Hermann Nicoli is the fiancé of Victoria’s Secret Angel, Candice Swanepoel. She opened the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and like her raven-styled black and red wings, she was nothing less than powerful! The couple got engaged in 2015 and welcomed a son Anaca together last year. Here’s everything you need to know about Hermann Nicoli.
Hermann Nicoli is famous for being the boyfriend and fiancé of Candice Swanepoel, one of the elite class of supermodels lucky enough to call themselves the Victoria’s Secret Angels. The couple has a son, Anacã Nicoli, who was born in October 2016. Not much is known about Hermann Nicoli, as he tends to keep to himself. But he and Swanepoel don’t shy away from displaying their affection for each other, and they are quite adorable when they do! We have some must-know facts about Herman Nicoli, his net worth, and his baby with Candice Swanepoel.
#1. He’s a Brazilian Model
Herman Nicoli is extremely good looking and has a ripped body that is certainly suited to date one of the most beautiful women in the world. It’s no surprise that 35-year-old Nicoli puts his handsome looks to good use by modeling.
It’s not known what campaigns Nicoli has worked on, or what shows has he walked in, but his net worth is estimated to be slightly over $1.5 million. This is still less than Swanepoel’s net worth of $25.0 million, which puts her on Forbes‘ list of the world’s top-earning models.
#2. Nicoli and Swanepoel Met in Paris
It’s rare that we hear of models dating other models, especially with most Vicotiria’s Secret Angels being involved with famous musicians or billionaires. This is partial because female supermodels typically have more fame and fortune over their male counterparts. Very few male models can rise to the level of Tyson Beckford. However, Nicoli and Swanepoel have stuck together for more than 10 years, even though there were rumors they hit a rough patch last year. Their relationship has held its ground because they knew each other before either became as successful as they are today.
Swanepoel was 17 years old (and only two years into her modeling career) when she met 20-year-old Nicoli in a 2005 fashion event, where they were both modeling. The event appropriately took place in the city of love, Paris. The two dated for a while, at times making it long distance because of their demanding schedules, while keeping their relationship on the down-low.
#3. He’s Popular on Instagram
Nicoli and Swanepoel keep their relationship private, but Nicoli is quite popular on social media, specifically Instagram. He currently has over 111k followers on Instagram and the number keeps increasing. Pretty soon, he might join the Instagram millionaires club, along with Swanepoel who has a whopping 11.5 million followers.
His Instagram posts are mostly about him, his beautiful fiancée, and their son Anaca. Recently, he has been posting some fun pictures of himself and his 1-year-old son. Back in 2014, when Nicoli and Swanepoel were keeping a low profile, Swanepoel surprised everyone by posting a picture on her Instagram that showed the couple all romanced up.
#4. Swanepoel Learned Portuguese for Nicoli
Swanepoel is a South-African native, who is fluent in Afrikaans and English. She added another feather in her linguistic cap by learning Portuguese for her boyfriend. Hermann Nicoli is from Brazil and his parents and two sisters, Gabi and Sabrina Nicoli, still live there. His mother tongue is Portuguese, and it is said that he calls Swanepoel “pequeno gato” which means “little cat” in Portuguese.
Swanepoel fell in love with Brazil because of Nicoli. She has often said that she misses her home in South Africa, but since she and Nicoli have been dating, they spend most of their downtime in Brazil. They even bought a house in Brazil and have said that they want to settle there. Can these two be any more in love? And with the little one, they have bonded more as a family.
#5. Their Son was Born in October
In 2014, Candice Swanepoel and Hermann Nicoli were posting loving pictures with each other on Instagram. But they were also hit by rumors that their relationship was on the rocks. Breakup rumors be damned! Swanepoel and Nicoli proved their relationship is stronger than ever when Nicoli proposed to the supermodel in August 2015.
The good news for Nicoli and Swanepoel didn’t just end there. In March 2016, it was announced that Swanepoel was expecting her first child with Nicoli. On October 5, 2016, Swanepoel gave birth to their son, Anacã Nicoli. Anacã is Brazilian for “red parrot,” as revealed by the animal-loving Swanepoel in her safari-themed baby shower. Following the birth of their son, Swanepoel had to miss out on walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016, but she did cheer on her fellow angels!
But this year, she was back with a bang so big, you couldn’t miss her entry! She was the first angel to walk out onto the ramp, and prove to the world, that she’s here to stay. “I’m opening this year so which [in itself] is a big ‘I’m back’ moment so I’m looking forward to that.” the supermodel had said before the show in Shanghai. She took the show by the reigns as Harry Styles walked in to perform, giving him a little nod of cheer as she exited the ramp. Here’s the power-packed opening of the VSFS 2017 show: