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The Flash's Candice Patton Is Striking And These New Photos Prove It

Christopher Ross. Styling by Nadia Rath.

Dress by Versace. Necklace by Dannijo. Shoes by Chiara Ferragni.

Candice Patton is vibrant, vivacious, and a force of nature

Escape to paradise with The Flash star Candice Patton. Get to know the woman behind journalist Iris West in this gorgeous photo pictorial, photographed at the equally gorgeous Jamaican getaway The Trident Hotel in Port Antonio.

Check out these amazing photos Watch! captured for our November-December 2017 issue (on newsstands now)—including web-exclusive photos—plus learn fun facts and interview tidbits on The CW star.

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Originally published in Watch! Magazine, November-December 2017.

Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.


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Southern charm

Candice Patton on tree swing by the water

Christopher Ross

Fun Fact: Candice Patton grew up in Plano, Texas, and graduated from Southern Methodist University.


Styling by Nadia Rath. Bodysuit by LOM Clothing. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Decisions, decisions

Candice Patton in gold sequined dress on the rocks

Christopher Ross

After college, Patton debated between heading to L.A. or New York to pursue her passion for theater. "I think I made the better decision... I felt pressure at the time to take advantage of my youth."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Local heroes

Candice Patton swimming in infinity pool

Christopher Ross

The Flash—in which Patton plays journalist Iris West, love interest to DC Comics superhero Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin—is filmed in Vancouver, BC. Filming 10 months a year in another country, albeit "a great country," has made her appreciate little US conveniences like 24-hour food delivery and Amazon Prime: "...when you ask me what I miss, it's always the stupid things."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Gratitude matters

Candice Patton in pink bikini

Christopher Ross

Patton is moved by how much Iris West has meant to DC Comics' fans, even before the character was ever on TV. "When I go to these conventions and meet people who are so touched by her, it makes me really emotional."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Swim top and bottom by Melissa Odabash. Sheer top by Urban Outfitters. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Mystery dance

Candice Patton swimming in infinity pool

Christopher Ross

Many of Patton's favorite performers are those whose private lives remain private. "You feel this pressure to be on social media. But I like a little bit of mystery."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Girl power

Candice Patton stuns in gorgeous yellow dress

Christopher Ross

Patton cites a diverse list of acting inspirations, including Lucille Ball, Halle Berry, and Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot.

Styling by Nadia Rath. Dress by Guess. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

The good fight

Candice Patton posing by infinity pool

Christopher Ross

"I'm passionate about diversity. I'm passionate about changing the landscape of film and television so it resembles the world that we live in. I know seeing actors of color on-screen changed my life."— Candice Patton

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Super natural

Candice Patton holding coconut

Christopher Ross

Patton's off-screen style is dressed-down comfy, and often athletic-inspired.

Styling by Nadia Rath. Sweatshirt by Urban Outfitters. Shorts by Venus. Shoes by Brian Atwood. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Hidden weapon

Candice Patton posing in infinity pool

Christopher Ross

Genre entertainment, Patton feels, jibes perfectly with her mission of diversity and inclusion: "When you create a world that's so insane, anything is possible.

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Getting catty

Candice Patton wearing hot pink bathing suit wearing sunglasses

Christopher Ross

Patton was galvanized when she saw Halle Berry's Catwoman, admitting it helped her visualize herself in a leading movie role: "...watching her be a badass and crack that whip... if she was doing that in 2004, imagine what I could do in 2020!"

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Fan favorite

Candice Patton lounging on rocks in sparkly gold dress

Christopher Ross

Jesse L. Martin, who plays Patton's TV dad, helped her handle the shock of having a sudden, ardent fan club. "He always says, 'No one's throwing rocks.'"

He made her realize, she says, that "it's all good energy."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Having it all

Candice Patton swimming in hot pink bikini

Christopher Ross

Though she's loving playing Iris West, Patton sees a future that includes independent films, theater, and romantic comedy.

As a black woman, says Patton, she'd love to headline a big Hollywood blockbuster. "Just so I can wave the flag and let other girls know, 'It's still happening, we can still do it!'"


Styling by Nadia Rath. Swim top and bottom by Melissa Odabash. Sheer top by Urban Outfitters. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Secret of success

Candice Patton posing in bright yellow dress

Patton is a firm believer in learning from your mistakes. "Success teaches you that it's possible. But success, to me, is more dangerous than failure."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Dress by Guess. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

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