Victoria’s Secret Swim 2011 Catalogue Revealed

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Candice Swanepoel’s golden moment as Victoria’s Secret Swim 2011 Catalogue cover girl.

If you haven’t already booked a winter getaway to some warm tropical island, you surely will by the time you finish flipping through the new Victoria’s Secret Swim 2011 Catalogue.

And who better than South African model Candice Swanepoel—in a revealing gold metallic VS Stringkini—to kick things off on the cover of the “Sexiest Swimsuits Under the Sun” edition?

Anguilla, St. Barts, and Turks and Caicos served as exotic backdrops for photographer Russell James, who snapped Angels Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton, and Adriana Lima for the first of Victoria’s Secret’s swimwear-themed editions.

The models call out over-the-top embellishments, tropical neons, and animal prints as common design themes in a behind-the-scenes video available on VSAllAccessVictoriasSecret, while the VS Stringkini and cleavage-boosting Miraculous Push-Up Swim Tops also make their début.

The 2011 swimwear line is available for purchase at, in the Victoria’s Secret Catalogue, at Victoria’s Secret stores nationwide, and on the Victoria’s Secret iPad and iPhone apps.

As for the breathtaking beach locales, well, you’ll have to talk to your travel agent about that.

In the meantime, bask in the behind-the-scenes action below: