Before becoming a television fixture on shows such as “Project Runway” and “America’s Got Talent”, German beauty Heidi Klum appeared on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk. Klum was named an angel in 1997 and had an impressive thirteen year run until she retired from the catwalk in 2010. Now, she is more well-known for her business ventures than modeling and ranked #39 on Forbes’ Power Women list in 2011.
The Namibian beauty became the face of Pink in 2008, and then was named a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2009. She is currently engaged to frontman of Maroon 5, Adam Levine. At 24-years old, the model has appeared in campaigns for brands like H&M, Chanel, Nina Ricci and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Her covers include Vogue Russia, Elle France and i-D.
Doutzen Kroes first started her career in high fashion, fronting campaigns for brands like Versace, Valentino and Gucci. The Dutch beauty began her work with Victoria’s Secret in 2004 and was named an Angel in 2008. Doutzen has appeared on multiple Vogue covers including the German, Parisian and Italian editions. The face of L’Oreal is also married and a mother.
This British beauty started working for the lingerie brand in 2006. Rosie was named a Victoria’s Secret angel in 2009. Rosie has gone on to star in campaigns for Burberry and cover fashion glossies such as Vogue UK, Vogue Spain and Glamour, and appeared in a “Transformers” film. She has a role in the upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road” movie and is currently dating actor Jason Statham.
Now she is most well-known for creating the reality competition show “America’s Next Top Model”, but American model Tyra Banks was one of the original Victoria’s Secret Angels starting in 1997. The model retired from the VS catwalk in 2005 and went on to host her own talk show. Tyra has appeared on covers for Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and Elle.
The Czech beauty was named a Victoria’s Secret angel in 2006 and first appeared in the 2000 show at the age of 16. She has fronted campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Max Mara among other labels. The blonde was also a judge on season 1 of the Oxygen model reality television show, “The Face”, alongside models Naomi Campbell and Coco Rocha. Karolina Kurkova has appeared on two solo American Vogue covers.