Models inspired to reach their dreams

Yolande Macalagh

YEZ Models is an agency with a passion for nurturing local talent, with a focus on realising dreams through sound beliefs. Founder Yolande Macalagh opened the agency after she was inspired by God and her mentors to pursue a business in an industry where both inner and outer beauty is important to succeed.

Macalagh expressed that the industry helps people to grow their talent and character at the same time. “Modelling can open so many doors. It is not always about walking on the runway or winning titles but you grow as an individual. Training models is an absolute passion that burns in my heart. I have the desire to see my models accomplish their goals and careers,” she explained.

YEZ Models trains models in pageantry, runway, commercial, fitness modelling as well as confidence, branding and competition prepping. “We work hard to get our models to a level where they deserve to be. Two of them are with big international agencies while another two will attend an international art talent show in New York next year,” said Macalgh.

The beauty guru first opened YEZ Professionals but modelling has remained a burning interest since her childhood. “I used to train some of my friends at home as a child and would charge them 20 cents each for it,” said Macalagh laughingly. “I modelled until 2010 before I decided to put all my energy and love for modeling into my daughter, Tatum. That is when I saw a greater need in my community,” she added.

Registration will open in December to join the new branch of the agency.

To join their Heidedal branch, call 078-156-3061 or send an email to

Nomaqhawe Mtebele