Candice Swanepoel

  • African model
  • Born October 20, 1988

Candice Susan Swanepoel (; Afrikaans: [svanɛˈpul]; born 20 October 1988) is a South African model and philanthropist. She is known for her work with Victoria's Secret. In 2016, she was listed 8th on the Forbes top-earning models list.

I get skinnier if I'm very busy.

Most women find a man with good manners sexy.

I'm usually bikini-ready all year round.

At school, I got teased because I was so thin and awkward-looking.

I'd like to one day be featured on a list of inspirational people who have made a difference in the world, whether it be helping underprivileged people or putting an end to the poaching of wildlife in Africa.

Women are complicated. We all know that.

At school I got teased because I was so thin and awkward-looking. But the girls on TV looked similar to me. I would say to my mum, 'The girls at school are teasing me, but I look like those girls on TV.'

I try to train as much as I can, as much as my schedule allows it.

Whenever you feel down, you can check on Twitter and feel better about yourself, because it's only people who like you.

Brazil, I'm totally obsessed. I've been going since I was 17, and the first time I went, I fell in love with it.

I want to live my life naked, with all my little naked kids naked in the garden.

I'd love to be a pop star - at heart.

I have always been very comfortable in little clothing; its part of my job.

Being confident in your own skin is very sexy. I think when you have fun and are yourself that is sexy too.

I like a man who looks like a bad boy but knows how to treat a woman like a queen.

I am healthy and happy.

I was always interested in fashion and beauty. I was fifteen when I was scouted in a flea market. Two years later, I arrived in New York. I was in awe because it was like another planet.

My ideal Valentine's Day is spending it with someone you are in love with and for that someone to make you feel loved and appreciated.

I'm crazy about jewelry; swimwear and jewelry.

It's been amazing how this crazy career has been created. I feel that it's been given to me. I wouldn't be anywhere without Victoria's Secret.

Your body is a machine. Learn the right way to take care of it.

If I'm on holiday, I'm active on the beach, I play tennis, I run, I swim a lot. It's just about making the workouts fun, I think, and then it doesn't really feel that bad.

I feel if I'm healthy and happy, I look good. With a good mixture of fitness and healthy food I always feel great!

I was very skinny, braces; so I never thought I would be a model.

A relationship is like another job, you know, you have to work at it all the time.

The best V-Day gift I've ever received was a personalized photo collage.

I grew up on a dairy and beef farm.

No one knows anything about the fashion industry in Brazil. They don't care what you do. They just want the beach and the sun and the fun. I feel the freest and the happiest there.

Victoria's Secret is like a big family.