Candice Swanepoel was born on October 20, 1988 in Mooi River, South Africa small farming village in the Midlands of KwaZulu. She was spotted by model scout Kevin Ellise in a Durban flea market at the tender age of 15, and by 16 she was earning a lot of money for a day’s work.
Candice Swanepoel at the age of 16 – Fashion Design Weeks
She supposedly hit the runway at the nubile age of 16. In 2007 Candice became the first South African model to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Here you can see an article about the Top 15 Hottest Victoria’s Secret Angels of All Time. Since then Candice has done every brand’s grand show. She has appeared in numerous catalogs and TV commercials and in 2010, she became one of the Victoria Secret Angels.
Candice Swanepoel’s graced the covers for Vogue, ELLE, GQ, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and has done editorials for Industrie, V Magazine, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Love Magazine and Ocean Drive.
Candice Swanepoel for Vogue Brazil – Fashion Design Weeks
Candice Swanepoel for V Magazine – Fashion Design Weeks
Candice Swanepoel Harper’s Bazar – Fashion-Design-Weeks
Candice Swanepoel for Harper’s Bazaar – Fashion Design Weeks
Candice, who basically works for Victoria’s Secret, also finds time for collaboration with other brands and fashion houses. Throughout her career the South African model has been the face of Agua Bendita, Apriori, Carina Duek, True Religion, Tom Ford, Versace, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Prabal Gurung, Diesel, Fornarina, Guess, Kensie, Nike, Spezzato, Stimorol, Tommy Hilfiger, Versus, and Topshop campaigns.
Swanepoel has walked the runway for Tommy Hilfiger, Fendi, Dolce and Gabbana, Sass and Bide, Betsey Johnson, Diane von Fürstenberg, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Chanel, Stella McCartney, Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Donna Karan and numerous other designers. Candice modeled for the Kardashians’ 2010 swimwear line Beach Bunny, Sauvage and Zeki Swimwear 2010.
Candice Swanepoel for Dior Campaigne – Fashion Design Weeks
Candice Swanepoel for Versage Jeans Campaigne – Fashion Design Weeks
Candice Swanepoel for Tom Ford Campaigne – Fashion Design Weeks
Candice Swanepol for Khloe Kardashian Beach Bunny Swimwear Collection – Fashion Design Weeks
Candice Swanepoel was voted #61 in FHM Magazine’s annual 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll and made her debut at No. 10 on Forbes‘ The World’s Top-Earning Models list, with estimated earnings of $3 million between 2010 and 2011.
Not much is known about Candice Swanepoel’s personal life. But it is reported that the model has been dating Hermann Nicoli since she met him in Paris when she was 17.
Candice Swanepoel and Hermann Nicoli – Fashion Design Weeks
Curiosities: Candice Swanepoel is 5’9.5″ tall, according to CBS. Swanepoel’s measurements are 33-23-34.5″ (84-59-88cm), according to the Fashion Model Directory. Her older brother, Steven, is a golfer who has played for Columbus State (Ga.) University.