Candice Susan Swanepoel (born 20 October 1988) is a South African fashion model who is one of the top-earning models in the world. She is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret. In 2012, Candice came in 10th on the Forbes top-earning models list.
Swanepoel was born and raised in Mooi River, South Africa, to an Afrikaner family of Dutch origin. As the story goes, at age 15 a model scout spotted her in a Durban flea market - isn't that the way it always happens?
She is fluent in Afrikaans and Portuguese - she picked up the Portuguese from boyfriend Hermann Nicoli, a Brazilian male model she has been dating since they met in Paris when she was 17.
Candice became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2010, but that is far from her only work. She also was the 2013 cover model for the Victoria's Secret Swim Catalogue, and wore a $10 million "Fantasy Bra" at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Among Victoria's Secret Angels, she's right at the top.
Swanepoel has the usual top glamour magazine covers around the world - ELLE, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and so on and so forth - and has been in ads for top brands such as:
- Tommy Hilfiger,
- Tom Ford,
- Prabal Gurung,
- True Religion,
- Ralph Lauren,
- Miu Miu,
- Juicy Couture and
Candice has walked the runway for:
- Dolce and Gabbana,
- Michael Kors,
- Donna Karan,
- Giambattista Valli,
- Jason Wu,
- Prabal Gurung,
- Rag & Bone,
- Oscar de la Renta,
- Fendi, Chanel,
- Elie Saab,
- Diane von Fürstenberg,
- Betsey Johnson,
- Stella McCartney,
- Viktor and Rolf,
- Jean Paul Gaultier,
- Christian Dior, and
Candice Swanepoel has been a Victoria's Secret Model since 2007 (the Angel part came later) and shows no sign of slowing down.
With her distinctive look, she is an asset to any advertising campaign, especially Victoria's Secret.
Candice announced on 14 August 2015 that she was engaged to longtime Brazilian boyfriend Hermann Nicoli, 33.
Hermann finally popped the question after 10 years of dating. Candace met Hermann when she was 17 and learned Portuguese for him, so she sounds like a girl who really knows how to love her man.
Candice announced in March 2016 that she was pregnant with the couple's first child.
On 5 October 2016, Candice gave birth to a son, Anacã.
Candice Swanepoel and her family at last word live in New York City.