Candice Swanepoel will be wearing the 2013 Fantasy Bra in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which will air on CBS on December 10. This year's bra is titled the Royal Fantasy bra and it's the creation of world-renowned jeweler, Mouawad. The majestic $10 million bra and matching belt are a truly luxurious statement being adorned with no less than 4,200 precious gems including rubies, diamonds, and yellow sapphires. Furthermore, it is set in 18-karat gold. However, the true piece de resistance is the 52-carat pear-shaped ruby in the center.
Though Candice Swanepoel has been a Victoria's Secret Angel for quite some time, this is the first time the South African bombshell will have the honor to sport the coveted bra and, of course, she is thrilled with the entire experience, especially since it involved taking her measurements in order to make it fit perfectly:
"They had to mold my body to be able to make [the bra], and I was really excited. 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. Every part of it is exquisite.”, she stated.
Naturally, handling the exquisite masterpiece is something that is not taken lightly. According to the blonde supermodel it was a bit of an ordeal: “I’ve never worn anything this pricey, and we have to put gloves on when we put it on... It’s kind of a big ordeal. The bra comes with two bodyguards and we have to handle it with a lot of care!”
Still, not even this laborious process could diminish Candice Swanepoel's excitement of wearing the 2013 Fantasy Bra in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, as she confessed to her fans on Twitter: “So excited to be wearing the fantasy bra this year in the @victoriassecret fashion show!”.
Though the 2013 Victoria's Secret Royal Fantasy Bra almost makes last year's 2. 5 million bra donned by Alessandra Ambrosio pale in comparison, it is not the most expensive one to date. The most expensive Fantasy Bra made up until now was the Red Hot Fantasy Bra sported by Gisele Bundchen in 2000, which cost a whopping $15 million and was also made by Mouawad. It featured 1,300 precious stones, including a total of 300 carats of Thai rubies.
With these figures in mind, Kim Kardashian's 20 karat engagement ring recently sold at an auction for $749,000 ($620,000 + taxes) sounds like a real bargain, doesn't it?
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