Arilyn Dawson

Model, Athlete, #gamergirl

About me

Arilyn Dawson is an 18 year old model from Mpumalanga, South Africa.  She aspires to find commercial and fitness modelling opportunities.  

She is dedicated to to sport and loves gymnastics and athletics. In her spare time you will find her at the ice rink. Her friends describe her as a comedienne and love her quirky sense of humour.

Arilyn is currently in Grade 12 and focused on passing matric. Another passion is video games, and she is planning to launch a YouTube Channel focused on her gaming adventures. She is also building a social following in order to position herself as a role model to her peers.

About me

My skills

Amateur Photographer

I like to capture the beauty of the world around me. It is a great hobby to pursue but the only challenge is that most of the time the only model I have to practice on is me...

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I attended modelling classes from an early age. I would like to become a commercial model for current fashion trends. I love sport and it played such a big part of my life. I have been a finalist in local and national talent search events.

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Arilyn is a Grade 12 learner at Nelspruit Hoërskool. Upon completion of her studies she would like to pursue work opportunities overseas in order to generate funds to study occupational therapy.

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Arilyn is an avid athlete. She started participating at a very young age. In grade 7 she was the school's team captain. Her favourite athletic events are long jump, sprints and relay racing. She is practicing the triple jump.

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Arilyn started to participate in Artistic Gymnastics training at age 4. She competed at provincial and national level and has completed Level Six and also qualified for the 2016 USAIGC/IAIGC World Championships in USA. Her room is decorated with loads of medals for her achievements and she has featured in multiple newsprint articles and was included in a television insert on HecticNine9. She excels at vault and bar routines. As a club team leader and choreographer at the annual Rock 'n' Roll gimnastrada her group's M*A*S*H UP! themed piece was awarded first prize. It is her hope to continue her gymnastics training at University level. Her goal is to complete all nine Women's Artistic Gymnastics levels as prescribed by the South African Gymnastics Federation.

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Education & Experience



Arilyn will complete Grade 12 in 2020. She will pursue a University Diploma thereafter. Her plans for her matric farewell dance can be followed on Instagram @ArilynDawson.

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Summer Heat Finalist 2017 & 2018

Arilyn was a "Summer Heat" finalist in 2017 & 2018. She qualified as a triple threat entering categories modelling, acting and dancing!

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Face of Riverside Mall

Arilyn is the 2nd Runner Up at the Face of Riverside Mall, Nelspruit.

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Miss Nel Acres

Arilyn is 1st Prinses to Miss Nelacres, category 13-15 years!

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Miss Teen Mbombela

Arilyn is a finalist at the Miss Teen Mbombela Pageant founded by Mpumi Nkosi.

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Dellixo Magazine

Arilyn's photo submissions wins placement in Dellixo Magazine's Black & White issue. Her photo features centerfold and following page! Photo by:

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Arilyn's photo entry for the category "Denim" wins her a feature in Lipstikmagazine-USA. Photo cred : @Andre&ErnaMeintjes Photography Photo cred: Gary Pieterse

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Dellixo Magazine

Arilyn's photo is chosen for the Summer Edition of Dellixo Magazine. Photo by: @Andre&Erna Photography Miss Teen Mbombela hosted by Hillicks Model and Talent Agency

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Brand Model Magazine

Arilyn's photo submission to Brand Model Magazine, USA is accepted and published. Photo: @Andre&Erna Photography Hair: @genastander

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Arilyn and her BFF @Danika4321 takes second place in the #LookLikeSA social media fashionista competition.

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"Jesus Christ" Music Video with Pastor Cool

Arilyn is a fan of gospel rap artist Pastor Cool and jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the "Jesus Christ" music video. The music video is broadcast in Swaziland and on DSTV channel 331. This song was nominated by Mpumalanga Gospel Music Awards as one of 2019's "Best Hip Hop Singles".

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Young Model Magazine

Arilyn's photo submission to Young Model Magazine is selected for publishing. Photo by: @Andre&Erna Photography Hair by:

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