Bloem celeb, Brendan Peyper, and his partner from KwaZulu-Natal, Lisanne Lazarus, are the winners of Tropika Island of Treasure Maldives’ eighth season.
In what has to be the most nail-biting finale of any Tropika Island of Treasure to date, #TeamRed came out victorious in the final challenge, making them the winners of the series and that R1 million prize.
In Monday night’s final episode of the series, #TeamRed fought hard to beat Nay Maps and Rudi Witkowsky from #TeamYellow for the title of champions.
Following a series of Slenda Twists throughout #TIOT8, 22-year-old Lazarus was chosen by 21-year-old Peyper to be his teammate on #TeamRed. Very early on in the season it became evident to most celebs and contestants that #TeamRed would be a team to watch out for this season, with many teams noting them as their biggest threat to the R1 million. And they were right.
Peyper is grateful for the teammate he found in Lazarus. “I truly had an incredible partner. We remained calm even though things sometimes went south, and we ensured that we kept the faith. With God on our side, this was the most important aspect for us.”
“I cannot believe this. WE WON! Thank you so much @mytropika for this amazing experience. I will never forget this journey and what I’ve learned about myself and other people! Thank you @lisannelazaruss for being the perfect partner and teammate. You showed me that nothing is impossible,” Peyper said on his social media page on Instagram.
Lazarus, who is graduating in Broadcast Journalism and is currently the Digital Producer for East Coast Radio’s Breakfast Show, will use the majority of her share of the prize money to invest in property and treat herself to a shopping spree.
Peyper will use his share of the prize money to purchase his first farm/property.
As if his share of R1 000 000 is not enough, Peyper also revealed that he will be playing the lead role in the Buddy Holly Broadway production which starts in May. He also ended in the top 12 for the Cosmopolitan SA Sexiest Man competition for 2018 and to top it all off, his album, Hy Loop Oop, has reached golden status by selling 15 000 copies.
If you would like to connect with Brendan Peyper online, visit his facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BrendanPeyperMusiek/, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BrendanPeyper or on Instragram at https://www.instagram.com/brendanpeyper/