Backstage with Candice Swanepoel at Victoria’s Secret 2013

We caught up with ELLE cover star and VS Angel

At just 25, Candice Swanepoel has the world at her feet. Aside from her unarguably striking looks she’s been named one of Forbes’ Top 10 earning models of the year, walked the runway for some of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world, graced our December 13 cover looking resplendent in Saint Laurent and, as of last night, walked the Victoria’s Secret 2013 catwalk show wearing the iconic Fantasy Bra (worth an impressive $10 Million) - an accolade every VS Angel aspires to.

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We caught up with the South African beauty backstage in hair and make-up before she went on the catwalk, to talk fitness, music, fashion and of course, all things beauty.

How do you prepare for the Victoria’s Secret show?

‘Three weeks before the show I start working out a lot more than I usually do. I start eating a lot more protein to give me energy for the workouts. I don't cut anything out of my diet. And I make sure I get facials!’

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What’s in your make-up bag?

‘A bunch of Victoria's Secret lip glosses, Armani foundation, liquid liner, good mascara and a cheek and lip tint that you can use on both.’

Favorite piece from show?

‘Of course the fantasy bra ($10 Royal Fantasy Bra).’

What’s on your IPod?

‘For pre-show to get me going I listen to a lot of Brazilian, electronic and Samba music, plus a lot of reggae for stressful moments.’

What’s your favourite shops for everyday basics?

‘I shop online a lot but definitely J brand and Rag and Bone for staples. And my favorite t-shirt bra is the Victoria's Secret Dream Angels bra.’

Any tips for getting bikini ready pre-holiday?

‘Definitely get a good spray tan! Also invest in a great moisturizer because of the change in climate.’

See how the other Victoria's Secret Angels prepare before the show...

Watch our cover shoot video here..

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