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Last updated at 11:48 PM on 30th March 2011

Victoria’s Secret was once famous for choosing ‘curvy’ models to advertise their wares.

But underwear model Candice Swanepoel shocked onlookers today as she revealed her alarmingly thin figure.

The 22-year-old appeared to have lost a significant amount of weight as she modelled the lingerie line’s new range of swimwear at The Mondrian hotel in Los Angeles.

Candice Swanepoel

Frightening: Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel shocked onlookers today as she revealed her alarmingly thin figure whilst modelling the lingerie line’s new range of swimwear, alongside Alessadra Ambrosio, left, and Adriana Lima, right

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Unrecognisable: Candice’s appearance today was a far-cry from when she fronted up the company’s Valentine’s day campaign which was released in January this year

Standing alongside fellow Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima, she stood out with her pencil thin legs and concaved stomach. 

She also appeared noticeably slimmer around the jawline.

While Adriana and Alessandra looked slender in their black swimsuits, Candice looked almost emaciated next to the two girls.

What a change: the girls are a far cry from the models who once advertised the brand, including Heidi Klum

What a change: the girls are a far cry from the models who once advertised the brand, including Heidi Klum

Odd one out: Standing alongside fellow Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima, she stood out with her pencil thin legs and concaved stomach

Odd one out: Standing alongside fellow Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima, she stood out with her pencil thin legs and concaved stomach

While 29-year-old Adriana, who gave birth eighteen months ago to her daughter Valentina, showed no sign of carrying any extra baby weight, she had a far sight more meat on her bones.

Even Alessandra who is known for her slender frame looked larger next to the blonde South African beauty.

Candice’s appearance was a far-cry from when she fronted up the company’s Valentine’s Day campaign – which was released in January this year.

In a two-piece raspberry bra set, her sexy curves were clearly on display.

Healthier: The lingerie line has had a long-line of beauties that have endorsed a healthy model figure boasting ample cleavage, fuller legs and backsides, including legendary supermodels, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks
Healthier: The lingerie line has had a long-line of beauties that have endorsed a healthy model figure boasting ample cleavage, fuller legs and backsides, including legendary supermodels, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks
Healthier: The lingerie line has had a long-line of beauties that have endorsed a healthy model figure boasting ample cleavage, fuller legs and backsides, including legendary supermodels, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks

Healthier: The lingerie line has had a long-line of beauties that have endorsed a healthy model figure that boasts ample cleavage, fuller legs and backsides, including legendary supermodels, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, left to right

Candice is fast becoming one of the most popular Victoria’s Secret models and actually landed the cover of the Victoria’s Secret Swim 2011 Catalogue.

Slim: Alessandra Ambrosio has also come under fire for being too thin

Slim: Alessandra Ambrosio has also come under fire for being too thin

In recent years, the company has been criticised from shifting away from the curvy models that made the brand so famous in favour of super-slim girls.

The lingerie line has had a long-line of beauties that have endorsed a healthy model figure that boasts ample cleavage and fuller legs and backsides, unlike most fashion models.

Those have include legendary supermodels Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks.

The company have already come under fire after a 2010 shoot in St. Barts revealed a strikingly skinny Alessandra Ambrosio modelling the label’s swimwear.

With her pelvic bones and ribs protruding just a year and half after having her baby Anja, she looked childlike next to two plus size models.

But Alessandra believes she is more on the  curvy side and even once told the Daily Mail: ‘I’m very lucky to work for a brand that wants women to be healthy. You need to be able to fill out the bra and the panties, so yes, I’m a curvier girl.’

Victoria’s Secret has gone from strength to strength since launching in 1977.

Though the brand is not currently widely available throughout Britain, the lingerie masters have big plans in place for the first UK flagship store to open next year on London’s New Bond Street.

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