Who We Are

Top Model South Africa (TMSA), which is affiliated with Top Model Worldwide, is one of the leading international professional model search competitions, with a proven history of discovering new model talent and creating dreams. Being the most prestigious model search in the country, TMSA is without a doubt the biggest platform for new models to be discovered in South Africa.

Our experienced team of industry professionals have an unrivaled track record, providing top level coaching, genuine guidance and professional support for our finalists. In addition to the fabulous opportunities that competition selection can bring for our applicants, the chance to win a host of top awards and fabulous prizes also awaits those fortunate enough to make it through to the International Grand Finale. We at TMSA are linked to various local and international agencies.

Entries are open for anyone, for males and females of all nationalities and walks of life, with professional scouts travelling all over the country to find that special talent. No modelling experience is required and all finalists are selected by interview by industry professionals.

Our mission is to up-lift and empower aspiring models and offer them an opportunity in the modelling industry.


We have astonishing testimonials and achievements from our models over the past years.  Our 2014, 2016 & 2019 female winners and our 2018 male winner has won the overall Top Model Worldwide title, which is held in London every year, out of 4000 entries from all over the world.

Further, one of our finalists was signed by IMG in New York and multiple of our models have been signed with agencies. Editorial work, London Fashion Week, SA Fashion Week, business opportunities, TV Ads and promotional work are also achievements reached by our finalists. We have also produced Mr. South Africa finalists and Miss South Africa Semi Finalists.

Social Upliftment Programme

As part of the competition and experience we conduct training workshops with all finalist, to empower and uplift them. We teach them all about the modelling industry by providing them with:

  • Life Skills
  • Catwalk Training
  • Photographic Training
  • Social Media Training
  • Self-Branding
  • Etiquette
  • Business Skills