Today, for our appointment with the famous models, we want to talk to you about the famous South African model Candice Swanepoel , who over the years has become one of the most popular top models, chosen by numerous fashion houses as testimonial and model. Especially Candice has been the face of the angels of Victoria’s Secret for years along with other beautiful models, such as Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio .
But let’s see in the following lines the professional life and some curiosities about the South African supermodel.
Candice Swanepoel: the beginnings
Candice Susan Swanepoel was born in Mooi River, about 150 km from Durban, South Africa, on October 20, 1988. Her family is of Dutch descent and has an older brother. As a child, Candice practiced dance and attended a diocesan college in her town.
Her life changes forever when she is discovered by a talent scout at the Durban flea market when she is only 15 years old. After sending some photos to Select Model Management, she showed up at some castings in London and New York.
At the age of 16 she started modeling for important brands such as Fornarina and Top Shop. After the success, Candice leaves South Africa and works for the most important fashion houses. He has walked, among others, for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Blumarine, Desigual, Alexander Wang. In addition, she becomes the testimonial of perfumes and fashion accessories. Versace chooses her, for example, for her Bright Crystal perfume and in a short time she becomes one of the highest paid models in the world.
This notoriety, combined with her splendid beauty, allow her to appear in the most important glossy magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Maxime, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar. Maxime herself crowns her as the most beautiful model in the world.
Her angelic face could only be noticed by the Angels brand par excellence, namely Victoria’s Secret, which chooses her as a testimonial along with other beautiful supermodels. She poses for the brand’s swimwear catalogs and participates in her live shows. She thus becomes one of the best known faces of the Underwear brand.
Success soon moved to social media too, where she gathered millions of followers who followed her on her profiles, especially Instagram, where she became a successful fashion influencer.
Private life of Candice Swanepoel
Candice’s private life is marked by love for the Brazilian model Hermann Nicoli, with whom she has been linked since she was young (she was only 17 when they met in Paris). The two lived a beautiful and intense love story, which resulted in the engagement and conception of two children, Anaca and Ariel, before officially separating in 2019.
Candice now lives between New York and Brazil.
Although she no longer resides in the African country, Candice has certainly not forgotten her origins and helps basic humanitarian associations on the continent.