(born October 20, 1988) is a South African model best known for her work with Victoria's Secret.
Swanepoel hosts "The Nakeds" Launch Events for Victoria's Secret in Chicago, March 31, 2010.
October 20, 1988 (age 23)
Mooi River, Natal Province, South Africa
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
(US) 0-2 ; (EU) 32-34 ; (UK) 4-6
Ice Model Management
Why Not Model Agency
Early life & career
Candice Swanepoel was born in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal Province, and was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market at age 15. By age 16, Swanepoel was earning €5,000 or R40,000 for a day's work. Swanepoel's resume includes covers for Vogue, ELLE, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, and Ocean Drive (U.S.) and advertisements for Nike, Diesel, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, and Versace. Swanepoel has walked the runway for Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi, Chanel, Betsey Johnson, Diane von Fürstenberg, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, and numerous other designers, as well as for Victoria's Secret in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. In addition to appearing in the lingerie brand's commercials, she was a featured model in the 2010 "SWIM" catalog, along with Lindsay Ellingson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Erin Heatherton. In 2010, Swanepoel became a Victoria's Secret Angel. Swanepoel modeled for the Kardashians' 2010 swimwear line. On August 12, 2010 Swanepoel officially opened the first Victoria's Secret retail store in Canada, at West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton. Candice Swanepoel was voted #61 in FHM Magazine's annual 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll and has been on the cover of Vogue Italia.
Swanepoel made her debut at No. 10 on Forbes' The World's Top-Earning Models list, with estimated earnings of $3 million between 2010 and 2011.
Swanepoel speaks fluent Afrikaans and Portuguese. She has been dating male model Hermann Nicoli since she met him in Paris when she was 17.
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