The biggest fashion show of the year arrived once again, and as we prepare to be amazed at the superstar top models as they strut their stuff down the runway, we have given you the lowdown of the biggest names in VS Angel history, and the fresh-faced new-comers who have made their mark and put their wings on for their big debut.
Russian supermodel Irina Shayk gained international recognition in 2007 following an exclusive deal she signed with Intimissimi lingerie where she was the face of their brand. The beautiful model made her Victoria Secrets fashion show debut in 2016 at age 30. During her debut show, she was also pregnant with her first child with Bradley Cooper.
Best known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Portuguese model Sara Sampaio was first discovered when she was just 15 and won a hair modeling contest in Portugal at 16. She is a Giorgio Armani beauty ambassador and appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2014 – which was the first time for a Portuguese model.
She first began working as a Victoria’s Secret model in 2010 and has since made a mark for herself as one of the most famous models in their lineup and is now one of the highest paid Angels. In 2015, Candice was chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra that cost $10 million! Born in South Africa, she has been one of the top earning models every year since 2010.
Gigi Hadid and her sister are a dynamic duo, heating up the catwalks wherever they strut their stuff. This year Gigi returns to walk in the biggest fashion show on everyone’s calendars.
Stella Maxwell became an official Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015 and had walked the catwalk the previous year. She was born in Belgium to Northern Irish parents and was lucky enough to travel when she was younger as her dad was a diplomat, taking her to Australia and New Zealand, where she studied at the University of Otago.
Brazilian model and actress, Adriana Lima is probably the most famous Victoria’s Secret Angel and has been with the brand since 1999! At 37, she has a face that everybody knows for its pure beauty and she is also known for her fun personality. Lima found fame in the modeling industry when she came second place in the Supermodel of the World competition.
As the news broke that she would be walking in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret runway, Bella Hadid wrote on her Instagram page how grateful she was. She and her sister are world renowned for their incredible beauty and top model status, and soon we will be glued to our screens as she walks the runway with these true angels.
Heidi Klum graced the Victoria’s Secret runway from 1997 up until 2009. Since then she has continued to model and has expanded her career. Now, she is a fashion designer, television personality, author and actress. She presented fashion design show, Project Runway for 16 seasons and has a NET worth of $90 million. Klum was also the first German model to ever walk for Victoria’s Secret.
To date, Miranda Kerr is the only ever Australian model to be titled a Victoria’s Secret Angel and she began walking for them back in 2006 where she wore a cheerleader-inspired outfit. From then, she walked in five other shows and eventually hung up her wings in 2012. She was often the model who wore the most fun looks on the catwalk.
This English model is also an actress, businesswoman, and designer and first walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2006, with her last walk being back in 2010. Living in California with her child and husband, she dabbled into the acting pool when she appeared in Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mad Max: Fury Road.
This year’s Fantasy Bra will be worn by Swedish model Elsa Hosk. The bra is worth $1.5 million, and it is one of the biggest honors within the Victoria’s Secret brand to be asked to wear the delicately designed lingerie garment. She has also worked for major fashion brands, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, H&M and Guess.
Married to Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine, Namibian model Behati Prinsloo became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2009 and walked in nine consecutive shows since then. In 2014 and 2015 she opened each show. This year will see her triumphant return after taking a three-year hiatus after giving birth to her two children Gio Grace and Dusty Rose.
American model Lily Aldridge was another model to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show while she was pregnant with her daughter Dixie. In 2014 she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for its 50th anniversary. Walking her first show in 2009 she became a famous Angel in 2010 and was given her wings for the first time. In 2015, she wore the Fireworks Fantasy Bra.
Sadie Newman is British model who rose to fame when joining with Wilhelmina and Ford models. She is one of the latest faces to be joining the other top models on this year’s 2018 Victoria’s Secret runway for the exciting new show. Her fresh face and beautiful features have fast made her one to watch. What’s more, if there wasn’t already a dynamic duo in town, watch out Gigi and Bella because Sadie and fellow VS angel Sara Sampaio are unbreakable besties.
Brazilian model and actress became the first Victoria’s Secret spokesmodel for the company’s PINK line. She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2000 to 2017 as well as modeling for Armani Exchange, Ralph Lauren, and Christian Dior. In 2007, she was voted into People magazine’s annual, 100 Most Beautiful People In The World and in 2012, she earned $6.6 million.
One of the most highest paid models in the world since 2004, Brazilian Gisele Bundchen is an actress as well as a model. In 2007, she was named the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry and in 2012, she was the top of Forbes top-earning model list. She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2000 until 2007, where she pioneered the famous catwalk ‘horse walk’.
Discovered when she was just 14 by fashion photographer Suzy Gorman she then later signed with West Model & Talent Management. In 2013, she walked her first fashion week that set her into the mainstream modeling map. It was here that her hair was dyed platinum blonde, now her signature look. She has been walking in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 2013.
Now known for her bleached short curly hair, 5 feet 10-inch model Jourdana Phillips was born in Texas. Following suit of Maria Borges in 2015, Phillips is proud to be one of few models who to actually wear her natural hair on the Victoria’s Secret runway. In 2016, she returned to the modeling industry after having a 5-year break and has modeled for VS since then.
The New Zealand beauty has been a fan favorite in and out of her VS lingerie. She’s walked for brands such as Off-White to Adam Selman and Miu Miu. She was once linked to One Direction singer Harry Styles, and now she will be walking the VS runway as the true angel that she is.
After getting spotted for the UK version of America’s Next Top Model, she has made a name for herself in the industry, and has quickly become an ‘it’ top model. The British model has challenged the industry’s standards of beauty and has become one of the top names despite her vitiligo. She is an exciting new member of the VS angel squad.
She fast became one of the world’s top super model’s recently joining the Victoria’s Secret clan. Gracing the catwalk worldwide with her besties Gigi and Bella, Kendall will return to the Victoria’s Secret annual runway show, and we cannot wait to see what it has in store. This ravishing beauty will always be a favorite.
The blonde bombshell comes from Austria and has walked for brands like Max Mara, Roland Mouret and Phillip Plein—not to mention she’s featured on the new E! reality show Model Squad. Now she will join the angels.
The Dutch model is quickly on her way to becoming a supermodel, she’s walked every major runway from New York to Paris, and soon she will be gracing the VS catwalk with other superstars. She is definitely one to watch.
Daughter of MLB icon Jose Canseco, if you are a baseball fan, she will be of relevance to you. Working her way up quickly in the modeling world, she is the girl next door blonde bombshell who is now part of the angels squad.
After a two-year hiatus, Australian stunner Shaik, will finally make her return to the VS runway and we cannot wait to see what is in store. From four-hour workouts to cosmetic touches and last-minute lymphatic drainage massages, this is how the world’s most beautiful women are getting runway ready. Shanina, 27, says she enjoys lymphatic massages just days before the show, with the treatment helping to drain excess fluid from the body.
The Norwegian model has been hitting the runways since 2011, this year will be her second year of the VSFS catwalk.
Gale is an Australian model, and Indian, but grew up in Sweden, and not only has she strutted her stuff four times for Victoria’s Secret but has also been featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Playboy. That’s right, she is on the up and there is nothing stopping her.
This blonde beauty has been a CK One girl since 2014, and now the girl next door will get her third chance to rock the Victoria Secret Pink section.
The newly engaged supermodel, and former VS Angel, will indeed join the gang once again to walk the catwalk and show the newbies how it’s done. She is never afraid to make a statement, and we cannot wait to see what she wears.
She has fast risen to the top of the model food chain, and this will be her third time walking in the show. She made a statement by choosing to walk with her natural hair in last year’s show in Shanghai, and plans to do it again. “I think it’s super important to have natural hair at the show,” she said. We want people coming in different sizes and shapes, and a diverse range of women of color. We want girls that everyone can identify with. I’m hoping there’s girls who will be like, ‘Oh, that looks like me!'”
The American model has had quite a presence at all the top shows during fashion week from New York to Paris, and now she prepares to get read to walk her third VSFS. Watch out angels, she is back!
This gorgeous Danish beauty fast became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, since her modeling debut in 2011. She has walked in over 300 fashion shows, modeled for some of the world’s biggest fashion brands, not to mention been on the cover of and featured in magazines such as Vanity Fair, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.
The Dutch model has walked in over 200 shows since her debut in 2013. This year she will hit the VS Fashion Show for the fourth year in a row. That is some walk!
She’s walked over 100 shows since her debut for Spring/Summer 2017. She is truly striking, and will make her debut as an angel.
The Nigerian beauty was casted in last year’s show but after her visa was denied by Chinese government, she was unable to walk in the Shanghai extravaganza. Thankfully, she’s got another shot, and we cannot wait to see her rocking it as an angel.
The supermodel has walked in three VS fashion shows, but her last appearance was in 2013. The catwalk veteran will make her long awaited return this year and we are sure she is going to strut her stuff like her life depends on it.
The South Sudanese stunner remains a mainstay of the fashion world due to her incredible striking looks and natural beauty, she will now also conquer the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the second year in a row.
The VS Pink ambassador and newest face of Estee Lauder will be back for another run. Just look at her angelic features.
The VS superstar got her big break back in 2010 as a Givenchy exclusive, she’s dominated the biggest runways from New York to Paris and will soon strut her stuff at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show once again.
This top model was discovered through IMG’s instagram campaign #ILikeYourGenes, and since she has gone from strength to strength in the modeling world and has strutted on top runways from New York to Paris. The sensational beauty will walk in her third VS Fashion Show this year.