Candice Swanepoel frolics in Caribbean sea on time out from Victoria"s Secret shoot

Dive in, the water's lovely: Candice Swanepoel frolics in Caribbean sea on time out from Victoria's Secret shoot

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14:00 GMT, 3 May 2012

After spending hours posing and preening by the hot St Barts sun, Candice Swanepoel couldn't probably wait to dive in.

So after the Victoria's Secret team wrapped shooting for the day, the South African model headed straight into the surf.

Wearing a very tiny string bikini, which barely covered her pert derrire, the 23-year-old dove into the Caribbean Sea for a swim.

Bronzed and beautiful: South African model Candice Swanepoel shows off her svelte body in a black and white bikini as she relaxes after a Victoria's Secret photoshoot in St Barts

Bronzed and beautiful: South African model Candice Swanepoel shows off her svelte body in a black and white bikini as she relaxes after a Victoria's Secret photoshoot in St Barts

Bronzed and beautiful: South African model Candice Swanepoel shows off her svelte body in a black and white bikini as she relaxes after a Victoria's Secret photoshoot in St Barts

The blonde pin-up looked like she was enjoying her free time after spending most of the day modelling swimwear for the new Victoria's Secret catalogue.

Ahead of her swim, Candice had been wearing a selection of colourful bikinis from the lingerie firm's new Spring/Summer collection.

Candice has been spending the past few days in the Caribbean shooting the new campaign.

This feels good: Candice puts her arms out as she prepares to dive in the water...

This feels good: Candice puts her arms out as she prepares to dive in the water…

Action girl: Candice plunges into the refreshing Caribbean sea

Action girl: Candice plunges into the refreshing Caribbean sea

Bottoms up! That's a very tiny bikini, Miss Swanepoel

Bottoms up! That's a very tiny bikini, Miss Swanepoel

And she admitted, she can't pose without a soundtrack, admitting she likes to play reggae as she struts her stuff.

Swanepoel was No.10 on the most recent Forbes list of the world's best paid supermodels last year, taking home $3million.

In a questions and answer session on Twitter on Monday, Swanepoel admitted she preferred the Victoria's Secret photoshoots to the annual catwalk show every November.

I love the sun: Candice looked in her element relaxing the warm weather

I love the sun: Candice looked in her element relaxing the warm weather

Are you sure the shoot's over Even though she wasn't 'modelling' anymore, Candice looked as camera ready as ever

Are you sure the shoot's over Even though she wasn't 'modelling' anymore, Candice looked as camera ready as ever

Are you sure the shoot's over Even though she wasn't 'modelling' any more, Candice looked as camera ready as ever

Where's the Timotei Candice looked like she was straight out of a shampoo commercial

Where's the Timotei Candice looked like she was straight out of a shampoo commercial

She said: 'shoots are more relaxed and I get to hang with the crew. I love the show but it's nerve racking.'

She also urged a female follower to stop 'starving' herself and be healthy: 'That
will make matters worse.Don't do that. Eat as healthy as you can, lots
of greens.But listen to your body and your cravings…

'Natural products, loads of exercise and veggies. Protein. Your body is a machine. Learn the right way to take care of it.'

That's an all-over tan! The model's two-piece left little to the imagination

That's an all-over tan! The model's two-piece left little to the imagination

Healthy and happy: Last year, Candice denied criticism she was too thin

Healthy and happy: Last year, Candice denied criticism she was too thin

Healthy and happy: Last year, Candice denied criticism she was too thin

Dry off: Candice dabs herself dry with a towel after her swimming session

Dry off: Candice dabs herself dry with a towel after her swimming session

Last year, she was forced to deny rumours she had gone on an extreme diet after she was spotted looking extremely skinny.

She said at the time: 'I'm heartened to know how much everyone cares about me, but in this case, everything is normal and good.'

In her modelling card by agency IMG, her statistics are given as 33-23-34 and a US dress size 2 (UK size 6).

Working it: Candice wore a orangey-red bikini during the long photoshoot

Working it: Candice wore a orangey-red bikini during the long photoshoot

Working it: Candice wore a orangey-red bikini during the long photoshoot

Wild thing, you make my heart sing: The 23-year-old also modelled a yellow and animal-print two-piece

Wild thing, you make my heart sing: The 23-year-old also modelled a yellow and animal-print two-piece

Wild thing, you make my heart sing: The 23-year-old also modelled a yellow and animal-print two-piece