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FITNESS Exclusive: VS Model Candice Swanepoel on Her Favorite Workout and New Scent

Model Candice Swanepoel attends Victoria's Secret Angels launch Body by Victoria at Victoria's Secret SoHo. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel spends her days modeling lingerie on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches (and yesterday, doing yoga with us on a rooftop in New York City!). But her job’s not all fun and games. Swanepoel works hard at maintaining her killer bod. The face of Victoria’s Secret new body line—Love My Body (which comes in four yummy scents and is packed with good-for-your-skin acai, aloe, oat, and vitamins C and E)—chatted beauty and fitness with us.

What’s your favorite scent in the new line?
“I love the Grapefruit and Basil—it's the perfect combination of citrus and green notes.”

When do you typically apply body lotion?
“After my shower, most of the time. It depends on where I am because if I'm at the beach I like to keep my skin hydrated.”

What outfit do you feel sexiest in?
“I feel sexiest when I am fresh out of the shower with a spritz of perfume.”

What’s your go to workout?
“Generally I do an activity that I enjoy outdoors like playing badminton on the beach or running. But if I'm inside, I prefer boxing!”

How do you make working out fun?
“I always update my playlists and I wear something I feel sexy in—like bright fun colors.”


Candice Swanepoel practicing yoga at The James Hotel with us. (Photo courtesy of Victoria's Secret)

What’s the best makeup tip you picked up over the years?
“Removing your makeup after long days of shooting and not applying too much makeup.”

What’s your favorite part about being a VS model?
“I love that it feels like a family environment and the beautiful beaches I go to is another reason working for VS is so fun.”

Which VS Fashion Show has been your favorite so far?
“Last year was my favorite because I opened the show. It was the best feeling!”

*You can stock up on the new products online at and in Victoria’s Secret stores on August 14th.

—Heather Muir, FITNESS Beauty Director

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