Breaking into the entertainment industry as a young and lively YOTV presenter a few years ago, Candice Modiselle has managed to broaden her offering and has become more than a TV presenter. The 26-year-old now holds the titles of actress, TV and radio host, voice over artist and speaker.Having completed her Bachelor’s Degree and Honours Degree in Dramatic Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, Candice is more than just a pretty face; she is steadily cementing herself as a leading figure in the South African entertainment space.
1. Her siblings are all in the entertainment industry
Candice is the youngest out of three children and her two older sisters are both in the entertainment industry. Her oldest sister, Refilwe Modiselle is a model, activist and TV personality. Her older sister, who she bares a striking resemblance to, is Bontle Moloi. Bontle is a choreographer, actress, artist as well as a TV personality.
2. She is a lecturer
With the experience that she’s gained in the entertainment industry, Candice chose to teach others what she has acquired by being a lecturer at the OnCue Interface Talent school, where she teaches television presenting.
3. She got rejected 15 times before landing her first TV job at the age of 21
In a interview with K Danielles Media, Candice revealed that breaking into the industry was not easy for her. She had to persevere and not give up on her dream after being rejected many times.
“It took a long time for me to get [here], I was rejected countless times. From the age of 18 I have been auditioning for countless things, but only at 21 did I get my first break into the industry,” she said.
4. She bought herself a new smile by altering her teeth
When she turned 25, Candice bought herself a new smile by altering her teeth. In an Instagram post, she revealed how her imperfect teeth affected her confidence and stopped her from performing at her best.
“In case you didn’t notice, your favourite soon-to-be aunty bought herself a new smile,” she said.
“‘If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, learn to accept it…’ For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled to fall in love with my crooked smile. Though the imperfections were seemingly minor, it affected my work, on-screen performances because of how insecure I felt and more importantly, my overall confidence.
As a 25th birthday gift to myself 3 months ago and in preparation for my role on #ImpiloMzansi, I paid a maaajor bag to have my top row of teeth straightened . Complications and all, it’s been the most rewarding decision I’ve made in a very long time. Dr. Wynand van der Merwe made the entire process immaculate, pain-free and world-class, all in a matter of hours.”