Following the success of Tropika Island of Treasure season seven (#TIOT7) Tropika has officially announced the launch of #TIOT8.
In this eighth season of the popular campaign and TV show, seven consumers will once again join seven celebrities in paradise and compete for a shared smoooth R1 million!
The destination – the Maldives
Previous seasons of the show have seen consumers and celebs venture to some of the most incredible destinations, including: Mexico, Jamaica, the Seychelles, Mauritius and more.
This year, the Maldives will set the scene for #TIOT8.
Perhaps best known for its idyllic white beaches and crystal clear turquoise sea, the Republic of the Maldives is situated in the Indian Ocean. This tropical nation is composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1 000 coral islands – many still uninhabited. With celebs and contestants competing in fun and challenging games to get to that smoooth R1 million – against the breath taking Maldivian backdrop – viewers will be in for a real treat!
Miantha Padayachee, Brand Group Manager for Tropika, is looking forward to seeing how the show plays out in the Maldives with a new group of contestants. “The past seven seasons of TIOT have been incredibly successful, and so for season eight we needed to up the ante and really take it to the next level. The Maldives is the epitome of smoooth island living and will add a new dimension to the show. Fans can expect the same exciting and fun Tropika Island of Treasure that they have come to know and love – with a few surprise twists this season…”.
Making it to the Maldives with #TIOT8
South Africans dreaming of amazing prizes, fame, fortune, and joining their favourite celebs in paradise, have a few ways to enter:
Join the auditions*
From 1 September, buy any Tropika product and join the Tropika team at the #TIOT8 auditions:
- Saturday 30 September 2017 – Cavendish Square, Cape Town
- Saturday 7 October 2017 – Gateway, Durban
- Saturday 14 October – The Zone, Johannesburg
Consumers who join at the auditions should keep an eye out for their favourite celebs, who’ll be making appearances when least expected. Competition for those seven coveted spots to join the celebs competing for that smoooth R1 million will be fierce, so consumers must bring their A-game to the auditions.
South Africans who don’t make it to the Maldives still stand to win* awesome daily prizes when they buy Tropika product, including:
- A trip for x2 to the Maldives (to experience the very island that #TIOT8 will take place on, staying at http://www.adaaran.com/)
- A share of R500 000 airtime
- 15 Instax cameras and film
- X5 R10 000 Travelstart vouchers (valid until Feb 2018)
The more Tropika bought, the more chances to win.
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23 year old Nondu Mabizela is a medical student from Johannesburg with a passion for drawing and running. If she wins TIOT8, she will use the prize money to pay off her studies, do something special for her parents, buy a car, and do some shopping.
27 year old Rudi Witkowsky from Cape Town is a Chartered Accountant, CA (SA); fitness instructor; model and actor. He has a passion for surfing and fitness. If he wins TIOT8 he will invest a portion of the prize money, take a well-deserved holiday, and send his parents on a vacation to Zanzibar as they deserve it the most after what they have done for Rudi.
23 year old Kelly Gunnell from Johannesburg was an avid swimmer (and has represented South Africa internationally numerous times) and has just finished her Honours in Sports Science at the University of Pretoria. If she wins TIOT8 she will use the prize money to elevate her passion for health and fitness by starting up a business to aid people of all walks of life to implement a healthy lifestyle that actually fits into their lives.
28 year old Mark-Anthony Bingham from Johannesburg is the PA to a financial advisor. He has a passion for Latin, ballroom, salsa and hip-hop dancing, and also teaches salsa dancing. If he wins TIOT8 he will use the prize money to surprise and spoil his mom, and will start an art project in his community of Westbury