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Ace Models South Africa is a national modeling agency - which is 20 franchises strong with branches all over South Africa and Namibia.

Ace Models was founded by Joani Johnson - former Mrs South Africa and accomplished business woman- in 2005.

It is one of the biggest and best modeling academies in South Africa. ACE Models strives to create successful young individuals and to equip our youth and aspiring models with the right tools and skills to become the best versions of themselves.

Become your dream with ACE Models South Africa!

Girls/boys at ACE Models have achieved enormous success in the past, and now YOU can be part of this dynamic group!

We accept models between the age of 4-25.

Our Mission

Our mission at ACE Models is to create professional models and successful young individuals and teach girls and boys the importance of self care. At ACE Models, professionalism is of great importance and thus all models at ACE Models learn the importance of self presentation, self respect and self confidence. At ACE Models, we learn more about the exciting world of modelling and beauty.


Ace Models Directors

All ACE Models Directors are all successful business women who has undergone training with ACE Models SA including their Teachers Certificate. They are all experienced and hand picked. We have established relationships with many production companies, casting and modelling agencies in South Africa and have an exclusive agreement with Fanjam South Africa. Accomplishments ACE Models has launched the careers of many models and some of our models have achieved International success. Our models have gone on to appear in campaigns for Revlon, Cosmopolitan, Queenspark, SA Fashion Week and have won national and international pageants like Miss SA and Miss SA Teen (top 5), Miss Tourism International, Miss Bikini International and so much more. ACE Models also place a lot of focus on creating successful young individuals by focusing on self-confidence, grooming, etiquette, personal development and people skills.

ACE Models offers

• Model Management and Career Guidance

• Model Development (we develop your look, body and mind for the industry)

• Training (in all aspects of the modelling industry including ramp training, photographic modelling, castings, etc)

• Beauty Pageant Coaching

• One-on-One Training Grooming (make-up, skin care, health etc) Public Speaking, Presenting and Drama Skills Self Confidence and Personal Development

• Photo Shoots and Fashion Shows


We make use of an ACE Models Manual and Curriculum (from week 1 to week 50) with extensive notes and practical lessons on all relative subjects. We follow a high standard Curriculum that covers all aspects of the modelling, fashion and beauty industry. Our Curriculum and Course has been developed over 10 years.


ACE Models feel very strongly about giving you the best possible teachers and tutors. ACE Models Managers/Directors are people with lots of experience and business savvy and are selected carefully. In order to upkeep the ACE Models brand and name, only the best people are allowed to present an ACE Models class in order for models to learn the right way! Class Times will be allocated to you once you have registered as a model with ACE Models. All our classes and workshops will take place at our ACE Models Studios. ACE Models Classes takes place for one hour (60 min) a week (4 hours a month) - your class times will be discussed with you once you have joined ACE Models. *Please note that no weekly classes will take place during school holidays or public holidays and in these cases we will host one-day (4-hour) workshops instead - the dates of these workshops will be discussed and given to you in advance. School Holidays does not affect your monthly fees.

Beauty Pageant Coaching

We also provide one-on-one Beauty Pageant Coaching if you want to train and prepare for a major Beauty Pageant like Miss SA and Miss SA Teen. Our "Beauty Pageant Trainees" have placed in the top 5 at Miss SA and Miss SA Teen for the past 3 years and many of our girls have been overseas to represent South Africa at International Pageants.

Beauty Pageant Training Course

Pageant Criteria and Tips, Being a Finalist, Pageant Preparation, Interviews, Stage Success Judging, Miss SA.
Model Management, Development and Guidance

• We offer continuous guidance and management throughout the models' career

●We "manage" your career as a model by seeking the right placement with agencies and advise on a continuous basis.

• We help you put together your professional model portfolio by sending you to the right photographers, make-up artists, etc
• We put together your Polaroid package and ACE Models Z-cards

• We develop a model's LOOK, body and mind to be ready and perfect for the industry
• Before letting you work as a professional model, we make sure you know the industry inside and out and we teach you about castings, how to
dress, make-up, etc.

•We identify your strong points and guide you into which facet of the industry you should pursue (high fashion, commercial, swimwear, etc)
• We have one-on-one consultations and workshops and help you "perfect" your look, style and body

•We make use of other professionals within the industry to create the perfect look for you i.e. hair stylists, make-up artists, personal trainers, etc.

Fashion Shows

During the course of the year, our models do get the opportunity to do fashion shows for various organizations in order to gain experience. We also host two major annual ACE Models Showcases during the year where all models will get evaluated by qualified judges and model scouts.

Beauty Pageants and Modelling Competitions

We inform our models of all modelling competitions and Beauty Pageants happening in the area and encourage them to enter. This is not compulsory and models can decide which pageants/competitions they want to enter for. We offer extra one-on-one training on request in preparation for competitions and pageants.

Photo Shoots

When joining ACE Models, we help you compile a professional model portfolio, Polaroid's and z-cards. We have official photographers that we make use of (along with make-up artists and stylists) and we only send girls for their test shoots once they are ready and their photographic evaluation will take place during the third term. (Please note that the photo shoots is not included in your class fees - different photographers have different rates and this get paid directly to the photographer). We also do one "class shoot" per term with different themes as well as one proper portfolio shoot. The class shoots usually cost R per term and models will get a disc with at least 4-5 edited photos on it that they can
use in their portfolios.

Evaluations and Showcases

All models at ACE Models will get evaluated on a continuous basis throughout the year and each term they will receive a certificate for that term's specific evaluation. Once a year each branch also presents an annual ACE Models Showcase.

Rules and Regulations

•When joining ACE Models, we expect our models to sign a contract with us regarding your financial obligations towards your training and
•When joining ACE Models, we expect our models to either sign a 12-month contract with us with regards to your financial obligations.
•When deciding to terminate your contract, one month written notice should be given.
• We expect models to attend all classes for maximum benefit - if you cannot attend a class, please make prior arrangement and notify
your ACE Models Teacher.
•Models should be professional at all times and adhere to the image of ACE Models.
•Your monthly fee covers your training, course notes, workshops, development, management etc and does not include your Portfolio, Z-cards,
T-shirt and Model Bag.
•No classes will be given during school holidays and public holidays- this will not affect monthly fees.
•If you miss any classes/workshops for any reason, it will not affect your monthly payments.
•When models' payments are outstanding with more than two months, your contract will be terminated and class attendance will not be allowed.

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