Victoria's Secret's swim cover model has never looked this hot.

Anyone who says models are washed up at 22 hasn't met Candice Swanepoel. The 24-year-old South African beauty who was spotted by a scout at 15 in a Durban flea market is making serious waves on the cover of this year's catalogue that hit mailboxes nationwide today.

"It was such an honor to be picked for the cover," the VS cover model told People. "It is such an iconic catalogue. Before I was a model, I used to see Gisele Bündchen, Tyra Banks and all of those iconic women on it. It is amazing that a little South African girl can get on the cover."

Watch Swanepoel's hot Bruno Mars Victoria's Secret video below.

Swanepoel wasn't exactly worried about tan lines when she tried on this bikini. The ridiculously sexy bandeau top has no straps... or very much of anything at all for that matter. "I love it - it's so sexy and gives me amazing cleavage," she gushed about the suit that's also sold online.

Each year, Victoria's Secret chooses a new location and photographer. The surf of choice for 2013 was found on the beaches of Miami and Turks and Caicos. The lucky photographer? Russell James.

And, guys, if you were wondering. The blond bombshell is actually humble. When she was voted one of the most desirable women in the world by, the sweet stunner replied: "It's an honor being voted, especially with such incredible company. Every time something like this comes around, it all seems a bit funny to me. I mean, who would have thought that a farm girl who used to play with chameleons in her spare time would one day be one of the top 10 most desirable women in the world."

Can't get enough of this heavenly hottie? Check out these video clips from Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. We warn you. They're a bit racy. Click at your own risk.