Victoria’s Secret fashion show brings together the most beautiful models on the planet and only 10 are selected to wear the Victoria’s Secret Angel Wings.
Here are some facts you must know about the angels that will walk the Victoria’s Secret 2016 fashion show.
Adriana Lima has been working with Victoria Secret sine 1998 and wore Victoria Secret wings more times than any other supermodel. She’s the only supermodel who filmed 4 Super Bowl commercials and is the most searched supermodel on the internet. Adriana was discovered during the model search in Brazil as she joined her friend who didn’t want to be alone for the contest. Currently, she’s a spokesmodel for Maybelline, Desigual and Marc Jacobs. There has been a trend that when Adriana models for a certain brand, the sales of the company she represents go up.Adriana loves boxing, reading, and is involved in charity work for orphans.
Alessandra Ambrosio has become a Victoria Secret angel in 2000 and was chosen as a first spokes person for the company’s PINK line. Besides modeling Ambrosio owns a clothing line – Ale by Alessandra. Guess campaign made her a recognizable face. Both her and Adriana were chosen as culture correspondents at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Alessandra usually works with Balmain, Moschino, Givenchy, Armani, Louis Vuitton and others.
Lily Aldridge who became VS angel in 2010 is also a Sports illustrated model. Her mother Laura Lyons was a Playboy Playmate. Lily’s first modeling gig was for Abercrombie & Fitch when she was 16. At the age of 17, Aldridge appeared on the cover of the August 2003 Spanish Vogue. Lily owns a a clothing line Velvet Tees. Aldridge appeared in a few music videos, works a lot with Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger and Balmain.
Elsa Hosk became VS angel in 2015 but started modeling when she was 14. Elsa is from Sweden and used to play professional basketball. She has worked to support the anti-human-trafficking organization, FAIR Girls. Elsa worked with brands like Dior, Dolce & Gabanna, Free People and others.
Jasmine Tookes did gymnastics for ten years and was discovered at her mother’s showroom. Her mom is a fashion stylist. Jasmine has worked with Burberry, DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Dsquared and others. Jasmine has become VS Angel in 2015 and this year she will wear a fantasy bra, worth 3million dollars.
Josephine Skriver was discovered when she was on a soccer trip in NY but decided to finish school first and then pursue modeling. Her modeling career took off in 2011 and she walked numerous shows like Prada, Gucci, Balenziaga, Christian Dior and others. She’s walked in over 300 shows. Josephine got her VS wings in 2016. She openly speaks about LGBT rights as she was raised by gay parents and conceived through IVF.
Lais Ribeiro started modeling a year after giving birth to her son after the encouragement from her friend. She started her career during the Sao Paulo spring summer 2011 fashion week. She’s worked with brands like Ralph Lauren, Versace and Marc Jacobs. Lais has become VS angel in 2015.
Romeo Strijd is a dutch supermodel who’s worked with magazines like Dutch Elle, Dutch Vogue and Spanish Harper’s Bazaar. Romee worked with designers like Giambattista Valli, Marchesa, Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci and others. She’s become Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015.
Sara Sampaio won the hair modeling contest and appeared in a commercial in Portugal, but had to finish high school before pursuing modeling full time. She’s become victoria Secret angel in 2015. She’s worked with brands like Blumarine, Armani, GQ, Balmain. She won Sports Illustrated “Rookie of the year” award in 2014. Sara believes that “everyone should feel comfortable in their skin no matter the shape and size.”
Stella Maxwell was discovered in New Zealand where she attended university. Stella has become a VS angel in 2015. Throughout her career she worked with Jeremy Scottl, Moschino, Chanel, Fendi and others.
Taylor Hill was discovered at the age 14 but before becoming a model, she was a gymnast. Taylor got her Victoria Secret wings in 2015. Hill walked numerous shows for Versace, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, DKNY and Vivienne Westwood.