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Candice Swanepoel

Model

Born: 20 October 1988
Birthplace: Mooi River, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Best known as:

Wide-eyed blonde model for Victoria's Secret

Candice Swanepoel has wide-set pale blue eyes and plump lips and is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret "angel." Candice Swanepoel grew up on a dairy farm and was 15 when she was spotted by model scout Kevin Ellise at a flea market in Durban, South Africa. Within a year she had appeared in Italian Vogue and was walking catwalks for major designers. Swanepoel has since appeared on the covers of international editions of Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and many other magazines. In 2007 she first appeared in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on American TV, and she quickly became a regular and popular face of the brand. She appeared in the 2008-10 editions of the show as well.

Extra credit:

Candice Swanepoel is 5'9.5" tall, according to CBS... Swanepoel's measurements are 33-23-34.5" (84-59-88cm), according to the Fashion Model Directory... Her older brother, Steven, is a golfer who has played for Columbus State (Ga.) University.

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