As one of the current Victoria’s Secret Angels, Candice Swanepoel struts her stuff down the glittery catwalk and the high fashion runways. Hailing from South Africa, she pairs her otherworldly beauty with an amazingly kind and gentle demeanor. With her presence as a designer favorite and recognizable Angel, Candice is levering her brand as both a personality and model.
Who are your model role models?
Kate Moss. Gisele. Karen Moulder.
Tell us about your first season backstage.
I was very young when I started doing shows, and extremely shy and quiet! I was fascinated by the industry and enjoyed wearing all sorts of different looks. It seems like it was a lifetime ago.
What’s your secret to the perfect pose?
There really is no secret. I think the best advice is to know and understand what you’re wearing and understand what the designer’s inspiration is. whatever pose you do, believe in it and do it with confidence. People catch on if you’re not sure what you’re doing.
How do you occupy your time when you’re in hair and makeup?
I catch up on emails and business, or listen to music and watch movies on my iPhone.