He is the man that started his career as a teacher, then turned to modelling and became Mr. South Africa 2007. He is now one of the most familiar faces on South African television as a presenter on the SABC2 hit show, Pasella.
Dieter Voigt completed his B. Ed degree in 2002 - specialising in Psychology, Afrikaans and Movement Science. He then went on to teach at Mikro Primary School for five years from 2002 - 2007. During this time he started his part-time modelling career and had great successes that included:
Mr USN Beach Body 2005.
MensHealth Look 2005, Runner – up.
Lead in four international TV commercials which included a Nivea television commercial, starring opposite Tanit Phoenix.
In 2007, after moulding the dreams of his grade 7's for 5 years, he decided to take the challenge of living more of his own dreams. That led to him becoming Mr. South Africa 2007. In that year he also achieved success in:
At Mr. World 2007 (7th out 52 contestants)
Nine international catalogues.
Several Local Magazine covers.
Two television commercials.
In September 2007 he started his presenting career on Voorgee, a Kyknet golf production.
In 2008 he landed a spot as a presenter on the hit Afrikaans SABC2 television show, Pasella. And with his natural charm and good looks, won the hearts of millions of fans. This also gave him a page in the 2008 Cosmopolitan Magazine Calendar.
After having learned so much from people along the way, he decided to give back by becoming a Motivational Teacher in 2009. With his popular talks "Die Vroue Op My Pad", "Be Your Own Hero" and "Ek dare jou, leef voluit!" he motivates men, women and children of all ages to enjoy and embrace life, no matter what their circumstances.
In 2010 it was not only in South Africa that he had achieved success, but Dieter also left a mark in the international market:
International Fashion Campaign shoot.
Vital Magazine cover
Think20 Magazine cover
SWAGG clothing shoot.
Fatface United Kingdom Campaign
In 2011 Dieter published his long awaited book "Ek dare jou...leef voluit!". He also did an International photo shoot for the Hi-Tech brand. He also married his longtime girlfriend, Martelize van Niekerk (www.martelize.co.za), and was also appointed as fitness ambassador for the SARIE Magazine "Beweeg SA" campaign.
The Lord blessed Dieter with another one of his big dreams – becoming a father. They welcomed little Mijean Lujah Voigt in the world in 2012.
Dieter's passion for helping to develop the youth of South Africa grew stronger and he decided to once again embrace the role of an educator, as he started teaching again at the end of 2013.
He is still helping clients in the gym with lifestyle coaching and coaches athletics to private clients.
The Dilema Foundation is a charity that he started to help enhance the lives of children. The aim of the Foundation is to select children that show great potential, but need support in achieving their dreams. The progress is monitored and a lifelong relationship is formed with the candidate.
Dieter Voigt is a man of many talents and a hunger for life. For him, life is only beginning!