Tuesday 22 February 2011

TJ Coetzee

A face you couldn’t get enough of, you would see in his photos that TJ is one approachable and funny guy, who will flash smiles all over you when you meet him.

TJ Coetzee

Like a lot of male fitness models, TJ stumbled on his handsome destiny by accident. He was rooming with a photographer/graphic designer when he was in college and one day his roommate needed an extra guy for some random ad, which he says he couldn’t even remember what it was for. He volunteered and after those glorious shots on the camera…his friend was impressed  and suggested he go for more shoots.

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The week after they had a portfolio shoot, whose results he sent to agencies all over South Africa. And after that, as they say, the rest is history!

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TJ Coetzee, South Africa’s Sexiest Male Fitness Model! Today, TJ has on his roster of achievements various fashion editorials, fashion shows, fashion magazines and advertisements. Some huge campaigns and projects he has been part of were for Hugo Boss, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Cleo Magazine, Elle Magazine, Coca Cola Zero, Virgin Mobile and South Africa’s biggest TV station, Mnet. He jokingly said that he modelled on red speedos for Virgin Mobile.


Though he is now a full-time model and represented in both South Africa and Australia, he still dreams of playing for the elite Springbrooks Rugby Team of South Africa. He’s a music lover and have been playing (the electric guitar), singing and songwriting for almost nine years. He also has a natural male fitness model characteristic which is passion for personal fitness! He has been training for almost five years now and says that he “love to push myself beyond my natural limits and strive to perform better than the day before in every training session. I believe you have to keep moving forward… and although perfection can never be attained, we should still reach for it.”


Like male fitness models who are never satisfied until they get there, TJ is envisioning great things for his career. He declares that “Its been such a  blessing to be so fortunate to have a ‘modeling’ career, and I intend on grabbing every opportunity that comes my (way) for as long as i can!!” He is hoping to work in Europe someday for a year or two, to gain more experience in the international fashion scene and have the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in fashion. One of his greatest aspiration is to land a “Men’s Health cover” and to accomplish what very few male models have…be the cover of a Calvin Klein underwear campaign!


Well, charm, wits, beauty and vision is an explosive combination for a great future. TJ Coetzee has it all!


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