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#GLAMWOTY17: A look back at last year’s winners


November 3, 2017

As the build-up to GLAMOUR’s Women of the Year 2017 begins, we thought we’d take a nostalgic look at last year’s winners.

Below are the nine gorgeous ladies who won the prestigious award in 2016; all talented and inspiring.

Brigitte Reeve-Taylor

The generous spirit

Brigitte Reeve-Taylor

What’s on your summer reading list?

I love suspense thrillers so I’m looking forward to reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

Kamini Pather

The readers’ choice

Kamini Pather

What’s the beauty trick you swear by?

I have three cardinal rules: Always remove your makeup before bed, never leave home without sunblock and add coconut oil to everything – it gives skin a glow and the brain a boost.

Kriya Gangiah

The media star

Kriya Gangiah

What’s your hidden talent?

Well, being very involved with technology and programming, I absolutely love a little first person shooter game! It’s always fun to get a few friends around and play computer games.

Crystal Kasper and Palesa Mahlaba

The next big thing

Crystal Kasper and Palesa Mahlaba of The Duo Desk

What’s your best bargain buy so far this year? 

Palesa: I’m such a bargain hunter, so that’s a difficult question. My favourite bargain buy is a black embellished satin slip dress that I’m yet to wear, but I look at it every night!

Crystal: A floor-length fishtail green satin skirt with lace-up detailing at the back.

Karabo Mathang-Tshabuse

The business brain

Karabo Mathang-Tshabuse

What is your beauty summer essential?

A good moisturiser with SPF.

Nandipha Mntambo

The creator

Nandipha Mntambo

What is the beauty product you can’t live without?

I can’t live without my Nimue Sun-C SPF 40.

Jackie Burger 

The style icon

Jackie Burger 

What would we find in your handbag?

A silk scarf, signature sunglasses, a tin of Les Anis de Flavigny rose drops, MAC Russian Red lipstick and a vintage compact mirror.

Julia Anastasopoulos

The DIY Queen

Julia Anastasopoulos

What is your go-to travel outfit?

My go-to travel outfit is leggings, my comfy takkies and my very lightweight jacket.

Want to be apart of the 2017 Women of the Year awards? Then purchase your tickets to join GLAMOUR, celebrities and our 2017 winners at our awards dinner! You DON’T want to miss out! Book tickets here.

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