Candice Swanepoel shows some major skin in this cover shoot for Maxim magazine’s March issue, on newsstands now.
Here’s what the 26-year-old model had to share with the mag:
On her having a job based on her looks: “It’s funny to base your work on your appearance, and sometimes I feel guilty for that, you know? But I don’t see myself the way other people see me. With all the right hair and makeup and people, it all becomes an art project. I look at myself in the third person, because that girl in the pictures isn’t me: It’s a girl I created to cope with the spotlight. I had to get over a lot of shyness to do this job.”
On feeling older than she is: “In one way I feel much older, because I’ve had to deal with a lot more responsibility and a career and money at an early age. But at the same time, there’s still a 15-year-old girl in me, one who doesn’t even have a driver’s license.”
On handling rejection: “It hits so close to home when people reject you…it’s why a lot of girls grow a really thick skin, which I had to. So not much gets to me easily.”
For more on Candice, visit Maxim.com.