SA model flaunts it with R102m brassiere

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SUPERMODEL Candice Swanepoel was the talk of so­cial net­works and life­style pages this week af­ter steal­ing the show at the Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret Fash­ion Show in New York.

Among those who praised her for over­com­ing her “stage fright” and look­ing like a mil­lion dol­lars was Lon­don’s Daily Mail.

The 25 year old showed off her in­cred­i­ble body as she saun­tered con­fi­dently along the run­way wear­ing the $10mil­lion (R102m) Fan­tasy Bra.

Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Mi­randa Kerr, Tyra Banks, Gisele Bünd­chen, Heidi Klum, Alessan­dra Am­bro­sio, Adri­ana Lima and Claudia Schif­fer, Swanepoel was picked to show­case the lin­gerie brand’s mul­ti­mil­lion dol­lar bra.

This year’s de­sign, “The Royal Fan­tasy Bra”, was de­signed by Swiss-based jew­eller Mouawad.

The bra is adorned with more than 4 200 gems from around the world, in­clud­ing ru­bies, di­a­monds and yel­low sap­phires.

It also comes with match­ing pink frilly panties and a gold belt, worn by Swanepoel.

The model, orig­i­nally from Mooi River in KwaZulu-Natal, wore white gloves and red vel­vet heels as she walked the cat­walk dur­ing the show, which will be broad­cast glob­ally on De­cem­ber 10.

Swanepoel may have breathed a sigh of relief when she was later able to re­move the ex­pen­sive garment, and re­place it with an equally stun­ning but far less pricey cream­coloured lace and vel­vet en­sem­ble.

She told Peo­ple mag­a­zine last month af­ter be­ing pho­tographed in the daz­zling en­sem­ble: “I’ve never worn any­thing this pricey, and we have to put gloves on when we put it on.

“I’m kind of pray­ing that ev­ery­thing goes well and I don’t fall, but once I’m on the run­way, I get into this zone. I have this feel­ing of pride.

“It’s kind of a big or­deal. The bra comes with two body­guards and we have to han­dle it with a lot of care.”

PIC­TURE: ERIK PENDZICH

RAIS­ING THE BRA: South Africa-born model Candice Swanepoel took to the fash­ion ramp in Man­hat­tan, in the US, sport­ing a R102 mil­lion Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret ‘Royal Fan­tasy Bra’ last weekend.The Royal Fan­tasy Bra and match­ing belt are adorned with over 4 200 pre­cious gems from around the world, in­clud­ing ru­bies, di­a­monds, and yel­low sap­phires.

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