She may look innocent upon first glance, but Victoria’s Secret cover girl Candice Swanepoel is one super sexy Angel. We found out some of her beach beauty secrets including her love for teeny tiny bikinis, getting down & dirty in the sand, and mixing animal prints for a savage look. Find out how she maintains her goddess like beach bod after the jump.
What do you think about shooting swimwear vs. lingerie?
Shooting swim is my favorite part about being a Victoria’s Secret Angel. When you’re shooting lingerie, it is a little more restricted because you wouldn’t do certain poses. Whereas with swim, you can be more free and really move your body. It is less controlled at the beach, and I like to be rolling in the sand (insert flirty South African accent here), getting down and dirty in the water.
Do you have any fitness tips for this coming swim season?
I travel with ankle weights when I’m doing swim and the night before the shoot I do some lifts. Keeping in shape all year round is important to me, not just getitng into shape when the swim season is coming up. I box, do a lot of resistance, work with a trainer 3-4 times a week. Now that Spring is finally here it is easier to work out in the mornings, rather than in the winter when its cold and dark so you just don’t want to!
How about your diet?
I eat a lot of protein so I can build muscle but I dont really restrict myself from any certain foods. I grew up on a dairy farm so I drink a lot of milk and I’m a major carnivore.
Tell us about your cover look.
I really love the cover look. They’ve mixed a lot of animal prints so its really savage, and with a tan the look is just amazing. I like to wear my bikinis really tiny like in Brazil.
Which are your favorite suits from this collection?
There are so many different styles! I love the striped ones, the floral prints, the triangle shapes that fit everyone’s body, and I love the new Gorgeous collection that pushes you up a lot but still makes you still feel natural. I also wore black this entire winter, so I’m ready to change it up with fun colors.