Biography of Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel is a South African top model, one of the most beautiful, sought after and sexy on the planet. Has the status of “angel” of the famous American brand selling lingerie Victoria’s Secret. According to the annual rating of Forbs magazine, she entered the top ten highest paid supermodels in the world (with an income of $ 5 million).
Childhood and the Swanepoel family
Candace was born into a middle-class family in the small South African town of Mui River, located in the picturesque province of KwaZulu-Natal. The girl and her brother Stephen were raised by their mother Eileen. They worked together on the farm, took care of pets and, according to Candice, even delivered cows.
Swanepoel was 15 years old when she was spotted by Kevin Ellis, a modeling scout at a Durban market. He was shocked and subdued by her appearance. He later recalled that Candace reminded him of beautiful flamingos when she walked past him on her perfectly long legs. The girl absolutely met the prevailing canons of beauty of the Nordic race – blond hair, blue eyes, an impeccable figure, that is, everything that is necessary for a successful career in the modeling business.
Candice Swanepoel in childhood and now
Wasting no time, Ellis arranged for Candace and her mother to meet with the head of the local modeling agency, Tiffany Pryer, who also admired the appearance of the young applicant. She had a photo session without preparation and makeup and the pictures were sent to the Cape Town Ice Model Management office. Fashion experts immediately saw the potential in Candice and sent her pictures to the London branch of Select Model Management, from where they immediately called back and invited the girl to fly to London.
Modeling career Candice Swanepoel
Thus, in 2003, the young beauty, in a state of, as she put it, “puppy delight” for the first time in her life went abroad, to the capital of the United Kingdom, where, after leaving school, she embarked on an amazing opportunity – to become a model.
Swanepoel’s first runway appearance was in New York at the Tommy Hilfiger show in 2005. Even then, at the age of 16, her earnings were about 5 thousand dollars a day.
Her modeling career developed rapidly and was compared in the media with the story of Cinderella. The most prestigious brands in the world collaborated with her, she was invited to participate in advertising projects, appeared on the covers of glossy magazines. So in 2006, Swanepoel showed Dolce & Gabbana spring-summer models, participated in the shows of Betsey Johnson, Heatherette, Alberta Ferretti, Cynthia Rowley, in Nike advertising, appeared on the cover of Vogue Greece. She was among the models presenting the fall-winter 2006/2007 collection Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore, spring-summer 2007 Rock & Republic.
In 2007, she posed for the Victoria’s Secret brand, and a couple of months later, she was the first among African models to be included in the Victoria’s Secret Angels, which is an important event for any model – recognition of talent, professionalism and beauty. Now she is on a par with such recognized models as Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr or Alexandra Ambrosio.
Model Candice Swanepoel without makeup
In June 2008, Candice posed for Elle magazine, in 2010 for FHM, and also participated in fashion shows for such famous brands as Chanel and Diane Von Furstenberg. In terms of income among the models of the world in 2012, the young star of the podium was recognized as the tenth, and in 2013 – already the ninth according to Forbes. Hot South African beauty becomes the “face” of Versace and Max Factor. Together with former Muscovite Dmitry Tanner, she presented the 2012 jeans collection from Versace. In 2013, she was the “face” of the catalog of fashionable underwear, swimwear and sportswear, released by the Victoria’s Secret brand, then led the advertising campaign for the most famous Turkish Zeki and Colombian Agua Bendita brands of fashionable beachwear, as well as Kim Kardashian’s swimwear collection.
Candice Swanepoel at present
The geography of Swanepoel’s performances, which is known in the fashion world as the “African version of Kate Moss”, covers all continents, and their number speaks of the model’s deserving diligence. Despite being busy and unable to finish school, she speaks three languages - English, Portuguese and Afrikaans. In 2014, the men’s magazine Maxim gave her first place in the Hot 100 List of the sexiest women in the world.
In Max Factor’s 2014 Christmas collection, she took on a new look, transforming from a bright blonde to a burning brunette with velvety skin that seems to glow from within.
Personal life of Candice Swanepoel
In addition to a brilliant career, the owner of an ideal figure and natural grace is known for enviable constancy – she has been dating Herman Nicoli for the ninth year. Young people met at a fashion show in Paris when the girl was only 17 years old. Herman is a successful model of Brazilian origin.
The lovers did not manage to spend Valentine’s Day together, they both worked. In particular, Candice presented another fashion collection of the brand in one of the Victoria’s Secret stores in New York against the backdrop of decorations with hearts. In addition, the girl admitted that she considers herself to be one of the people who do not like this holiday too much. But she likes boxing, Pilates, travel and skateboarding. True, because of the danger of breaking her legs, she has to limit herself in an effort to master some tricks. The girl watches her diet – she takes fish oil and eats a lot of vegetables. As the main beauty assistant, she names coconut milk, which she drinks throughout the day, mixing with different products.
Candice Swanepoel with her beloved dog
Candice has a dog named Mimi, whom she taught to sit still while she puts a cookie on her nose and then tosses it in the air and eats it.
Close friends of the model are her fellow Namibian model Behati Prinsloo and Englishwoman Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, with whom they work together at Victoria’s Secret.
He believes that all people met on the path of life should be treated with respect. In her interviews, she also expressed confidence that the main thing in life is to believe in yourself and know that you will cope with any difficulties if you show due perseverance and make enough efforts.