Yes, meaning we ate in front of them. But it’s ok! They ate, too. Actually, if you read further, you’ll discover that Candace Swanepoel actually eats quite a bit. That must be why she has the body of an angel… a Victoria’s Secret Angel… and we’re jealous.
Nicole Holness had a chance to ask Candace a few questions:
NICOLE: Ok, so we’re here at the Victoria’s Secret brunch, and I have to ask you, first question, what is your favourite Victoria’s Secret bra?
CANDACE: My favourite Victoria’s Secret bra this season is from the Angels collection – because it’s not too much padding, it’s just the perfect amount, the perfect amount of cleavage. Kind of more romantic and elegant. Because there was that Miraculous Bra – I don’t know if you’ve seen that one?
NICOLE: That’s the one I’m wearing now!
CANDACE: Really? That is like major, for everyday? Ha.
NICOLE: So when we were waiting for you to show up, I was here for about an hour, I think I had – seriously – about 3 sliders, 2 grilled cheese sandwiches, I had something with a bunch of fruit on top. So what I’m trying to say is that I eat a lot of food and I do not take care of myself and I eat a lot of junk. But most people think that –
CANDACE: And look at you!
NICOLE: But most people think that models don’t like to eat fast food, and all that stuff. What do you like to eat?
CANDACE: EVERYTHING. Everything. For me, I have to eat every three hours to keep my body mass. I like a lot of meat. South African people eat a lot of meat. So, a lot of steak, pizza, burgers. When I was a little younger, it would show if I ate a lot of salt, or something, because I had a little bit of a round face. But now, it’s like I can eat anything. My boyfriend is kind of on a diet now, so he’s like “you know I can’t be on a diet with a girlfriend who has to eat all the time”.
NICOLE: So that’s what I want you to tell you all the girls out there, that models DO eat. Because there’s definitely a stigma about that.
CANDACE: Well there definitely are, and have been, problems over the years, and it’s a different situation if you’re doing all the shows, and, you know, it’s totally different toVictoria’s Secret. And some girls want this dream so much and certain people think that’s how you’re supposed to look. But the healthier you are, the better you look. There was controversy about me losing a lot of weight, it must’ve been about a year ago, but people don’t really realize our schedules –
NICOLE: Yeah, you’re working all the time.
CANDACE: Exactly, from the studio, car, airport, you know, you go to the hotel, then you’re in the next studio, car airport. So people need to realize that we work very hard, it’s very physical.
NICOLE: Well I work very hard myself, especially promoting theVictoria’s Secret bra that you guys like to promote.
CANDACE: You’re doing a good job!
NICOLE: Well I’ve been wearing this – ok – I’ve been flashing this bra on the show [MTV Live] for like six months now, and… I feel like I should get reimbursed or something! How do I become aVictoria’s Secret model? What would I have to do?
CANDACE: Ummm…. Well you’d have to go to a casting, haha. I could maybe pull a couple of strings. But wear that bra, for sure.
This is the body of someone who eats steak all the time.
And has to eat every three hours.
We have the same problem.
It was also Candace’s birthday, so Alessandra Ambrosio brought out a celebratory cupcake.
Brunching with supermodels, just your average Thursday.