candice-coverSouth African model Candice Swanepoel attracted tons of attention at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show last year and is suddenly become that hot new model, although she’s been posing professionally since she was 16.

Swanepoel, 21, who was born in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, is 5’9″ tall and just seems to have legs that won’t stop. She was discovered at a flea market. A few months after that she was off to London. She left home at 16 and has been modeling ever since.

Although Swanepoel has gained a broader audience from her Victoria’s Secret work, she is an industry veteran, but mostly overseas.

Her magazine work includes Vogue (Greece), ELLE (Germany), and Ocean Drive, a Miami luxury mag.

She has also appeared in advertisements for Nike, Diesel, Guess? and Versus Eyewear.

On the runway, she has worked for Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana, Sass and Bide, Betsey Johnson, Diane von Fürstenberg and numerous other designers.

She’s been working for Victoria’s Secret since 2007.

In addition to appearing in the lingerie brand’s commercials, she is a featured model in the 2010 “SWIM” catalog, along with Lindsay Ellingson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Erin Heatherton. Check out the video and her rockin hot photos!

Check out Candice’s photos. Click to supersize.

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