Victoria's Secret Swimsuit Cover Model Isn't Throwing Her Hot Body in Our Faces for Once

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Victoria's Secret swim coverWhen you go out to check the mail today, don't be surprised if you find the 2013 Victoria's Secret Swim cover model, Candice Swanepoel, waiting to greet you and give you a firm reminder that bikini season is just around the corner.

I know, I know. The holidays just ended, and there's snow everywhere and it's freezing and the last thing you want to think about is putting on a bathing suit.

That's how I always feel when that catalog shows up. I usually take one look at the stunning cover model with her picture perfect body, cringe, breathe in a deep sigh, and then toss it straight into the trash because it makes me feel so bad about the way I look. (Ugh. The mere thought of wearing a two-piece right now gives me the heebie-jeebies.)

But after seeing Candice Swanepoel's 2013 cover -- I just might change my mind. No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you -- all that is pictured is the top half of her. Pretty tasteful, huh?

Sure, she looks gorgeous and ridiculously sexy just like all Victoria's Secret models do. She doesn't have one ounce of cellulite or fat on her body. But the fact that this isn't being thrown directly in my face is pretty refreshing -- to the point that it might even convince me to sit down and check out the suits in the catalog.

Yeah, yeah, I know I'm bound to encounter page after page of lump- and bump-free bods once I get past the cover -- but who knows? Maybe there will actually be a tankini or one-piece in there that might work for me this summer.

Or better yet, maybe that pretty jeweled bandeau top that Candice Swanepoel is wearing has a nice skirted bottom paired with it. Ya think? (Yeah, probably not.)

If nothing else, Victoria's Secret hit the nail right on the head this year as far as making their swim catalog a bit more appealing to women who are sick and tired of seeing half-naked models gracing the covers of our favorite catalogs and making us feel fat and unattractive. (Well done, Victoria's Secret. Well done.)

Does the Victoria's Secret swim catalog usually intimidate you?


Image via Victoria's Secret

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linzemae linzemae

No it doesn't. You need to learn self love!

hello... hellokd87

The VS catalogue used to intimidate until I realized that I will never (nor do I want to) look like those girls. They are amazon beanpoles, and although it is the fashion world's standard (and Hollywood's for that matter), they only represent a fraction of the woman population. Also, I am more than sure all if not most of those pictures are photoshopped. I am glad to look the way I do, photoshop and starvation free!!

nonmember avatar Ginny1383

I think it's important to remember these catalogs are heavily airbrushed/Photoshopped to where the models themselves could never look like that in real life. When you really start to look, you can see all the areas that were altered (especially in the busts!). While these women are beautiful and have amazing bodies in real life, they aren’t as perfect as shown in the catalogs. They shouldn’t make you feel bad about yourself since what is shown is not reality.

heave... heavenlybliss19

It's Victoria's Secret.... underwear.  swimsuits.  You're gonna see half naked women.  Get used to it.  If this was in some teen magazine, I'd get it.  But, it's VC!  Women need to learn to love their own bodies and to quit hating everyone else's.

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