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12 Victoria's Secret Angels Who Rule(d) the Runway

Image: (Left to Right) Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima

Victoria’s Angels – Since the inception of its runway show in 1995, Victoria’s Secret has been the launching pad of many famous faces’ careers such as Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Budchen and Hedi Klum. These girls endorse top products and some even become household names in the process. With the recent crossover of VS girls from commercial stardom to high fashion luxe, we thought we would round-up some of the brand’s most desirable faces throughout the years. Check out our list of twelve memorable Victoria’s Secret models below in no particular order…

Candice Swanepoel

Image: Candice Swanepoel at 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Named a Victoria’s Secret angel in 2010, this South African beauty is currently one of the most popular Angels, covering the swim catalogue three years in a row. The blonde is not just a swimsuit babe though; Candice Swanepoel has gone on to work with some of the industry’s top photographers such as Steven Meisel, Mert & Marcus and Terry Richardson. She has appeared on covers for Vogue Australia, Vogue Italia and Vogue Japan.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Image: Alessandra Ambrosio at 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Brazilian bombshell Alessandra Ambrosio was chosen as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2004. She was the first face of Victoria’s Secret’s PINK line which is aimed at the younger set. The model has also worked with high fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Armani Exchange and Ralph Lauren and is the mother of two children.

Adriana Lima

Image: Adriana Lima at 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Another Brazilian stunner, Adriana Lima, has been an Angel with Victoria’s Secret since 2000. The beauty has worked with some of the industry’s leading photographers including Mert & Marcus, Ellen von Unwerth and Terry Richardson. Campaigns for the beauty include Miu Miu, Givenchy and Blumarine.

Helena Christensen

Image: Helena Christensen at 1995 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The smoldering Danish beauty Helena Christensen was one of the original Victoria’s Secret Angels appearing in tv spots during the 1990s. She appeared in catalogue work and advertisements for the brand as well. Outside of fashion, she is most well-known for appearing in a music video for Chris Isaak’s song, “Wicked Game”. Her recent covers include Vogue Spain, Elle Brazil and Elle Spain.

Gisele Bundchen

Image: Gisele Bundchen at 2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The supermodel walked the Victoria’s Secret runway for many years, but left the brand in 2009. She was one of the most popular Angels to date and arguably one of the few supermodels to come out of the last decade. Gisele Bundchen has gone on to appear in campaigns for Chanel, Roberto Cavalli and Versace. The mom of two and wife to American football star Tom Brady was ranked #95 on Forbes’s Power Women list. Her business ventures include a beauty, lingerie and clothing line.

Miranda Kerr

Image: Miranda Kerr at 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

This year, it was announced that Miranda Kerr would no longer be a VS Angel but she still remains one of the most popular to date. This Australian beauty has fronted campaigns for Prada, Jil Sander and Mango. Covers for the beauty include Vogue Italia, GQ and Elle. Kerr started a beauty brand named Kora Organics which features all natural products. The brunette is married to actor Orlando Bloom and has one son.

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  1. babsonandonreally

    July 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

    don’t mean to be crude or rude- fashion gone rogue- but this is simply ‘trashy’ – ever hear of this concept? /this isn’t ‘fashion’ / and the models are .. . . over tanned- bundchen/ too much face surgery- d’ambrosio/ kerr’s face is just mush- not ‘vogue’/ and the only real grit model is adriana lima / and i really don’t care where they come from/

  2. Kajsa Josephine Andersen

    July 29, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Adriana Lima and Helena Christensen are my favorites :) They possess such flawless beauty

  3. vFunct

    July 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    So, Stephanie Seymour was the one that actually made Victoria’s Secret happen. <3

  4. suhsi

    August 23, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Can’t believe Naomi Campbell isn’t in this list…

  5. Benedict Hermoso

    January 18, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the sexiest of them all? Candice!!! And smile you can’t resist.

  6. christine lariosa

    February 6, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr are my favorites. Gisele’s walk is amazing, Adriana’s eyes are so beautiful and Miranda’s smile is angelic.

  7. Tanya Cezanne

    August 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Gisele, Candice and Adriana! Gisele’s Personality, Candice’s Body and Adriana’s Face!

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