South Africa is known for rugby, the Springbok and Nelson Mandela. Recently, it has been in the news because of Oscar Pistorius, the first athlete of different ability to make it to the Olympic Games. Unfortunately, he has also gotten involved in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Fortunately, the country has several reasons for the world to see them once again in a positive light. Here are ten of them, for they are the top 10 most beautiful women celebrities in South Africa.
12 Tracy McGregor
Tracy McGregor is a model and presenter that has been consistently on the list of the hottest women of South Africa. She is the sister of Kerry McGregor (see number eight of this list). FHM Magazine adjudged her as the Sexiest Woman of South Africa in 2008. She also hosted the show called “Model Million$,” a reality modeling competition that lasted only one month before it got cancelled due to lack of funds.
10 Tanya van Graan
Tanya van Graan made her debut by appearing as a guest in a couple of television series called “Snitch” and “Malan en Kie.” She was then featured in the movie entitled “Starship Troopers 3: Marauder” in 2008. She also appeared in “Mad Cow,” “Death Race 2,” “Death Race: Inferno” and “Lost Boys: The Thirst.”
9 Kerry McGregor
No, we are not talking about the Scottish singer who made the finals of the show “X-Factor” and who passed away in 2012. Rather, this is Kerry McGregor, the South African supermodel and one-half of the sexy McGregor sisters. The other one is Tracy, who also makes the list at number 10. Kerry started out as a model for Wonderbra in 2001, attracting attention with her advertisements that appeared on television, print and billboards. She has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Marie Claire, FHM, GQ and Cosmopolitan. She was also part of the movie entitled “Footskating 101.” She also co-hosted with her sister the model competition show called “Model Million$,” which unfortunately did not stay long on air because of a lack of advertisers and financial backers.
8 Candice Boucher
Candice Boucher has appeared on the cover of different publications such as Elle, FHM, GQ, Cosmopolitan and Sports Illustrated. She has also modeled for Fila and Speed. Boucher is also considered as the face of Guess Jeans and Intimissimi. She has also appeared in a nude pictorial for Playboy magazine. In 2011, she made her film debut in the Bollywood movie called “Aazaan.”
7 Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron started out as a model when she was only 16 years old. After a career as a dancer did not pan out because of a knee injury, she tried her hand in acting. She first had bit parts in movies like “Children of the Corn III” and “2 Days in the Valley.” She later garnered attention for her roles in films like “The Devil’s Advocate,” “Mighty Joe Young” and “The Cider House Rules.” After co-starring in “Reindeer Games,” “The Legend of Bagger Vance” and “Men of Honor,” Theron got critical acclaim when she took on the lead role in the movie entitled “Monster.” Her portrayal won her several awards and made her one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.
6 Roxy Louw
Roxy Louw is one of the sexiest female athletes in the world. She is the daughter of a rugby legend in South Africa. Louw focused on a different sport and ended up as a surfer. She became a team rider for Oakley America when she was only 17 years old. She has since been traveling the world over to endorse and promote her main sponsor.
5 Shashi Naidoo
Shashi Naidoo is an actress, model and television presenter. She is a chiropractor by training, having completed five years of study and two years of internship at the University of Johannesburg. She entered show business in 2004 when she appeared in the television drama called “Backstage.” She was also part of another drama entitled “Generations.” In 2007, Naidoo became part of the mini-series called “Society.” She was also a co-presenter of “EMS Volume 1,” a youth-oriented magazine show. She is also the co-emcee of the television magazine show entitled “20Something.”
4 Minki van der Westhuizen
Minki van der Westhuizen started out as a model when she was only 16 years old. She was chosen to be one of the models for an international advertising campaign by Guess Jeans in 2002 when she was still in high school. When she was 18, she was already being featured in the swimsuit edition of the South African edition of Sports Illustrated magazine. She was also in the magazine’s succeeding swimsuit issues in 2003, 2006 and 2007. She also appeared on the cover of GQ magazine. She made her television debut in 2007 when she became the presenter of the magazine show called “Pasella.” She was also in the 2007 movie entitled “Big Fellas.”
3 Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel became a model after being discovered by a talent agent in a flea market in Durban when she was only 15 years old. She has appeared on the cover of magazines such as GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Vogue, Lush and Ocean Drive. She has also appeared as a model for Nike, Versace, Miu Miu, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Guess, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger and Diesel. She has been a Victoria’s Secret model since 2007 before becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010. She has appeared on the cover of the Swim Catalogue of the lingerie brand for three straight years.
2 Genevieve Morton
Genevieve Morton started out as a model for the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine in 2010. She has also appeared in the same magazine’s swimsuit issue for 2011, 2012 and 2013. She also graced the cover of the South African edition of the magazine’s swimsuit edition in 2011. GQ also featured her on its cover in its World Cup issue in 2010. Morton was also in the video of the Gavin DeGraw song called “Sweeter.”
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