Candice Swanepoel (born October 20, 1988) is a South African model best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. Candice Swanepoel was born in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal Province, and was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market at age 15. By age 16, Candice was earning €5,000 or R40,000 for a day’s work.
Candice has walked the runway for numerous designers,as well as for Victoria’s Secret in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. In addition to appearing in the lingerie brand’s commercials, she was a featured model in the 2010 “SWIM” catalog, along with Lindsay Ellingson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Erin Heatherton. In 2010, Swanepoel became a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
She has been dating male model Hermann Nicoli since she met him in Paris when she was 17. ” I can’t express enough thanks to the fans who have supported me over the years. Your daily encouragement and care is what keeps my spirits up and puts a smile on my face.” -Candice-