Could Victoria's Secret Fire An Angel?

One of the Victoria's Secret Angels is taking a lot of criticism on her super-thin body. Should Candice Swanepoel get fired for being too thin?

Is Candice Swanepoel too thin?

Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel is facing some serious scrutiny after she appeared at a Victoria's Secret swimsuit debut looking, well, emaciated.

South Africa-born Sanepoel, 22, appeared alongside fellow models Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles – and managed to make them look positively plump. That's saying something: Lima and Ambrosio are both super skinny, too.

"I am healthy and happy," Swanepoel told the New York Daily News through her rep. "I'm heartened to know how much everyone cares about me, but in this case, everything is normal and good."

Is Candice Swanepoel too thin?

She insists her skinny, skinny frame is due to stress and traveling, and she claims to have a healthy outlook on diet and exercise.

"I work out a lot. I box. I'm obsessed with it," Swanepoel recently told "It helps a lot with traveling, you know, to be strong and carry on with everything."

Apparently, Swanepoel's job with Victoria's Secret might be threatened if she doesn't gain some weight, stat. A source told E! that VS requires its models to be both "muscular and healthy."

"There are really clear criteria for Angels and the catalog. The career path is Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, then to Angel; it's the highest-paying contract there is, period. The image is about being voluptuous. It's not fat, but it's curvy," the source said. "But if you start to look skinny and 'editorial print-like' -- like fashion mag models, like undernourished -- it gives an image the company does not want."

Is Victoria's Secret talking a load of crap, though?

Sure, the models are a bit curvier than their runway counterparts, but they're hardly "typical woman" weight. The VS Angels curves seem to be limited to their boobs.

Don't take our word for it, though. Check out some of the most popular Victoria's Secret models.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio

Selita Ebanks

Victoria's Secret Angel Selita Ebanks

Marisa Miller

Victoria's Secret Angel Marisa Miller

Adriana Lima

Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima

What do you think: Is Victoria's Secret being two faced, or are we the ones making too big of a deal out of this?

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Comments on "Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel too thin"

Arin (again) May 10, 2013 | 8:56 AM

You can tell candice is too skinny here and is malnourished because you can see her shoulder bones; a big sign something is wrong.

Arin May 10, 2013 | 8:54 AM

I was a bit shocked seeing this. The candice now looks much healthier. I'm glad she gained some weight, she looks too skinny in this photo (regardless of what she says). I think all of them are beautiful, especially Adriana Lima. She always looks healthy and a little buff.

IQ April 07, 2011 | 11:45 AM

You guys are right. All the other models are super thin as well. They shouldn't fire her because she is a product of what they themselves and the rest of the modeling industry have played a part in. These models sometimes suffer themselves because they are too busy worrying about not gaining weight in order to not get fired. And now that she is super thin they want to fire her. They should just help her and all the other models by not requiring such a low body weight to model in the first place. And if any of them have an eating disorder they should pay for all health expenses too, because they are the ones that caused it.

Tammy April 04, 2011 | 10:05 PM

Yuck. She looks like a coat rack with skin stretched over it.

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