The Judges

The Top 50 entries are determined by public voting.
The Top 10 including the winner are determined by public voting (80%) and by the judging panel (20%).

Gareth Ellis

Owner – Rage Model Management

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“We are looking for cute kids with lots of personality that enjoy being in front of the camera for TV commercial work”

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Gareth is the owner of Rage Model Management as well as a fashion photographer. He has been in the modeling industry for over 8 years.

Rage Model Management was established in 2009 and is one of South Africa’s leading Model and Talent Management Agencies. We are proud to say that we are the winner of Best Model and Talent Management Agency in South Africa awarded by CV Magazine for 2016. January 2018 we were very proud to announce that we are now officially a registered NAMA agency.

We are a busy, fresh, dynamic agency based in Johannesburg. We specialize in providing models and talent for all industry needs including TV commercials, fashion, catwalk, stills campaigns and promotions. We represent women, men, teens and children of all ages, races and nationalities.

Rage Model Management has become a household name within the industry. Many of our models have booked big advertising campaigns through South Africa’s biggest advertising agencies for local and international brands.

Donné le Grange

Director at ICE Genetics, ICE Artistes and ICE Kids

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“As a judge, I will look for children who are photogenic, but also for kids who are confident, have out going personalities and enjoy the photographic side as much as moving camera, as television commercials are a large part of our bookings. Bright eyes and big smiles “

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Donné Le grange has been a model agent for going on 12 years. She joined the ICE Group in 2011 and together with her partners, James Kelly and Steffi Rinaldi, opened ICE Genetics.

In March 2015 Donné took over Operations of ICE Kids and in September of the same year opened ICE Artistes, a boutique agency representing professional performers. Donné is married to photographer Mark Le Grange and they have two sons age 8 and 5. With an absolute passion for the modeling, advertising and film industries, she considers herself very blessed to be able to love what she does for a living.

ICE KIDS:

ICE Kids is the baby, child and teen division of ICE Models and represent children for television and photographic modelling work. With ICE celebrating 23 years in business later this year, ICE Kids is positioned as the premium agency for kids from newborn to 18 years of age.

Victorious Masoha

Mrs South Africa semi-finalist 2018

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“It is an honour for me to be part of this competition because as a mother I believe we need to embrace every step of our children’s journey and do our best to capture all the beautiful moments of their journey through life.”

“As a judge, I am looking for the most cutest baby/kid with the most beautiful smile.”

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My name is Victorious Masoha. I am a wife, mother, an author, speaker, philanthropist, MBA graduate and Mrs South Africa semi-finalist 2018. Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa, as it is formally known, is a women empowerment programme aimed at South Africa married women. The aim of the pageant is for South Africa women to use this national platform to bring a change in their communities and South Africa as a whole. Therefore, as part of my Mrs South Africa journey, I will be involved in charities across the country, including promoting my own foundation, Victorious Girls Foundation.

Victorious is the founder of Victorious Girls Foundation which is a non-profit organisation aimed at high school students. The NPO manufactures and distributes reusable cloth pads to disadvantaged school girls. In addition, the NPO hosts events called “Girl Talk” where high school student are motivated and inspired to maximize their potential and become the best version of themselves.

Victorious is also an ambassador for Lusa Community Chest which is a NPO that leads, supports and participates in inclusive community efforts that builds capacity and mobilise resources to improve lives and create long term social changes. Victorious is passionate about community initiatives aimed at improving the lives of others hence it is an honour for her to be Lusa Community Chest’s ambassador.

Victorious is also very passionate about women empowerment hence she decided to enter Mrs South Africa which will enable her to go beyond making a difference in her community, to making a difference in South Africa as a whole. Her plan is to use the Mrs South Africa platform to reach out to South African women by inspiring and motivating them to maximize their potential and become the best version of themselves.

Noni Mbete

Mrs Africa Worldwide 2017

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“As a Judge I will be looking for children that are comfortable with the camera, Id love to see happy kids and big smiles. It’s always so hard judging children, because I believe every child is special and beautiful in their own way”

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Mrs Africa Worldwide 2017; Noni represented South Africa and Africa at the Mrs Worldwide International pageant in Singapore, in August 2017 where she was crowned Mrs Worldwide Most Inspirational Woman 2017.

I’m Noni Mbete. Mrs Africa Worldwide 2017. I represented South Africa and Africa at the Mrs Worldwide International pageant in Singapore, in August 2017 where I was crowned Mrs Worldwide Most Inspirational Woman 2017.

After that journey, I gave into my calling and pursued the Our Perfect Wedding Presenter Search in September 2017. A popular love & Wedding celebration TV show. Where I made the National Top 2.

I’m the founder of Resolute Women Campaign, where I supply matric dance dresses to underprivileged girls who cannot afford the luxury of a matric dance experience.
I’m a philanthropist, Actress, Presenter, speaker and MC. I have a passion for the arts and women empowerment. By profession I am a qualified Finance & Insurance Business Manager. I’m a wife and a mom.
Kindly see the link to my SABC 3 Expresso show interview and my Introduction video for the Mrs Worldwide Pageant in Singapore for more insight on who I am and what I’m about.