We all know how much I love my VS models, well, having risen the ranks to become one of the top models in the world, and Candice Swanepoel now adds another publication to her repertoire. She recently brought her smokin hot bod and beauty to the cover and inside pages of the May 2012 issue of British GQ magazine.
Set to hit newsstands on Thursday, March 29th, the Victoria’s Secret Angel looks incredible in a black and red Prada bodysuit with Prada shoes for the Terry Richardson shot spread while talking with the publication about growing up on a beef and dairy farm in South Africa and the joys of success.
I think she looks absolutely great she looks like she isn’t as scrawny as she was a few months back. She’s still very thin, don’t get me wrong, she just looks a little curvier and healthier and that is great to see because she had gotten very thin for a while there. It was also nice to read about how she grew up and see that she really worked her way up to the top.
Highlights from Miss Swanepoel’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to British GQ!
On growing up on a beef and dairy farm in two South African town of Mooi River:
“It was such a pure, beautiful way to grow up. I used to wear overalls. And big boots, and poke cow poo, and helped the cows give birth. It was a really amazing playground.”
On being teased in school and getting revenge:
“A year before I got scouted [Candice was discovered aged 15 at a flea market in 2003], I would watch a lot of FashionTV. At school I got teased because I was so thin and awkward-looking. But the girls on TV looked similar to me. I would say to my mom, the girls at school are teasing me, but I look like those girls on TV. A year later, someone took me to an agency and that’s it. Revenge is always… [Laughs] I know it sounds terrible, but it does feel good to show those people.”
On working hard to achieve success:
“I put all my eggs in one basket when I left South Africa. I put my head down and worked my a** off. And look where it got me.”