Thursday, May 6, 2010
RICHARD BEZUIDENHOUT TANZANIAN MOVIE STAR AND BB WINNER IN 2007
Born born in Ilala, Tanzania.August 10, 1982 .
Richard Bezuidenhout is a Tanzanian film student who won the second season of the reality competition Big Brother Africa, in 2007.
He stayed in the Big Brother Africa house for 98 days, before winning the competition on Sunday 11 November.
He was voted the winner of the $100,000 prize by seven of the 13 voting countries, beating second-placed Ofunneka Molokwu (Nigeria) and third-placed Tatiana Teresa dos santos Durao (Angola).
Richard said before the show that if he won the prize money he’d spend it buying film equipment. He is passionate about making movies and considers filmmaker Peter Jackson as his personal inspiration.
A lover of the natural beauty of East Africa, he says that his favourite memory is driving through the Ngorogoro Crater, watching the different wildlife.
He also says that the best places to visit in Tanzania are the Serengeti National Park and the coastal areas, especially Zanzibar.
Bezuidenhout was one of 12 housemates on Big Brother Africa II, which aired in over 40 countries across Africa on DStv's AfricaMagic channel from Sunday 5 August to Sunday 11 November, 2007.
He is married to Richi and have first son.