Refilwe Modiselle Biography

Refilwe Modiselle was born on January 2, 1986 in Rockville, Soweto (in Gauteng, South Africa). She is a South African model and entertainer and the country’s first professional fashion model with albinism. She started her modelling career at the age of 13 when she was approached by Y! magazine. She also appeared as a runway model in 2005 for South African designer David Tlale, making her the first albinistic model to appear on a runway in South Africa.

Modiselle has also had some experience in the music industry, where she performed as a backing vocalist for South African singer Keabetswe “KB” Motsilanyane while in school. Modiselle studied advertising at Varsity College, graduating with distinction in her course. Throughout her work life Modiselle has accepted modelling work – including modelling for David Tlale at South Africa Fashion Week in 2005. She is the elder sister of Bontle Modiselle.

Refilwe with Mapaseka Koetle


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