A week after announcing her pregnancy, Candice Swanepoel walked a Brazilian beach and showed off her growing baby bump in a black string bikini

By Dave Quinn
December 23, 2017 09:35 AM
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Candice Swanepoel is back at the beach!

The Victoria’s Secret model — who announced on Dec. 15 she was pregnant with her second child — was spotted hours later on a Brazilian beach, frolicking on the beach in tiny leopard-print bikini.

And on Saturday she returned to the waves, showing off her growing baby bump in a black string bikini.

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Candice Swanepoel
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Swanepoel, 29, broke the news about her pregnancy on social media, posting a photo of herself cradling her belly. “Christmas came early #2,” she wrote alongside the sweet photo.

She and her fiancé, fellow model Hermann Nicoli, are already parents to 14-month-old son Anacan.

Swanepoel’s baby news comes just weeks after she walked in November’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, which marked her first time back on the VS runway since welcoming her son.

Months before the show, the model made a thong-clad return to the brand’s ad campaigns in May when Anacan was 8 months old.

Candice Swanepoel at the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in November
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And, for the second time, Swanepoel is pregnant at the same time as her best friend and fellow VS Angel Behati Prinsloo, who is expecting her second childa girl – with husband Adam Levine in February.

Swanepoel told PEOPLE in August that she did not feel the pressure to get back to her pre-baby figure from anyone aside from herself after her “natural, no drugs” childbirth.

“I was actually surprised how quickly the body can go back. We’re amazing creatures,” she said. “Definitely [at] the three- [or] four-month mark, I was like, ‘Oh, is it ever going back?’ I just think [of] taking care of the baby. Breastfeeding also helps.”