Model defends raunchy shoe ad

Last updated 14:48 03/09/2012
Fairfax Australia

Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel defends her ad for a shoe designer, saying: "I'm proud of my body." WARNING: Vision contains nudity.

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PROUD: Candice Swanepoel says she is proud of her body and doesn't mind who sees it.

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Supermodel Candice Swanepoel has defended her raunchy ad campaign for shoe designer Brian Atwood.

The 23 year-old South African model raised eyebrows recently when she appeared in a TV campaign wearing a black basque and stockings, draped over naked male models.

The posters for the campaign were so sexually suggestive that the owner of the building housing Brain Atwood's shoe store on Madison Avenue in New York demanded they be pulled down.

"I respect that they banned it in certain places. Not everybody is that comfortable with their sexuality, with showing your body. But for me, it's not a problem. I'm proud of my body. I work hard for my body, as long as it's always done in a tasteful way which it was, I'm fine with it," Swanepoel said in a news conference in Mexico.

The controversy is a far cry from her humble beginnings. Swanepoel grew up as a tomboy on a dairy and beef farm in the small South African village of Mooi River. She was discovered at a flea market at the age of 15 and has worked with fashion heavyweights such as Tom Ford, Mario Testino and Karl Lagerfeld. She is also a regular on the Victoria's Secret catwalk.

- Sydney Morning Herald

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