Candice Susan Swanepoel was born on October 20, 1988 in the village of Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa into an Afrikaner family of Dutch settlers. She was pursuing her schooling from all-girls boarding St. Anne’s College when she was spotted by Kevin Ellise, a modeling scout, at a flea market in Durban which changed her life forever. She was just 15.
Never in her dreams had she ever imagined of entering the glamour world, as the fashion industry ruling in Europe and America was far away for this charming, sweet little farm girl from South Africa. However, the fashion capitals of the world had been waiting for someone, whose drop dead gorgeous looks could represent their brands and products. Candice Swanepoel grew as one of the most successful and sexiest models in the fashion business, becoming the most sought-after superstar.
Soon after she was discovered, her career touched new heights with every new assignment and contract, placing her among the top earning models across the globe. She has been a cover model for some of the most popular fashion magazines and has endorsed a large number of fashion brands in their advertisements. Numerous talent agencies across Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Denmark, Australia, England and United States have signed her for their clients. Besides, she has been associated with the most prestigious lingerie retail chain, Victoria’s Secret, walking the ramp on various occasions and shooting for its commercials. By flaunting a figure to die for, this blue-eyed blonde model has been listed among the top in different beauty-related polls conducted by various organizations.
· She started off as a runway model for Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana at Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2006 fashion show.
· Her charm and hot looks got her recognition from all directions of fashion, with top designers and magazines craving to sign her.
· She worked for various modeling agencies in Milan, London, Paris and South Africa for two years, after which she moved to New York to take up modeling as a full-time career.
· In 2007, she was signed by lingerie brand, Victoria’s Secret, and walked the ramp for them. Since then, she has appeared in their commercial advertisements and modeled for swimsuit campaigns on various occasions.
· She was made a Victoria’s Secret Angel for one of its lingerie line, Angel, in 2010.
· In 2010, she was one among the models featured in the ‘SWIM’ catalog, along with other fashion models, like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Erin Heatherton, Lindsay Ellington, and Behati Prinsloo.
· In August 2010, she inaugurated Victoria’s Secret’s first retail store at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Canada.
· She has appeared on the cover pages of some reputed international glamour magazines, such as Italian Vogue, Argentine Harper’s Bazaar, Chinese GQ and South African ELLE.
· She has modeled for a number of Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian, German, Mexican, British, Australian, Romanian and Turkish magazines.
· She has appeared in commercials for numerous designer labels, some being Ralph Lauren, Juicy Couture, Guess, Diesel, Swarovski, Nike, Miu Miu and True Religion.
· Her designer clientele includes Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Betsey Johnson, Donna Karan, Chanel, Fendi, Diane von Furstenberg and Christian Dior among others, whom she has participated in fashion shows for.
This tall stunner with drop-dead looks gained worldwide recognition when she was hired by Victoria’s Secret in 2007 and got associated with their modeling assignments and lingerie commercials. In 2013, she ramp-walked for Victoria’s Secret fashion show featuring the most expensive ‘fantasy bra’ – ‘Royal Fantasy Bra’ costing $10 million, encrusted with 4200 precious gems, including a 52-carat pear ruby, designed by Mouawad.
· Birth Name: Candice Susan Swanepoel
· Date of birth: 1988, October 20
· Birth Country: Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
· Birth Sign: Libra
· Age: 20 Years (2016)
· Height: 5 Feet 9.5 Inch | 1.77 mt
· Hair Color: Blonde
· Eye Color: Blue