Daniel Wessels

South African male models are currently some of the hottest models on the continent so when we had the chance to profile Daniel Wessels, we couldn’t afford to miss it. Daniel is a South African model, professional fitness athlete and singer based in Durban, South Africa. He is also a Betancourt Nutrition sponsored fitness athlete who in 2011 competed at Mr. South Africa 2011 pageant. Daniel placed 2nd in the competition and for him, it was one of the most important moments in his career. One of Daniel’s favourite quotes in life is “I would rather attempt something great and fail than attempt nothing at all.” Voted SA’s Hottest man by HEAT Magazine readers nationwide at the MANWATCH Competition, Daniel is a model with well-chiseled abs, an attractive face and an amazing sense of humour. In 2012, he was chosen as Mr January 2012 in Rapport Newspaper, got placed in the top 10 to “Represent Calvin Klein underwear South Africa” in August 2010, and modelled in the prestigious SMME Durban Fashion Week in Durban. Fast forward to 2013, Daniel placed 1st at the WBFF (World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Inc.2013). He was also ranked Number 1 Fitness Model in South Africa and obtained the WBFF Pro Status. When Daniel isn’t modelling or being a star fitness model, you will definitely catch him singing; yes that’s right even with all the muscles and charm, Daniel is a great singer too with an album out. His album is called “Invisible Thread” which is a contemporary rock album with 5 Original songs composed and written by him. He later appeared on Leon Schusters Rugby World Cup Album with 2 solo songs as a guest artist and also accompanied Leon on 1 of the all time favourite songs “Hier Kom Die Bokke 3.”

Daniel is a KwaZulu-Natal provincial swimmer having won a stream of Gold Medals at various competitive swimming levels. He has won a total of 5 gold medals and has represented SA in 2 World Cups. Presently, Daniel is signed to Models International based in Durban, and has being selected by brands like Jeep, and Simba for their ads and catalogue campaign.

Photography by Louis Botha