SA beauties making it big

By admin
19 January 2014

We’ve got some of the sexiest ladies on the planet – and the modelling world agrees! Check out some of our hottest exports.

Candice Swanepoel (25)

Birthday: 20 October 1988

Hometown: Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal

How was she discovered? At a Durban flea market.

Beauty secret? “I work out like a maniac. I’ll box in the morning and then do Pilates at night. I also work out a lot with resistance bands.”

Campaigns: Victoria’s Secret, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, True Religion, Brian Atwood.

Follow her on Twitter: @angelcandice

In circle: Did you know? She’s the 10th richest model in the world according to Forbes magazine. She made over R24 million ($3.1 million) between May 2011 and May 2012. Yowzers!

Dominique Piek (28)

Birthday: 13 July 1985

Hometown: Somerset West, Western Cape

How was she discovered? She started modelling at 14 but her big break came when she won the 2003 Sports Illustrated swimwear model search.

Beauty secret? “I put moisturiser on my face like five times a day.”

Behati Prinsloo (24)

Birthday: 16 May 1989

Hometown: Grootfontein, Namibia (but she was born in Joburg)

How was she discovered? She was spotted by a talent scout while holidaying in Cape Town at the age of 16.

Beauty secret? Apart from going to the gym, she also does Pilates, paddle-boards and surfs.

Katryn Kruger (18)

Birthday: 14 April 1995

Hometown: Cape Town, Western Cape.

How was she discovered? She was spotted while shopping at a Cape Town mall.

Campaigns: Dior, Oscar de la Renta and Prada, to name a few. She was also chosen to open and close Valentino’s runway show (this is considered top honours for a model)

Did you know? She’s a real smarty-pants, averaging an A at school and has won various top writing awards including the Junior Herzog prize.

Katryn Kruger

Pull quote: “I still believe Cape Town is the most amazing in the world, it even beats Paris!”

Justin Hopwood (25)

Birthday: 9 December 1988

Hometown: Cape Town, Western Cape

How was he discovered? He was snapped up when he tagged along to his sister’s modelling agency aged 20.

Beauty secret? “Take your vitamins and moisturise once a day (yes, boys, you can do it too!). Steam rooms are great too.”

Campaigns: Polo, Ralph Lauren, American Eagle Husky, Abercrombie & Fitch, Polo

Justin Hopwood

Did you know? He’s a professional drag racer in SA and plays professional paintball!

Follow him on Twitter: @Justinhopwood_

SOURCES: FORBES, MODELINIA.COM, ALLURE, VOGUE ITALIA, MYTYD

- Esté Langeveldt

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