5 Things To Know About Maxim Hot 100's Candice Swanepoel


She's sexy, she's beautiful and Maxim agrees! South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel tops the magazine's annual Hot 100 list.  The blonde beauty, best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret angel, reveals to ET five things people would be surprised to know about her.

Swanepoel is the first South African to top the Maxim Hot 100 and since being discovered at the tender age of 15, the supermodel has appeared on countless magazine covers and strutted the runway as Victoria's Secret's alpha Angel. But you'd be surprised to learn that Candice is a big introvert!

"I'm very shy. I was very shy when I first started working," Candice tells ET. "I would probably say two words at a shoot."

Which makes sense since she also revealed that she doesn't just like her personal down time, she is protective of it.

"I like to go to places [that are] very remote," she says of her choice getaway. "I live this glamorous life in New York and there is something that I crave about the rawness of places and just being nobody."

But her shy demeanor hasn't stopped her from becoming one of the top-earning models in the world. She has quickly established herself among the elite, having modeled the coveted "Royal Fantasy Bra" at last year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. With no signs of stopping anytime soon, how does she keep up?

"I'm a big sleeper. I could sleep all day," she explains.

In addition to her beauty rest, the secret to Candice's stamina might also be from her training as a young dancer.

"I was a ballerina in South Africa before I went to general girls boarding school," she reveals. "That was what I actually wanted to do. I wanted to go to ballet school in New York."

Whether she's modeling, dancing or sleeping, Candice is officially the world's most desirable woman. Watch the video to find out what exactly she looks for in a man.

Maxim Hot 100 issue hits newsstands tomorrow.