The voting public has chosen Emile (36) and Razia Samson (34) from Johannesburg as South Africa’s ultimate Power Couple! Emile and Razia received the good news at the glamorous live final of the new M-Net reality show, which was broadcast from The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay tonight.
While Emile and Razia walked away with the coveted title as well as R508 000.00 – the total amount of amount of money that they managed to accumulate throughout the series, runners-up, Dyllan Smith (36) and Viki van den Barselaar-Smith (35) from Salt Rock in KZN lost all the cash they had banked during the show. But, courtesy of the headline sponsors of the series, Lottostar.co.za, there was a surprise awaiting them. Instead of going home completely empty-handed, they received a cheque for R100 000.00.
In this compelling series, which tested the relationships of 8 South African couples through a variety of breathtaking challenges, Emile and Razia were the couple that survived the most elimination ceremonies, having been in the hot seat three times. Despite not being physically strong in the challenges, their authenticity as a pair, coupled with the fact that they forged good relationships with everyone in the villa and invested wisely in each other, stood them in excellent stead.
Viki and Dyl on the other hand showed impressive physical and strategic strength throughout the series, winning numerous couples’ challenges and even having an almost perfect run of investments and challenges two weeks ago, something that no other couple managed to achieve. Their personal journey on the show also won the hearts of many South Africans, as they laid their problems on the table for all to see, and worked on them throughout the series.
Up until last week’s penultimate episode, the couples who all lived together in a luxurious villa in Camps Bay, decided which pairs were eliminated throughout the show, up until only two couples remained. Thereafter, M-Net viewers had the opportunity to choose the winner by voting for their favourite couple. The results of the voting were verified by auditing company, Deloitte & Touche.
For more information and exclusive videos with the winners and the runner-up of the show, visit www.mnet.tv/powercouplesa.