Minki Van Der Westhuizen

Minki van der Westhuizen is a South African model and television presenter.


Van der Westhuizen started modelling at the age of 16. In her final year of high school in 2002, she was selected for an international campaign by the fashion label Guess. She is represented by Max Models in Cape Town.

She was featured in the 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007 Swimwear editions of the South African Sports Illustrated magazine and on the cover of GQ.

She was ranked #24 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list for 2003 and voted the winner of the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll by South African FHM readers in 2004.

In 2003 she was voted the most popular pin-up girl by US troops serving in the Iraq War.


Van der Westhuizen appeared in the M-Net televised special of the 2006 South African Sports Illustrated Swimwear edition shoot.

In 2007 she was a featured personality on the e.tv documentary series Behind the Name.

She became a presenter on the SABC 2 Afrikaans magazine programme Pasella in May 2007.


Van der Westhuizen played the role of Mimi in the 2007 South African comedy film Big Fellas.