Siphosethu Ncise: From the township streets to the international runways

Siphosethu Ncise: From the township streets to the international runways

- This SA supermodel has landed a main editorial in Vogue Hommes shot in Paris by renowned Italian photographer Paolo Roversi

- This South African supermodel has landed a worldwide campaign for United Colors Of Benetton alongside fellow Cape Town-based Twenty Model Jae Won K

- The sky is the limit for this star as the international fashion industry has turned to Africa for inspiration

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One of four children and the son of a school teacher, supermodel Siphosethu Ncise grew up in the Khayelitsha township. One of his favourite things to do as a boy was to watch America’s Next Top Model, where he would critique the models and give them advice through the TV on how to walk and present themselves.

He recalls being sad at times because he was so desperate to be a part of that world. Siphosethu speaks openly about how he was bullied at school for playing with girls and remembers how he chose to come out at the age of 16, a brave move for any young teenager.

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Stumbling into his dream to be a supermodel

Siphosethu didn’t choose the path of modelling immediately and, instead chose the more conservative route of studying Accountancy when he left school. One year into his studies he went with a fellow student to an aspiring model open day. The rest, as they say, is history. Agency Founder, Robin Fryer admits openly that they saw in Siphosethu what he saw in himself and so their journey together began.

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A supermodel path is developed

After much convincing, Siphosethu managed to convince his mom to let him give up his studies and follow his dreams. He took part in a few cape Town shoots and when his international portfolio was ready, the agency took model and portfolio to the international stage. They have never looked back.

Siphosethu has been booked for a main editorial in Vogue Hommes shot in Paris by renowned Italian photographer Paolo Roversi and fashion designer Alessandro Michele took him to Rome to work for Gucci.

He was even given an opportunity to take part in the Milan Fashion week modelling for Jil Sander and has since, been offered a worldwide campaign for United Colours of Benetton.

With all Siphosethu has already achieved, you would think this model would be content, but his determination and dreams are greater and his next goal is to be on the cover of Vogue and GQ.

Briefly.co.za gathers that this is all just the beginning for this supermodel with a dream.

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