- "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 and stars in GTA San Andreas, GTA IV and GTA V.
In 1984, she already had at least one film released and was making a name for herself, having a fan in Jerry Martinez since he was watching a tape of Candy with a pig and a horse during the mission Conduct Unbecoming. In 1986, she based herself out of Vice City, occasionally working with porn 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 this is recognized 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 movie.
She continues to work in the porn industry through to at least 1992, when posters and a billboard appear in both Los Santos and Las Venturas in San Andreas, whilst posters featuring Candy also appear 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 as if Candy has moved on from the porn industry, having her occupations as "Educator and philanthropist."
Candy seems to still be popular even in 2013, as all sorts of media of her can be found, including posters. In fact, she has gotten so popular that she managed to get her own star on the Vinewood Walk of Fame. This makes her a celebrity. Also after the Grand Theft Auto V mission Did Somebody Say Yoga? and Michael's family moves out, when calling Tracey her voicemail will refer to herself as Tracey Suxxx, suggesting that she might be a fan of Candy. This voicemail will change after Reuniting the Family.
VCPD Crime Tree Record
- Woman of extremely ill repute.
- Possible involvement in blackmailing of politicians.
- Never seems to get cold.
- GTA Vice City
- In Japanese releases of GTA Vice City, Candy's pictures are replaced with flowers and kittens.