Olerato Modise [7] from Polokwane, Limpopo has been chosen to represent South Africa at the upcoming Mini Model World in the Dominican Republic. The event will take place from April 9-15.

Modise was selected as one of the Miss Teen Universe South Africa Minis title holders.

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Miss Teen Universe South Africa is a girl child empowerment programme through pageantry, arts and culture. The contestants [young ladies] are offered an opportunity of grooming. A platform to grow socially, mentally as well as physically, learning various life skills and techniques, through the “Girl Child Empowerment Charity Gala”, workshops, community development programs, youth development programs and team building.

7-year-old model Olerato Modise to shine at international state
Polokwane Model Olerato Modise


Her journey into the world of fashion and beauty pageants began at the tender age of two. She follows in the footsteps of her pre-teen older sister, Ohlotse. Ohlotse clinched a second spot at the global pageant in 2023.

Olerato, a budding talent in the world of modelling, will join an esteemed group of mini models from around the globe. Showcasing her charm, poise, and unique flair on the international stage.

Beyond her childhood years, Olerato also exhibits a remarkable array of talents and interests, setting her apart from her peers. Her vibrant personality is also reflected in her diverse hobbies, ranging from cooking to singing. Ballet to Netball and even playing the piano and also creating art.

Olerato also possesses a compassionate soul. She lends her voice to advocating for animals in need, collaborating with the SPCA. To ensure that furry friends like her beloved puppy Thando find loving homes.