Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Candice Susan Swanepoel



Birth Date

October 20, 1988


34 years

Zodiac Sign



Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa


St. Anne’s College


South African

Candice Swanepoel family members

Father's Name

Willem Swanepoel

Mother's Name

Eileen Swanepoel

Siblings names

Stephen Swanepoel (older brother)

Is Candice Swanepoel a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Candice Swanepoel marital status?


Who is Candice Swanepoel husband?

Hermann Nicoli (broken engagement)

How many children does she have?

2 (sons Anacan Nicoli and Ariel Nicoli)

Candice Swanepoel husband

Hermann Nicoli (ex-fiancé; baby father)

Hermann Nicoli ex-fiancé; baby father Candice Swanepoel


Date of birth: July 8, 1982

Hermann Nicoli is a male model from Brazil. He is represented by Next Model Management. Hermann’s name became internationally popular after he started dating the bombshell Candice Swanepoel. They met in 2005 at the fashion show in Paris, where both were busy. After that Nicoli and Candice were inseparable, they got engaged in 2015 and welcomed two cute sons. They separated in 2019 for unknown reasons.

Mr. Nicoli grew up in Brazil. He has two sisters – Gabi and Sabrina. Since his teens and till now he earns his living as a model.

Candice Swanepoel kids

Anacan Nicoli (son with Hermann Nicoli)

Anacan Nicoli son Candice Swanepoel


Date of birth: October 5, 2016

Candice announced her first pregnancy in March, 2016. Several months later, in autumn, she gave birth to a son Anacan Nicoli. The boy got a Brazilian name to honor his father’s motherland. The happy mother shared her baby news with Instagram fans immediately – she posted a story with her baby boy’s hand holding her index finger. Candice tells, she is blessed with a great honor to be a mother and to lead her son through the journey, named “life”.

Ariel Nicoli (son with Hermann Nicoli)

Ariel Nicoli son Anacan Nicoli


Date of birth: July 19, 2018

Hermann and Candice’s second son was born in summer, 2018. He saw the world for the first time in the prestigious clinic in Brazil. His parents share the pictures of their sweet boy on social media from time to time. Still, not much is known about him as of 2020. Probably, that’s because of his so young age.

Who are Candice Swanepoel parents?

Willem Swanepoel (father)

Willem Swanepoel father Candice Swanepoel


Date of birth: August 2

Candice used to tell, that she took her motivation mostly from her family. Her parents believed in her talent and helped her to start. Besides, they supported her numerous times, when she was ready to quit such a nerve-wracking business.

The name of her father is Willem Swanepoel. He is a farmer. The model never gets tired to tell, that her father is the greatest parent and grandparent in the world. He is a hard-working, selfless, and kind-hearted person.

Now Willem spends the major part of his spare time with his grandsons. He is also busy with the interesting career projects – Mr. Swanepoel runs the company “Tsiba Tsiba Travel”, which offers tours around South Africa.

Eileen Swanepoel (mother)

Eileen Swanepoel mother Candice Swanepoel


The VS Angel was blessed with a doting loving mother, who could be tough sometimes. According to Candice, her mom is the best combination of softness and toughness, and that helped Eileen become a great parent.

Mrs. Swanepoel earned her living as an aerobic coach. She taught Candice to love sports. Since the earliest years the girl took ballet lessons, being supervised by her mother. It was Eileen, who insisted, Candice should have tried modeling. And due to her we have an opportunity to admire the angel at the catwalks.

In her numerous interviews, Candice used to tell that her parents set a great example in front of her. They were caring parents, and a loving couple, and now Candice knows what kind of a family life she wants to build.

Candice Swanepoel siblings

Stephen Swanepoel (older brother)

Stephen Swanepoel


Candice has just one sibling – an older brother Stephen. She shares a close bond with him, and very often devotes him sweet posts on her page.

Stephen and Candice share the same eye and hair color. The older Swanepoel is a successful businessman. He co-owns the furniture manufacturing company “Wolf & Stag” in South Africa. Besides, he is a sports enthusiast and wine connoisseur. In 2018 Stephen got a Master Sommelier Certificate.

He is in relations with a chef and food entrepreneur Kim Jordan. They form an active beautiful funny couple. Stephen hasn’t become a father yet, but he likes to spend time with his nephews.


Candice Swanepoel laughs, when she hears about lots of titles and honors she has gained during the decades of her career in fashion business. She has been considered as the most sexual and the most desirable woman in the world, according to the readers’ opinion of each male magazine in the USA. But for herself she remains a pretty blue-eyed farmer girl, who used to play with chameleons in the back part of her house.

Probably, she is the most famous South African model in the world. Besides, she is the first model fromher country, who was titled as Victoria’s Secret Angel. But how did that all start?

She was born in Mooi River, the small seaside town in South Africa. Her beauty was obvious since the first years of her life, and lots of family friends advised Candice to start the career of a model, but that seemed impossible for the citizen of such a small location.

Nevertheless, fate gave her a smile. She was scouted at the age of 15, when she was walking along the market in Durban, one of the biggest cities in her country. Her family supported her ambitions, and helped Candice to relocate to New York. There she immediately gained wide popularity. Soon the stunning beauty earned $5, 000 per day, and her ideal pictures decorated the pages of Greek “Vogue”. Besides, she appeared in Nike’s commercial.

In 2007 her career reached the new level – she was cast as the model for Victoria’s Secret fashion show. At that time nobody took the new blond girl too seriously. No wonder, because the catwalk was full of queens – Gisele Bündchen and Adriana Lima graced on the shows.

But VS managers noticed that lingerie, which was presented by Mrs. Swanepoel, was sold so fast. Soon she was honored to become the next Victoria’s Secret Angel. Her type of beauty (“too commercial”, as some critics defined) attracted lots of women to Victoria Secret’s boutiques. Now Candice is considered as one of the brightest representatives of the lingerie giant. It was she, who was honored to open the show in 2013. The model wore Royal Fantasy Bra, which cost astonishing $10 million. Thus, unofficially, she was appointed as the leading star of the brand.

During the years of her career Candice Swanepoel collaborated with “Juicy Couture”, “Puma”, “Versace”, “Avon” and other famous fashion and cosmetics companies.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. In one of her interviews Candice confessed, that she doesn’t identify herself with her photos on the covers. “I am not that girl, I am different from her. But she is my art project”, the model added.
  2. One day she dreams to be known not as the most beautiful woman on the planet, but as the kindest philanthropist. By the way, the supermodel spends a lot of money for charity. She is an active member of the mothers2mothers organization, which supports moms and kids in Africa and struggles for the HIV-negative generation of children.
  3. In 2010 she featured on Forbes List for the first time. Ms. Swanepoel occupied the 10th position in the list of the richest models. In 2013 she removed to the 9th position.
  4. Now her net worth is estimated at $25 million.
  5. Her height is 5 ft 9 in and her weight is 54 kg.
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