Africa has always been a land of cultural and geographical diversity. That translates beautifully in the people of this continent. South Africa has given this world some memorable personalities in the world of sports and fashion.
Also, African models have challenged the traditional beauty standards and paved a way for a more diverse and inclusive fashion. In the past few decades, we have seen the sexiest women from South Africa take over the world of fashion.
With their incredible looks, enviable physique, sharp intelligence, and glistening skin, they have captivated the world. If you don’t believe us, then scroll below for the list of 10 of the hottest South African models.
Hottest South African Models:
Candice Boucher is one of the hottest South African models of all time. She debuted in the world of modeling by winning a beauty pageant at 17. Best known for featuring on the covers of Playboy and Sports Illustrated, she has also modeled for Guess. Interestingly she has also been a part of a Bollywood movie called Aazaan. This blue-eyed beauty has also graced the covers of renowned magazines like Cosmopolitan. Her modeling credits include big names like Elle, GQ, and FHM, among notable others.
Probably the most famous name on this list, Charlize Theron is a bona fide superstar. She started as a model in Europe early in her career before landing in the US. Her shot to fame was the movie “The Devil’s Advocate” which starred Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. And with great talent and exceptionally hot looks, she made it big in Hollywood. In 2016, she was one of the 100 most influential people in the World. She also has an Academy Award and a Golden Globe to her credit.
Best known for her appearance in the sports illustrated swimsuit issue, Dominique Piek is one of the most desirable South African models. With her long legs, picture-perfect looks, and thick, long hair, she is the poster girl image of what women aspire to be. Her magazine cover credits include international issues of Cosmopolitan and GQ. She has been featured in many commercials including Samsung, Speedo, and Kookai. She was also in limelight for her affair with actor Chris Pine.
Gina Athans is a celebrated South African model, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and former beauty queen. Born in Johannesburg, Gina won her first beauty pageant as a 17-year-old. She opened her PR agency and founded Holanathi- an initiative to nourish women and children in South Africa. Her modeling credits include a Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and FHM feature. FHM also voted her the sexiest woman in the world. She has also starred alongside Daniel Craig in the movie “Flashbacks of a Fool”.
Born in Congo, Joelle Kayembe Hagen is one of the well-known faces in the South African modeling world. Her modeling career began at the age of 19 as she was featured in the FHM calendar. She is best known for being the first black woman to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has also featured in numerous editorials like Elle and Cosmopolitan. She has been a part of music videos and her movie credits include the 2013 film, Zulu.
A South African beauty, Candice Swanepoel was scouted at the age of 15 and began her modeling career in Europe at 16. Her journey soon led her to the US where she became Victoria’s Secret Angel. This gorgeous leggy lass has been featured on the coves of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, GQ, and Italian Vogue among others. With over 18 million followers on Instagram, her social media game is strong. She is also a founder and creative director of the swimwear brand Tropic of C.
Pearl Thusi’s modeling journey began in her teens when she was scouted by a modeling agency at the age of 13. She may have lost the first spot in the Miss SA Teen pageant, but she certainly won our hearts with her Kellogg’s, Jet, and Volkswagen ad campaigns. In 2015, she started her line of hair care products under the “Black Pearl” brand name and is a co-founder of an African Modeling Agency. You may know her from her acting credits in Quantico and Netflix’s Queen Sono.
Roxy Ingram is beautiful, sensuous, and South Africa’s celebrity model. A Cape Town girl, that’s where she finished her schooling. She is popular for her appearances in consecutive SA Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues in the years 2003, 2004, and 2005. She has also graced the FHM collections of 2005, the magazine which ranked her at 16 among the sexiest 100 women in South Africa. Arguably the hottest model on the list, Roxy dated the British singer, Craig David in 2004.
This hot lady with killer looks is next on our list of the hottest South African Models. After being scouted in her early teens, she began modeling for popular brands like Adidas, Nivea, and Coca-Cola. Soon enough, she featured on the covers of international print magazines like Maxim, Cosmopolitan, FHM, and GQ. This supermodel turned actress made the list of sexiest women in the World many times in her career. She has also diversified her career as an actor and a makeup artist.
How can we finish the list without including the 2019 Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi? This hot model is a beauty with brains. Due to the pandemic, she held the title for the longest duration. She is soon to make her silver screen debut with a movie, The Woman King. Her modeling career may just be taking off, but this lady has been seen in the South Africa Lux campaigns. Tall, dark, and stunning, her Instagram is flooded with gorgeous posts from her life.