Justin Bonello and Malcom Mycroft announced the final fifteen Ultimate Braai Master Teams on the SABC 3 Expresso Show.
Once the audition process was completed it was time to announce the teams vying for the title of South Africa and the world’s first Ultimate Braai Master.
The GM of Marketing at Pick ‘n Pay (headline sponsors) Malcom Mycroft and the shows host Justin Bonello made the announcement on the Expresso Show.
When the opportunity to get involved came to Pick ‘n Pay, Malcom said it was a “no brainer”.
In South Africa the “culture is about the braai” and the Ultimate Braai Master is about “being South African.”
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Gregarious Greg Gilowey of Rust n Dust, cracks Justin Bonello up at the Ultimate Braai Master Sun City auditions.
When asked about the audition experience, Justin Bonello spoke about an incredible insight he had garnered from the auditions.
He said, “If you have a braai master in your group of friends, that person is naturally gregarious, outgoing etcetera and to throw 200 of those people together for a day on the audition round was incredible.”
“The most amazing thing was what South Africa was doing on the braai.”
“There were things that I’ve never seen before in my entire life before.”
“People were building their own braais out of bicycles, windscreen wiper motors.”
There are a number of women putting their hands up for the title of Ultimate Braai Master, with 11 in the final 30 of which 5 are Braai Masters and two ladies only teams.
Justin said, “the perception (is) that only men braai, women do it just as well.”
He went to say that he would like to see a female team in the top 3, if not take the title.
Justin Bonello would love to see a ladies team lift the title. Could the ‘Which Way Braai Chicks’ from Cape Town fit the bill?
The Pick ‘n Pay Wild Card Team, ‘Gal Power’, Sindi Manthata (Braai Master) and Lethu Ncengwa (Braai Buddy) from Gauteng are another female double act who could win Ultimate Braai Master.
The final fifteen who will be gracing South African television screens as they make their epic journey to become the Ultimate Braai Master are:
Chi Town Braaisters
The Green Feet Team
Popeye and Olive
Rust n Dust
Which Way Braai Chicks
Who Dares Wins
Ultimate Braai Master begins September 13th on SABC 3
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