Victoria's Secret is one of the most famous manufacturers of underwear for women, famous for its large-scale fashion shows with the participation of the most beautiful models. Some time ago, the brand was accused of sexism and unwillingness to expand the “model range” of women’s bodies. Representatives of body positivity called on the company to bring beauties onto the catwalk not only with the parameters “90-60-90”. The VS management gave up, but business, as they say, did not take off. According to the latest data, the brand's sales have fallen, which once again proves that following trends is not always good for business. In this review, let's remember the most outstanding Victoria's Secret "angels".
Stella Maxwell, Belgium
Although she was born in Brussels, the offer to pursue a modeling career came to her during a trip to New Zealand. She joined VS in 2015, at the age of 25. And in 2016 she took first place in Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” list. Stella's light, transparent beauty allowed her to shine not only on the catwalk of the famous lingerie brand, but also in its advertising campaigns.
Elsa Hosk, Sweden
Hosk began her modeling career at age 14. In addition, the girl was seriously interested in basketball, which allowed her to acquire such physical shape that Victoria’s Secret dreamed of getting her in every possible way. A joyful event for both parties occurred in 2015. Along with her strong aesthetic side, Hosk is a consistent advocate for women's rights and has collaborated with FAIR Girls, an organization that fights against human trafficking.
Gisele Bundchen, Brazil
Angel VS the highest paid fashion model was from 2000 to 2007. And the world learned about her a little earlier, in 1999, when she appeared on the cover of Vogue. Throughout her career, Gisele has been awarded various titles, and one of them, unofficially, is “best hair in Hollywood,” according to Elle magazine. In 2009, Vanity Fair ranked her 2nd on its list of the most beautiful women. And in 2011, Beyoncé herself admitted that she always drew “fashionable” inspiration from Bundchen.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, UK
The girlfriend of actor Jason Statham began collaborating with Victoria's Secret in 2010, and in 2011 she entered Maxim's Hot 100. After Bundchen disappeared from the catwalks, taking up raising children, Rosie in 2016, according to Forbes, became the highest paid model in the world. She also showed herself in cinema, starring in films such as Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Miranda Kerr, Australia
The ex-wife of actor Orlando Bloom and current wife of Snapchat founder, billionaire Evan Spiegel, became the first Australian Victoria's Secret Angel in 2007. Over the years, she received the titles of the most beautiful and desirable woman in the world, as well as the highest paid model.
Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazil
Another native of the sunny land of carnivals joined the colorful, multicultural family of Victoria's Secret in 2007. And she first appeared on the podium at the age of 15. At various times she graced the covers of such magazines as Elle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. In 2008, she participated in a show for a famous lingerie brand three months after the birth of her first child. And at the show in 2011, she “carried” the brand’s heaviest wings ever designed for the show, while pregnant with her second child.
Candice Swanepoel, South Africa
She was able to transform her love for Victoria’s Secret into her own, profitable business - the swimsuit company Tropic of C. She has been participating in the enchanting VB shows since 2010, and along the way she has starred for glossy magazines and famous brands that produce clothing and accessories.
Adriana Lima, Brazil
At the age of 15, she took part in the “Supermodel of Brazil” competition and a year later in a similar competition “Supermodel of the World”. She has had a relationship with Victoria's Secret since 2000. Over the years, she was included in the lists of the most beautiful women in the world, shone on the covers of magazines and was the “face” of advertising campaigns of famous fashion houses.