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Premier Modeling Academy

About Ace Models:

Ace Models is Africa’s Premier modeling academy and offers a unique and profitable opportunity to suitably passionate and experienced individuals. Ace Models is also now in Africa and coming soon the the USA, UK and Australia. Over the years we have launched numerous models on highly successful national and international careers and focus on empowering the youth of SA by teaching them life skills, grooming and building self-confidence.

South Africa's Premier Modeling Academy
Over 17 established franchises across Africa
Fantastic International franchise opportunities
Launching soon in the USA, UK & Australia
    Ace Models Benoni aims at developing, growing and nurturing both males and females into becoming the best version of themselves while building confidence and character in every aspect of their life. We offer ramp, editorial, photographic, pageantry, fashion, grooming, etiquette and those working towards becoming their dream of finding their way into top agencies or wanting to walk international ramps or if it's just to develop the inner you, then join the tribe, join Ace!

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    Ace Models Bloemfontein was established in 2012. We have been franchise of the year from 2013 – 2018 with a great reputable growth every year. We have been the biggest franchise in South Africa up to date and had some great success stories like international models Chané Husselman and Samantha Moffat. We have also had models that have excelled in Pageant as well as becoming reputable Business Woman. Margo Fargo and Elisabeth Molapo is but 2 to mention from our Bloemfontein Branch. We strive to empower the young and create better versions of themselves.

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    Ace Models CT North is about Diversity , we visualize ourselves as an upliftment, Self confidence out of the Box Franchise. We seek unique Individuals who want to push themselves out of their comfort zones. We want all sizes shapes colors and backgrounds to be apart of our Brand and help you to thrive to become your dream . Whatever that dream may be.

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    It is our mission to focus on determination, assurance and self-confidence, self-discipline, focus and dedication. We are not just about model titles; it’s about the opportunities we provide your children to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and ensuring that they will become the best version of themselves.

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    ACE Models JHB North is owned by Cathy Heaton who comes with 31 years of experience in the industry. JHB North currently have 4 weekly classes in Fourways and Randburg and monthly Adult Workshops. ACE Models JHB North won New Franchise of the Year and Social Media Award at the 2019 National ACE Models Conference.

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    We set the standard for excellence to create professional models and successful young individuals and teach boys and girls the importance of self care, self respect, self presentation and self confidence. At Ace Models we learn more about the exciting world of modelling and beauty.

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    Ace Models Models Knysna and Plett is based in Knysna - The absolute pearl of the Garden Route. Classes are being held on a weekly base in Knysna Sedgefield and in Plettenberg Bay.

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    ACE Models Kuruman and Kathu opened their doors on 4 March 2019. We are the first International Modelling Academy in the Northern Cape. In a Province where people are still down to earth ACE Models brought a ray of sunshine, a place where they can Become their Dream!

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    Ace Models PE’s mission is to create successful, self-confident individuals and to teach young boys and girls the importance of self-respect and self-confidence. We teach Grooming, Etiquette, Runway Modelling, Photographic Modelling, One-on-One Training, Beauty Pageant Coaching, Public Speaking, Fashion Shows etc

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    Ace Models The Parks has officially opened its doors on the 1st of September 2019. Situated at The Practice in Linden which is a Health, Wellness and Performance facility, we knew it would be the perfect fit to offer this additional service to our current clients as well as to our community.

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    We are a modelling academy based in Welkom, Free State, established in 2015. Ace Models Welkom is a family of young and vibrant individuals who pride ourselves on the impact we make in our community. Ace Models Welkom celebrates uniqueness. JOIN OUR MOVEMENT & BECOME YOUR DREAM

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    Ace Models Westrand covers the geographical areas of Roodepoort and Krugersdorp and has been operational for one full year now. We pride ourselves on our exceptional teaching team which includes Josh Cronwright who has pageant and TV acting experience and Nunki Khoza who has pageant experience.

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Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO Joani Johnson is a well-known business woman and entrepreneur in South Africa with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. She has been nominated and won various awards including “Africa’s most influential women in business and government”. She is also the CEO of Mrs South Africa and Mrs South Africa 2009. Joani has her degree in media studies and corporate communication and is currently studying towards her MBA. It is so fulfilling to be part of Ace Models SA and have the platform to inspire and empower. I can guarantee you that while empowering others, you will become empowered and while teaching, you will learn so much,” – Joani Johnson

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Managing Director Anri Powell has been the owner and Director of the Bloemfontein franchise for the past five years and has recently joined forces with Joani Johnson as the Managing Director and Co-Owner of Ace Models South Africa. Anri has won “Franchise of the Year” for the past 3 years and uses her expertise and experience to invest and build up our other franchises. Her hands-on experience has added incredible value to the Ace Models brand. You truly become your dream and live your best life with Ace Models SA - Anri

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A former Miss South Africa turned television presenter has joined Ace Models International as the development director. Cindy embodies the lifestyle that women aspire to and admire. Cindy is the glamourous girl next door and multi-talented cover star with a string of achievements under her belt including Miss Universe runner up 2003.
She is co-owner of the cosmetic company Cosmetix, mother, model, MC and socialite. She boasts over 55 magazine covers, international and local modelling endorsements and is a published author of her Book “ The Model and Pageant industry.”

Cindy adds incredible value to Ace Models with her experience, expertise and media profile and focusses on business development and marketing of the business

Our Current Position
We realize that we have built a reputable brand, which is readily recognized by business insiders and the general public. We are uncompromising in the maintenance of high standards, and are now expanding the presence of the brand by increasing the franchise operations. Joani Johnson, as CEO, remains committed to the high standards that have allowed ACE Models to thrive. Ten years is a long time in the fashion, beauty and modeling business. Anri Powell has joined as Managing Director, and is specifically tasked with building the franchising operation. Her experience as franchise owner makes her ideally suited for this task.
Systems and Procedure
The method of operations for a modeling academy have been fine-tuned over a period of 11 years, and include the professional modeling experience of Joani Johnson. ACE Models has a national footprint, and franchisees benefit from the excellent reputation and strong brand performance Ace Models enjoys all over South Africa Ace Models has collaborated with Ice Models – one of the biggest and most reputable modeling agencies in South Africa – creating unique opportunities for our models. As an Ace Models Franchise Director, you will also be known as an official scout for Ice Models. The South African School of Pageantry has also been launched within Ace Models.