100 World Class South Africans: Candice Swanepoel

2013-09-19 12:00

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Scene-stealing supermodel

Candice Swanepoel often tweets from some glam fashion capital or exotic location – behind the- scenes shots or an image of herself, from a shoot with The World’s Best Photographer, wearing … well, very little.

Which is easy when every bit is beautiful.

Last year SA’s supermodel debuted at No.10 on the Forbes list of top model earners with $3.1 million.

No small potatoes for a 24-year-old. Insiders are calling her the ‘next big fashion face’ and speculate that with the upcoming runway season she’ll get closer to top spot.

Currently, Swanepoel is a Victoria’s Secret Angel, the lingerie brand’s most visible spokesperson, and its cover face for the 2013 Swim Catalogue.

Swanepoel was ‘discovered’ by fashion scout Kevin Ellis at a Durban flea market when she was 15 – he described her as ‘like a flamingo’ walking past him.

Little did she know she’d be earning $6 000 a day just a year later.

She’s been on the cover of Vogue, Elle, GQ and Harper’s Bazaar, modelled for Nike, Diesel, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford and Versace, and appeared in top designers’ shows.

She has fashion blogs dedicated to her, slavish (even creepy) followers on social networks, and magazine writers desperate for her secrets. So how high can Candice fly?

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