Candice Swanepoel Dishes On Her Smash Swimwear Line and How She Spent Quarantine
Candice Swanepoel has spent a good part of her career wearing bathing suits, so it’s only fitting that eventually she’d bank on her killer bod and start her own line. The 31-year-old supermodel became an instant entrepreneur when she launched Tropic of C, an ecologically responsible swimwear line that women can’t get enough of. Here, she tells THE DAILY all about this hit venture and what got her to stop and smell the roses.
Photography by Jerome Duran
For his latest collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar, photographer David Yarrow trekked through the lushy forested slopes of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park to shoot model Candice Swanepoel in the season’s most eye-popping prints — with the silverback mountain gorillas and golden monkeys they met along the way.
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Into the Wild
Candice Swanepoel by David Yarrow for Harper’s Bazaar
“I was born in a little South African village called Mooi River, where I grew up on a dairy and beef farm. I spent my childhood surrounded by life, love, nature and family. As a little girl I always knew I wanted to do something different, something my family and I could be proud of one day.
I had a passion for beauty and fashion from a very young age, so I was thrilled when a talent scout in a flea market spotted me at age 15. At the time, I was at St. Anne’s College, an all-girls boarding school where I embraced new friends and the potential of a great education.
Despite the high-profile life I lead, I’m still happiest and most comfortable hiding away on a beach with a good pair of sunglasses, soft sand and some Reggae music. I love exploring exercise and nutrition, finding new ways to keep my body in top shape.
I can’t express enough thanks to the fans who have supported me over the years. Your daily encouragement and care is what keeps my spirits up and puts a smile on my face.” — – —