Friday, December 25, 2009

South African model Candice Swanepoel on ramp

Candice Swanepoel photos
Candice Swanepoel, originally uploaded by laura_cupcak3.

Here is a brief biography of the promising young 21-year-old (born October 20, 1988) South African fashion model Candice Swanepoel.

Swanepoel was born in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. According to reports, when she was only 15 years old, she was spotted by the model scout Kevin Ellis at a flea market in Durban and it opened up a bright modeling career for her and by the age 16, Swanepoel became a popular model for many reputed brands.

Candice Swanepoel has been on fashion magazine covers such as Vogue (Greece, October 2005), Elle (Germany, June 2008) and Ocean Drive (USA, November 2009). She also has appeared in the advertisements of Diesel, Victoria's Secret, Guess, Versus Eyewear, Topshop and many others. Ready-to-wear Fashion Shows she has appeared in include Dolce & Gabbana and Tommy Hilfiger.

Candice Swanepoel is naturally endowed with the physical attributes of a beautiful fashion model that attracts designers and fashion houses, apart from her fans. Her height is 5 feet 9.5 inches (177 cm), with dark blonde hair, blue eyes and has body measurements 32-23-34 (EU: 82-58-86), US dress size 4 (EU: 34) and US shoes size 7 (EU: 37). Her main modeling agency is Ice Model Management, Cape Town, South Africa and she is also associated with such agencies as IMG Models, Elite Model Management (Barcelona), Viva Models (Paris), Munich Models, Select Model Management and others.

The ready-to-wear clothing and fashion accessories that Swanepoel modeled for include brands such as Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Diane von Furstenberg, Betsey Johnson, Trussardi, Rock & Republic, Pamella Roland, Baby Phat, Amuleti J, Zang Toi, Pin-Up Stars, Nanette Lepore, Marc Bouwer, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Miss Bikini.

Recently Swanepoel was spotted shooting for the new theme of swimwear with Victoria’s Secret models at the beach Saint Barthelemy, where at this time of the year the well-heeled and famous flock together after fleeing the frigid winter conditions elsewhere.

Saint Barthélemy (Saint-Barth or St. Barts), located about 250 km east of Puerto Rico, one of the four territories among the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean that comprise the French West Indies, has the reputation of being considered ‘the playground of the rich and famous’. It is known for its beautiful pristine beaches (21 beaches on the small island), is also the favorite location of high-end designers, fashion houses and photographers. The tropical climate and the natural beauty of St. Barts makes it a prime location for modeling photo shoots for swimwear publications such as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and others.

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