What is Candice Swanepoel’s Net Worth?
Candice Swanepoel, a South African fashion model, has a net worth of $30 million. She is renowned for her work with Victoria’s Secret, as well as appearing in editorials for magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Swanepoel made her debut on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2007, and became an ‘angel’ for the lingerie brand. She was also chosen to wear the “Fantasy Bra” in the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which was named the “Royal Fantasy Bra” and was valued at $10 million. It featured over 4,200 precious gems, including rubies, diamonds, and yellow sapphires, and was set in 18 carat gold with a 52-carat ruby at the center.
Swanepoel is recognized as one of the highest-paid models in the world.
Candice Swanepoel’s Background and Modeling Career
Candice Swanepoel was born in 1988 in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa to an Afrikaaner family. She has an older brother named Stephen. Growing up, she did ballet dancing, and went to boarding school at St. Anne’s Diocesan College in the small town of Hilton. When she was 15, Swanepoel was discovered by a model scout in a flea market in Durban.
Swanepoel began appearing in a plethora of editorials. She has been featured in American, South African, British, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Australian, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Brazilian, Argentine, Turkish, Korean, and Czech versions of such publications as Vogue, Allure, Elle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, V, and i-D.
Designer Brands and Advertising Campaigns
Candice Swanepoel has walked the runway for several famous designer brands, including Chanel, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab, Dolce and Gabbana, and Diane von Fürstenberg. She has also collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Sportmax, Givenchy, Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, Fendi, and Rag & Bone.
Swanepoel has appeared in numerous advertising campaigns for brands such as Tom Ford, Swarovski, Colcci, Nike, Juicy Couture, Miu Miu, Diesel, Guess?, and Prabal Gurung. She has been a featured model in Victoria’s Secret commercials since 2007 and was also featured in its 2010 Swim Catalogue alongside Erin Heatherton, Lindsay Ellingson, Behati Prinsloo, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Candice Swanepoel’s Achievements
Candice Swanepoel is a South African supermodel who became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010. She modeled for the Kardashians’ swimwear line and opened the first Victoria’s Secret retail store in Canada in 2010. Swanepoel was also named the cover model of the Victoria’s Secret Swim Catalogue in 2013 and was chosen to wear the Royal Fantasy Bra in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which was created by Mouawad. In 2018, she launched her own swimwear collection called Tropic of C, for which she won the award for Launch of the Year at the fifth Annual Daily Front Row Awards.
Swanepoel has been frequently voted among the most beautiful women in the world. She was listed at number 61 in FHM’s annual “100 Sexiest Women in the World” poll in 2010 and then at number 62 in the next year and number 75 in 2013. She jumped up to number 36 in 2015. Meanwhile, on Maxim’s “Hot 100 List” in 2014, Swanepoel came in at number one. In 2019, she received Revolve’s Woman of the Year award.
Candice Swanepoel’s Earnings
During her peak, Candice Swanepoel was one of the highest-earning models in the world, with estimates of her earnings reaching $3 million in both 2010 and 2011, and $3.3 million in 2013. She continued to maintain her high earnings, ranking #8 on the highest paid models lists for both 2015 and 2016, with earnings of $5 million and $7 million, respectively.
Candice Swanepoel’s Former New York City Penthouse
Candice Swanepoel previously lived in a $1.35 million penthouse located in New York City’s East Village. The two-bedroom and two-bathroom property featured a balcony, a master bedroom with an en suite marble master bathroom, and an open-plan kitchen and living area. The building itself offers amenities such as a 24-hour doorman, a sauna and massage room, and a fully staffed fitness room with lounge. In 2018, Swanepoel listed the condo for sale at $1.89 million.
Personal Life and Philanthropy
In 2005, Candice Swanepoel started dating Hermann Nicoli, a Brazilian model whom she met in Paris. They got engaged in 2015 and had two sons. However, they separated in 2018, and Swanepoel splits her time between Brazil and New York City. She is fluent in Afrikaans, English, and Portuguese, which she learned from Nicoli.
Swanepoel is also actively involved in mothers2mothers, an international non-profit charity that aims to achieve an HIV-free generation of mothers and children in South Africa. She has designed denims for the organization and became its patron and global ambassador in 2019.