Swanepoel was born in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, and was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market at age 15. By age 16, Swanepoel was earning 5,000 Euros or R40,000 for a day’s work. Swanepoel has appeared on the cover of the Greek edition of Vogue, in advertisements for Nike, and walked the catwalk for Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, and Diane von Fürstenberg. I say that gives her some street cred. More of her in lingerie at Salty Milk.
Bianca’s first notable advertisement campaign came for Dolce & Gabbana. More over, she appears on the cover of many fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Jalouse, Cosmopolitan, Velvet, and Marie Claire. Campaigns for Roberto Cavalli, Donna Karan, Christian Dior, D&G, Valentino, Armani Jeans, Missoni, Rolex, Guess?, Paco Rabanne, Anna Molinari, Guerlain, Revlon, La Perla, Mango, Antonio Berardi, and Thierry Mugler soon followed.
She also appeared in the 2005 Victoria’s Secret fashion show and in their catalogs.
In high demand for the runway, since the spring/summer 2005 fashion shows, she has appeared in every season’s shows for designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Gianfranco Ferré, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Zac Posen, Hermès, John Galliano, Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Valentino, Missoni, Chanel, Christian Dior, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren, and Carolina Herrera, among other prominent designers.
Balti was cast in Abel Ferrara’s “Go Go Tales” (2008) as one of the lead erotic dancers.
Pretty much if you into fashion, or into looking at fashion models, you’ve seen her strut her stuff and look goog doing it.
Source: Coed Magazine
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