Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: How Candice Swanepoel Preps for the Show (PHOTOS)

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With five annual Victoria’s Secret fashion shows under her belt, Candice Swanepoel is a pro at prepping to strut the catwalk in next-to-nothing.

From all-liquid diets and grueling daily sweat sessions to near deprivation, it’s easy to see why some models go to great lengths to prepare for their goddess-like figures for the televised lingerie show. But Swanepoel eschews such extreme tactics, opting instead to simply ramp up her regular diet and fitness routine.

“I usually use heavier weights on my ankles or the weights that I’m using,” the South African model, 24, told Celebuzz ahead of Wednesday night’s glitz-and-glam show. “But for me, I work out two days and then I need a rest day. Then I work another two days, then I rest again. So we’re kind of ready all year round — it’s just about fine-tuning it.”

In addition to maintaining a regular fitness routine, the model credits her other healthy habits for helping to get her runway-ready.

“I drink a lot of water,” Swanepoel admits. “And sleep, that’s the most important thing for me, to have a good night’s rest because no matter what you do if you don’t sleep and rest, you’ll look terrible.”

And the secret behind that supermodel glow? “I always get a facial, about five days before the show, so that my skin is glowing,” the Victoria’s Secret Angel said.

All that discipline pays off when she hits the runway, looking picture-perfect in the next-to-nothing getups.  And Swanepoel can’t wait to show off this year’s sexy new styles at the 2012 show. “I love all three of my outfits tonight,” she gushed. “But my first look, the lingerie is encrusted with crystals so it’s really like [a] showoff.”

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — featuring performances from Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Bruno Mars — airs Dec. 4 at 10 PM EST on CBS.

See more of the Angels prepping for this year’s show with our sneak peek backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

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