Candice Swanepoel was born on October 20, 1988 in the town of Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa. She was discovered at a flea market in Durban when she was 15 by modeling scout Kevin Ellise.
Swanepoel has had a very successful modeling career in runway work, appearing on top fashion magazine covers, and campaigns, most notable being her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel starting in 2010.
Candice Swanepoel has been the cover model for 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, Australian, Brazilian, Mexican, Korean, Greek, 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.).
Her runway work includes: Victoria’s Secret, 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. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Tom Ford, Oscar De La Renta, Givenchy, Miu Miu, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren,Shiatzy Chen, Versace, Diesel, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Prabal Gurung, Swarovski, Colcci, True Religion, Nike, and Juicy Couture.
“I was very skinny, braces; so I never thought I would be a model.”
“Being confident in your own skin is very sexy. I think when you have fun and are yourself that is sexy too.”
“I was always interested in fashion and beauty. I was fifteen when I was scouted in a flea market. Two years later, I arrived in New York. I was in awe because it was like another planet.”
Candice Swanepoel In Person:
Originally posted 2016-08-18 17:45:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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