About Summer Heat

Summer Heat Model & Talent Search is a well-established national event, with a nationally and internationally recognised brand. The popularity and prestige of Summer Heat Model & Talent Search is unquestionable, with an identifiable footprint in SA and internationally. It has run since 2010 in every province of South Africa. Summer Heat Model & Talent Search, on the search for singers, actors, dancers and male & female models around the country, is looking for the most promising talent South Africa has to offer. With auditions in every province of South Africa (some provinces have auditions in more than 1 city) the contestants from each audition, who show the most promise are invited to the Summer Heat National Awards Weekend.
Apart from the opportunity of being selected as the best of the best at the Summer Heat National Awards Weekend, Summer Heat is also the perfect launching pad to kickstart a network in the performing arts industry – assisting your future career in immeasurable ways.
The Summer Heat Model & Talent Search national auditions are, without a doubt, a platform that can open doors. Summer Heat strives to build up local talent, giving them encouragement and a sense of how much potential they have. We support all our contestants to become the best they can be. We can proudly say that many previous contestants have gone on to achieve a career in the performing arts industry, locally and internationally and remain part of our family.
Summer Heat has been lauded as the safest platform in South Africa for both beginners and slightly more established performers. It is frequently complimented on its modern, loving approach to dealing with the talented youth of South Africa, while maintaining a proudly international standard. Over the years, we have seen huge talent all over the country and through Summer Heat Model & Talent Search a number of these talented artists have had the opportunity to perform locally, nationally and internationally and to study internationally. Summer Heat Model & Talent Search refuses to work to any but the highest standards and motivates their contestants to do the same.
We can proudly boast that many contestants from the previous seven years of Summer Heat events have carved out careers within the performance industry or found success – both locally and internationally – in the music, television and film industries. Previous competitors have released their own CDs; received scholarships for major New York and Los Angeles film schools; appeared on television, in films and music videos both locally and internationally; featured on billboards and in magazines; been invited to sing at major gigs and have modelled in fashion shows around the world. Summer Heat models have appeared on International Fashion TV, and been seen walking the ramp at the SA Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.
Most recently a previous titleholder, who now lives and works as a TV presenter in Los Angeles, was seen interviewing celebrities on the Red Carpet at the Golden Globe awards after party; and another, who now lives in Hollywood has had a movie that she wrote, directed and acted in, submitted for various international film festivals. One of the younger contestants from Cape Town landed a feature role in a major movie starring Ethan Hawke
Summer Heat Model & Talent supports local talent. In an already difficult industry the Summer Heat family acts as a networking tool for people to share knowledge of any happenings (negative and positive) out there. Feeling nervous about an audition? Family will support! Hear about a casting call? Share it! Find out about a scam? Tell the family! Have an uneasy feeling about a photographer? Ask for advice! This, and so much more, is what the Summer Heat family is about! 
We believe in uplifting, as opposed to breaking, young people’s dreams. We help to nurture, boost self-confidence and encourage the youth to follow their dreams despite all the stumbling blocks people in this industry normally must face. We attempt to equip them with as much information as we can so they are ready to chase their dream.
Summer Heat Model & Talent Search Mission Statement
Building up South African talent. Offering talented South Africans a previously unheard-of support structure in the arts industry
Summer Heat Model & Talent Search Vision
To support local artists and help to instil self confidence in every individual met, while assisting and supporting artists in South Africa to pursue local and international careers in their chosen field.
Summer Heat Model & Talent Search will open doors for local talent to be seen in a safe and legitimate manner.
Summer Heat Model & Talent Search strives to be a pivotal point in changing lives while showcasing South African talent to industry leaders around the world and closing the gap between our talent and potential local and international contracts.
Summer Heat Model & Talent Search intends to leave an indelible mark in the performing arts industry