LUSHWILL ROSSOUW from Wellington was crowned the winner of the reality television show The Bar One Man Hunt and walked away with prizes worth more than a million rand.
The search for the ultimate Bar One Man started at the end of March with 25 contestants battling it out for the elusive title. Contestants were tested both mentally and physically and were subjected to hard-core challenges. The ultimate Bar One Man should not only be physically strong and mentally fit, but should also have heart and be able to play the game on a social level, and Rossouw had it all.
Not only does he walk away with R500000 cash courtesy of Nestlé, but also a Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle 2012 to the value of R300000 and a Mahindra XUV 500 to the value of R300000.
In addition to this he will participate in next year’s three instalment as head judge as well as play the role of brand ambassador for Nestlé/Bar One.
“For me this was a very amazing journey and I have definitely learnt that whatever life throws at you and what ever obstacles get in your way, if you dig deeper and push through, the sky is the limit!”
Rossouw said that his most unforgettable moment in the competition was, when he had to jump off the Soweto Towers.
“My knees were shaking, but I tried to stay focused for my team. My highlight most definitely was China - to be able to see the Great Wall of China and to have the experience with the monks.”
Rossouw, who currently resides in Cape Town is a personal trainer, a CrossFit enthusiast and an avid fisherman. He completed matric at Huguenot High School in Wellington.
He chose to participate when a client encouraged him to do so.
“Funny enough it was on the last day of the entries that I entered.”
“I would like to thank my family, friends and fans in Wellington and Paarl for the overwhelming support you gave me through the challenge, it carried me through.”
Rossouw comes from a family of five namely his parents Annaline and Lionel, sister Miche and brother Lee-Heino Rossouw.
“It was kept a secret from us and the rest of the public that he was participating until the episodes started showing.
“We cheered and screamed and made it known to all our friends and family and in doing this they all followed the episodes and supported him as well,” Miche said.
“The evening of the finals we knew in our hearts that he could and would be the winner and when they announced his name we jumped up and screamed and cried in each others arms - we were so very proud of him.”