Candice Swanepoel shocked us all last year, just a few weeks after walking in the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, she announced she was pregnant. Yes, as in, she walked the lingerie extravaganza while pregnant and we were none the wiser.
In June, she gave birth to her second son, Ariel, in Brazil. “One day I’ll get to tell my son he opened up the Victoria Secret show in China,” Swanepoel told Bazaar.
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Just a few months earlier, she also managed to launch her own swimsuit line, Tropic of C earlier this year. What can’t this supermodel mom do?
Between being a mom and a CEO, it’s amazing this Angel has time to fit in her workouts. “I work out a lot at home, just taking care of them is a workout. Yeah it’s part of my job to take care of myself. I have to kind of remind myself of that sometimes because as women we feel a little selfish to spend time on ourselves, even when its your job,” Swanepoel says of her prep time leading up to this year’s Victoria Secret Fashion Show.
For the first time in two years, the show returned to New York City where it all started. “I’m so happy to be back in New York, I feel like this show is always at it’s best in New York City.” She’s also looking forward to her model bestie Behati Prinsloo returning to the catwalk as well. Much like Swanepoel, Behati also had two babies back to back with husband Adam Levine—which meant she missed the VS show in Paris and Shanghai.
Luck for us, Swanepoel invited us for a behind-the-scenes look at one of her costumes for this year’s show. “My first look is amazing, it’s kind of simple but i love the simplicity of it. the wings are really elegant, very swan like which is very appropriate for me,” Swanepoel told Bazaar while dressed in a much more modest look than last year’s show.
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This will be the Angel’s 11th show with Victoria Secret, but she’s still excited year after year. “I think my favourite part is being together will all the girls. You really appreciate girl time and being able to be with your friends and getting glammed up a lot more when you’re a mommy.”
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on December 2nd at 10 PM on ABC.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.