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Candice Swanepoel: Victoria's Secret Bra

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"We've been waiting for it for a month, we filmed it in November..."

That's Victoria's Secret "Angel" Candice Swanepoel talking about the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" airing this week. Candice talked up the show and also brought along the world's most expensive undergarment. A bra worth about 10 million dollars. Steve and Maria asked her if getting to wear the valuable bra is something each model strives for every year.

"It's a huge deal in the Victoria's Secret family...each year it's a surprise which girl is chosen. And they kind of custom make it to what they think your personality is."

Maria asked Candice if she chows down on burgers when she's able to relax and take a break from the runway..her answer was a bit of a surprise and drew joking hisses from Maria.

"I'm a little different, I don't really have to diet. I actually have to eat a lot more because I have to be really strong on the runway...you want to have good strong legs to carry the wings and everything, you have to be strong. After the show my guilty pleasure is not having to work out anymore and sleep."

Steve also asked the South African born model about her homeland post Nelson Mandela.

"I just hope that South African people continue to respect what he fought for and it's just amazing to see how the world loved him as well. It's very, it's emotional."

"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" airs Tuesday night at ten on CBS.

Fun Facts About Candice Swanepoel: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is a South African model best known for her work with Victoria's Secret. In 2012, she came in 10th on the Forbes top-earning models list.

2) Swanepoel was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market at age 15.

3) In 2013, Swanepoel was named the cover model of the coveted Victoria's Secret Swim Catalogue. In 2013, Swanepoel was chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this year. The 10 million dollar bra dubbed the "Royal Fantasy Bra" was created by Mouawad, the bra and matching belt features over 4,200 precious gems, including rubies, diamonds and yellow sapphires set in 18 carat gold with a 52-carat ruby at the center. The "Royal Fantasy Bra" is the most expensive fantasy bra since 2005, named the Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra, worn by Gisele Bündchen.

4) Swanepoel made her debut at No. 10 on Forbes' The World's Top-Earning Models list, with estimated earnings of $3 million between 2010 and 2011. She was ranked number 9 in 2013 with estimated earnings of $3.3 million.

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