SA's Candice Swanepoel too sexy for NY

2012-09-03 13:37
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town – Candice Swanepoel's latest sexy ad campaign has been banned in New York.

The New York Post reports that billboards for the shoe designer Brian Atwood featuring Swanepoel and other scantily clad men and women have been banned in the Big Apple.

The racy ads which include naked men stroking Swanepoel's legs were supposed to be displayed outside the new boutique at 655 Madison Avenue in Manhattan's Midtown.

The ads are running in September magazines however, which kicks off New York's annual new spring fashion season, although one building in New York has already banned the billboard ad.

Candice defends the ad

Swanepoel, one of the world's 10 highest paid international models according to Forbes, has been defending her role in the raunchy billboard campaign.

"I respect that they banned it. Not everybody is comfortable with their sexuality and with showing your body. For me it's not a problem.

"I'm proud of my body. I work hard for my body. As long as it's always done in a tasteful way, which it was," Swanepoel told Sky News.


  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-09-03 14:03

    Wanna see a porn movie? Go to New York. Bunch of hypocrites.

      mathilda.williams.1 - 2012-09-04 05:36

      @HermannH: I live in the greater NYC metro area, been living here for the last 14 years already, and believe me, there is no more porn here than anywhere else on earth. Don't talk about stuff you know nothing about. It's NYC's prerogative to decide whether they allow an ad campaign or not. If Candice Swanepoel does not find her working or professional arrangements in the Big Apple satisfactory, I am sure she can find work elsewhere very easily. Clearly she is not complaining, since she is sticking around, despite the city's decision to not display ONE single ad campaign.

      zane.blignaut - 2012-09-04 11:43

      Bloody American hypocrites I agree.... no wonder their economy is in taters and they still try and enforce their ways on everyone else... Shame cause thats a very great ad..... just goes to show, Americans have no sense of taste

      sean.stretch.3 - 2012-09-04 13:34

      Hi Mathilda, I would like to apologise for my two idiotic country men, who make broad generalised statements and are an embarrassment!

  • lawson.lutchman - 2012-09-03 14:52

    Think with you big head, there are reasons for regulations. Its amazing how many (over paid) ad execs seem to come up or approve retarded campaigns.

      stefanus.nel.50 - 2012-09-03 15:29

      wow you really are stupid. You've obviously never heard of free PR generated advertising. Often ads are created with the knowledge that it will get banned and written about. Pfffffft.

  • qwynne.price - 2012-09-04 05:48

    Um, NY is the State, NYC New York City is what should be referred to regarding this article.

  • Jane - 2012-09-04 11:28

    I am a young women, and I think the ad is great. Its sexy, and women want to feel sexy, we should be proud of our bodies, and like she says she works hard to look that good.

      CaptainGaza - 2012-09-04 12:29

      Well up Girl, I love woman who look after themselves, who are confident and are not afraid to show some skin. Confidence is what makes woman sexy!

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  • CaptainGaza - 2012-09-04 12:18

    What a bunch of prunes!!!

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-09-05 07:36

    Good it's not a problem for you, but it is for me, I find it offensive for young children, hang it in the GENTS with a pee spot on it.

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