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Ace Models South Africa is a national modelling academy - which is 17 franchises strong with branches all over South Africa and Namibia. Founded by Joani Johnson, former Mrs South Africa and accomplished business woman in 2005. It is one of the biggest and modelling academies in South Africa.

The Brand


Join the best modeling academy in South Africa and become part of our winning team while empowering the youth of South Africa.

Ace Models is South Africa’s premier modeling academy and offers a unique and profitable opportunity to suitably passionate and experienced individuals. Our franchises benefit from 11 successful years Ace Models has been in existence. Ace Models was founded in 2005 by renowned business woman and former Mrs South Africa Joani Johnson.

Ace Models have achieved enormous success in the past and is the fastest growing modeling academy of its kind. Ace Models currently has over 17 franchises in South Africa and Namibia.

We have established relationships with many production companies, casting and modeling agencies in South Africa. Our Directors have traveled overseas for modeling as well as International Beauty Pageants and have appeared in various South African publications.


Ace Models has launched the careers of many models and some of our models have achieved International success.

Ace Models offers the following,

– Model Management and Career Guidance
– Model Development (we develop your look, body and mind for the industry)
– Training (in all aspects of the modeling industry including Runway, Photographic)
– Castings and Auditions
– Beauty Pageant Coaching
– One-on-One Training
– Grooming (make-up, skin care, health etc)
– Fashion Shows and Photo Shoots


Full training and full team support is given.

– Extensive training will have to be done by Joani Johnson.
– The training will be done in your town/ at your premises/studio so that your studio can also be improved and approved according to Ace Models standards.
– Your training course will include the whole course/curriculum followed by Ace Models as well as practical training such as ramp training, make-up course, grooming, and photographic modelling.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

To find out more and to open an Ace Models franchise in your town/city, please send your enquiry along with a short CV and profile to Ace Models.


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