Candice Swanepoel, who hails from South Africa shows off the $10 million fantasy bra.

Candice Swanepoel, who hails from South Africa shows off the $10 million fantasy bra.

Candice Swanepoel smothered her breasts in $10 million worth of jewels and kicked off the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City Wednesday night (Nov. 13). She was joined by more than a dozen other top models and singer Taylor Swift to showcase fantasy lingerie.

The South African Model was chosen from among a dozen Victoria’s Secret Angels to wear the fantasy bra in the show and the new new “Dreams & Fantasies” catalog.

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It’s the 24-year-old model’s first time leading the catwalk parade of stunning models in over-the-top lingerie designs. The show was taped at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City and will air in December on CBS.

“I’ve never worn anything this pricey, and we have to put gloves on when we put it on. It’s kind of a big ordeal. The bra comes with two bodyguards and we have to handle it with a lot of care!” she said before the show.

A new specialty bra is displayed every year in the show. This one is called “The Royal Fantasy Bra” because it features more than 4,200 rubies, diamonds and yellow sapphires set in 18-karat gold. A stunning 52-karat ruby is the centerpiece, according to its jeweler, Mouawad.

Claudia Schiffer wore the first super bra in 1996. In sign of the times, it was called the “Million Dollar Miracle Bra.” The cost has been on the rise ever since.

This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS, Dec. 10. Check out photos of Candice and other models and follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest fashion news and trends.

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