The epitome of many models’ dream is to walk the Victoria’s Secret runway. But, if you’re not familiar with Victoria’s Secrets massive fan-base, let me give you a run down…
Victoria’s Secret, founded 1977, is a luxury lingerie and women’s underwear brand. Creator, Roy Raymond, felt women’s underwear to be outdated and sought to change that. Top brands carrying women’s underwear, at the time, were the likes of Hanes and Jockey who specialised in men’s garments. Raymond, with the help of his wife Gaye, revolutionised the market by creating fun, sexy, and comfortable bras, panties, and lingerie for women which replaced the plain and boring products they were used to seeing. Roughly ten years later, Victoria’s Secret became one of the largest lingerie brands in the world.
In 1995, Victoria’s Secret launched its first fashion show which dominated the fashion show game. The show consists of the regular montage of models advertising Victoria’s Secrets newest line, but with a slight twist. This fashion show is broadcast to millions via CBS and includes intermissions for famous singers to take the stage. Such a unique opportunity is only given to a select few models, whom are critiqued to no end before being hired for the biggest fashion show of the year. The most notable models Tyra Banks, Adriana Lima, and Candice Swanepoel, were boosted to fame due to their careers with Victoria’s Secret. Many models aspire to fit the Victoria’s Secret criteria, but it can only be given to a select few. Here’s a list of 15 gorgeous models Victoria’s Secret should consider to walk their show…
16. Olivia Jordan
Olivia Jordan is a Louisiana native who competed for Miss USA in 2015 – a competition she won. Jordan then went on to represent the USA in the Miss Universe pageant, only to score a close second. Nonetheless, this small town beauty is perfect for Victoria’s Secret! Victoria’s Secret models are the perfect combination of a bombshell body and a breathtaking face… both of which Olivia Jordan possesses. While she may be a beauty queen by nature, many pageant contestants have modelling experience so the dream isn’t too far of a stretch! Although, from the look of Jordan’s Instagram, it appears her own dreams lean more towards acting than modelling.
15. Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski came to public attention when she appeared in Robin Thicke’s oh-so-controversial Blurred Lines music video. The model, who appeared naked or close to it throughout the entirety of the video, gained massive popularity, thereafter. The fame put Ratajkowski in 2014 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, which named her “Rookie of the Year”. Emily has massive curves and a tiny waist which makes her body type perfect for Victoria’s Secret’s lingerie line. With the likes of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid making it into the angel circle, we could be seeing Emily walk the stage very soon!
14. Nargis Fakhri
This beauty might be too old to join the angel squad (because apparently 37 is ancient in model years), but she fits the description, nonetheless! Nargis Fakhri is an American born model and actress who’s appeared on the second and third cycle of America’s Next Top Model. Due to her Indian heritage, Fakhri has also appeared in many notable Hindi films, including Madras Cafe, Rockstar, and Main Tera Hero. Her two stints on America’s Next Top Model proved Nargis can produce a stunning image time and time again. Not to mention, Nargis’ curvaceous body is perfect for strutting around in shiny underwear!
13. Pia Wurtzbach
Everyone remembers the infamous error in the 2015 Miss Universe competition which can only be described as one of the most awkward moments caught on camera. The incident did, however, shine spotlight on the true winner, Pia Wurtzbach. The beauty contestant, crowned Miss Philippines 2015, offers fresh face in the beauty world with a kind smile and glowing eyes. While Wurtzbach may have had a busy 2016 year fulfilling her Miss Universe duties, it would be a great surprise for all if she were to audition for Victoria’s Secret. With grace taught from countless beauty pageants and an entire year representing the Philippines, Pia would make a fantastic angel if given the opportunity.
12. Rocio Crusset
Victoria’s Secret is known for its diversity in women, showcasing beauty from Brazil, Portugal, South Africa, Israel and more – which is why Spanish model, Rocio Crusset, would make a great addition to the team! This exceptional beauty is signed to IMG Models – one of the biggest modelling agencies in the business – so a career with Victoria’s Secret is more than possible. Born in Madrid, Crusset was first introduced in February of 2015 when she walked in Madrid’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in February 2015 for designer, Ángel Schlesser. Since then, Crusset has been given the opportunity to travel the world doing what she loves. Hopefully that travel will lead her to the Victoria’s Secret 2017 fashion show casting!
11. Lorena Rae
Instagram models have taken over the fashion scene in recent years and even models Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner owe some of their success to the app. Instagram model Lorena Rae has accumulated over 850,000 followers, which brought her to the attention of big time modelling agency, Wilhelmina. Rae has transitioned from Instagram hot girl to professional model in a number of months and now represents brands such as Otto, Hugo Boss, and many more. Recently, Rae has been posting more lingerie themed shoots, which only gives us hope she’ll be auditioning for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
10. Bianca Balti
Bianca Balti had an eventful 2016 year ending it by appearing on Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. The Italian native is a mother of two and has been modelling for over ten years now. Balti is currently signed to IMG models, but her past experience includes Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Oscar de la Renta to name a few. Balti also modeled for Victoria’s Secret in the past, but it was before the brand took off and wasn’t considered the Victoria’s Secret super-brand we know today. That being said, we’re sure many fans would love to see this stunning “femmina” walk the Victoria’s Secret stage.
9. Alexis Ren
After her public departure from travelling the world with ex-boyfriend, Jay Alvarrez, Alexis Ren has been developing her model portfolio. Most know model Alexis Ren from photos of her and Alvarrez as the two originally defined “couple goals”. However, with the couple’s split in Sept 2016, the two went off in different direction. Ren, who has always modelled, made a point of focusing on her career post break up. And, since then, she has appeared in a slur of swim suit campaigns looking as trim and as radiant as ever. Ren took to Twitter to tell her fans she “can see the person (she’s) becoming & (she’s) so excited” – and we can only hope that the person she’s becoming includes angel wings in the near future.
8. Inka Williams
Victoria’s Secret is well-known for discovering models with picture-perfect faces that still scream unique. Model Inka Williams could easily fill this description. Williams is signed to IMG models after being discovered on Tumblr. This beauty reigns from Indonesia, so she’s sure to add to Victoria’s Secrets’ international bombshells. Inka is currently 17 years of age, so modelling for Victoria’s Secret may be a year or two away but, in the meantime, the Indonesian model could easily represent Pink (Victoria’s Secrets’ tween equivalent). Let’s hope to see more Inka Williams in the future!
7. Stefanie Giesinger
Stefanie Giesinger started her modelling career on the 2014 installment of Germany’s Next Top Model – a competition she deservedly won. Since then, Giesinger’s picked up many powerful campaigns including Levi Germany, L’Oreal Make-Up, and Dolce & Gabbana to name a few. With such an impressive portfolio as this, it would be a mistake for Stefanie not to audition for Victoria’s Secret. She replicates the Angel’s striking looks with a thin, fit body. As of now, Giesinger is exploring the life of a social media influencer, as she’s dating famous YouTuber, Marcus Butler. You can check out vlogs of the two of them on his YouTube channel, here!
6. Sofia Tsakiridou
Sofia Tsakiridou has the perfect combination for Victoria’s Secret, with a pretty face, curvy body, and an attractive personality to boot! Tsakiridou is a Greek-German model living in Hamburg, but she travels the world wherever her jobs takes her! In between shoots, Sofia updates her blog “Matiamu”, which means “my eyes” in Greek. According to her blog, Sofia aims to experience every culture and group of people she meets in her travels stating, “if you haven’t met the people, you haven’t known (the place’s) real characteristics”. Tsakiridou’s portfolio is already strong enough for Victoria’s Secret, so there’s hope for us to see her walk the famous stage in the near future. Hey, she may even become the next Heidi Klum!
5. Brandy Norwood
Brandy Norwood is slightly older than the average Victoria’s Secret model – not that you can tell – but she’d still make a great addition, nonetheless. Norwood didn’t originate in modelling, but rather as a singer-songwriter who signed to Atlantic records at an early age. Although Brandy dedicated herself to her music, she also found fame in acting and modelling. Her Instagram account, 4everbrandy, has an accumulated over 3.3 million followers. Brandy recently represented a Fashion Bomb Daily campaign, which she rocked! Totally proving Brandy has the modelling skills it takes to represent a mega-brand such as Victoria’s Secret.
4. Estella Boersma
This Margot Robbie look-alike bombshell model is from the Netherlands and her name is Estella Boersma. Boersma is a rising star in the modelling world who recently worked for the likes of H&M, Fendi, British Vogue, Dior and many more! While she’s still stuck under the 20,000 follower club on Instagram, her reputation is slowly being recognized around the world – even by the likes of Marc Jacobs, who chose to feature the Boersma in their 2017 resort show. Estella is still young, so give it a couple years and hopefully we’ll see this girl strutting some angel wings instead of a grungy pantsuit!
3. Hailey Clauson
Hailey Clauson stole every teen boy’s heart when she appeared in the Sports Illustrated 2015 swimsuit edition. Since then, Clauson gained incredible fame for her killer curves, pretty face, and cute smile – even scoring campaigns for BeBe, Lexus USA, and GRLFRND Denim – all while promoting her Sports Illustrated swimsuit status. Hailey is technically considered a “plus sized” model, but her body type isn’t a far stretch from past Victoria’s Secret models, such as Barbara Palvin. Nonetheless, Clauson is making a name for herself in Hollywood and we’d love to see her reach the notability that comes with working for Victoria’s Secret.
2. Neta Alchimister
Neta Alchimister is one stunning beauty that’s hard to miss! Not only is the model lucky enough to have a slim-thick body, but her pale green eyes against her tan skin definitely steal the show! Born in 1994, this Israeli model stands 5’8″ and is toppling the international fashion market. Currently, Alchimister is seen flaunting her perfect figure in BananaHot bikinis – a brand which she models and represents. Alchimister works for mostly European brands, but she’s slowly making her way towards a North American market and has accumulated over 700,000 followers on her Instagram page. Stay tuned, as Neta is definitely a beauty to watch out for!
1. Jessica Goicoechea
Jessica Goiceochea is a 21-year-old model hailing from Barcelona, Spain. This Spanish dream girl had the dream to model from a young age; despite only being 5’4″, which is extremely short in the modelling world. However, thanks to the invention of social media, Goiceochea’s dream became a reality. After gaining a considerable following on Instagram, which now stands at 560,000, Goiceochea earned a name for herself in the fashion community. This name helped her grasp the attention of big brands such as Rimmel London, Puma, and Calvin Klein. With Goiceochea’s height, becoming a Victoria’s Secret angel might be a stretch, but the Spanish native definitely has what takes to be a bombshell beauty.