How to enter modelling competitions

Entering a modeling competition requires basic qualifications. These qualifications may differ depending on what brand or company is conducting the contest. If it is a modeling competition to look for the new Face of Newscafe, then being beautiful and likeable to its market is necessary. Model searches are often a good way to gain experience and also jump start a model’s career. Model searches and competitions can be found in magazines such as Elle, Vogue and Cosmopolitan.

There are however different levels of the playing field and some modeling competitions will cater for amateur models whereas others seek women with experience and a higher caliber. If it is to be one of FHM’s 100 sexiest, then being within the caliber of the girls who have posed for FHM is required.

To qualify to compete for modeling competitions, a minimum requirement of height, vital statistics, weight, etc., may be a must. To win, though, is a totally different story.


FHM or For Him Magazine often conducts a competition among models to choose the 100 sexiest for the year. In order to have a chance of winning in this kind of competition, it would be wise to look at the models who have appeared in this magazine. An example is the beautiful South African model Bonang Matheba. She has appeared on the cover of FHM. She has also been shot for the FHM VIP list, 2009’s Lingerie Special of FHM and 2011 FHM Calendar.


The editor of FHM said “Bonang encapsulates the ideal of South African beauty, as she’s young, intelligent, ambitious, beautiful and down to earth … She has such focus and drive! Her professionalism sets her apart and we’re sure our readers will get to see that there’s a lot more to her than meets the eye.” This is something that a model aspiring to be part of the FHM 100 sexiest should strive to be and have in order to have a chance in the competition.


To have the face and the body that the competition is looking for is a way to win a modeling competition. But on top of that, and probably the most important of all is to have the confidence in one’s self.


Being confident is being sure about what one can offer in the competition, believing is important. To believe that one has a shot in winning, she has to be confident that she has all what it takes to win the competition.


This is something that Tracy McGregor possesses. Tracy McGregor has been a model since she was 15. She has been on the cover of FHM many times and when she was asked in an interview if she thinks she can be competitive enough to win against all other contestants, she answered, “Absolutely.”

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  • Lydia nkabinde

    Hey am 15years old girl who dreams to be model to model is my dream am taller skinny am this am year doing grade 10 dark in colour since iwas a child iwanted be model someday iwant to be like bonang motheba who was a model thank! U

  • kgaogelo moremi

    i would love to do modelling i want to be a model

  • Tshepo vincent

    I like to start my modeling agency but I have fear of not making it, in there industry. I am so passionated about modeling but need more detail information about how to succeed

  • Acarcia

    Am 18years old girl
    taller in height and skinny,i love fashion and fame,modeling is my biggest dream and being on a camera is my great expectation.
    EMBER ROSE,shes my role model and BRITNEY BLING

  • Nadia

    Hi guys!!! I’m 16 years of age, 1.73 and i weigh 55…i’ve been wanting to be a model my whole life and i believe i have what it takes…can u please email me more details and people i can talk to, to help me achieve this dream…Enjoy your day…God bless xx

  • Good day

    As every one who knows the modeling industry, we all know that confidence is key and that a lady/man should everyone that she/he is the best.
    No time for fun and games, it’s hard work and when I work I work hard.

    I don’t give up, because I always get what I want. I know I am extreamly attractive as I have heard this from various people.

    I am interested in becoming a FHM model.
    I am 19 years of age, fresh new fabolous face to represent FHM, what could you ask more?

    Would you be so kind to give me feed back, and I shall glady send you some of my modelling photo’s.
    Thank you for your time

    Kind regards

    Michelle Fourie

  • Thandeka

    I’m a 19year old girl from Pretoria ..Its my fourth year now as a model but I don’t get where I want to be with modeling…I’m abit tall 1,66light in complexion and skinny..I have a mean catwalk and inlove with the camera and lights…currently looking for an agency that can take me places in terms of modeling..I wanna be the next Naomi Cambell

  • Mogale

    I have new faces for the next coming competition, only if you could give me a chance i will prove it

  • Hie I’m grace mabela age 22 i would love to be part of modeling industry ever since i was young my dream z to becom a model

  • Nwabisa Mhlambiso

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  • dikelady

    goodday my name is toll slender n dark in 19yrs old..becaming a fashion model is ma dream..i lov fashion alot..i will lov becaming a fashion model in SA

  • I’m interested in the competition, n I have everything required the looks n the body, I’m tall enough also, I’m 20years of age light skinned and all that

    I have been with agencies and I haven’t reached the part I want so I would love to get an feed back from you

  • I’d love to model…..and I’ve got what it takes

  • Dorah

    Hi everyone, my name is komane Dorah from limpopo. I like dancing and I wanna be a model. I am short, skinny and brown in colour. I’ve always wanted to be a model when I was young and I am looking for help.

  • welheminah

    Hi I am 20 years old girl,black and beautiful I’ve always wanted to be a model while growing up,people have been motivating me to be a model,as people call me Miss SA or Miss mozanzi.I wish to become one of them.

  • I’m a 23 year old boy from Pretoria..and I would like to offer new and fresh bodies and faces of beautiful young ladies…if ur interested hala bat at me

  • Sophie Nyawane

    hi, my name is samaria I need help in terms of modelling, now I have angent which I’m still the student I will be glad if u can help me to gain self confidence,,i am 15 years old.