FULL NAME: Candice Susan Swanepoel

COUNTRY: South Africa

DATE OF BIRTH: October 20, 1988

PLACE OF BIRTH: Mooi River, South Africa

EYES: Blue

HAIR: Dark blonde

OCCUPATION: Supermodel and Activist


Candice Susan Swanepoel is a South African supermodel, best known for her work with Victoria's Secret. In 2012, she came in 10th on the Forbes top-earning models list. Swanepoel was born to Willem and Eileen Swanepoel and raised in Mooi River, South Africa, in an Afrikaner family of Dutch descent. She has one brother named Stephen. At age 15, she was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market. 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.

Swanepoel has appeared on the covers of Australian, Brazilian, Mexican, Korean, Hellenic, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Italian Vogue, Brazilian, British, German and South African Elle, British, South African, Romanian, Mexican and Chinese GQ, Turkish, Spanish, Czech and Argentine Harper's Bazaar, i-D, Lush and Ocean Drive (U.S.). She has 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. Swanepoel also 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 addition to appearing in the lingerie brand's commercials, she was a featured model in the 2010 "SWIM" catalogue, along with Lindsay Ellingson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Behati Prinsloo, and Erin Heatherton.

In 2010, Swanepoel became a Victoria's Secret Angel. Swanepoel modeled for the Kardashians' 2010 swimwear line. On 12 August 2010, Swanepoel officially opened the first Victoria's Secret retail store in Canada, at West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton. In 2013, Swanepoel was named the cover model of the coveted Victoria's Secret Swim Catalogue. Swanepoel was chosen to wear the "Fantasy Bra" in the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The 10 million dollar bra, named the "Royal Fantasy Bra", was created by Mouawad. The bra and its matching belt featured over 4,200 precious gems, including rubies, diamonds and yellow sapphires set in 18 carat gold with a 52-carat ruby at the center. The "Royal Fantasy Bra" is the most expensive Fantasy Bra since the 2005 "Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra" worn by Gisele Bündchen.

Swanepoel was voted No. 61 in 2010, No. 62 in 2011, No. 75 in 2013, and No. 36 in 2015 in FHM's annual "100 Sexiest Women in the World" poll and No. 1 in 2014 Maxim's "Hot 100 List".

Candice made her debut at No. 10 on Forbes' "The World's Top-Earning Models" list, with estimated earnings of $3 million between 2010 and 2011. She was ranked No. 9 in 2013 with estimated earnings of $3.3 million. In 2015, she was ranked No 8 with earnings of $5 million. In 2016, she was ranked No 8 with earnings of $7 million.

She is fluent in Afrikaans, English and Portuguese, the last of which she learned from her boyfriend, Hermann Nicoli, a Brazilian male model. She has been dating him since they met in Paris when she was 17. In August 2015, the couple announced their engagement. In March 2016, it was reported that she was pregnant with the couple's first child. On 5 October 2016, she gave birth to a son, Anacã Nicoli.

She is close friends with fellow models Behati Prinsloo, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.


Agua Bendita, Apriori, Brian Atwood, Biotherm, Bluemarine, Bottletop, Calzedonia, Carine Duek, Colcci Denim, Diesel, Fornarina, Givenchy, Givenchy Beauty, Givenchy Jeans, GUESS?, Juicy Couture, Kensie, Hype Energy, KIO Networks, Max Factor, Miu Miu, Nike, Osmoze, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone, Oscar De La Renta, Ralph Lauren 'Big Pony' fragrances, Redken, Spezzato, Stimorol, Swarowski, Tom Ford, Tom Ford Eyewear, Tommy Hilfiger, Topshop, True Religion, Versace 'Bright Crystal' fragrance, Versace eyewear, Versus eyewear, Versace Jeans Couture, Victoria's Secret.

Fashion Shows:

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 2005 { MissoniPhilosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Sportmax }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2006 { Baby Phat, Betsey Johnson, Botegga Veneta, Carmen Marc Valvo, D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Nanette Lepore, Tommy Hilfiger, Who Is On Next }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 2006 { Alice Roi, Amuleti J, Betsey Johnson, Carmen Marc Valvo, Cynthia Rowley, Heatherette, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Sass & Bide, Ter et Bantine, Trussardi, Zang Toi }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2007 { Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Amuleti J, Baby Phat, Betsey Johnson, Blugirl, Carmen Marc Valvo, Charlotte Ronson, Chris Aire, Diane von Furstenberg, Evisu, Krizia, Luisa Beccaria, Manuel, Marc Bouwer, Nanette Lepore, Pamella Roland, Pin-Up Stars, Ports 1961, Rachel Roy, Roberto Musso, Rock & Republic, Rushkin, Shirt Passion, Sonia Fortuna, Tracy Reese, Trussardi, Twinkle by Wenlan, Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 2007 { Rock & Republic }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2008 { Abaete, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Amuleti J, Baby Phat, Betsey Johnson, Development by Erica Davies, Enrico Coveri, Frankie Morello, Lorenzo Riva, Marc Bouwer, Miss Bikini, Pamella Roland, Pin-Up Stars, Thread Social, Trussardi, Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 2008 { Baby Phat, Betsey Johnson, Douglas Hannant, Lela Rose, Nanette Lepore, Pamella Roland, Rock & Republic, Tory Burch, Zang Toi }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2009 { Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2010 { Moschino, Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2011 { Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 2011 { Animale, Blumarine, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab, Fendi, Givenchy, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2012 { Chanel, Colcci, Fendi, Francesco Scognamiglio, Giambattista Valli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 2012 { Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Jason Wu, Liverpool Fashion Fest, Michael Kors, Prabal Gurung }

Resort 2012 { Oscar de la Renta }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2013 { Rag & Bone, Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 2014 { Alexander Wang, Desigual, Forum }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2015 { Forum, Givenchy Homme, Christian Siriano, Diane Von Fursterberg, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs  Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2016 - { Givenchy, Givenchy Homme }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 2016 - { Givenchy }