Exclusive: Candice Swanepoel Dishes on Rihanna & her Favorite Cover Shoot

Posted Tuesday December 10, 2013 3:30 PM GMT

During promotions for the Victoria's Secret Royal Fantasy Bra, Candice Swanepoel took a moment to chat exclusively with GossipCenter.

While at the lingerie empire's flagship store in New York City, the stunning 25-year-old chatted about meeting Rihanna at the 2012 VS Fashion Show and revealed her favorite magazine cover shoot.

Check out snipets from Candice's conversation with GCN below and watch the full interview in the player above!

Who was the first person you called with the Royal Fantasy Bra news:
"I called my mom. I always call my mom when I find out exciting news. I remember when I booked the fashion show for the very first time in 2007. I was kind of living in New York alone and I had no one to really share it with. So I called my mom,' Mom, I got the show!' So yeah that's what I do."

What's the best part about being in the VS Fashion Show:
"You know the excitement of it. Being able to walk the runway with such energy and with the performance that Victoria's Secret chooses, it's not a show, it's a extravaganza. It's like a fantasy that's we're living. So we get to celebrate it, we get to be together, and just be silly, fun and enjoy. And that's the best thing. You know, we work so hard all year and it's nice to have one night when we just go wild."

Who is the most interesting person you've met as an Angel:
"Wow, I've met a lot of interesting people. You know I have to say, last year when Rihanna sang at the show, all the of the girls were mesmerized by her energy and her attitude. She's so gracious and wonderful, so she's one of the greater people I've met."

He favorite magazine cover shoot:
"I mean it's always exciting to be on a cover. Every cover that I have done, I loved. But the one that really changed my career a lot is, the cover of Italian Vogue that I shot with Stephen Meisel. I'd been working for Victoria's Secret for a couple of years, and kind of the day before the shoot, they booked me. So I didn't really have that much time to think about it. And then when that came out, it really changed the way people saw me and how diverse I am. And to work with such great people in fashion, that was a huge deal for me. And when I look at each cover, it's funny every photo I've done, I remember how I felt in that moment. So it's funny [that] it's a bunch of little stories."

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