Leave a comment

‘I’m kind of introverted’: Candice Swanepoel opens up about ‘stage fright’ just days before her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel has revealed that, despite her confidence in front of the camera, she is ‘shy’ at heart.

The 25-year-old South African native, now based in New York, told the Huffington Post: ‘I’m kind of introverted, so sometimes it’s hard for me [when people] recognize me, [especially] if I’m trying to be . . . undercover.’

She said that before catwalk shows she gets ‘goosebumps all over’ her body and constantly worries about falling over on stage wearing heels and very little else.

Not what she seems: Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel has revealed that, despite her confidence in front of the camera, she is 'shy' at heartNot what she seems: Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel has revealed that, despite her confidence in front of the camera, she is ‘shy’ at heart

‘I’m kind of praying that everything goes well and I don’t fall,’ the five-foot-nine-inch blonde said.

Her heart will no doubt be racing this Wednesday as she takes center stage at the hotly-anticipated  Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Manhattan, which is invite-only but will be broadcast globally on December 10.

Following in the footsteps of Miranda Kerr, Tyra Banks, Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Claudia Schiffer, she has been picked to showcase the lingerie brand’s ‘Fantasy Bra’.

This year’s design, titled ‘The Royal’, was designed by Swiss-based jeweler, Mouawad.

Stage fright: She said that before catwalk shows she gets 'goosebumps all over' her body and constantly worries about falling over on stage wearing heels and very little elseStage fright: She said that before catwalk shows she gets ‘goosebumps all over’ her body and constantly worries about falling over on stage wearing heels and very little else

Double vision: Miss Swanepoel posted this photo to Instagram yesterday as she went for a fitting at the Victoria's Secret HQ in New York Duty calls: However, the blonde never shies away from posting flirtatious selfies on her Instagram account

Adorned with over 4,200 precious gems from around the world including rubies, diamonds, and yellow sapphires the bra – which comes with matching pink frilly briefs and a gold belt – boasts an eye-watering $10million price tag.

Miss Swanepoel told People magazine last month after being photographed in the dazzling ensemble: ‘I’ve never worn anything this pricey, and we have to put gloves on when we put it on.

‘I’m kind of praying that everything goes well and I don’t fall, but once I’m on the runway, I get into this zone. I have this feeling of pride’

‘It’s kind of a big ordeal. The bra comes with two bodyguards and we have to handle it with a lot of care!’

Although she gets nervous backstage, Miss Swanepoel, who never shies away from posting flirtatious selfies on her Instagram account, says her anxiety quickly dissipates once she’s strutting her stuff.

‘Once I’m on the runway, I get into this zone. I have this feeling of pride.

‘It’s kind of reflecting over everything I’ve been through to get there, so it’s a very profound feeling.’

She added in conclusion: ‘That’s part of being a model . . . it’s our job to make it work.’

Candice SwanepoelBig break: Miss Swanepoel was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market at age 15

Daring: Fans of the model's perfect pins could not complain after she donned this admirably high cut skirtDark glasses, check! ‘Sometimes it’s hard for me when people recognize me, especially if I’m trying to be undercover,’ the model said

Miss Swanepoel was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market at age 15.

She has since been featured on the front of magazines including Vogue, ELLE, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar and i-D and has fronted dozens of fashion campaigns for big name brands.

She has been a Victoria’s Secret model since 2007 and was named an ‘Angel’ – a main spokeswoman for the company – in 2010.

The blonde made her debut at number ten on Forbes’ The World’s Top-Earning Models list, with estimated earnings of $3million between 2010 and 2011 and was ranked number nine in 2013 with a reported salary of $3.3million.

candice swanepoel

candice swanepoel

Candice-Swanepoel

Candice-Swanepoel

candice swanepoel

candice swanepoel

candice swanepoel

candice swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel2

CANDICE Swanepoel

CANDICE Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2500973/Candice-Swanepoel-stage-fright-Victorias-Secret-Show.html#ixzz2kOnmAfcG
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: