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Irene’s Model Academy is one of the leading Model Academies in South Africa. Irene's Models has 38 years of experience identifying and developing talent. Irene herself takes pride in training South Africa’s top models throughout the country. Miss SA 2022 runner-up Ayanda Thabethe was trained by Irene's Models and International Supermodel Candice Swanepoel was discovered and trained by Irene Olivier herself. Here at Irene's Models we advocate for diversity in models and see a need in the industry for models of all shapes and sizes. Irene's Models has successfully trained and groomed many models who have gone on to work in the local and international modeling industry.

Everyone has advantages in appearance which they should develop; we focus on personal and individual inner growth, and we can be seen in a way to shield our students from the pressures of the real modeling environment whilst they realize their true potential. Students who attend Irene’s Model Academy come not only from Pietermaritzburg but from as far as Durban, Estcourt, Mooi River, and Wartburg to name a few. We scout our talent for the agency from our courses and offer continued support and advice with regard to all aspects of the industry throughout our models' careers.
Many school leavers find the course most rewarding and useful to do during their gap year as we help prepare them for the professional world. Modeling with us has opened many doors for our youth and has been a supportive stepping stone into their careers of choice. The courses offered by Irene’s Model Academy provide the essential groundwork for those ambitious enough to enter the world of modeling. Most people who attend the modeling courses have no intention of becoming professional models. Instead, they intend to improve their self-confidence, and presentation and enhance their individual style. Our priority during the course is to build our students’ self-confidence, teach them to believe in themselves, accept themselves for who they are, achieve their goals, and most importantly rise above their circumstances. Successful completion of the course will entitle students to a Certificate or Diploma. Our courses run throughout the year following the school calendar closely. Our courses are not only for aspiring models but also for men, women, and children from the age of 4.5yrs and up, there is no height or size restriction. Become the best version of yourself!

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Introduction to Modelling
and Self-Confidence

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Model Bootcamp


Kids Modelling Course

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