As Candice Swanepoel walked down the runway of the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last month, she was carrying a secret of her own: The Victoria’s Secret Angel is pregnant with baby number two. On Friday she revealed the news on her Instagram with a cute holiday message–and we’re frankly still in awe.
Remember when Serena Williams played—and won—the Australian Open while pregnant? The Victoria’s Secret show is kind of its own Grand Slam, just of the modeling world. And Swanepoel is actually not the first Victoria’s Secret model to walk the runway while pregnant. There’s actually quite a history of models who have appeared in the VS show while expecting. Consider us impressed!
Last year Irina Shayk made headlines when she walked in the Paris show while pregnant with Bradley Cooper’s baby. And before her, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge, and Alessandra Ambrosio all wore wings as mothers-to-be.
Swanepoel revealed her news on Friday by posting a photo on Instagram. She wrote, “Christmas came early..👼🏼#2.”
She and her fiancé, model Hermann Nicoli, had their first child, a little boy named Anacã, just over a year ago. Swanepoel has been outspoken about motherhood, opening up about the struggle so many women face when trying to feel comfortable breastfeeding in public. She posted an Instagram speaking against mommy shamers, saying, “I have been made to feel the need to cover up and somewhat shy to feed my baby in public places but strangely feel nothing for the topless editorials I’ve done in the name of art…?” Valid. Point.
Congrats to the happy parents!
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