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

Heidi Klum

Image: Heidi Klum at 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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.

Behati Prinsloo

Image: Behati Prinsloo at 2008 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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

Image: Doutzen Kroes at 2008 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Image: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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.

Tyra Banks

Image: Tyra Banks at 2002 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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.

Karolina Kurkova

Image: Karolina Kurkova at 2006 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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.

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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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