Welcome to Sophisticate Models

Sophisticate Models celebrated their 30th Birthday during August 2018 and is known as the Modelling School with a difference, leading the way for others to follow.

The school has gone from strength to strength since it’s humble beginnings in 1988 when owner and founder, Gail Brown (Roach), decided to start her own Modelling School and to share her passion for Ramp Modelling and fashion with other models.


Sophisticate Models, through hard work, dedication, discipline and teamwork has achieved success and set high standards for models and other Modelling Schools in the Eastern Cape.


In 2003 during the annual Year ot the Model Convention at Sun City, Sophisticate Models was voted the best Modelling School in South Africa, an achievement they are very proud of.  April 2010, they once again took part in the YOTM and the NMC, National Model Conference Competitions in Pretoria and walked away with Gold for been voted ’Best choreographed groupwork & Fashion Show’ and Silver for Runner-up in Modelling Schools in SA.

July 2011, Sophisticate won Gold yet again for been voted ’Best Choreographed Fashion Show’ and Silver for Runner-up in Modelling Schools in South Africa during the Year of the Model and National Model Conference Modelling Competitions.


Sophisticate Models have been working very close with Cape Town based Agencies, 1085 Artist Management, BOSS Models and ICE Models.  8 of Sophisticate’s models have signed with 1085 Artist Management in 2012,  2 with BOSS Models and 1 with ICE Models. 

Annually Sophisticate Models have been part of Top Faschion Shows and Events in and around Port Elizabeth.

Some of their annual Fashion Shows include : The Walmer Park Fashion Shows, The Metlife Mall Fashion Shows, The Greenacres Fashion Shows, The Walker Drive Fashion Show, The Kenako Mall Fashion Show, Bridal Fair, The Damelin Designer Fashion show,  The Motor Neuron Desease Fashion Show and Fundraiser, The annual Jason Kieck Designer Fashion Show and the Jenni Gault launches .... and many more..

Annual Competitions and Events include : The Mr/Miss EC Teen Competition, Mr/Miss Winter Look, East Cape Model Hunt Competition, The annual Fashion Extravaganza and Sophisticate's own Top Model of the Year Competition.

Annual shows Choreographed:   The Face of Bella Babes, Jenni Gault International, Mej Luister FM, Mr & Miss Brandwag High, Mr & Miss Cape Recife High, 

Sophisticate Models, received an Award at the 2018 National Talent Africa for Top Modelling Studio.



Sophisticate achievements

Sophisticate Models has achieved great success in the National and International Modelling and Pageant arena by producing amongst others the 2010 Miss SA Teen, Mikaela Oosthuizen. The youngest ever Miss SA Teen crowned, at the age of 14. Mikaela was also in the Top 12 for MISS SA 2016. Mikaela now represents ICE Genetics in Joburg and have been seen in many Advertising campaigns, TV commercials and fashion Catalogues.

Teen Model, Shana Mouton, 14 years at the time, were also selected to be part of the 2011 AFI & Cape Town Fashion Week & 2012 AFI Fashion Week in Jo’burg. In 2013 Shana modelled and worked in Milan for top Model Agencies and Designers. Shana featured in various Magazine's photo shoots and fashion campaign's already.. and she's being booked weekly !!  Shana now represents well known NEXT Models.

Snr Model Carla Visser, started working in Vietnam in 2016 and joined NIXX Models. She's been seen in many Advertising campaigns and top fashion shoots.  Snr Model Tristan Bain will join well knows FORD Models in 2019 and we wish her all the best.

During July 2016, our Senior model, 18year old Asande Mchunu, was crowned Miss Teen Commonwealth SA 2016 in Joburg. Asande is also currently a Trainee teacher at Sophisticate Models. 

October 2016, Snr model Nelisa Saleni won the overall Truworths Face 2016 competions, nationwide and signed a contract with BOSS Models.

Snr Model Tane Fry was in the Top 10 for Mr Price Model Search during September 2016 and signed a contract with ICE Model Management.

Kids models Khumo Makapela was crowned Princess of the World in Turkey in 2018 and Tiaan Trostee Jnr Mr SA also in 2018.

Previous title holders also include Jnr. Miss Pre-Teen SA, Jnr. Miss Petite SA, Miss Pre-Teen Africa, Jnr. Mr Tiny SA and Jnr Mr SA, all in the past 9 years.

Locally, Sophisticate Models has been represented at all the competitions and Top Fashion Shows in Port Elizabeth;  the annual Walmer Park Shopping Centre Winter & Summer Fashion Shows, The MetLife Mall Shopping Centre Autumn & Summer Fashion Shows. Kenako Mall fashion shows, Miss. Port Elizabeth, Mr. Port Elizabeth, Jnr. Miss Port Elizabeth, Miss EC Teen, EC Model Hunt and many more..

Sophisticate 2018 Top Model Winners

3 November 2018 - Feather Market Centre

Top Model 2018 Gallery to follow soon ..



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