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About Model Search:

This show will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg on the Saturday, 19th May of the Arnold Classic Africa Weekend.

 

Models from the age of 16 can enter.

 

Fitness Bikini girls competing at the Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness can also compete in the Arnold Classic Africa Model Search.

 

What are we looking for?

 

We are looking for the "It factor", one male and one female who has it all... a healthy lifestyle, a fit body, charisma, glamour and the ability to project yourself as a celebrity.

 

We seek to discover and reward up and coming fitness models. A panel of fitness industry professionals, including magazine editors and photographers as well as talent scouts and agents will be judges.

 

The judging panel will comprise of professionals in the Fitness Industry, Publishing Industry, Casting Industry etc.

 

At the ACAMS 2016:

  • Models were appointed as Brand Ambassadors for various brands.
  • A model and our MC for the event were cast in a local Film

 

At the ACAMS 2017:

  • Our Female winner got the opportunity to go and compete at the Model Search in USA

 

Male and Female Category - prize money:

  1. First Prize          R 5 000.00
  2. Second Prize     R 2 500.00
  3. Third Prize         R 1 500.00

 

Please note:

ACAfrica holds the right to send the models to a Arnold Classic to compete overseas, according to what their program allows.
All expenses to compete overseas will be for your own account
.

As ACAMS we strive to give each entrant the opportunity to promote themselves, not just winners.

Terms and Condition apply.

 

Many more prizes to be announced.

 

The show comprises of THREE ROUNDS:

Male Category:

  • Board short swimsuit
  • Gym wear (no compression tights allowed)
  • Evening wear (two piece suit)

 

Female Category:

  • Full piece swimsuit
  • Gymwear
  • Evening wear (no cocktails dresses allowed)

 

Weekend program:

The Model Search will take place on the 19th May, exact time of event will be made available as soon as the stage program has been finalized.

 

 

2017 Model Search:

Can I enter and how do I enter:

Any one from the age of 16 can enter.

SEE ENTRY FORM BELOW

Entry fee - R 500

 

Closing Date for Entries: 30 April 2018

 

Male Model Criteria:

  1. The model must have a healthy fit body
  2. The model must not be too muscular
  3. The model must not be too lean
  4. The model must present an aesthetic marketable physique
  5. The model will be judged on beauty
  6. The model will be judged on grooming
  7. The model must show stage presence, personality, charisma, flair and poise
  8. The model must project a celerity status

 

Presentation Requirements:

Introduction Round

The models will wear a swimsuit, they will enter the stage and perform an "I" walk. This round will not be judged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 1:

The Models will wear fitness attire, they will enter the stage and perform an "I" walk. The models will be instructed to line up on stage and present themselves facing forward and then facing the back of the stage. Models are not required to do any body building poses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 2:

The models will wear evening attire, they will enter the stage and perform an "I" walk. The models will be instructed to line up on stage and present themselves facing forward and then facing the back of stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female Model Criteria:

  1. The model must be feminine
  2. The model must have a healthy fit body
  3. The model must not be too lean
  4. The model must present an aesthetic marketable physique
  5. The model will be judged on beauty
  6. The model will be judged on grooming
  7. The model must show stage presence, personality, charisma, flair and poise
  8. The model must project a celerity status

 

Presentation Requirements:

Introduction Round

The models will wear a one piece swimsuit, they will enter the stage and perform an "I" walk. This round will not be judged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 1:

The Models will wear fitness attire, they will enter the stage and perform an "I" walk. The models will be instructed to line up on stage and present themselves facing forward and then facing the back of the stage. Models are not required to do any body building poses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 2:

The models will wear evening attire, they will enter the stage and perform an "I" walk. The models will be instructed to line up on stage and present themselves facing forward and then facing the back of stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Jolene Levinson

083 556 4190
jolene@arnoldclassicsa.co.za

michelle@arnoldclassicsa.co.za

jolenelevinson@gmail.com

2017 Model Search Winners:

ENTRY FORM

2018 MODEL SEARCH ENTRIES

Chad Ossip

28 years old

I'm an individual with a flare for life whom is always willing to give my absolute best with whatever it may be. I work in corporate as an audit manager and a group fitness instructor so I use every opportunity possible to motivate those around me. Being a chartered accountant comes with a lot of discipline which has assisted me in following a healthy lifestyle. I believe that if one truly puts their mind to it they can achieve their dreams and reach for the stars.

Maryna Gilfillan

36 years old

Occupation: Accountant - Director at Barnard & Gilfillan (Pty) Ltd

Hobbies: Hmmm --- squats

I started with my fitness journey in 2012. Being overweight and un-happy with the way I looked, I decided to step up and do something about it. Over the past couple of years, I have developed a passion for fitness and love every second in the gym. Last year I did my first two IFBB Fitness Bikini Competitions (Gold Plate Millennium and Summer Bodies) I Love being on stage. My reason for entering the Model Search Competition: We as women stare at Fitness Magazines and wish we could have a body like all those beautiful models - I can prove to them that it is indeed a possibility and that it is never too late to make their dreams become a reality. To be able to compete at The Arnold Classic will be a dream come true and I cant wait to meet all the contestants.

Dylan du Plessis

27 years old

My name is Dylan Du Plessis, my passion for health and fitness started in 2009 when i recovered from a motorcycle accident almost having lost my leg. I am an Exercise scientist/strength/conditioning coach, with a passion for health, fashion and life. I Love to help others and aspire to change the world through health and fitness.

 

To be apart of the Arnold Classic and compete on the stage. Having the opportunity to meet my idols and compete against like minded individuals that share the same passion as I do will be an amazing achievement and an honor.

 

Please follow my journey as i progress and one by one achieve my goals!

 

Instagram @dylan.ironlife

Leiere Falck

19 years old


I'm a confident, hard-working and adventurous young lady with a sparkling personality!

I'm a first year student studying Fitness Exercise Specialist who wants to help women of all ages to feel confident and look beautiful in their own skin.

I started with bodybuilding in 2017 where I placed 1st at SA's and I can now proudly say that I'm an IFBB SA champion athlete.

My sponsors are: Nutritech, Wildcat, BodyByWild, Go Brown Spraytan and ghd.

I believe in a balanced lifestyle!

Lizaan de Wet

32 years old

In short I would classified myself as an outgoing, fun loving and generous person. I love interaction with people and make them feel special. I love being active because it balance my lifestyle.

Je'zelle Kruger

29 years old

I am currently a Limpopo & Mpumalanga Area Manager for a large franchise beauty group in South Africa and part of my daily tasks is to make people feel great within themselves but also to enhance the individual beauty. I totally believe in order to ignite in others, one must first burn within yourself. Therefore my passion lies to transform women on a platform that can add value, everyone can look good but to transform and maintain is the key to creating everlasting happiness within themselves.

 

I had the privilege of being a Brand Ambassador for Lee Cooper Clothing as well as representing South Africa at Miss Intercontinental Beauty Pageant witch has lead to opening doors for editorial modeling to date.

 

My reason to entering this platform is to show true collaboration between beauty and fitness is the definition of being feminine.

Jacquline Mancheno

29 years old


Hello, my name is Jacqueline Mancheno,also known as manchenofit on instagram.fitness has become my passion these last few years.its more to me than the outside appearance and a nice physique,its a way of life.it has transformed my mindset and allowed me to become a goal getter and chase my dreams.i recently entered my first fitness/model search at the 2018 Arnold Classic Ohio.i won first place and now I'm here to continue to prove to myself and others that implementing a healthy way of living from the inside out can be life changing.im excited for this journey and can't wait to share the stage with all the beautiful ladies of South Africa.

Chandre Swanepoel

20 years old


Fashion, beauty and fitness has always been a passion of mine. I am currently a 1st year student studying beauty, health and skincare. With my career moving forward I would like to be a role model that inspires and motivates people to achieve their dreams. The Arnold Classic Model Search is a fantastic platform were I can start my fitness career. My fitness journey has taught me so much about myself and has proven to me that with hard work and dedication I can achieve my dream of becoming a top fitness model.

Dominique Teixeira

20 years old


I am a well driven passionate young lady who strives to give her best in everything I do. I am a very bubbly, loving and a social person who loves been around happy people. I tend to put others happiness before mine as I want the best for everyone in life. I Never look at anything as a failure in life but rather as a lesson and another chance, another chance to get up and to try again and give it your all plus 50%. I like learning new things everyday and like growing as a person.

 

In 2017 I decided to make the best change to my life and create a happier and healthier lifestyle for myself, I joined Essie Aesthetics and placed 3rd in my 1st Competition at Gauteng Centrals.

Instagram: domteixeira_

Ilona Tatarinova

29 years old


I am qualified professional in economy and law. I have worked for last three years as a Financial Manager. I am a part time commercial model. And I have a hobby that has changed my life, my soul, my attitude and my vision; Sport. My earliest interest in sport began when I was six years old and my parents brought me to a Taekwondo class. I was a fan of martial arts movies at the time. So instead of taking up a dance class, I chose fighting class. I was the only girl there from whole town. I fought with boys, I won, felt, got up and sometimes gave up, but somehow I always went back to it. I think this was a crucial point in my life which brought me to who I am now. Never give up and always follow the path you choose. I love going to gym and a year ago I became addicted as dedicated. As a result of my consistency and teamwork with my coach, I won two titles in the IFBB SA competition in the Fitness Bikini category and I have been invited to compete in Arnold Classic Africa. Now as I begin my new path I am looking for opportunities of reconversion and sharing with others the healthy lifestyle I follow, how I stay disciplined and motivated. Through this I hope to encourage and inspire people who are at the start of their fitness journey or still considering it. I think the Fitness Model Search is the best platform to be able to do this. Thank you for this great opportunity. My instagram page is @ilona.ati

Philippa van Heerden

21 years old


Courageous, straightforward and always up for a challenge! I like to consider myself an ever improving work in progress - my passion is the fitness industry and helping others improve their health and fitness. It Is through my fitness journey that I have discovered myself and gained confidence - not only In what I do but how I portray myself. I'm humble, bubbly and ambitious.

Follow me through my journey @philippa_v_h On Instagram and get to know me more .

 

Shepherd Mfakose

29 years old


Am just a single simple guy ,a guy who takes things simple but seriously.5 good years l fall in love with fitness and it become my lifestyle ,gym become my everyday home home and stage become my play ground, where I play my game simple but playing it seriously.

Christopher Krynauw

27 years old


To say I love fitness - bodybuilding in particular - would be an understatement.

I don't just love it, I live it. I am the definition of having a 'fit' lifestyle.

 

I fell in love with training at a young age, and learned about proper nutrition as time went on. Once I did there was no stopping me. I went on every day since in the pursuit of become a better me - not just physically - because bodybuilding can take you so much further than that.

 

Now I find myself eating healthy and training hard every day, the only time I take off from training is the give the weights a break. Every time I step in the gym, it has to be a good workout. I must push myself otherwise I feel incomplete. Then go home, get in the proper nutrition, and set the tone. I am the standard. I set the example of what living fit means living healthy. I don't just say it, I do it. I am I am it.

 

My name is Christopher Krynauw, and this is what I live for.

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