HOLLYWOOD-CM: Candice Swanepoel thinks motherhood is the perfect preparation for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
The 30-year-old model – who has kids Anaca, two, and five-month-old Ariel with her husband Hermann Nicoli – has revealed the secrets to her pre-show preparations, saying she combines a strict fitness regime with the everyday stresses of parenting.
Candice quipped: ”Taking care of two kids will get you in shape real quick.”
On top of looking after her children, the South African star also did about three to four workouts per week – which included training with ankle weights and doing squats – in preparation for this year’s show.
Candice is now a veteran of the runway and even though deep breathing techniques have helped to calm some of her nerves, she still feels anxious before a big show.
She told E! News: ”I’m a ball of nerves before the show. I feel like each year I get more and more nervous – I don’t know why.
”But nerves are healthy. You need a little adrenaline to really kill it.”
Meanwhile, Candice previously admitted that raising two young children is ”pretty intense” – but it’s also an experience she’s relishing.
She said: ”It’s pretty intense, but it’s amazing. To see the love between them is amazing. It’s a lot, I’m not gonna lie. The second one is a lot easier, but the situation of having two makes it harder.” Despite the challenges, Candice insisted she dreams of one day having a ”bunch of kids”.
She said: ”I don’t plan too much into the future. ”I believe a lot in destiny and that what happens – you can try to manifest certain things, but I definitely do want to continue having a great career and building my family as well because I’m really loving that. I definitely want to have a bunch of kids.”