1. Candice Swanepoel speaks Portuguese. And he speaks well. It was the Portuguese that the South African supermodel and Victoria’s Secret angel – in São Paulo to parade exclusively for the Forum during this winter edition 2014 SPFW – answered questions from Vogue. Our conversation began in Bahia, one of her favorite places “in the world”, and finished in São Paulo, but always maintaining the same subject: his passion for Brazil. Below, the evidence of his love.
2. She has a house in Brazil. Back in the Holy Spirit. “It was very difficult for me to come here and then back to New York. Look, I do not love living in the city, grew up on a farm and is the proximity to nature shot my energy and inspiration.’s Bad work all the time and not be here, but I put in my head that it would be working hard to have the possibility of one day living here. ”
3. She only buys bikinis in Brazil. “Even the small shops, these places have good bikinis. You go shopping for clothes for gym here is good and bikinis; has more to do with the material than with the brand. Culture beach here is so that people know what works, “he said. And what works for her? “I like small bikinis, involving the body perfectly.” If she embraces the idea of Brazilian beachwear time with, for example, modeling a thong? “I have some, yes. Use in specific places, as it is not across the beach that leads to use. If I use one of these in Miami … [laughs]. I found an article once that said, ‘Do Candice Swanepoel someday will find a bikini that suits her? ‘[much laughter].
4 . She has a relationship with the body that is very Brazilian . ” In Brazil , you see Brazilian women ‘ hot ‘ , voluptuous . I feel very comfortable with my body . Obviously, working in lingerie all the time forced me feel like that.” And what is the obsession with the Brazilians call ” negative belly ” ? ” Oh my god . I hate it . ‘ Belly negative ‘ , argh ! Not like this thing , it ‘s cool that girls feel that they need to have it . This can be somewhat healthy , and that’s not what I want . I posted a photo of mine belly when I was training for the parade Vtoria ‘s Secret show and – let me show you [ stands up and shows her belly ] … If I do so, look [ contracts ] , the lateral muscles go forward , and it seems that there belly gets more back. need to post a picture with positive belly … [ laughs ] .
5 . She wants to have her children in Brazil . ” I already feel married and now I think about having kids in a few years . Want them born in Brazil , I do not know exactly where , maybe in Victoria , as my husband , or somewhere else . But I want everything to happen naturally, without hurry . ”
6 . She twists a team and loves the Brazilian Neymar . ” I like football and root for a team in Brazil, but do not ask me which , if I say half of Brazil will hate me ,” he said . I do not watch much football matches , but like Neymar . I follow the news about Brazil and saw how he evolved a few years back . ”
7 . She accesses daily sites in Brazil . ” Even when I’m in New York , Brazilians access some websites to know what happens in the country I read about fashion , sports, politics … AMuitas I see the news on Twitter , many of my followers are Brazilian . Moreover , it is good I train for the grammar of the Portuguese language . ”
8 . She loves Brazilian food . Feijoada , and meat pie with streusel are among their favorites. And she says that even risk cook some dishes that are typical here . An example ? “I make a good vinaigrette ,” he confessed .
9 . She knows more cities of the country than many Brazilians . ” Victory , Belo Horizonte , São Paulo , Rio de Janeiro , Fortaleza , Conceição da Barra , Itaúnas . ‘m A gringa , but I was raised here since 17 . Was the only place in the world that came three or four times a year . People are shocked at how much I know , it ‘s on me ( … ) . I adopted this country , it was very natural for me . ‘ll always have African roots and Brazilian Heart ” .
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