Candice Swanepoel has won the coveted spot of cover model for Victoria Secret’s annual swimsuit catalogue, People magazine reports.
While most people are hiding from the cold, Victoria’s Secret is heating things up by releasing their 2013 swim catalogue, with Swanepoel as their featured model.
She was one of the most talked about VS Angels during their 2012 fashion show, so it's no surprise that she was chosen.
Even though it’s not the first time the South African beauty has graced the cover of the mag, she’s still honored to return.
“It was such an honor to be picked for the cover,” the model tells People. “It is such an iconic catalogue. Before I was a model, I used to see Gisele Bündchen, Tyra Banks and all of those iconic women on it. It is amazing that a little South African girl can get on the cover.”
The 24-year-old blonde bombshell dons a Very Sexy bandeau top — one Victoria’s Secret’s newest editions for 2013 — in her big shot.
“I love it — it’s so sexy and gives me amazing cleavage,” the model shared.
Swanepoel and the rest of the VS Angles went to the fabulous beaches of Miami and Turks and Caicos, where they were shot by renowned photographer Russell James.
Even though models are typically pressured to look perfect, the top model said she wasn’t nervous during the photo shoot.
“Victoria’s Secret is like a big family,” she explained. “The swim shoots are always really fun, and I love being on the beach. I can’t really complain [about my job] — I feel very lucky!”
For an added treat, the company put together a series of clips of Swanepoel and Doutzen Kroes posing in VS signature bikinis to Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven.”
Additional videos will be released throughout the swimsuit season, People reports.