Meet the top 32 in the Biogen Face of Fitness 2020

Following nine days of intense online voting, which saw a record number of public votes cast, the top 32 in the 2020 Biogen Face of Fitness cover model search have been revealed.

After the popular cover model search competition received a record number of entries – 351 in total – voting opened on Friday, 4 September.

A frenzy of voting

A frenzy of online activity followed as family, friends, fans and the general public showed support for their favourite entrant.

When voting closed on Sunday, 13 September, the platform had processed a record 26,016 votes.

Meet the top 32

By putting themselves out there, all our entrants have taken the first step to becoming recognised fitfluencers. And we’re committed to continue working with all entrants by leveraging the Face of Fitness platform to profile all entrants and support their fitness careers.

But we have to narrow down the selections. The judges looked at creating a diverse blend of fitness inspiration when setting out to choose the top 32, as fitness isn’t a one-size-fits-all, and together with the public voting shortlisted these ladies. 

Based on the public voting and judges decision, we’re very proud to reveal the top 32 contestants, who each receive a Premium Moove Gym membership (valid until 31 Dec 2020) and a Biogen product hamper.

The 32 hopefuls who now compete for a place in the round of 12 and a shot at the coveted Biogen Face of Fitness title include: (in random order)


The eventual winner will earn a spot on the cover of Fitness magazine’s 2020 annual issue and a role as a Biogen and Fusion Labs brand ambassador for a year.

The grand prize also includes a R35,000 product and apparel sponsorship and a R20,000 cash prize from Biogen, and a Fusion Labs product package valued at R15,000. The competition’s education partner, HFPA Fitness Academy is sponsoring a full National Diploma in Fitness* qualification, she will also receive a 1-year Moove Gym Premium membership with R10,000 in cash from Moove, and additional apparel and tech prizes.

What happens now?

We’ll open another round of voting this Friday (18 September) until 25th of September to help the judges decide on the Final 12 candidates. From here interviews will be conducted to shortlist the Top 6 who will shoot for the Fitness magazine cover. 

Thank you to entrants and supporters for being part of our most incredible cover model search yet and for your support for #TeamFitness and #TeamRed! 

Author: Tanja Schmitz

Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.

Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You'll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.

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