cold and hot beverages will be available.
Direct deposits are preferred, but tickets may be bought directly from the new Reach for a Dream offices at the Protea Hotel Marine, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Marine Drive in Summerstrand.
- Further information from Van Huyssteen on (041)583-6507, 082-202-0209.