Janez was born in Cape Town in 1978 and grew up in a very liberal and open-minded family. School years were spent at Camps Bay school and after matriculating, Janez spent a year backpacking through Europe. As his family is of Belgian origin, he decided to study in Belgium and spent four years there. A year studying archaeology made him realise he wanted to pursue follow a more creative path in life and so pursued further studies in interior design, graduating in 2000. On his return to South Africa at the end of 2000 he was offered a modelling job, so with little money to his name he decided to give it a go.
The first job he was booked for was a worldwide Fanta ad and since then he has shot over 100 local and international brands, as well as having worked for hundreds of international catalogue and advertising clients. In 2001 Janez won Cape Town beach competition Mr/Mrs Clifton and in 2003 he entered and won the Men's Health Look of the year. As Storms top male model for five consecutive seasons, he was well prepared to move on to start starting his own model agency Full Circle Model Management which he did in 2007. The money made from modelling he has invested in buying, renovating and selling properties.
Having a father who is a famous South African artist has exposed him to the world of art and design, which has greatly influenced him in his life. His parents took him along on their regular travels to Europe and the East when he was younger fuelling Janez’s passion for travelling to the 'far end of the earth and meeting new people from different cultures'.
He is in his element around all types of people and divides his time between family and friends who mean everything to him. He keeps active by running, playing tennis, and going to the beach where you can catch him showing off his beach bat skills. He says he enjoys working and playing hard in equal measure.
He is one of Top Billing's newest presenters and has won awards as South Africa’s Hottest Male Celebrity. He has recently joined Jeannie D on Top Travel and will be travelling the globe presenting the show.