If you ask someone who is no.1 on their top 100 models list, you will definitely hear the name Candice Swanepoel more than one time. This gorgeous blonde is the latest modeling sensation and one of the best known Victoria’s Secret angels. Let’s find out more about her and see how she managed to become one of the most famous models in the world.
Candice Swanepoel was born on October 20, 1988 in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She was raised in the small city of Moii River in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. She studied in the city of Durban, where she was spotted at a flea market by a model scout when she was only 15 years old. By the age of 16, Candice was already earning R40,000 for a day’s work, which is the equivalent of over $5000.
She has been involved in modeling and fashion ever since and managed to put together an impressive resume, which includes covers for renowned magazines such as Vogue, GQ, i-D, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Ocean Drive, and Lush. The blonde bombshell also did numerous advertisements, for famous brands including Miu Miu, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel, Guess?, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Nike, and Juicy Couture.
The 24-year-old is no stranger to fashion shows, either, having walked the runway for Dolce and Gabana, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Elie Saab, Betsey Johnson, Blumarine, Fendi, and numerous other designers. This list right here pretty much covers the best and most famous designers in the world.
Candice’s popularity rose even more when she started working as a Victoria’s Secret model, in 2005. Besides appearing in the lingerie brand’s commercials, she was also a featured model in the 2010 SWIM catalog. Also in 2010, Swanepoel became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. That same year, she also modeled for the Kardashians’ swimwear line and opened the first Victoria’s Secret retail store in Canada.
In 2013, Candice was named the cover model of the coveted Victoria’s Secret Swim Catalogue. No wonder that this hot model was voted as one of the sexiest and most beautiful women in the world by numerous magazines and publications, including FHM and Maxim.
Regarding her personal life, Candice is romantically involved with Brazilian male model Hermann Nicoli. They met in Paris when Candice was just 17 and the two have been dating ever since. Candice is close friends with fellow models Behati Prinsloo and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Candice Swanepoel is without a doubt one of the best models in the world. She has the face, body and attitude for it, so no wonder she became the new modeling sensation.