How did you find Candice Swanepoel?
The first time I met Candice, she wasn’t even placed yet with a New York agency. Her London agent called and asked if I would meet her and I think it was a holiday weekend and I wasn’t in the office, so she and her mom came to my apartment. She was this quiet little thing, incredibly gorgeous, and I remember thinking, “This girl has it, but she’s just a baby!” Candice has had a great opportunity to develop her career properly over time with a lot of guidance and because of that she has a career I believe will have real longevity.
SOURCE: FINOMAN SUMMER 2012
Getting ready to catch a late night flight, Candice Swanepoel was spotted arriving at LAX airport in Los Angeles, CA on Friday night (June 29).
The Victoria’s Secret angel looked fabulous for the warm weather in a long floral print skirt and white long sleeve top as she took to Twitter sharing, “Redeye back to new York. Night tweeps x.”
In other news, the 23-year-old beauty recently opened to Muse magazine about her start in modeling, favorite designers and everything in between.
When asked about how she was discovered the South African stunner said, “A man named Kevin Ellis saw me at a flea market in South Africa. It was a moment, like, five seconds when I saw her pass. It’s true that it takes time to change your life.”
Swanepoel went on to discuss her favorite designers which include Stella McArtney, Balmain, Balenciaga, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone, Tom Ford and Celine.
It’s my second home, or even the first … I can not say. I left South Africa for 15 years. I met my boyfriend at 17 and started coming here ever since. I spent a good part of my life in Brazil, grew up here … It was love at first sight.
What else like it here?
I feel a different energy. I live in New York and there things revolve around who you are, what they do and how much money you have. Here I see the concern about family and how to enjoy life to the full. And I love the food. I’m obsessed with crab!
How does the routine?
Live in the ‘road’, but I learned to deal with it. I have the support of my boyfriend and with him I feel normal again, saves the world, I recover.
Do you miss the normal life?
Sometimes, yes. But is the life I chose, I’m used to. I miss the family but I have my family in Brazil.
At 23 you are already a success. How do you feel?
Is why I work. If you feel that things are not so good, I recall the achievements and courage. While happy and be challenged, I’ll be satisfied.
How are you on a daily basis?
Quiet. I do normal things for which I have no time to go shopping, see friends … But do not get out much. I’d rather stay home, enjoy my dog, Luna, take a wine, make dinner. It is my luxury.
Why not be among the most beautiful models in the world?
It is an honor. When I say that I think of myself when I dreamed of being a mulherão. If I could say something to that girl would be: ‘Calm down, you’ll be fine in a few years, now enjoy.’ (Laughs)
How is your relationship with the Brazilian tops?
Great. We have busy lives, it is difficult to find away from work, but we always see … They laugh at me because I do is only talking about Brazil!
SOURCE: CARAS.UOL.COM.BR (TRANSLATED VIA GOGGLE)
I just uploaded and added all of Candice’s photoshoots to date, including this one shot by Terry Richardson for GQ (UK) May 2012.
Gallery » Photoshoots
Who is Candice? Tell us a little about your story!
Even though I am a person very well staffed and working hard, I am a realist and always remember what’s really important to me in life. I grew up in South Africa, far from any city or urbanization! My education was surrounded by nature, animals and love my family! My love of nature began in our fozenda quickly and in my life in New York. And the desired turo jo; be in a beautiful forest or a beach. And where I feel happiest outdoors.
Growing up in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa? what are some of your favorite memories of childhood?
I grew up on a farm, so every day was an adventure. I loved to watch and participate in the daily routine. I was always very curious. Shearing sheep, milking cows and swim in the lakes was part of my daily life. I used to accompany my father, my brother and cousins of the farm, doing my best to be like them. We built forts in, we took aprontavamos crab and all sorts of mischief. It seemed that this was the life I always dreamed of.
As was the beginning of her modeling career? was difficult?
It is difficult for anyone leaving home, leaving family and friends to go after a dream. It has been difficult at times, but nothing comes easy … if vole I believe we must work and suffer a little to make it worthwhile. I found it very hard being away from my farm and my family for so long. Being a model and a very lonely life I think it is also hard to be judged all the time. All we have to work our way at any branch. I had many jobs over the years, but always keeping it in my mood up and fighting for better jobs. And good to know what and have to fight, because this way we give more value to the good times.
Do you still feel that “cold stomach” when it on the catwalk?
Yes, in fact still do, but instead of that chill me to do evil, fear, nervousness, he now fills me with energy and enthusiasm to always do better.
What do you think of Collection “luxury”?
For many years have gone to Brazil and me forever and a difficulty shopping because I want it all! Definitely have to stop comparing bikinis. I really believe that in the coming years Brazil will be a great power in fashion. Do you see the woman’s body in a manner respectful of the rest of the world, and that’s incredible! And why Colcci knows how to make jeans sexy. They fit perfectly in the right places. I loved the gold trim in jeans, but most of all, I loved how they dress cool.
And what your style? What can not miss in your wardrobe?
My style changes all the time – a little hippie chic, rock, inspired by 50 years … Use a portion of dresses, jeans and shorts pieces unique / exclusive that I find in the islands around the world. I try to keep an elegance in almost everything we use. I especially like the simple and comfortable clothes! Havaianas and bikini are the first things I put in the suitcase when I travel.
SOURCE: COLCCI MAG (TRANSLATED VIA GOGGLE)
Candice Swanepoel and Dmitriy Tanner appear in black-and-white ads for Versace’s fall jeans campaign, which was shot in a London studio by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The models embrace and straddle some sort of large box while topless — to better direct our attention to the denim and the accessories, naturally
We’re officially back in business guys. I apologize for the downtime, I didn’t except it to take that long at all. I hope you guys like the new summery themes made by Shawn Corson. The gallery is also back, but not fully reloaded. All of 2012 is up to date though. And I’ll continue to add her older photos in my free time. I really hope you all enjoy it! I just want to say THANK YOU for all the amazing support. It truly means so much to me.