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Behind the Scenes at the 2017 USN Face of Fitness Photoshoot

The 2017 USN Face of Fitness photo shoot took place on the 9th and 10th of November in Johannesburg where the top 6 finalists brought their best for a chance at the grand prize, and the Fitness Magazine January/February’18 edition cover. 

The day started by meeting the Top 6 Finalists at the airport and taking them through to the Boost Gymwear headquarters for a commercial photoshoot and fittings. After a busy morning, we headed off to the Fairway Hotel and Spa in Randburg to check in and get the girls tanned by Caribbean Tan for the following days’ photoshoot. Once that was done, met up with the rest of the Fitness Mag team and the USN team at Wasabi in Mall of Africa for dinner. 

Here are a few ‘behind the scenes’ from the first day’s shenanigans:

Photography by Jason Crouse.

The second day started bright and early with the girls checking in at Lighstation studios for the final photoshoot at 7am. After getting glammed up by Hollywood Hair and makeup artist Dyllan Morais, the final photoshoot started! 

Here are a few ‘behind the scenes’ shots from the second day and final photoshoot:


The girls were spoilt with amazing gifts and hampers from our sponsors, partners and suppliers. Thank you to USN, Boost Gymwear, FitBit South Africa, Million MamaMy Caribbean Tan, Trifocus Fitness Academy, Shock Absorber, Aqua Vita Water, Hollywood Hair and Lipault.  

Stay tuned over the next month as the USN Face of Fitness Top 6 let us into their worlds, and for the winner announcement beginning of December!

Author: Mariska du Plessis

Mariska is the editor of Fitness Magazine, Bootcamp Instructor, Writer, Photographer and Wellness Blogger.

Follow her on Instagram: @justmariska_


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