- Date of Birth:
- October 20, 1988
- 5' 9"
- Mooi River
Candice Swanepoel (born October, 20 1988 in Mooi River, South Africa) is a South African fashion model. She was discovered in a Durban flea market by a local modeling scout at age 15. In 2010, Swanepoel became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and in 2013, she was named the cover model of the Victoria’s Secret Swim Catalogue. That same year she won the coveted position of wearing the $10 million jewel encrusted “Fantasty Bra” at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She has walked in every Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 2010. She has appeared on the cover of over a dozen international editions of Vogue, including the 50th Anniversary issue of Vogue Italia. Candice has starred in campaigns for Givenchy and the first-ever Givenchy Jeans line. She has also appeared in advertisements for Tom Ford, Versace, Miu Miu, Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung, Oscar de la Renta, and Brian Atwood, as well as Nike, Diesel, Topshop, and Juicy Couture, among others.
Best Known For:
Candice is best known for being a Victoria’s Secret model.
Candice was born and raised in Mooi River, South Africa, to an Afrikaner family of Dutch origin. She was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market at the age of 15. She dated Brazilian model Hermann Nicoli since she was 17-years-old. She is fluent in Portuguese, which is Hermann’s native language. After nearly 10 years together the couple got engaged in 2015. On March 18, 2016 the couple announced they were expecting their first child together.