As you might know by now, over the past 18 years the Swimsuit team has been at the forefront of capturing the World’s most beautiful women in the world's most exotic locations around the globe. In this weekly feature “Then and Now” we will travel back in time and pull out our gorgeous archive footage of World famous Swimsuit models and check in with them to see what they are getting up to these days.
Last week we featured Israel Bombshell Bar Refaeli, following her journey, and this week we catch up with the phenomenon that is Candice Swanepoel from South Africa. Candice has been called the perfect woman, and well, we can't agree more. We first encountered this young beauty from Natal, South African in 2005 when we shot her for South Africa Sports Illustrated at the Sainte Anne Resort and Spa in the gorgeous Seychelles.
Candice's resume includes covers for Australian, Brazilian, Mexican, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Italian Vogue. Brazilian, British, German and South African Elle magazine. British, South African, Romanian, Mexican and Chinese GQ magazine, and Turkish, Spanish, Czech and Argentine Harper's Bazaar - And these are just the covers.
Candice was discovered by a model scout at a market in Durban and the local South African fashion industry could not contain the force that is Candice Swanepoel for very long, now best known for her work with super Brand Victoria's Secret. Recently Candice launched her own collection in association with a well know denim brand, Mother jeans - Candice still holds on tightly to her South African roots even in her design endeavors, a percentage of proceeds from the sale of each item benefits Mothers2Mothers, a South African charity which helps fight pediatric AIDS, she was quoted as saying “It’s nice to be able to contribute in my own little way.”
We can't wait to see whats next for this phenomenally beautiful blonde. You can follow her on her exciting instagram account.
Below are gorgeous images shot by the legendary Gavin Bond for Victoria's Secret.
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