South African model Candice Swanepoel is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful supermodels in the industry. She has been around for quite some time now and still has an impressive modeling career. But how well do we know her? Read on to find out all you need to know about Candice Swanepoel including her net worth, family, husband, children and professional modeling career.
Candice Swanepoel’s Family and Early Years
Candice Susan Swanepoel was born on October 20, 1988 in Mooi River, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, where she was also raised by her Afrikaner family. As such, her family is of Dutch descent. Her mother is South African while her father is originally from Mutare, Zimbabwe. She has an older brother, Stephen.
When she was young, she danced ballet. She attended St. Anne’s Diocesan College, a boarding school in Hilton, South Africa.
She was recruited into modeling when she was 15, when a model scout spotted her in a Durban flea market.
Candice Swanepoel’s Modeling Journey and Career
After being discovered by model scout Kevin Ellis when she was 15, South African model Candice Swanepoel has since appeared in various covers and editorials, as well as different advertising and promotional campaigns.
She appeared in editorials in the American, Mexican, Brazilian, British, Italian, Spanish, German, Greek, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Australian Vogue.
She also did editorials in the South African, British, Romanian, Chinese, and Mexican editions of GQ. She has also appeared in the American, Spanish, Argentine, Czech, Turkish, and Korean Harper’s Bazaar, as well as magazines V, W, i-D, and Allure.
When it comes to runway modeling, she has also walked various fashion shows for various brands including Chanel, Fendi, Dolce and Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Giambattista Valli, Michael Kors, Betsey Johnson, Stella McCartney, rag & bone, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor and Rolf, Diane von Fürstenberg, Sportmax, and Ralph Lauren.
Her advertising campaigns credentials include Tom Ford, Givenchy, Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, rag & bone, Ralph Lauren, True Religion, Nike, Michael Kors, Versace, Juicy Couture, Swarovski, Diesel, Guess?, Blumarine, Shiatzy Chen, Prabal Gurung, Agua Bendita, Colcci, and Versace. She also appeared in campaigns for Victoria’s Secret in 2007 and in 2010, she was a featured model in Victoria’s Secret’s 2010 SWIM catalog.
In 2010, Candice became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She also modeled for the 2010 swimwear line of the Kardashians. That same year, Candice also officially opened the first-ever Victoria’s Secret retail store in Canada.
In 2013, the South African model was featured as the cover model for the Victoria’s Secret SWIM Catalog for that year. That same year, she was also chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The 10-million-dollar bra was coined as the Royal Fantasy Bra.
In 2018, Candice launched her own line of swimwear, labeled as Tropic of C.
Candice Swanepoel’s Net Worth 2019
Being a Victoria’s Secret Angel can really thrust a model’s career and net worth, this is certainly true in Candice’s case. In fact, Candice has been on the list of Forbes’ highest-earning models.
As of 2019, Candice Swanepoel’s net worth is estimated to be at around $30 million. She has accumulated millions of dollars over the years of walking the runway, and appearing in magazines, ads, billboards, as well as spearheading various campaigns for different high-end brands.
Aside from a hefty bank account, Candice is also known to own a Mercedes SLS sports car, which value is at around $135,000. She also owns a Lamborghini Aventador, as well as a $1.5-million New York apartment.
Candice Swanepoel’s Personal Life: Husband and Children
The 31-year-old South African model almost got married to Brazilian model Hermann Nicoli in 2015. Hermann was Candice’s long-time boyfriend. They first dated when she was 17 and he was 23, and their engagement came after 10 years of dating.
Candice gave birth to their first son, Anacã, in October 2016. In June 2018, she gave birth to their second child, Ariel.
Unfortunately, Candice and Hermann took their separate ways in 2018 for unknown reasons.
Candice Swanepoel’s Measurements, Height, Weight, Age and Other Info
Height – 5 feet 9 1⁄2 inches
Weight – Approximately 54 Kg or 119 lbs
Body measurements – 34-23-34
Age – 31 years
Ethnicity – Caucasian
Shoe size – 8 US
Dress size – 3 US
Hair color – Blonde
Eye color – Blue