Based: Johannesburg

Candice Modiselle is  a South African actress and presenter best known for her role as Lerato on the SABC1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy. She was born on the 16th May 1995. Among other things, the Wits Drama Honours graduate, Generations: The Legacy actress and lecturer, Candice derives pleasure using her career and fame to inspire youths across the country.

Candice Modiselle has used her gift to win the minds of several lovers of entertainment stuff. Although she is the lastborn child of the Modiselle sisters, Bontle and Refilwe, her life and behaviour do not look like one who has been over-pampered and who have to depend on her other high-flying sisters before she can earn a living. After she lost her father in 1997, she and her sisters ended up being raised by a single mother. Candice studied Drama as a high school subject from Grade 10 to Matric at McAuley House Convent in Parktown, Johannesburg.

At an early stage of her life, precisely when she was just seven years of age, Candice Modiselle has started charting the course that her life would follow. According to her, it was at that time that the desire to become a trapeze artist has grown in her. Alongside the passion of becoming other things, at the age of ten, Candice had started performing. The first time that the youngster would surface in a stage production was in Cagebirds, an event that took place at McAuley House School. In the drama, she played the dominant role of Wild One. While it was becoming more clear that performing holds a bright future for her, Candice applied to the University of Witwatersrand to have Bachelor’s Degree in dramatic arts, and Candice emerged as the overall highest achiever.

She was one of six finalists in the ACT DALRO performance scholarship competition 2012 and she graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dramatic Arts (Honours). Candice landed a presenting gig on YOTV Live in June 2016, spending two years on the show before leaving in June 2018. During her time on YOTV she landed the recurring role of Lerato on the SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy, making her first appearance on 12 January, 2017.
She was also a guest presenter on the SABC1 music shows Live AMP and Selimathunzi in 2018.
Candice was one of four celebrities who were featured on the first episode of the fifth season of the BBC Brit reality series Come Dine With Me South Africa, a celebrity special which aired on 11 March, 2019. The other celebrities in the episode were DJ and comedian Lucky du Plessis, “Real Housewives” star Chistall Kay and fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee. In 2019 she landed her first starring role in television in the 1Magic / Mzansi Magic drama series Impilo (The Scam)

 

Among the greatest achievements that she has achieved in her career is being an actress on Generation The Legacy and becoming one of the presenters on YoTV. And while commenting about her greatest achievements, she attributed all to prayers, genuine hard work, and a positive mindset. According to her, the success was not overnight attainment as some think because, for five years, she auditioned for different platforms. While she had gotten more “no” than any other thing, her determination to be her best kept her going.

Apart from choreographing, acting, and presenting, Candice Modiselle’s passion is also tilted towards hanging out around her family, who she considers as her closest friends. Then, she has an unflinching passion for teaching, and as a result of this, she has been was able to teach at OnCue Interface School of Television and Radio.