Meet the top 12 finalists for 2017

A dazzling dozen… that’s all that remains of the over 280 top-quality entries we received for the 2017 USN Face of Fitness cover model search competition.

Now in its 12th year, this popular competition has firmly established itself as a springboard into the local fitness industry for aspiring models and fitness professionals looking to build their profiles.

Thanks to the partnership between leading local supplement brand USN and fitness magazine, the exposure the competition delivers is unprecedented. This has helped to boost the profile of both winners and finalists alike, most of whom have used the opportunities to build successful careers in the industry.

The top 12 were selected via an online voting round, where the public and judging panel had the final say as to who would make it through to the next round. These deserving entrants will now be put through their paces in a one-on-one interview process to select the 6 finalists.

They will then travel to Johannesburg in November to participate in the two-day cover shoot. The winner will be selected based on the quality of the photos taken at the shoot and will grace the cover of the January-February 2018 issue of fitness magazine as she commences her one-year sponsorship contract with USN.

Congratulations to the top 12, as well as everyone else who entered. 




  1. Asanda Bisiwe
  2. Bianca Daubinet
  3. Irina Nesterova
  4. Jessica Lovett
  5. Lelani Potter
  6. Liesl Damstra
  7. Lihle Ndelu
  8. Lindie Oosthuizen
  9. Micaela Markides
  10. Roberta Pretorius
  11. Sive Vaaltein
  12. Talitha Jacobs