Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel shows off The Royal Fantasy Bra at Victoria's Secret in Herald Square on Nov. 6, 2013 in New York City.
(Photo: Monica Schipper, Getty Images for Victoria's Secr)
It's that time of year again. The time when Victoria's Secret unveils its annual amazingly expensive Fantasy Bra. And this year, it's a Royal Fantasy Bra.
Candice Swanepoel, 23, did the honors today, showing off the $10 million bit of lingerie at Herald Square in New York.
She wore Zuhair Murad for today's unveiling.
Swanepoel will be wearing the dazzling, bejeweled underthing designed by jeweler Mouawad at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She'll also be featured wearing the bra in the Victoria's Secret Dreams & Fantasies Catalog, according to the Daily Mail.
"They had to mold my body to be able to make [the bra], and I was really excited," Swanepoel told People.com. "I tried to imagine after they'd done the mold, how would they make it, how it would look. My imagination didn't do it justice. My favorite part is this beautiful 52-carat pear-shaped ruby (hanging from the middle of the bra). Every part of it is exquisite."
The 18-karat gold bra is made with more than 4,200 precious stone. "It's kind of a big ordeal," she told People. "The bra comes with two bodyguards and we have to handle it with a lot of care!"
"500 hrs. $10 million. 1 #VSFantasyBra. See @angelcandice rock it on the #VSFashionShow on 12/10 at 10/9c @cbs!" tweeted Victoria's Secret today.