Candice Swanepoel for Free People July 2014 Catalogue
Candice Susan Swanepoel ( born 20 October 1988) is a South African supermodel best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. In 2012, she came in 10th on the Forbes top-earning models list. Swanepoel was born to Willem and Eileen Swanepoel and raised in Mooi River, South Africa, to an Afrikaner family of Dutch descent. She has one brother named Stephen. At age 15, she was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market.
She is fluent in Afrikaans, English and Portuguese, the last of which she learned from her boyfriend, Hermann Nicoli, a Brazilian male model. She has been dating him ever since they met in Paris when she was 17. In August 2015, the couple announced their engagement. She is friends with fellow African and Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo and British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.