Candice Swanepoel stars in Kanye’s Yeezy ads after posing for Kim’s Skims

These models can be so heartless.

Just a few months after posing for Kim Kardashian’s Skims “Icons” campaign, Candice Swanepoel switched sides by starring in Kardashian’s ex Kanye West’s new Yeezy ads.

Swanepoel, 33, showed off Ye’s much-instagrammed chrome sunglasses (or SHDZ, as he calls them) as well as a new Yeezy backpack (sorry, BCK PCK – apparently West’s about vowels) in a futuristic photoshoot captured by Nick Knight.

The South African beauty is practically unrecognizable in the photos; in one image, she poses topless in the metallic hues, covering her chest with her arms and wearing her hair in a tight back bun.

A second sees her with her back (and backpack) to the camera under what appears to be a solar eclipse, her identity obscured by a hooded jacket and giant boots. In a third, she stares through the lens with a shaved head; photographer Knight actually Photoshopped into his own bare dome to achieve the effect.

Candice Swanepoel poses for Yeezy
Swanepoel shook a shaved head for one shot.

“CNDC SWNPL 4 YZY,” the brand captioned the first of several images from Swanepoel’s sci-fi themed shoot, which the model also shared on her own page.

Fellow catwalker Amber Valletta dropped fire emojis in the comments, while Amelia Gray Hamlin wrote “period”. Alexander Wang, Brian Atwood, Alton Mason and Mimi Cuttrell were among the other fashion insiders to praise the shots.

Swanepoel goes incognito under what appears to be a solar eclipse.

Earlier this year, Swanepoel was joined for her sultry Skims campaign by former Victoria’s Secret Angels Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio and Tyra Banks, along with Kardashian herself.

Now she’s teaming up with West by rocking his viral shades, which bear his youngest daughter’s stamp of approval.

candice posing with kim kardashian
Kim Kardashian reunited several ex-US Angels for Skims’ ‘Icons’ campaign.

“I put these glasses on Chicago last night and she said ‘these are my glasses now,’ she wouldn’t take them off,” Ye told Vogue. “She was able to throw shades in the air and they fell to the ground, and I wasn’t running like ‘you’re going to break the prototype’.”

In addition to being spotted on both Kardashian and the couple’s kids, the futuristic frames have also made their way onto the faces of Lisa Rinna and daughter Amelia Hamlin.

And Swanepoel isn’t the only star to trade her allegiances and pose for West: Kylie Jenner’s former best friend Jordyn Woods also posted photos in the rapper’s latest Yeezy looks.

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