Models who redefined the standards of beauty in South Africa

Celebrating models setting their own definition of beauty.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:46 PM  | Top of The

SA models who redefined the beauty standards

In a world where we are often fed with one idea of beauty, these proudly South African models scratched all the set standards and made room for their unique and mesmerizing beauty.

From Sanele Xaba to Refilwe Modiselle these inspiring models are comfortable in their own skin and showing it to the rest of the world.

The first time we saw this male model we could not help but stare at the beauty that stood in front of us.

Winner of the Male Model Of The Year Award at the 2016 Abryanz and Fashion Awards Sanele Xaba is successfully paving the way for those not only born with albinism but with any other skin condition. Sanele is South Africa's first International male model with albinism.

SA models who redefined the beauty standards
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Thando Hopa was introduced to the ramp by the top fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee in 2012 and she never looked back. She is a lawyer and a third born in a family of four, her youngest sibling was also born with albinism.

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The first time we saw a picture of Kgothi Iman Dithebe, she was wearing one of the NtoZinhle accessories on Instagram and from the very first moment, she blew us away with her beauty. Kgothi was born with a facial birthmark and became the first model in South Africa to walk the Mercedes-Benz fashion week ramp with a facial birthmark.

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Refilwe Modiselle has been called all sorts of names because of her albinism, and just like any other smart, gifted and intelligent woman she didn't let that stop her from becoming who she had always wanted to be. Today, Refilwe is not only the 1st successful model with albinism, but she is also a TV presenter and an actress. She is also a sister to equally famous Bontle and Candice Modiselle.

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