Jen Lowery/Splash News Online
03/31/2011 at 04:15 PM EDT
When South African stunner Candice Swanepoel made an appearance Wednesday in Los Angeles to model the new line of swimwear by Victoria's Secret, her slight figure caused a major stir.
Overnight, buzz cropped up about Swanepoel's seemingly shocking weight loss, given that she appeared thinner in L.A. than she had in photos taken only months earlier. HollywoodLife.com
went so far as to call her "scarily, skeletally, stick-thin" and CBSNews.com
called her "startlingly slim."
Swanepoel spoke with Hollyscoop.com
at a Victoria's Secret event on Wednesday and told them what keeps her thin. "My diet. Stress and a lot of traveling kind of deals with that for me," she said. "I workout a lot, I box. I’m obsessed with it. It helps a lot with traveling to be strong and carry on with everything."
During New York Fashion Week in November, Swanepoel, 22, told ABCNews.com
that she was having trouble keeping weight on. "Actually, this year my problem has been more putting the weight on and getting muscle on because it's been really busy," she said. "I've been traveling around like crazy. I get skinnier if I'm very busy."
Calls to reps for Victoria's Secret were not immediately returned.