Lights, camera, action! All eyes are on these bombshells as they own the runway or grace the latest magazine cover. There is no denying that these Victoria’s Secret angels are some of the most beautiful women discovered from all over the world.
Usually starting at a young age, these women have worked their way up in the fashion world to be adorned with the angel title. It is a dream of many and accomplished by few. These busty babes have what it takes to fulfill the angel role. Long hours, demanding diets and exercise routines and a squeaky clean public image are all contributing factors to land and keep this angelic job.
Victoria’s Secret is a multi-million dollar brand that has helped launch the careers of many models. Whether it is strutting their stuff on the catwalk or shining beautifully in their ads, Victoria’s Secret has no doubt let these angels spread their wings. The brand broadcasts one of the most watched fashion shows of the year in December and gives the models a chance to show us once again, just how hot they are!
This show is done twice to ensue perfection when being aired and requires 100% from all of the models. The iconic wings the models wear are a defeat on it’s own. The intricate works of art require such an intense strength to hold up. The largest pair was reportedly weighing up to 21 pounds, therefore requiring the models to maintain vigorous workout routines. It is time we take a deeper look inside of the world’s top 10 angels and get to know them a little better.
10. Adriana Lima
Not only is Adriana Lima one of the most beautiful angels ever, she packs a boatload of ambition. Lima has expressed feelings of wanting to pursue a career in medicine once her modeling days are over. She specifically has a soft spot for pediatrics. Modeling was never on the top of her dream list, and she fell into it by chance at a young age.
Lima attests that at the time she was too young to know what she really wanted. In elementary school, the model had a friend who didn’t want to enter a modeling competition alone, so she applied with her. The agency ended up contacting Lima to compete and she eventually landed first place on Ford’s Supermodel of Brazil Search. In 2015, Adriana Lima holds the rank of 2nd on Forbes top-earning models list and a net-worth estimated around $9 million. Pediatrician or not, this beauty is strutting all the way to the bank already.
9. Alessandra Ambrosio
It is hard to believe that this insanely hot Brazilian beauty ever felt a dash of insecurity about her looks. At age 11, Alessandra Ambrosio underwent cosmetic surgery due to her large ear size. She had them pinned back and suffered complications after. Post operation, Alessandra had to continually undergo mini surgeries in order to repair the damage. Since that incident, she has always felt freaked out by surgeries and even wears her hair down in order to hide her ears. Alessandra’s ears were not the only thing she has been insecure about during her lifetime.
After giving birth to her daughter, she gained roughly 60 pounds and was so worried about losing the weight. She admits to indulging immensely with food during her pregnancy like any pregnant woman may desire. It is not uncommon for celebrities to regret having surgeries at a young age or to feel insecure. After all, these angels are humans, just like us.
8. Lindsay Ellingson
It is no wonder that Lindsay Ellingson is so successful in the modelling world, considering the amount of hard work and dedication it takes to make it. She has a great background in devoting her time and energy into what she loves. Lindsay is an experienced dancer and a trained ballerina. In high school, she use to wake up at 5 am everyday to practice with her dance team. She also attended UCSD for one year and attested that it was a great year in her life.
For the past three years, Ellingson has been working out on a regular basis with Mary Helen Bowers, the founder of Ballet Beautiful. The leggy model claims that she is in the best shape of her life thanks to these workouts. It seems like Ellingson really has her head on her toned shoulders, as she has dedicated her life to being fit and healthy.
7. Jessica Hart
Australian born model, Jessica Hart, auditioned for Victoria’s Secret for 7 years, each of which she got rejected. She eventually landed the role proving persistence pays off. This angel may get her wings clipped if she doesn’t sit nicely on her cloud. In 2014, Hart reportedly threw shade at the musical guest Taylor Swift at the infamous fashion show. In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Hart was asked if she believed Swift could make it as a model to which Hart replied, “I think you know what, god bless her heart. I think she’s great but I don’t know, to me, she didn’t fit.” Rumors began to flare after the comment was made and the model believes everything was taken out of context. Things got so heated that Swift reportedly didn’t want Hart back in the show if she attended the 2015 event, which was all kept hush, hush. Although, Hart did not appear in the 2015 show, Victoria’s Secret claimed that the model was never fired or hurt the brand over the incident.
6. Kylie Bisutti
This is one controversial catwalker who managed to royally tick off this vivacious brand. There is a constant battle between VS and Kylie Bisutti in terms of whether she was considered a legitimate angel or not. To officially become an angel, one must sign a specific contract with the brand that differs from any other ordinary modeling job. Kylie continually refers to herself as a VS angel, when the brand insists that is not the case. This relationship with VS was fabricated by Kylie and no angel contract was ever signed. Bisutti was affiliated with VS when she won an online modeling competition with the award being a swimwear shoot.
Alongside the shoot, she also walked in one runway show for the brand. Bisutti later went on to write a book about her experience entitled, I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model. Bisutti believed she was being paid to strip down and pose provocatively all in order to titillate men. She later went on to tweet, “I quit being a VS model to be a Proverbs 31 wife.”
5. Miranda Kerr
This model is all about self-awareness and overall well-being. Miranda Kerr has written a book on the subject entitled, Treasure Yourself. The book encompasses lessons on self- confidence, inner beauty, self-improvement and acceptance. After 18 months of studying nutrition and health psychology at The Academy of Natural Living, it is no wonder that this awareness would transfer over into her professional life.
Not only has she written a book, Miranda has also created her own skincare products line called Kora Organics. This line was created in October 2009 and is manufactured in Australia. Kora is reportedly derived from the belief in the connection of mind, body and spirit to the core self. This line is extremely successful and supplies 21 products, 20 of which are vegan. Miranda proves that not only wearing green looks great on her, living green does even better!
4. Sara Sampaio
This 24 year old Portuguese beauty is new to the game and all eyes have been on her. After being denied three times for the VS show, 2013 finally granted Sara Sampaio’s wish. The runway is not the only place where people have been spotting her. She has been seen hugging One Direction‘s Harry Styles and leaving his hotel. She insists that she is very protective of her private life and does not want that compromised due to growing fame and recognition.
Perhaps she has bonded so well with Mr. Styles because she shares a love of musical instruments. Sampaio loves playing the guitar and violin and is also an avid surfer. She is clearly comfortable in her own skin and is confident in her naked skin. She advocates for all people to love their bodies no matter what they look like. We can see why this bombshell is so confident, we love her body too!
3. Candice Swanepoel
South African bombshell, Candice Swanepoel, came a long way from feeling like the skinny girl with braces to hitting the number one hot spot on Maxim’s list of Hot 100 in 2014. She is one of the top 10 highest earning models in the fashion industry who came from being raised on a dairy and beef farm -a country girl at heart! She never takes her modeling career for granted as she refers to modeling as, “an incredible blessing for someone with such a sheltered upbringing.”
She has her strong-willed mother to thank for keeping her focused when she wanted to quit and return home due to homesickness while living in New York. It’s a good thing she decided to stick it out because she ended up being the chosen model to open the first ever Canadian Victoria’s Secret retail store at West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton on August 12th, 2010. Not a bad life for a model who claims to eat whatever she wants and still look that great!
2. Doutzen Kroes
This beautiful blonde has many projects on her plate aside from dominating the catwalk. Before stepping into even further into the limelight, Doutzen Kroes was a columnist for Dutch Marie-Claire magazine. From 2009 to 2010, she would write about her life on a monthly basis. She eventually decided to stop and focus on her fashion career. Her modeling career boomed and Kroes began getting more and more reputable jobs. Bonnie Fuller, former editor-in-chief of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Marie-Claire praised Prada for using Kroes in the shows.
Kroes ended her contract with Victoria’s Secret in 2014 after six great years. She aspires to go on with acting while attending NYC acting classes on a regular basis. She has already debuted in Nova Zembla, which was the first ever Dutch 3D movie made in 2011. Whether it is on the big screen or the runway, we are happy to see this beauty from The Netherlands shine on screen and off.
1. Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen is the one and the only queen of the Victoria’s Secret brand. She is the highest paid model in the world sitting comfortably with a net-worth of $360 million! She is praised and known for perfecting the horse walk in the fashion world. This is a style of runway walking where the model lifts her knees up high and kicks her feel out in front creating a swift stomping movement. When she walks down the catwalk, there is no stopping this Brazilian knockout.
She was discovered at 14 years old in a mall in San Paolo. You would never guess that when she first began to audition, she was continually rejected for apparently having a very large nose. It is safe to say that she is the last one laughing today, reigning as the queen of Victoria’s Secret and the ultimate angel. We wonder what her little secret is.
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