Candice Swanepoel is a South African model and Victoria’s Secret Angel who has been named #8 on the Forbes top-earning models list. She has been among the Top 10 earning models every year since 2010. She is close friends with fellow models Behati Prinsloo, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. In 2018, she launched her own swimwear line called Tropic of C.
Candice Swanepoel Biography
Candice was born on the 20th of October 1988, in Mooi River, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. She is currently 33 years old.
|Birth Name||Candice Susan Swanepoel|
|Nickname||Candice Swanepoel, Flamingo|
|Date of Birth||20 October 1988|
|Place of Birth||Mooi River, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa|
|Age||33 years old|
Family and Education
Candice Swanepoel is the youngest of the two children to Willem Swanepoel and Eileen Swanepoel (née Green). Her father is from Mutare, Zimbabwe, while her mother is South African. She has one older brother named Stephen Swanepoel.
Her ancestry includes Afrikaner, including Belgian [Flemish, Walloon], Dutch, French, and German, with very distant African [Angolan and Ethiopian], English, Indian, Indonesian, and Norwegian.
Candice was educated at an all-girls boarding school, St. Anne’s Diocesan College in the town of Hilton. She was discovered by a model scout when she was just 15 years old that made her put an end to her studies as she decided to pursue modeling.
Candice Swanepoel Husband
Hermann Nicoli (2005–present) – Candice Swanepoel began dating fellow Brazilian model Hermann Nicoli since she was 17. The couple got engaged in August 2015 and they both together welcomed their first son, Anacã Nicoli on October 5, 2016. She gave birth to their second son, Ariel Swanepoel Nicoli on June 19, 2018.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 9 inches|
Centimeters – 175 cm
Meters – 1.75 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 54 kg|
Pounds – 119 lbs
|Shoe Size||8 (US)/38.5 (EU/5.5 (UK)|
|Dress Size||2 (US)/6 (UK)/34 (EU)|
|Distinctive Features||Blonde Hair|
Fashion Show Debut
She first walked the runway at the Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2006 fashion show for Tommy Hilfiger, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Candice is well acclaimed for her work with Victoria’s Secret since 2007.
She hasn’t acted in films yet.
She has been associated with a large number of fashion brands and products like Agua Bendita, Apriori, Betsey Johnson, Calzedonia, Chanel, Christian Dior, Carina Duek, Colcci Denim, Diesel, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi, Givenchy, Fornarina, Guess?, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Kensie, Hype Energy, KIO Networks, Nike, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren ‘Big Pony’ fragrances, Redken, Shiatzy Chen, Sass and Bide, Spezzato, Stimorol, Tommy Hilfiger, Topshop, True Religion, Versace ‘Bright Crystal’ fragrance, Versus eyewear, Versace eyewear, Victoria’s Secret and many others.
Candice Swanepoel Net Worth
Being named as one of the world’s top-paid models by Forbes, Swanepoel has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars. She has raked in millions of dollars over the years from modeling and endorsements and has successfully managed to retain her a place in the top 10 highest paid models list since 2013.
The Victoria’s Secret Angel owns a Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster and a Lamborghini Aventador.
Swanepoel lives in a luxury apartment located in Manhattan’s East Village, New York City with her family. She spent $1.5 million dollars in 2010 on this lavish real estate property.
- Candice, the first South African to work for Victoria’s Secret.
- In 2011, she was voted at no. 20 in Ask Men’s ‘Top 99 Most Desirable Women’ list, which surged to no. 10 in 2012 and no.11 in 2013.
- She ranked #62 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” in 2011.
- In 2012, she featured at #10 on the “World’s Top-Earning Models” list published by Forbes, with an estimated fortune of $3 million, which improved to #9 in 2013, with $3.3 million estimated earnings.
- In 2014, Candice topped Maxim’s “World’s Hot 100 Beautiful Women” list.
- Food – Pasta and Pizza
- Fashion Designers – Chloe, D&G, Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs
- Place – Brazil
- Perfume – Victoria’s Secret Love Spell, Pure Seduction
- Actor – Garrett Hedlund
- Five Things – Puppies, Family, Yoga, Sun and Beach
- Color – Red
- Hobbies – Traveling
Diet and Workout Plan
Post giving birth to her first baby back in October last year, Candice still manages to be in great shape and this is what she does. She uses to wake up early and her day started with coffee and showering. She says that her breakfast depends on her mood which would be her favorite smoothie which she discovered over the years. Sometimes, she would go with eggs and toast or make a grilled cheese for breakfast.
“I don’t like to restrict myself from certain foods that I want or kill myself at the gym. It’s really what’s comfortable for my body at the time and what’s best at that moment,” reports Thecut.
She prefers to work out at night as she keeps herself busy in the day with her baby and schedules. She does her own kind of Yoga, a mix of some Pilates and squat resistance stuff along with some music which makes her calm. Swanepoel uses a green tea cleanser and retinol as part of her skincare routine. “I cleanse, tone, moisturize, and then do an eye cream religiously, twice a day,” she said. What she won’t say is the special moisturizer that her facialist gave her — “it’s a secret.”
Candice Swanepoel Facts
Despite being beautiful, tall, and slim, Candice Swanepoel has never considered herself beautiful or even dreamt of becoming a supermodel.
If not the model scout Kevin Elise had found the unmatched beauty in a Durban flea market, she would have been a ballerina by now.
She entered into modeling at the age of 15 and it wasn’t long before she featured on the Italian Vogue and walked the runway for famous fashion designers.
In 2007, she was signed up by Victoria’s Secret and walked the runway for them, and appeared in their advertisement commercials.
Candice Swanepoel has emerged as the most successful model in the glamour world raking in fame and popularity after she became one of the Angels of the world’s popular lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret in 2010.
The South African bombshell is the first-ever model from the country to become an Angel for Victoria’s Secret. Since then, Swanepoel’s fame, reputation, fortune has only enhanced.
Swanepoel has graced the covers of the world’s popular fashion magazines like Vogue (several editions), Argentine Harper’s Bazaar, Chinese GQ, and South African ELLE. She has also done editorials for several magazines around the world. Swanepoel has walked the runway for Fendi, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Giambattista Valli, Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, and Rag & Bone among others.
Candice had featured on the cover of the coveted Victoria’s Secret Swim Catalogue. In 2013, she walked the ramp wearing an expensive $10 million bra called “Royal Fantasy Bra” by Mouawad on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Needless to say, Candice is the most sought-after model in the fashion business and one of the wealthiest models in the industry.
In November 2018, she walked the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show just five months after giving birth to her second son.