From Angel to A-list: Candice Swanepoel's 32 sexiest moments

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In just five years, the Victoria's Secret Angel has had enjoyed a swift rise to fame - here, we track her best fashion moments and career highlights

Blonde, leggy and blue-eyed, South-African born model Candice Swanepoel isn't a men's magazine and Victoria's Secret staple for nought. At just 26 years of age, the angelic-faced bombshell has a career that most models (and mere mortals) would sell their soul for. Not content wearing just her Victoria's Secret Angel wings, she confidently balances commercial work for labels like Guess and Juicy Couture with runway appearances for Michael Kors and Givenchy, as well as editorials for every magazine you can think of - from Maxim to Vogue to W.

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From Angel to A-list: Candice Swanepoel's 32 sexiest moments (фото 1)

Victoria's Secret swim 2015 collection


It seems that Candice's ability to appeal to both men and women makes for a lucrative career - according to Forbes, last year she pulled in USD$3 million in earnings, ranking her the 16th highest paid model of 2014. Not a bad effort for a former ballerina who grew up on a farm in South Africa. She also recently made headlines by announcing her engagement via Instagram (albeit cryptically, with a flash of a sparkler on her left hand) to longtime lover and fellow model Hermann Nicoli. We're sure she broke a few male hearts in the process.

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From Angel to A-list: Candice Swanepoel's 32 sexiest moments (фото 2)

Osmoze Jeans F/W 2015


But despite her sexy on-camera posing, in real-life Candice's image is squeaky clean. Buddies with fellow Victoria's Secret girls Behati Prinsloo and pouty lookalike Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, she's a poster-child for the current generation of healthy and über-fit models. Inarguably one of the world's most recognisable faces, and certainly top of her game, we look at Candice's biggest career highlights and track her style evolution from bright-eyed bikini babe to red-carpet stunner. 

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