South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel tops the Maxim 100 list for 2014, but many might not be familiar with the 25-year-old beauty
Here are five facts about Candice:
This Angel Has Flight: She might be best known as a Victoria’s Secret angel, but she has a ton of editorial fashion cred with Vogue covers from around the world. She has nabbed the covers of Australian, Brazilian, Mexican, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Italian Vogue during her career. She’s also worked for more top designers than we can keep track of including: Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Prabal Gurung, Ralph Lauren, Versace. She has also worked the runway in shows for Dolce and Gabbana, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, Chanel, Elie Saab, Diane von Fürstenberg, Betsey Johnson, Stella McCartney, Viktor and Rolf, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Dior.
She Has Plenty Of Coin: Candice has placed in the Top 10 on Forbes Top-Earning Models list for the last three years coming in at No. 9 last year with an estimated $3.3 million in earnings.
She Can Speak In Many Tongues: The Mooi River, South Africa native is fluent in Afrikaans and Portuguese.
She Dates A Fellow Model: Candice met fellow model Hermann Nicoli (who taught her how to speak Portuguese) while working in Paris in 2006 and has been dating the Brazilian hunk ever since.
(Hermann Nicoli and Candice Swanepoel seen in Central Park on April 24, 2013 in New York City - Getty Images)
She Loves Hanging Out With Models Who Are Dating Hollywood A-Listers: Her BFF’s include Behati Prinsloo, who is engaged to Adam Levine, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who is dating Jason Statham.
-- Jesse Spero