Candice Swanepoel is the cover girl of Madame Figaro France’s beauty issue this month. The shoot by David Roemer with make up by Tatyana Makarova, styled by Isabel Dupre and hair by Benoit Moeyaert was shot on November in Bahamas.
Candice Swanepoel, top model: “I have never dieted in my life.”
Once upon a time there was a little blonde girl who grew up free and wild between savannah and waterfalls on a farm in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. A few years later, Candice Swanepoel, one of the world’s highest paid superstars, paraded for Victoria’s Secret in a bra adorned with ten million dollar rubies, diamonds and sapphires.
Between the two ? A story like only the fabulous world of fashion can write. At 15, the little girl is five feet tall, has an angelic face, a full mouth, a goddess body and takes a leisurely stroll through the Durban flea market. The time to catch the eye of a talented scout, and here it is in London, Milan, Paris, New York, which connects contracts, shootings, parades and finds itself on the coveted podium of the famous brand of sexy lingerie, of which she becomes one of the jewels.
Like everyone else, in 2020, Candice had to press the pause key but, last November, the young woman returned to the beaches of the Bahamas with relief for the shooting of this Beauty Special. The opportunity to get to know this it girl better, who describes herself as “loyal, compassionate, adventurous, ambitious, relaxed and dreamy …”
I went through different stages. At first, I cooked like a maniac, then I started gardening and, finally, by cleaning up so that new energies circulated. Finally, I found a new rhythm, and I feel much more peaceful. I enjoyed this time with my children, looking and smelling my roses. When I think about the difficulties that some people face, I feel full of gratitude and thank my lucky star every day. ”
On social networks, we see her sweating an hour a day with her coach. She also admits drinking smoothies with collagen powder in them “like a lot of models”. To us, she confirms her addiction to sport : “I do yoga, Pilates, resistance exercises with weights, and, recently, I jump rope. But I’ve never been on a diet in my life. I just eat everything in moderation, fresh and healthy foods. ”
“At the beach, I put conditioner on my hair to protect it from salt.” CANDICE SWANEPOEL.
Candice is more and more concerned with the content of products and, sometimes, manages with the means at hand: “I concoct hair masks with aloe vera, khaki for the radiance of the face and iced coconut. to decongest. When I’m not working out, I like the natural sunkissed look : concealer, bronzer, tinted lip balm, and highlighter. Her advice: “Never squeeze your pimples and put conditioner on your hair when you go to the beach to protect it from salt.”