Fashion Week may be a big deal to industry insiders, but there's one annual fashion show that nearly everyone in the country is planning to DVR, and it involves undies, feathers, and a multi-million dollar bra. I'm talking about, of course, the Victoria's Secret fashion show. The lingerie brand announced that ten new Victoria's Secret Angels have just earned their wings.
The title of "Angel" is a pretty big accomplishment for a model — being vetted by VS as a certified strutter all but ensures a pretty healthy career to come, plus lots of chances to travel the world and pose for famous photographers in exotic locations for the catalog. Not a bad gig, right?
The full Victoria's Secret fashion show line-up has just been announced, and includes veteran Angels like Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima (those last two have already walked in 15 shows for the brand). Past Angels have included the likes of veteran cat-walkers Gisele Bundchen, Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
Here's what you need to know about the ten newbies, who I can't wait to see dancing along to The Weeknd and Selena Gomez as they walk the catwalk when the show airs on December 8th.
Nationality: SwedishAge: 26Number of Victoria's Secret runways under her belt: 5Trivia: She was a professional basketball player in Sweden for two years before transitioning to full-time model. Also? She's a cat person.
Nationality: PolishAge: 21Number of Victoria's Secret Runways under her belt: 3Trivia: Her real first name is Monika. "Jac" is a nickname. Oh, and she just won "model of the year" at the ELLE Poland Awards. Who'd she choose to celebrate her win with? Her momma!
Nationality: AmericanAge: 24Number of Victoria's Secret Runways under her belt: 4Trivia: Fashion is a family affair. Her mother, Cary Robinson, is a celebrity stylist, and helped Tookes get discovered. She has an adorable little sister who, at just five years old, is also starting a modeling career, booking gigs for the likes of J. Crew.
Nationality: RussianAge: 27Number of Victoria's Secret Runways under her belt: 2Trivia: She was a runner-up in the fourth season of Russia's Next Top Model . And she's a newlywed! The newly minted Angel got married in August. The bride wore Zac Posen.
Nationality: BrazilianAge: 25Number of Victoria's Secret Runways under her belt: 5Trivia: She decided to pursue modeling after giving birth to her son, proving that women can do or be anything they want, whenever they want! She's not bad at gourd art, either.
Nationality: AmericanAge: 26Number of Victoria's Secret Runways under her belt: 5Trivia: She has walked in 180 runway shows so far (wonder how many miles that equals?) She likes to cook with her boyfriend, photographer Jason Mcdonald.
Nationality: DutchAge: 20Number of Victoria's Secret Runways under her belt: 2Trivia: She's a big believer in date night. Her Instagram is chock full of the cutest dates ever (dinner, working out, boating, and tanning, to name some of their favorite activities together) with her equally cute BF Laurens van Leeuwen.
Nationality: PortugueseAge: 24Number of Victoria's Secret Runways under her belt: 3Trivia: She has a brown belt in karate. And, she has a doppelganger BFF: Israeli model Shlomit Malka.
Nationality: BritishAge: 24Number of Victoria's Secret Runways under her belt: 2Trivia: She gets around — a lot. She's British, but was born in Belgium. Her parents are Northern Irish, and she lived there until she was 13. From there, it was on to Australia for a year, and then New Zealand. Also: She's BFFs with Bella Hadid.
Nationality: AmericanAge: 19Number of Victoria's Secret Runways under her belt: 2Trivia: She's already an Angel at age nineteen, but Hill was always a hard worker. Here she is working pre-modeling career.
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