- "In those days, I didn't know my ass from my elbow. Luckily, a lot of other people did!"
- ―Candy Suxxx
Candice Shand, better known by her stage name Candy Suxxx, is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and mentioned in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Her name is also seen on posters in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Grand Theft Auto V. Candy Suxxx has appeared in a number of adult films, including Bite, Closer Encounters, Vinewood Call Girls, That Can't Be Legal, Filthy Chicks, Return of the Anaconda and Let Me Bounce.
In 1984, she already had at least one film released and was making a name for herself, having a fan in Sergeant Jerry Martinez since he was watching a tape of Candy with a pig and a horse before causing Victor Vance expulsion from the army.
In 1986, Candy based herself out of Vice City, occasionally working with adult film director Steve Scott. She also works as a prostitute or escort, often accompanying Congressman Alex Shrub, including to Juan Cortez' parties, in place of his wife Laura. She first meets Tommy Vercetti when he recruits her, first killing her agent, and then taking her to the InterGlobal Films studios with Mercedes Cortez. During Dildo Dodo, it is revealed that Steve Scott and Candy are sleeping together which is discovered when Scott asks Suxxx to go to his trailer. Vercetti later follows her in a helicopter to a penthouse where she meets with Shrub, allowing Vercetti to take damaging pictures of Shrub, dressed as Martha, and Suxxx, allowing him to blackmail Shrub into allowing porn films to continue to be distributed in the city. Suxxx meets Vercetti once again when Vercetti gets the idea to use a spotlight display to advertise their latest film.
She continues to work in the porn industry until at least 1992, where posters and a billboard appear in both Los Santos and Las Venturas in San Andreas, with posters featuring Candy also appearing in Liberty City in 1998. Pictures of Candy Suxxx appear in some safehouses in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
On Kent Paul's website, it appears that by 2002, Candy has retired from the porn industry, having her occupations as "Educator and philanthropist". Candy has too regretted her past actions, saying that she didn't "know her ass from her elbow", but that luckily, a lot of other people did.
Candy Suxxx seems to be popular in 2013, as all sorts of media of her can be found, including posters. In fact, she became so popular she even managed to get her own star on the Vinewood Walk of Fame.
In Grand Theft Auto V, if Michael calls Tracey at any point between the missions Fame or Shame and Reuniting the Family, she will refer to herself in her voicemail as Tracey Suxxx, suggesting that she might be influenced by Candy.
VCBI Crime Tree Record
In the late 1980s, and possibly in the early 1990s, Candy has red straight hair, green eyes and buttocks and breasts larger than normal. According to Candy herself and Mercedes Cortez, she has silicone implants and has been operated. Candy also tended to be scantily-clad almost all the time: she only dressed with a blue bra with white stars in the center (likely representing the United States flag) covering only her nipples, a red bikini with white stripes, red high heels and a white band on her hair.
Prominent Appearances in Missions
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Conduct Unbecoming (Voice)
- In the Japanese releases of GTA Vice City, Candy's pictures are replaced with flowers and kittens.
- Her VCPD Crime Tree Record says she "never seems to get cold", a reference about she is seen only wearing a bikini through the whole game.