Annette de Wet
Born and bred in Cape Town, Dane Goodwin has worked with international fashion brands like Hugo Boss, Lacoste and Yves St Laurent just to name a few.
Currently staying in Germany, we caught up with the 1.88m dark hair, blue eyed model.
Growing up in South Africa, where are your favourite hang-out spots when you’re in the country?
Cape Town has the best choices when it comes to food! I love to explore new restaurants and food markets… and don’t forget the wine farms.
How did you get ‘noticed’ in the modelling industry?
I walked the runway at Cape Town Fashion Week without being signed and some of my model friends needed a lift back to their agency. I was introduced to the owner, he asked to sign me on the spot and I said “sure!”
Getting signed at that point was a big break for me. My first editorial for GQ, travelling to Paris and Milan for Fashion Week, meeting designers like Giorgio Armani were all major career highlights!
People always see the glamorous side of modelling, what are some of the down sides?
I’ve heard a lot of stories that would give you the chills! it happens that some female models ‘offer’ themselves to rich business men for free parties, expensive gifts and paid holidays. If you are a working model, educate yourself about the industry when you start, because model agency contracts are often there only to protect the agency, not the model.
Please share one of your most embarrassing model moments?
I was waiting in a massive queue at a show casting for Paris Fashion Week, so I slipped out of line to see how many people are in front of me. As I was walking back I noticed about five guys are all wearing the same outfit as me -denim tops, white t-shirts, black pants and military boots. Imagine! We all looked like some boy band from the 90’s…