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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.