Top 10 Most Beautiful South Africans Women: (Models)

Models are a unique breed, says Jason Smith, model agent at Kult Models South Africa. 

“They have to have a sense of ‘aspiration’ for the public to want to be like them, and clients to want them for their brands,” Smith tells Business Insider South Africa.

South Africa’s most successful and beautiful models spent years building their portfolio and improving their performance abilities, he says.

1. Carmen Solomons

Carmen Solomons

Born: 28 May 1991

Hair color: Red

Eye color: Green

Carmen Lee Solomons is a South African fashion model. She is best known as one of the faces of Fenty Beauty and Kylie Cosmetics. Solomons has modeled for Kanye West's Yeezy clothing line. She has also modeled for the Kendall + Kylie clothing line. She has appeared in music videos for recording artists Usher and Cardi B. She has also appeared in an Aerie campaign.

2. Shashi Naidoo

Shashi Naidoo

Born: 4 November 1980

Sashi Naidoo (born 5 November 1989) is a South Africans actress, television presenter, model, MC, entrepreneur and fashion blogger. Shashi is best known for co-Hosting the E.TV magazine show 20 Something. During this time she also co-hosted the nationwide MTV VJ Searchr.

3. Lauren Mellor

Lauren Mellor

Born: 29 December 1985
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Blue

Lauren Mellor is a South African fashion model best known for appearance in South African and American Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

4. Ansolet Rossouw

Ansolet Rossouw

Born: 23 October 1999

Rossouw was discovered on Instagram by a FANJAM Model Management agent.[3] She has walked for brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Elie Saab, Fendi, Miu Miu, Jil Sander, Valentino, Emilio Pucci, Maison Margiela, Off-White, Max Mara, Saint Laurent, Rodarte, and Missoni. Rossouw is one of the highest paid models in South Africa.

5. Candice Boucher

Candice Boucher

Born: 17 October 1983
Height: 1.78 m
Eye color: blue

Boucher became the new model for Guess in 2009. In April 2010, Boucher was on the cover of, and had the pictorial in, Playboy. The photo shoot took place in Kenya and was titled "Undressed in Africa." Months later, in October, she was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. In 2011, she co-starred in the Bollywood film Aazaan with Sachiin J Joshi.

6. Gina Athans

Gina Athans

Born: 7 June 1984

Gina Athans is a South African former beauty queen and model of Greek origin. Born in Johannesburg, her father is a doctor and her mother a businesswoman. She was raised on a small holding in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg.

7. Minki van der Westhuizen

Minki van der Westhuizen

Born: 26 February 1984
Height: 1.74 m

Van der Westhuizen started modelling at the age of 16. In her final year of high school in 2002, she was selected for an international campaign by the fashion label Guess. She is represented by Max Models in Cape Town. She was featured in the 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007 Swimwear editions of the South African Sports Illustrated magazine and on the cover of GQ.

She was ranked #24 on Maxim's Hot 100 list for 2003 and voted the winner of the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll by South African FHM readers in 2004. In 2003, she was voted the most popular pin-up girl by US troops serving in the Iraq War.

8. Tanit Phoenix

Tanit Phoenix

Born: 24 September 1980
Height: 1.74 m

Tanit Phoenix is a South African fashion model, actress and makeup artist. She is known for her swimwear and lingerie photo shoots after appearing in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2003 and in GQ magazine and FHM in the same year.

9. Candice Swanepoel

Born: 20 October 1988
Height: 1.77 m
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color‎: ‎Blue

Candice Susan Swanepoel is a South African model and philanthropist. She is known for her work with Victoria's Secret. In 2016, she was listed 8th on the Forbes top-earning models list.

10. Tamaryn Green

Born: 19 August 1994
Height: 1.75 m
Eye color‎: ‎Dark Brown
Hair color‎: ‎Black

Tamaryn Green is a South African model, doctor and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss South Africa 2018. She represented South Africa in the Miss Universe 2018 competition and placed as the first runner-up.

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