The South African Candice Swanepoel is one of those recognized faces for anyone who closely follows the world of catwalks. The model, born in Mooi River (South Africa) on October 20, 1988, has been one of Victoria's Secret's most precious angels for more than fifteen years. At 34, the young woman has also starred in several of the most prestigious covers in the world of fashion and has been among the highest-paid mannequins in the world on several occasions, as noted by the prestigious Forbes magazine.
Everyone believes that models are discovered at castings or in the most glamorous places. It was not the case of Candice, who came to the catwalks thanks to a talent scout who found her at a market in Durban (South Africa) when she was only 15 years old. The young woman was born on a farm, and despite her humble beginnings, she is currently one of the most wealthy models in history. Coming from an Afrikaner family of Dutch descent, she speaks three languages: Afrikaans, English and Portuguese.
As we said, his successes are a reflection of his good work as a model. In 2007 she began her career as a model at Victoria's Secret and in 2013 she wore the Royal Fantasy Bra at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In addition, Swanepoel has been chosen for several years as one of the hundred sexiest women in the world, and was in the top of Forbes' highest paid on several occasions: From 2010 to 2013, she was among the "10 highest paid models in the world" ; in 2014 she was among the "21 highest paid models in the world" and in the years 2015 and 2016 she again entered the top 10 best.
The first time she walked the runway, she did it for Tommy Hilfiger for his spring-summer 2006 collection, in September 2005. She has also walked for brands like Dolce
In addition to being a successful model, Candice Swanepoel is also involved in various projects on a social level. The model is an active member of the Mother2Mother association, dedicated to achieving a generation of mothers and children free of HIV/AIDS in Africa. An example both outside and inside the catwalks.
The model has also starred in several headlines for her romantic relationships. At the age of 17, Candice Swanepoel began a romantic relationship with the Brazilian model Hermann Nicoli, with whom she was for more than 10 years. They got engaged in marriage in August 2015, and the marriage came to an end in 2018. Together they had two children: Anacã, who was born on October 5, 2016, and Ariel, who was born on June 19, 2018.
The South African top was related after her divorce with the Spanish model Andrés Velencoso. Both were seen walking in an affectionate attitude during Paris Fashion Week in 2022. Both shared complicit glances, laughs, and they could be seen very sweethearted. A romance that was exposed and that seems to have never come to fruition, apparently, since a few months ago, the mannequin was also related to Harry Styles. However, their relationship seems to have finally come to nothing, since the singer would now be seeing the model Emily Ratajkowski.
Harry and Candice met in 2017, when the singer was part of the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai. At that time, Candice was still the brand's most coveted hanger. Notably, the brand announced in 2021 that she would be getting rid of the legendary Angels of hers, calling them "no longer culturally relevant." However, neither the singer nor the model confirmed this affair.
Currently, the model continues to perform her duties as a mannequin occasionally, and is totally focused on her facet as a mother and businesswoman. Just over a year ago, she launched her own swimwear line that aims to bring fashion and sustainability to the beach. Her brand, Tropic of C, is made up of timeless, eco-friendly swimwear for "sustainable swimming." She poses for her own brand. Undoubtedly, an example of what it means to work hard in the fashion industry.