Candice Swanepoel is a South African model best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. 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.
Place of Origin: South Africa
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.
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