Note: nudity| The entire Candice Swanepoel - Mario Testino V-Man editorial is circulating to very mixed reviews. Images via FGR, -- who did not deliver a complete set.
We thank Fashionising.com for filling in the images and want to say that for these editorials to be meaningful as a business and cultural tool, all the photos should be posted on a website. Read my thoughts: Blogging Ethics of Omitting X-Rated Images in Style Editorials. Anne, Nov. 25, 2010
In her VMAN interview, Candice talks about growing up in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa, a beautiful part of South Africa, known for its beachs, mountains, tropical weather in summer, and snow in winter.
"The Zulu culture is a huge part of who I am today, and I feel privileged to have grown up with that beauty around me.”
Swanepoel says that she was nervous about the shoot -- being the only girl amid a bunch of Scandinavian boys with very little wardrobe -- but "mario put me at such ease. I felt great, and knew he would never do anything distasteful. He knows how to make a woman look and feel incredible."
Reflecting on the nature of the fashion and modeling industry, Candice says:
One of the saddest things in our industry is you get to meet the most interesting people who you connect with immediately -- you work with them for two days, and when you leave you know you might never see them again. I had this feeling leaving Copenhagen.
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