Meet the Summer Heat Team
Summer Heat Model & Talent Search is owned and managed by the mother daughter team Gillian and Jordan. Summer Heat is complemented by their diversity in personalities and their unity in passion for the performing arts. The contestants who take part in Summer Heat are all adopted into their #SummerHeatFamily. The recently added members of the team are all previous contestants who want to share their skills and encourage new entrants to explore their talents to the full. 
Founder & Managing Director
Gillian Habib is the founder of Summer Heat Model & Talent Search. Together with her previous business partners, she conceptualised and grew the entire idea of Summer Heat Model & Talent Search and has managed it hands-on since its inception in 2010.
She has strong marketing, event planning and creative talents with extensive experience and a multitude of ideas waiting to be put together. Having started her career in the live theatre industry, Gillian has experience in all aspects of live performance, from sales and marketing, press and public relations, to scene changing, wardrobe, lighting and sound operation in both commercial theatre and revue style cabaret. Her career, spanning more than 30 years, has taken Gillian through a multitude of other industries, including magazine editing, conference planning, loyalty programmes and Food & Beverage and Hotel Management with companies including Pieter Toerien Productions, Sun International and San Lameer. She was the event manager of the first Margate Africa Bike week in 2008 and the team leader for the group that broke a Guinness World Record in July 2008.
The skills gained in each of the areas she undoubtedly excelled in, now also include public and motivational speaking. She loves the marketing aspect for Summer Heat and has been interviewed on radio and television, as well as quoted frequently in newspapers and magazines but her passion lies in supporting each contestant that participates in Summer Heat and she is fondly known as Mama G or Mom to most of them.
Jordan-Jade (Jay-Jade) 
Singer and Actor, Jordan, known as Jay-Jade, was basically raised with a theatre and performing arts background, as both her parents were in the industry. Jordan has been backstage with legendary artists including Prime Circle, Rocco de Villiers, Nate Butler from America’s Got Talent, South African Actors Jonathan Taylor and Michael de Pinna and numerous others.
Although she has been involved in Summer Heat since its inception, she decided to travel the journey that all the Summer Heat contestants go through and first auditioned for Summer Heat in 2014 Where she was selected as a finalist and performed for the judges. She was invited to attend the ARTS Showcase in Orlando, Florida. Jordan has also performed at the Margate Mardi Gras and at various Tourism South Coast functions. She was a guest singer at the Face of Diva Divine Crowning and auditioned for SA’s Got Talent. She also appeared on SABC 1 as a model for Ms Curvy Body SA. Pursuing her love for the industry led to Jordan being cast as an extra on an American movie which was shot in SA, where she also assisted the Wardrobe department; and working on wardrobe and props for a major British Netflix television series starring Matt Smith of Dr Who fame. She has also been part of numerous television commercials as an “extra”.
Jordan started working in the Summer Heat Model & Talent Search office in June 2015 and has taken control of the admin for Summer Heat auditions for the past 3 years. She was made a director of the company in February 2017. She has acted as a group leader for the singer contestants at the Summer Heat finals for 3 years in a row and has mentored them through their performances and also directed group performances with them. She loves working with talent and being part of this rapidly growing family.


Treven-Lee (TL)

Summer Heat Dancer of the Year 2013 & leader of the Summer Heat Group Performance of the Year 2016 (tied winner), Treven Lee owns his own dance school, Phlex Dance Dynamics in KZN and has loads of experience in public performance. Treven Lee was a featured dancer in an international movie “Leah to the Rescue’’. He has been involved with leading the Summer Heat Dancers at finals for 3 years in a row


Nhlalonhle (Junior)

Summer Heat Male Model of the Year & Top 5 Actor of the Year 2016, Junior has extensive experience in modelling & acting. He recently landed the lead role in a movie “Colours” being filmed for Durban Film Festival 2018.  Junior believes you can always learn something new from all the people you come across in your life, just listen carefully


Simangele (Bubblz) 

Bubblz placed Top 5 for dancing and was selected as Mentors Choice at the Summer Heat National Finals in 2015. She is a forensic sciences student at the University of the Free State and a Miss Eagle SA 2018 finalist. She is quadruple threat (singer, actor, dancer and model) that enjoys eating and laughing, a girl who can rock high heels but prefers to be grounded in sneakers.