Victoria’s Secret Releases “Swim 2013” Cover Starring Candice Swanepoel

Posted Thursday January 3, 2013 5:20 PM GMT

It’s that time of year again! Just in time for the chilly winter temps, Victoria’s Secret released their annual swimwear catalog, which once again features the lovely Candice Swanepoel.

The famous lingerie retail giant shipped out the coveted publication this afternoon (January 3) and also released the striking spread on its Facebook page, penning, “The sexiest swim season ever starts now…. Swim 2013. In homes now.”

As for the gorgeous 24-year-old cover girl, she told People, “It was such an honor to be picked for the cover. It is such an iconic catalogue. Before I was a model, I used to see Gisele Bündchen, Tyra Banks and all of those iconic women on it. It is amazing that a little South African girl can get on the cover.”

Candice dons a sexy bandeau top for the front page shoot, and said, “I love it — it’s so sexy and gives me amazing cleavage.”

In addition to the catalog, VS also released its first 'Angels & Artists video series.' The first clip titled “Bikinis & Bruno Mars” features the sounds of Mars' "Locked Out" with Swanepoel and Doutzen Kroes dancing in bikinis. Check it out below!

Photo Credit: Victoria's Secret