Candice Swanepoel will wear the iconic $10 million (around R100 mil) Fantasy Bra during this year’s Victoria’s Secret show.
The 24-year-old model has been chosen to strut down the catwalk at the lingerie brand’s annual event wearing the coveted jewel-encrusted brassiere and has had the piece moulded to fit her body perfectly.
She told People magazine: “They had to mould my body to be able to make [the bra], and I was really excited. I tried to imagine after they’d done the mould, how would they make it, how it would look. My imagination didn’t do it justice. My favourite part is this beautiful 52-carat pear-shaped ruby. Every part of it is exquisite.”
The item, crafted by jeweller Mouawad, features over 4,200 precious stones set in 18-karat gold.
Candice confessed she’s never worn something so expensive and the pricey piece has two bodyguards keeping a watchful eye over it.
She exclaimed: “I’ve never worn anything this pricey, and we have to put gloves on when we put it on. It’s kind of a big ordeal. The bra comes with two bodyguards and we have to handle it with a lot of care!”
The blonde beauty is nervous about the catwalk and thinks it will be harder than her usual swimwear shoots.
She added: “Definitely being the Fantasy Bra model is more nerve-wracking [than shooting swim] because it’s a one-time thing. Walking around wearing $10 million does seem to make me a little bit nervous.”
Candice joins an illustrious list of Victoria’s Secret models who have worn the Fantasy Bra, including Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen and Alessandra Ambrosio.