Candice Swanepoel took a tumble while walking in the Givenchy show at New York’s Fashion Week. According to Hollywood Life, the model tripped on an unlaced boot that she was wearing, and fell to the ground. The 26-year-old was helped back up on to her feet and was on her way back down the runway after giving the audience a little wave.
“Candice tumbled forward on the catwalk after losing her balance, and fell on her hands and knees. The look of panic, then pain, on her face was just awful! A chivalrous gentlemen from the front row rushed to her aid, and as she was guided to her feet she let the rest of the audience know she was A-OK.”
Candice Swanepoel is very professional and didn’t let the mishap screw up the rest of her time on the runway. Although it may have been super embarrassing (but, hey, it happens), and it undoubtedly hurt, Candice was able to keep her composure throughout. After the show, the model posted the following photo on Instagram, showing her bloody knees. Ouch!
“Thank you to who ever picked me up off the runway tonight. left with little scratches but mostly a bruised ego #ohwell,” Candace captioned the photo.
According to Mail Online, Candice fiddled with her hair a bit and totally tried to laugh off her spill. Most people in the audience seemed more concerned with whether or not she was hurt, and it was great to see her get up and start walking again.
“She had been modelling and exquisite sheer lace dress, which flashed her underwear to the crowds – though it wouldn’t be her only embarrassment that night. The gothic gown, from Givenchy’s SS16 line, was paired with black and red strappy heels that featured an evidently dangerous open-laced detail.”
Candice Swanepoel obviously isn’t the first model to have a mishap during fashion week. Other models have lost their balance, or tripped over something on the runway. It is not always easy walking in those intricate outfits and sky high heels (believe it or not). Injuries can occur during these fashion shows, and Candace is really lucky that she did not twist her ankle, or break something. A little blood and a couple of bruises will disappear soon enough — and her bruised ego will heal over time as well.
Check out the video below to see Candice’s runway spill.
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