With two older sisters already in the entertainment industry, it’s not surprising that Candice Modiselle chose that career path. She is the youngest of the Modiselle sisters, but Candice does not look like she was spoiled, nor does she behave as such. The actress is as hard-working as her older sisters and uses her mind to inspire other youths. Candice Modiselle’s business empire is a well-decorated pool of different business ideas as she tries her hand in many things.
When Candice was only two years old, her father died and left the three girls to be raised by a single mom. When she was only seven years old, the entertainer fell in love with the idea of being a trapeze artist. By the time she was ten years of age, the actress had started performing at McAuley House School. In Grade 10, she took on Drama as one of the subjects that she studies at school.
After Matriculating, Candice enrolled at the University of Witswatersrand, where she pursued a Bachelors degree in dramatic arts. She went on an ACT DALRO scholarship which she earned alongside five other finalists. Her debut television gig was as a presenter on Yotv live in 2016, which she held until June 2018. In the meantime, she kept landing presenter jobs on shows like Live AMP and Selimathunzi. She was also part of the four celebrities featured on the reality series Come Dine with me South Africa.
Candice Modiselle’s acting career and other hustles
Before Candice left Yotv, she had bagged a role on Generations: The Legacy, where she made her debut appearance in 2017. Her role as Lerato is the role that debuted her as an actress in Mzansi. Her first significant role acting was in the Mzansi Magic drama series Impili: The Scam. Last year in April, the youngest Modiselle sister was introduced as Mbali Tau on The Queen. She played a short and minor role, leaving the show a few weeks later.
The actress and presenter also happens to be a good dancer like her famous sister Bontle. So she does some choreographing also on the side and is one of the dancers on the show Jiva which was streamed on Netflix. Candice also taps into her teaching gift by being a part-time lecturer at OnCue Interface Talent School.
Besides her career on Television, Candice Modiselle has tried her hand in the fashion industry when she founded her Jewellery company Selle Jewellery. She is the CEO of this thriving business that has already crossed the South African borders into Botswana and Eswatini with plans to branch into Zimbabwe.
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