10 Best Victoria’s Secret Models Of All Time

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When the year is ending, the world is not only excited for the season of giving but also crazes up for the best women fashion show of the year – The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. And the key figure behind the success of the show are the sparkling beauties – the superstar models  who won million hearts with their magic moments walking on the dazzling run way in the sexiest lingerie and aesthetic wings.

Each of the angels from this megastar fashion show deserves their “Angel” title just from their hard work, their slinky body as well as soul-capturing expression. That’s why it’s a tough job picking out the best Victoria’s Secret  Angels of all time. But luckily, we survive the nosebleed from the hot-as-fire bodies as well as the fiercest performances of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway.

So, here are our best-picked Victoria’s Secret models of all time. Check ‘em out!


How to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel?

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Being a Victoria’s Secret Angel is not just a glamorous job you see on the screen. Just like any highly paid and aesthetic career, being a supermodel is a tough job with lots of sweats, bloods and tears. However, if you wish to walk that walk on the Victoria’s Secret runway, there are a few things to do:

  1. To be a Victoria’s Secret model, first of all, you need to be a model. Get yourself to work and register to start your modelling career as soon as possible
  2. Join modelling contests and get recognized
  3. Join Victoria’s Secret model casting and be well-prepared to compete with hundreds of other beauties. Make sure you have a unique personality (in a good way) to shine at this step.
  4. If you pass the audition, work your body out. NON STOP.
  5. You need to know how to grow your social presence on social media channels.
  6. Again, compete with other models to get shortlisted to walk on the fashion show at the end of the year. Showing how you have so much fun while doing the job is important (blowing kisses, winks, and smiles – a lot).

What is a Fantasy Bra?

Lingerie is always a fantasy for men. Don’t argue with me about that. And “Fantasy Bra” already ignites your imagination when hearing this name, right?

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The 2016 Fantasy Bra worn by Jasmine Tookes

Debuted in 1996, the “Fantasy Bra” is the most iconic piece in Victoria’s Secret show. It’s a bra (obviously) made with hundreds of rubies, diamonds, topazes, sapphires and other precious jewelry. The price of each bra varies from the number of jewelry on it – from 2 million dollars to 15 million dollars (the most expensive one till now).

Of course, each year, the show picks out the most gorgeous Victoria’s Secret Angel to proudly wear this diamond-encrusted and multi-carat center piece on the run way. Being the face to show off with the “Fantasy Bra” is one of the highest honors and dreams of any Victoria’s Secret models.

Quick fact: The first Fantasy Bra was made in 1996, worth $1 million with 100-carat diamond and worn by Claudia Schiffer. However, it didn’t get worn and appear on the runway.



Top 10 best Victoria’s Secret Angels of all time

1. Heidi Klum

Age: 43 (1973)

Sign: Gemini

Height: 1.75 m (5’ 9”)

Status: Veteran Angel

Country: Germany

How her fame started: Heidi won a modeling contest at age 18 and selected as one of the original Victoria’s Secret Angel

Debut: 1997

Leave: 2010

Wore the Fantasy Bra: 1999 ($10 million Millennium Bra), 2001 ($12.5 million Heavenly Star Bra), 2003 ($11 million Very Sexy Fantasy Bra)

Heidi Klum is no doubt one of the brightest names among the Victoria’s Secret Angels. She is one of the two models who have the honor to rock the dazzling runway in the legend Fantasy Bra 3 times (the other one is Adriana Lima) – and all of Heidi’s Fantasy Bras are among the highest priced Fantasy Bras ever!

Heidi is known for not only her charm on the runway but also her role as a Victoria’s Secret host. She is the only Angel that has the honor to host this show – and she did it 4 times: in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2009.

2. Tyra Banks

Age: 43 (1973)

Sign: Sagittarius

Height: 1.78 m (5’ 10”)

Status: Veteran Angel

Country: USA

How her fame started: Tyra got on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2 times and started her modeling career as one of the original Victoria’s Secret Angels

Debut: 1997

Leave: 2005

Wore the fantasy bra: 1997 ($3 million Diamond Dream Bra), 2004 ($10 million Heavenly “70” Fantasy Bra)

Talking about the Lingerie Giants, you can’t miss out Tyra Banks. And talking about Tyra Banks, you won’t forget her perfect expression, her caramel skin tone and her signature flamingo walk on the run way. Tyra was honored to wear the “Fantasy Bra” twice.

After her successful years at Victoria’s Secret, Tyra started her own career as a TV producer and a business woman. She’s the creator/producer of the famous series – American Next Top Models.

3. Naomi Campbell

Age: 46 (1970)

Sign: Gemini

Height: 1.75 m (5’ 9”)

Status: Veteran Angel

Country: England

How her fame started: Her first appearance in public was casting in different music videos and then the cover of British Elle.

Debut: 1996

Leave: 2005

Wore the fantasy bra: No

Although Naomi didn’t wear any Fantasy Bra on the runway, she still has her name marked as one of the biggest supermodels in Victoria’s Secret history. Naomi was famous with her very unique “Million Dollar” walk on runway which made her own the stage and look like a queen. Her walk is full of charisma fluid and very powerful yet she pulls it so effortlessly. It’s safe to say that Victoria’s Secret gained big attention in those glorious days thanks to the captivating walk trademarked by Naomi.

4. Gisele Bündchen

Age: 36 (1980)

Sign: Cancer

Height: 1.80 m (5’ 11”)

Status: Veteran Angel

Country: Brazil

How her fame started: Her walk on Alexander McQueen show in 1998 and her first appearance on British Vogue cover.

Debut: 1999

Leave: 2007

Wore the fantasy bra: 2000 ($15 million Red Hot Fantasy Bra and Panties), 2005 ($12.5 million Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra)

Gisele is one of the highest-paid models nowadays. She had a glorious history walking down the Victoria’s Secret runway show. She is “the only remaining true model” and the one who pioneered the famous “horse walk” – “a stomping movement created when a model picks her knees up high and kicks her feet out in front” – that hypnotizes any fashion show audience.

5. Karolina Kurkova

Age: 32 (1984)

Sign: Pisces

Height: 1.80 m (5’ 11”)

Status: Veteran Angel

Country: Czech Republic

How her fame started: Her first appearance on Vogue in 1999 and its cover in 2000. Then she got recognized in haute couture fashion shows.

Debut: 2000

Leave: 2008

Wore the fantasy bra: 2002 ($10 million Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra), 2006 ($6.5 million Hearts On Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra)

Karolina marked her name as one of the best supermodels with her energetic walk down the runway. The girl discovered by Miuccia Prada is the face of many high-end fashion brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, etc. Karolina is also ranked one of the highest paid supermodels.

6. Miranda Kerr

Age: 33 (19831)

Sign: Taurus

Height: 1.75 m (5’ 9”)

Status: Veteran Angel

Country: Australia

How her fame started: Miranda was the winner of the 1997 annual Dolly magazine/Impulse model competition (when she was only 13 years old).

Debut: 2006

Leave: 2013

Wore the fantasy bra: 2011 ($2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra)

Tell me, do you miss the signature smile by Miranda with her exquisite dimpled cheek after she left the Victoria’s Secret fashion show? This beauty is known for her freshness appearance on stage. Off stage, she’s the beauty professional who owns a brand of organic skincare products “Kora Organics”. Her personal life is also famous too with the marriage with Orlando Bloom as well and her new engagement with Evan Spiegel – CEO of Snapchat.

7. Adriana Lima

Age: 35 (1981)

Sign: Gemini

Height: 1.78 m (5’ 10”)

Status: Currently active

Country: Brazil

How her fame started: Adriana won Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” competition when she was 15 and then she won Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest at 2nd place.

Debut: 1999

Wore the fantasy bra: 2008 ($5 million Black Diamond Fantasy Bra), 2010 ($2 million Bombshell Fantasy Bra), 2014 ($2 million Dream Angels Fantasy Bra)

The top-earning model, Adriana has been walking the Victoria’s Secret runway for 17 years til now. And guess what? She still remains her beauty and perfect catwalk every time she appears on the show. You just can’t take your eyes off Adriana.

She is one of the most desirable Angels and gets her appearance on countless magazine covers as well as been the face of high-fashion campaigns.

8. Alessandra Ambrosio

Age: 35 (1981)

Sign: Aries

Height: 1.74 m (5’ 8.5”)

Status: Currently active

Country: Brazil

How her fame started: Alessandra made her notable public appearance for the first time with the cover of Brazilian Elle magazine.

Debut: 2000

Wore the fantasy bra: 2012 ($2.5 million Floral Fantasy Bra), 2014 ($2 million Dream Angels Fantasy Bra)

With the mix of Polish and Italian blood, Alessandra has her beauty shine in every single moment on the runway. She has also walked the famous lingerie fashion show for over a decade and been the model for different brands like Christian Dior, Armani Exchange, Next and Ralph Lauren.

9. Candice Swanepoel

Age: 28 (1988)

Sign: Aries

Height: 1.77 m (5’ 9.5”)

Status: Currently active

Country: South African

How her fame started: In 2015, Candice was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market. After that, she got her public attention via many issues of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar;V, Allure, and W.

Debut: 2007

Wore the fantasy bra: 2013 ($10 million Royal Fantasy Bra)

As a fan of natural, fresh and healthy look, Candice pulls off the stage exactly the same thing to us. More than that, she knows how to make her natural sexiness shine very well with her sweet smile, shining blonde hair as well as glowing skin.

10. Behati Prinsloo

Age: 27 (1989)

Sign: Taurus

Height: 1.80m (5’ 11”)

Status: Not Active since she has just given birth this year

Country: Namibia

How her fame started: Behati debuted as a Prada/Miu Miu Exclusive.

Debut: 2007

Wore the fantasy bra: No

Along with Karlie Kloss, Behati is no doubt the best face to present the new generation of Victoria’s Secret Angels. Having-fun-dorky-sexy walk on the runway is her signature appearance that keeps her name in my favorite list.

One of the criteria for picking up models for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show is not only about showing off the beautiful body, magic walk or about the lingerie collection alone, it’s also about pulling off a great personality too. And Behati did it very well to mark her own name as a supermodel.

Who is your all-time favorite Victoria’s Secret Angel?

Victoria’s Secret Fashion show is the career’s rocket to make a potential model a superstar. Of course, there is so much hard work of the models behind that we’ll never know, but what they showed us is truly an aesthetic performance and their walks have been shaping one of the best fashion shows on Earth.