The supermodel gets sexy for the swim issue

By Brittany Talarico
Updated January 02, 2014 09:11 PM

Courtesy Victoria’s Secret

It’s that time of year again — you’ve fired up the juicer, renewed your gym membership, and you’re about to get further incentive to stick to your resolutions when the Victoria’s Secret swim catalogue hits your mailbox.

We’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the line’s latest mega-hot cover. The model: Candice Swanepoel. The location: St. Tropez. The bathing suit: Hot pink, with ruffles and what looks to be an itty-bitty bottom.

“It’s such an honor to be chosen for the cover of the swim catalog,” the supermodel tells PEOPLE exclusively. “The swim shoots are my favorite part of being a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and it’s amazing to see all our hard work come together into a beautiful catalogue.”

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It’s been a big year for the blonde bombshell. Not only did she land the coveted cover, but Swanepoel also sported the $10 million “Fantasy Bra” at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year.

As for her favorite swimwear looks, the supermodel isn’t afraid to flash a little behind. “I am a huge fan of the ‘cheeky bottoms,'” she shares. “I also love the strappy and high waist styles that Victoria’s Secret offers this season.”

And while most of us won’t be wearing a bikini for a long time (let alone on the cover of a magazine), that doesn’t mean we can’t swipe some of Swanepoel’s fitness tips: “Drink a lot of water. I do circuit training a couple times a week. I also practice yoga.”

Water. Yoga. On it. What do you think of the new swim issue? Are you excited to shop?

–Brittany Talarico