Candice Manuel (2019)

Candice Manuel, aka Candashian, is a motivational model from Mitchells Plain who has taken the modelling industry by storm. Manuel is also a body positivity activist, entrepreneur, and the host of ‘Keeping up with Candashian’ on YOH Radio. Further to this, she  runs a children’s party line, owns an apparel range consisting of goodies printed with motivational quotes, and is the founder of the very successful Embrace Your Curves movement.

Manuel started her modelling career at the tender age of 18 to support her unemployed parents. Only three years later, she was getting rejected for “being too fat”. She soon regained her confidence and launched the Embrace Your Curves movement, which is a platform for all women, no matter their size, shape or colour, to inspire each other.