No question about it she has gone from being a barefoot, skinny little old farm girl and a school dropout to becoming one of the highest earning models. This 22-year-old who grew up in Mooi River, is listed as the 10th highest earning model in the world by Forbes. Last year, Candice Swanepoel earned $3 mil. She was not just romantically linked to rapper Kanye West but more, she counts Leonardo DiCaprio as a friend. She joins some of the biggest names; Kate Moss, Heidi Klum and Gisele Bündchen. Who topped the list with an annual salary of $45 mil. One of the publication's top 10 list of high-earning supermodels. Her parents must be proud, Eileen and Willem Swanepoel, spoke to the Times at their homestead in Somerset West in the Western Cape this week.