“I love rolling around in the sand and sea, feeling all of the elements and appreciating my surroundings. I feel sexier modeling swimwear,” model Candice Swanepoel tells PEOPLE. “Let’s just say shooting swim is the best part of being an Victoria’s Secret Angel for me.”
Swanepoel does a sexy beachfront striptease in the commercial above to promote the brand’s first 2012 swim catalog, in mailboxes Friday. The South African stunner, shot in the sun on the exotic islands of Bora Bora, wears (er, doesn’t wear) a suit inspired by Brazil’s beaches and bombshells — a theme seen throughout this year’s VS swimsuits and promotional items.