Jo-Ann Cindy Strauss is a South African model, entrepreneur and public speaker known for wining Miss South Africa 2000. She was born on February 3, 1981 in Cape Town. She had her tertiary education at Stellenbosch University. In 2010, Jo-Ann presented the opening ceremony for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa for the German television network ZDF along with Thomas Gottschalk in a live broadcast from Johannesburg on 10 June.
In 2008, Strauss spearheaded the Princess Project to give deserving young ladies the chance to go to their “Matric Balls” or “Proms” in designer dresses previously owned by South Africa’s top celebrities. Jo-Ann was awarded the Duku Duku-Award for style and Top Achiever in Class of “1995”.