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Tuesday, 8 January 2013
The world’s hottest bikini bodies… and a South African takes the lead in gold
It may be winter in North America, but the new Victoria’s Secret Swim Catalog is sure to heat up the continent with it’s steamy array of bikini-clad models lead by cover girl Candice Swanepoel.
Not only does she smoulder on page one, in a bejeweled black bra, but Candice cavorts in various swim wear such the hot bronze two piece and a pink bikini.
But the other leggy gals have a lot of show too – including a fetching green bikini worn by tousle-haired Behati Prinsloo and a dazzling yellow halter bikini worn by Lais Ribeiro.
Heating up: Candice Swanepoel, who landed the coveted cover spot of Victoria’s Secret 2013 Swim Catalog, also sizzles in this bronze bikini
Of course the cover of the Victoria’s Secret annual Swim Catalog is like the Fantasy Bra of the brand’s yearly Runway Show. It’s a coveted spot that the Angel’s compete for every season.
And for 2013, it looks like sultry South African Angel Candice was given the honor for the third time in a row – wearing the new Very Sexy Bandeau bikini, ‘a retro inspired’ push-up.
The latest catalog hit mailboxes on January 4.
In a behind-the-scenes clip, the 24-year-old says: ‘It’s really nice to see myself on the cover, and after all the iconic women, like Gisele and Tyra Banks, it’s an honor.’
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Cover girl: Candice garnered the star spot in the 2013 Swim Catalog for the third time in a row
She added: ‘For me, doing swim, it’s the best part of being a Victoria’s Secret Angel because I love the sun and the ocean.’
Victoria’s Secret posted the catalog cover on Facebook this week as a teaser, stating simply, ‘The sexiest swim season ever starts now…’
This is the third time in a row the model has been chosen to star on the catalog, which is celebrating its sixteenth year. The blonde also scored the Swim cover in 2012 and 2011.
Exotic beauty: Lais Ribeiro smoulders in a bright yellow halter bikini while the ocean sparkles in the distance
Festive and floral: Erin Heatherton wore a very sexy triangle top bikini that had fun written all over it
Angelic: Candice shows off a push up bra bikini, left, and a whimsical polka dot two piece, right
Photographed by Russell James, Miss Swanepoel posed for the new catalog in Turks and Caicos and Miami along with fellow Angels Miranda Kerr, Erin Heatherton, and Doutzen Kroes, as well as Vogue’s top 2012 model, Karlie Kloss.
The catalog features swimsuits ‘inspired by old Hollywood, glamorous starlets and their chic escapes to the most luxurious destinations in the world,’ says the brand in a statement.
While shooting the catalog a few weeks ago in Miami, Miss Heatherton, 23, opened up about maintaining her Victoria’s Secret body.
Dramatic: Erin Heatherton displays a dark and sequinned one-piece suit
Summer bright: Candice shimmers in a colourful push-up bra bikini
‘I’ve learned a lot about diet in my years of being an Angel. A mistake a lot of girls make is that they work out but don’t eat enough. If you’re not eating enough, all the work outs are doing, it’s not going to show.
‘You could be doing a million butt lifts, but your butt is not going to get any bigger because there is nothing to build on. Your body needs food to make that happen.’
Aquamarine: Candice dons a revealing triangle top bikini with hints of the blue-green sea
Time for a margarita? Candice wows in this cheerful halter top and rainbow bottom mix and a rosy-hued bandeau suit
Swim away: Wouldn’t you like to be wearing the bombshell bikini worn by Candice in the new Victoria’s Secret catalog
The model, who has previously dated Leonardo DiCaprio, explained: ‘I work out twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. I’ll start with half an hour of running and then some yoga to stretch everything out so everything is warm. In the evening I do butt lifts.
‘It’s important to be fit, but you shouldn’t get too skinny. You need to have curves.