Each year we look forward to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Every year, as we watch these beautiful women walk with confidence in the runway, we become motivated and inspired to get fit. They’re young, beautiful, feminine and empowered. At some point, you wanted to be exactly like them. But who are these angels and how exactly did they get to where they are? Let’s get to know some of the hottest Victoria’s Secret models of all time.
- Adriana Lima
The name Adriana Lima is almost synonymous with the Victoria’s Secret brand. When you think of one, you think of the other. This Brazilian beauty joined the fashion powerhouse in 2000 and walked on practically every show until 2014 – once just weeks after giving birth. She had the honor to wear the most coveted fantasy bra, once alone and once with fellow angel Alessandra Ambrosio. Even today, she remains one of the highest paid models in the world. There is no denying that Adriana Lima is one of the most iconic Victoria’s Secret angels.
- Alessandra Ambrosio
Another Brazilian model that is well-known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel is Alessandra Ambrosio, who also happens to be best friends with Lima. She began her professional relationship with the brand in 2004. Her last walk on the annual show was back in 2014. She has also worn the fantasy bra twice. Among her other achievements with the brand was being chosen as the first spokesmodel for the Victoria’s Secret Model PINK line.
- Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum is a bona fide supermodel with early ties to Victoria’s Secret. In fact, she worked so well with the company, that she spent 13 years there before leaving to pursue other ventures. She is the first ever German model to become an angel. This leggy blonde has also managed to wear the fantasy bra not once, but three times, including the unforgettable Millenium Bra in 2009.
- Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel got her wings in 2010 and had a relatively short career as an angel but made quite an impact to Victoria’s Secret fans. Her abrupt departure in 2014 disappointed a lot of people all over the world. With her, sultry walk, she was a show-stealer for every show she walked on. She wore the Royal Fantasexysy Bra in 2013 and was also the cover highly-coveted Victoria’s Secret swim catalog.
- Rosie Huntington-Whitely
English rose, Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s claim to fame was becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2006. She stayed with the clothing brand until 2010. Her time with the company also led the way for her casting in the blockbuster movie hit, Transformers, when she met the film’s director, Michael Bay while shooting a Victoria’s Secret commercial. She is currently working in the lingerie industry with her own line, Rosie for Autograph, having partnered with British brand Marks & Spencer.
- Doutzen Kroes
This Dutch stunner started working with Victoria’s Secret in 2004 and became an official angel four years later. She stayed on for six successful years, which reportedly earned her a fortune. Her last walk on the annual fashion show was the 2014 show in London. Doutzen was also one of the highest paid models in the industry at the peak of her career. In 2012, Forbes listed her as fifth on the top-earning models list, when she earned an estimated $6.9 million in one year.
- Gisele Bundchen
You know a model has reached supermodel status when she is merely called by her last name. Gisele Bundchen was at the pinnacle of her modeling career in her time as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She only had to walk on the fashion show one year before she was given her wings. She had the privilege of wearing the fantasy bra twice – the Red Hot Fantasy Bra and Panties in 2000 and the Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra in 2005. Bundchen is still among the highest paid models in the world, making the Forbes annual list year in and year out.
There you have it! These women are all incredible, hardworking, and beautiful in more ways than one. Whoever decided to call them angels knew precisely what they were talking about. These women are not only inspiring because of being supermodels, but also because they are proof that women can achieve anything they set their minds to. They are not only the hottest Victoria’s Secret models of all time, but also the brightest stars in their own right.