Candice Susan Swanepoelborn 20 October 1988) is a South African supermodel, best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret.In 2012, she came in 10th on the Forbes topearning models list
Swanepoel was born to Willem and Eileen Swanepoel and raised in Mooi River, South Africa, in an Afrikaner family of Dutch descent At age 15, she was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market Swanepoel has appeared in editorials in American, Italian, British, Spanish, German, Russian, Australian, Brazilian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Mexican Vogue; British, Italian, and Chinese Elle; American and Korean Harper’s Bazaar;V, Allure, and W.
Swanepoel has appeared on the covers of Australian, Brazilian, Mexican, Korean, Hellenic, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Italian Vogue, Brazilian, British, German and South African Elle, British, South African, Romanian, Mexican and Chinese GQ, Turkish, Spanish, Czech and Argentine Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Lush and Ocean Drive (U.S.)
In 2010, Swanepoel became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Swanepoel modeled for the Kardashians’ 2010 swimwear line. On 12 August 2010, Swanepoel officially opened the first Victoria’s Secret retail store in Canada, at West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton.
In 2013, Swanepoel was named the cover model of the coveted Victoria’s Secret Swim Catalogue. Swanepoel was chosen to wear the “Fantasy Bra” in the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The 10 million dollar bra, named the “Royal Fantasy Bra”, was created by Mouawad. The bra and its matching belt featured over 4,200 precious gems, including rubies, diamonds and yellow sapphires set in 18 carat gold with a 52-carat ruby at the center. The “Royal Fantasy Bra” is the most expensive Fantasy Bra since the 2005 “Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra” worn by Gisele Bündchen.