Auditions for Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao, the 9th season of the hit show, are now open!

In 2019 the brand is shaking things up and auditions for #TIOT9 will take place entirely online – a first in the history of the show. This will provide an opportunity for more people across South Africa to enter and stand a chance to win a spot on the island. #TIOT9 will see these six celebrities and six consumer contestants competing for their share of smooth fame and fortune and a shared R1 million Rand.

How to enter Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao

People across South Africa dreaming of joining their favourite celebs in the tropical island paradise of Curaçao need to buy a promotional pack of Tropika and follow the instructions on pack.

Then you need to record a short video (not longer than one minute) showing the #TIOT9 team what you’ve got, and describe how you will out smooth their competitors on Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao.

How to enter Tropika Island of Treasure
Cool times on Tropika Island of Treasure

Submission of Tropika Island of Treasure audition videos

This can be done in one of three ways:
1. On Tropika’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), tagging the brand and including the #TIOT9 hashtag.
2. Via
3. Via the #TIOT9 audition Whatsapp number 063 921 8395.

Only six contestants will be chosen to compete on #TIOT9 and will join host, Katlego Maboe, and celebrities Simphiwe Ngema, Kay Sibiya, Nadia Japhta, Siphesihle Vazi, Ntando Duma and Bouwer Bosch on the island. Celebs and contestants will be flying in style to Curaçao with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, ensuring the start of their adventure is nothing but smooth.

Curaçao is the picture-perfect place to serve as the backdrop for a smooth 9th season of the hit showIn the southern Caribbean, 64 kilometres off the coast of Venezuela and 12 degrees north of the Equator, the 64km-long 12km-wide island houses a lively amalgam of different cultures. Part of the Lesser Antilles (ABC Islands — Aruba is west, Bonaire east) Curaçao was once a booming trade hub for merchants in the Dutch West India Company.

Today, travelers stroll along Willemstad’s Handelskade Street, lined with sherbet-colored homes that resemble Amsterdam rowhouses, and stay in former Dutch colonial buildings now luxurious beach resorts. With over 35 palm-lined beaches, 65 dive sites to explore and friendly locals who represent over 55 cultures, Curaçao is the perfect spot as the backdrop for #TIOT9.

#TIOT9 celebs share their top tips for creating the perfect audition video:

Kay Sibiya: Stand out, be yourself and most importantly get a passport in order if you don’t already have it sorted! Adventure, fame and fortune are calling and you need to be ready to answer the call.

Nadia Japhta: Don’t play it safe with your audition video. If I’m anything to go by, be bold and loud but most importantly, be you!

Siphesihle Vazi: Be yourself as much as you can. The camera can read uncertainty and fear, so pretend the camera is your favourite person in the world; that one person you like talking to, someone whom you bombard with stories of how your day went – that way it’s so much easier to connect with whoever is watching you and you’ll really have an authentic audition video.

There are also over 100 000 awesome prizes valued at over R1 million up for grabs, including: Airtime,cash, LG Q60 Mobile Phones, LG Dishwashers, LG 55” Televisions, watches and Caribbean tan products

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