Candice Swanepoel is a South African supermodel, best known for her work with Victoria's Secret. The popular model appeared in 9 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows from 2007 through 2015 before becoming an Angel in 2010. Among her achievements is being the first South-African model to walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
The South African model has been ranked on many lists, such as AskMen's "Top 99 Women" list in 2011, Models.com's "Top Sexist Models" list, DT magazine's "Sexiest Woman in the World" list, FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list in 2011, and more. Here is her biography.
Candice Swanepoel profile summary
- Full name: Candice Susan Swanepoel
- Date of birth: October 20, 1988
- Birthplace: Mooi River, South Africa
- Candice Swanepoel age: 32 years old (as of 2020)
- Zodiac sign: Libra
- Occupation: Model
- Hair colour: Blonde
- Eye colour: Blue
- Height: 5' 9.5"
- Bust: 33"
- Waist: 23"
- Hips: 34"
Family and early life
Swanepoel was born to Willem and Eileen Swanepoel(née Green) and raised in Mooi River, South Africa, in an Afrikaner family of Dutch descent. Her father is from Mutare, Zimbabwe, previously known as Umtali. Her mother is South African. She has one older brother named Stephen Swanepoel.
The model reveals that as a child, she was a "tomboy" who did chores on her family's dairy farm not far from a Zulu village.
While growing up, Candice Swanepoel young was a ballet dancer. She attended boarding school at St. Anne's Diocesan College in the nearby town of Hilton.
When Candice was 15, she was discovered in a Durban flea market and asked to sign with an agency. Following various castings between London and New York, the South African beauty, in just one year, became the face of Fornarina and Top Shop and graced the cover of Vogue Italia.
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.
She has also walked the runway for Fendi, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Giambattista Valli, Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone, Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab, Diane von Fürstenberg, Sportmax, Betsey Johnson, Stella McCartney, Viktor and Rolf, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Blumarine, and Ralph Lauren.
She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Tom Ford, Oscar De La Renta, Givenchy, Miu Miu, Tommy Hilfiger, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Shiatzy Chen, Michael Kors, Blumarine, Versace, Prabal Gurung, Diesel, Guess?, Swarovski, Agua Bendita, Colcci, True Religion, Nike, Juicy Couture, as well as for Victoria's Secret since 2007.
In 2010, Swanepoel became a Victoria's Secret Angel. On 12 August 2010, Swanepoel officially opened the first Victoria's Secret retail store in Canada, at West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton.
Candice Swanepoel husband
The model is not married, but she was previously engaged to Hermann Nicoli.
Are Candice and Hermann still together?
No, they are not.
Swanepoel met Nicoli, a Brazilian model, when she was only 17 years old and modelling in Paris. They spent the majority of their rare downtime together travelling to each other's home towns of Brazil or South Africa or immersing themselves in secluded beachfront getaways.
In August 2015, the couple announced their engagement after 10 years of dating. They separated in late 2018.
Candice Swanepoel baby
Is Candice Swanepoel pregnant? No, she currently isn’t pregnant. However, the model and her former beau Nicoli welcomed a son named Anacã Swanepoel Nicoli on 5th October 2016 and a son named Ariel Swanepoel Nicoli on June 19, 2018.
Candice Swanepoel net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Candice’s net worth is guesstimated at $25 million.
In 2018, The Sun reported that Candice was the world’s most influential lingerie model, earning as much as £50,000 a post on Instagram.
Candice is the founder and creative director of Tropic of C, an eco-lifestyle and ethically sourced swimwear collection. According to Tropic of C’s website, it is
an eco-lifestyle brand born from a life spent at the beach.
The bikini brand's website says
"we are influenced by nature and inspired by the female form".
Tropic of C is an eco-conscious swimwear label with strong ties to Africa’s rich landscape and wildlife. It comprises a carefully curated edit of refined-yet-sensual vacation-ready silhouettes, which champion an assortment of animal motifs, and are crafted from lustrous fabrics hand chosen due to their reduced environmental impact.
Candice Swanepoel measurements
As a model, Candice Swanepoel hot body is admired by many. To keep fit, the model loves to do sports and does boxing 4 times a week.
According to models.com, Candice Swanepoel height is 5' 9.5". Her bust-waist-hip measurements are 33"- 23"- 34".
How much does Candice Swanepoel weigh?
Healthy Celeb reports that the model weighs approximately 54 kilograms.
What languages does Candice Swanepoel speak?
She is fluent in Afrikaans, English and Portuguese, the last of which she learned from Hermann Nicoli.
Candice Swanepoel is not only a model, but she is also a philanthropist. She is actively involved in mothers2mothers, a charity devoted to achieving an "HIV-free generation" of children and mothers in Africa. Swanepoel has designed denim for the charity, and in May 2019, she joined the charity as a patron and their global ambassador.
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