Candice Huffine

She was the pageant queen who became a Vogue favourite. Meet Candice Huffine – and find out what beauty secret she keeps in her refrigerator.
14 October, 2015

Candice Huffine is a classic beauty. You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear she was a pageant queen (or cheerleader!) when she was younger, or that she was featured in the 2015 Pirelli calendar – which was shot by Steven Meisel, a long-time fan of Huffine (he also shot her for her Vogue Italia cover back in 2011).

This year, Candice Huffine also designed a collection for Italian brand Elena Miró – and she made her New York Fashion Week debut. And in between all these career milestones, she’s managed to squeeze in a couple of H&M photo shoots too. 

Read on for Candice Huffine’s Top Model Secrets!

MY FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS…
”It has been such a privilege to work with so many amazing photographers. Each one has such a unique vision that it would be impossible to choose a favourite. Every opportunity to be in front of their lens has helped shape my career and turn me into the model I am today.”

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OVER…
”The fact that I have been able to make a positive impact on people while representing the industry that has embraced me for who I am.  I get to do what I love, every single day.”

MY MOST MEMORABLE SHOOT WAS…
”My very first one. It was fifteen years ago for a teen catalogue in Europe and although I had NO idea how to pose or what I was doing, I was a model! My first dream had come true. I'll never forget that shoot and I love to think about how far I've come. It's been an incredible ride and I'm excited to continue making unforgettable memories.”

THE SONG/ARTIST WHO ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS…
”BEYONCÉ!”

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…
”Video projects with my filmmaker husband and interior design.”

MY MODEL ICON IS…
”All of the SUPERS of the 90s- Stunning, smart, successful women who are all still killing it!!!”

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
”Keeping eye cream in the refrigerator and drinking LOTS of water.”

I KEEP IN SHAPE BY…
”Boxing.”

FOR A QUICK HAIR FIX, I...
”Throw on a hat. I love them – even on good hair days!”

MY DE-STRESS TRICK IS…
”A few beers with my best girlfriends.”

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
”Singing, wedding planning, baking.”

I SMELL LIKE…
Bond No.9, West Village.”

MY FAVOURITE OFF-DUTY LOOK IS…
”Skinny jeans, tee, leather jacket.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH…
”Redecorating my apartment and my Alexander Wang x H&M leather trousers.”

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”Leave your eyebrows alone – no over plucking! And never, ever sleep in makeup.”

MY FAVOURITE HOTEL IS…
”The W. I would love their signature scent as a candle for my home but apparently it's top secret and not for sale.”

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS…
”Salvation Taco, NYC. Beautiful rooftop, amazing tacos and ping-pong tables!”

FOR BREAKFAST, I ALWAYS HAVE…
”Coffee!!”

FOR A LONG FLIGHT, I ALWAYS PACK…
”Rosewater spray, super thick moisturiser, at least 10 magazines.”

WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I…
”Enjoy NYC on no particular schedule, throw a dinner party, visit my family.”

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”A quote I read by Judy Garland: ‘Always be the first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.’ I think it is so important to be true to yourself through and through – there's only one you, own that and be proud!”

MY FAVOURITE THING TO SHOP WHEN I AM AWAY IS…
”Small, special items for the home that will trigger a lovely memory of where I've been. I'm writing this from Marrakech now and plan to wander the souks for the rest of the day.”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT…
”How to pack the perfect carry-on for a week-long trip!”

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO...
”Remain in this exciting industry – I would love to create my own line.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS…
Sex and the City. Perhaps cliché, but that series just never goes out of style.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING…
#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso.”

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS…
”To be happy, healthy, and live in every moment!”

Candice Huffine on the runway at the amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala 2015, Getty Images.

Candice Huffine on the runway at the amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala 2015, Getty Images.

CANDICE HUFFINE

AGE: 31

CITY: New York

AGENCY: Muse Management

INSTAGRAM: @candicehuffine 

TWITTER: @candicehuffine 

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