"I have been a part of the Topco Models family for over 15 years and I can honestly say that it has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of my life. Starting out at four years old can be a bit daunting as you aren’t really sure of what is going on around you. All you know is that one day your mother asked you if you wanted to be in the magazine pictures and you said yes. Then as time rolls by, at the beginning of each year she asks you if you’re still interested and you find yourself saying yes each time simply because it’s that much fun. Having been in the business for this long, I can recall so many amazing jobs I’ve done, but my favourite would definitely have to be anything that I’ve done for Next Directory. This is because I found myself working for them on a regular basis and I got to know the team that I was working with. They always provided the models with a pleasant, fun and enjoyable experience on the shoots and that sort of genuine hospitality always goes a long way, in my books. I have found that I always enjoy shoots more when you have developed a relationship with the crew. There are any perks to the job. You meet new and interesting people; you become exposed to new things; you constantly learn new things and on top of it all, you get paid for it all. The best thing my parents could have done was to put away most of the money I had made. Eventually, when we wanted to go on vacation abroad, I was able to pay for my own plane ticket. I now have my own bank account within which funds were stored for my university education. Now, being in university, I am able to reap the benefits of the funds that were set aside. So the earnings from the shoots have their practical and “fun” applications. But one also needs to be realistic about the industry. Not everything can be all peachy all of the time. People disagree, arguments break out, things don’t always go as planned and sometimes it’s all just a great big mess. This is simply a tiny obstacle that you have to be willing to overcome along the way. All you need is a good support base, a strong will and a great agency that will have your back when you need them. I have found Topco to be an amazing support base and such a trustworthy agency to deal with and belong to. You hear so many stories about how agencies end up double-crossing the models and cheating them out of money, so I feel very lucky that I never had to go through any of that with Topco. This industry can be daunting. I’m not going to deny that. So my advice for newcomers is that you have to be sure it’s what you want to do. I say this because as soon as you set your mind on wanting to be successful, nothing can stop you. Stay humble, be patient and always be grateful for the opportunities that you’re given. All that is left to say is that I wish you all the best of luck. "
— Jordan Vandayar —
"Firstly, I just want to say an ENORMOUS thank you to yourself and the team! <3 I cannot explain how beautiful India is and how quickly I have fell in love with all of it's charming characteristics! :) On a side note, this industry is SO darn fast paced. Met the director of a massive cosmetic brand featured in Cosmopolitan (O3+ is the brand.) Have been on 5 Castings and BOOKED MY FIRST JOB, which I shoot tomorrow. I am LOVING this! :D "
— Matt R —
"Topco has been a great place where I got to explore myself in an encouraging environment that felt like home. I discovered a side to me I didn't know existed and the amazing people at Topco have always been my biggest supporters, doing all that they can to build me up and help me to be the best me. I can truly say that Topco and everyone there have helped me grow, become comfortable in my own skin and gain confidence in who I am. I'm so thankful to the Topco family for pushing me beyond my boundaries, seeing the best in me and giving me great opportunities to model for big brands."
— Talent D —
"Thank you to transfer the money. I really appreciate it because I would never know there was still money from that job. Its shows me you're trustworthy."
— E Bosch —
"Thank you so much for making this all possible Topco has opened amazing opportunities for me. I can only thank everyone in your amazing team for their patience with me."
— K Keun —
"In an industry where there are agents who do not uphold trustworthy standards, Topco has set themselves apart. Where beautiful is really from inside out and handsome and sexy is based on kindness. I feel at home and proud, after 12 years still, when I cast and say that Topco is my agency. I love Topco. They are my friends, family and consistent cheerleaders. Honesty is at the top of their modus operandi which is at the top of mine. Delivering nothing but the highest standard of service and kindness, this agency has my back in every single way."
— Annie A —
Topco was established in 1968, in Cape Town with the mission to create and represent multicultural models, talent and artists found in this beautiful country and abroad.
Honesty and integrity is our work ethic. Therefore there is a mutual respect between Topco, its clients, photographers, magazines and agencies worldwide. We strive to deliver our best efforts to these creative teams on a daily basis.
We simply want to excel by offering more choices and ideas to clients as well as a vast array of possibilities for models that do not exist elsewhere.
Our experienced team of highly passionate and loyal bookers are known for their dedicated, tireless, and loyal service to our broad base of local and international clients.
We are grateful to all these wonderful and beautiful people that have made us a success story today.Testimoniesfrom our models