Former Miss SA Joins Dancing With The Stars

Former Miss SA joins Dancing With The Stars South Africa
Liesl Laurie is ready to take centre stage!

The 12 celebrity spots in M-Net’s glitzy new reality show Dancing With The Stars SA are filling up fast. Earlier this month the channel confirmed that acting legend Frank Opperman and award-winning TV Presenter Thembisa Mdoda will be dusting off their dancing shoes. Gorgeous screen and stage actress Juanita de Villiers followed suit and today M-Net confirmed the next household name to compete in the series.

South African sweetheart and former Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie will also shake, rattle and roll in Dancing With The Stars SA in 2018. And, her famous competitors had better watch out!

“I’m ready to win!” a confident Liesl gushed. “I’m also ready to learn and have fun – I’ve always wanted to do the splits, and now I have the opportunity!”

After growing up in Eldorado Park and completing a B.Com degree at the University of Johannesburg, Liesl won the Miss South Africa pageant in 2015. During her reign she stole the hearts of South Africans from all walks of life as she impressed everyone with her humility, boundless energy and striking sense of style. These days, she is also a presenter on popular independent radio station Jacaranda FM, and is the international brand ambassador of L’Oreal – Vichy Laboratoires in SA, USA and Brazil.

Dancing with the Stars SA, in which 12 untrained local celebrities will put their best foot forward with the help of highly skilled professional Latin and Ballroom dancers, will commence on M-Net channel 101 on Sunday 4 February 2018. The hosts of the series are Tracey Lange and Chris Jaftha and the esteemed panel of judges will be announced in due course.

For more information about M-Net’s impressive local slate for 2018, visit

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb: