Victoria's Secret Angels

Becoming a Victoria's Secret Angel is definitely not easy and takes a lot of work and luck. VS Angels are the famous models known for being the faces of Victoria’s Secret. They do public appearances, red carpet events, commercials, and “hosts” the VS Fashion Shows. Some famous VS Angels are Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, and Adriana Lima.

Lily Aldridge

2010
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Age: 30

Hometown: California, USA

Angel since: 2010

Discovered: Scouted at a school carnival when she was 14.

Wore the Fantasy Bra: 2015


In 2009, Aldridge walked in her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In 2010 she became a Victoria's Secret Angel and walked her second Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, in which she was given her wings for the first time. She has also walked the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 fashion shows.


On November 2, 2015 Victoria's Secret announced that Aldridge would be wearing the Fireworks Fantasy Bra. The bra was made by Mouawad and it has an estimated value of $2 million (€1.8 million). The lingerie show was held on December 8, 2015 in New York.

Alessandra Ambrosio

2004
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Age: 35

Hometown: Erexia, Brazil

Angel since: 2004

Discovered: As a 14-year-old finalist in the 1996 Brazil Elite Model Look competition. 

Wore the Fantasy Bra: In 2012 and 2014


In 2004, Ambrosio was selected as the first spokesmodel for the Victoria's Secret "PINK" line. In 2005, she walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway wearing lingerie made entirely out of candy. In the 2008 edition of the Fashion Show, she walked the runway three months after giving birth to her first child and opened the show the following year in 2009.


The 2011 show saw her wearing the heaviest wings (30 lb) ever made for the show while pregnant with her second child.


In 2012, Ambrosio was chosen to wear the "Fantasy Bra". The Floral Fantasy Bra, created by London Jewelers, features amethysts, rubies, sapphires and diamonds (including a 20-carat white diamond in the center), all set in rose and yellow gold, according to InStyle. There's also a matching belt adorned with more than 5,200 precious stones.


In 2014 she wore the Dream Fantasy Bra, alongside her fellow angel Adriana Lima. Both of the bras cost 2.5 million dollars each.

Tyra Banks

1997
2005
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Age: 42

Hometown: Inglewood, California

Angel since: 1997 - 2005

Discovered: 15 years old, when she started modeling while attending school in Los Angeles.


Banks was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005.

Gisele Bündchen

2000
2007
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Age: 36

Country: Três de Maio, Brazil

Angel since: 2000 - 2007

Discovered: In 1997, when chosen for her ability to walk in towering heels—on a slippery runway—for Alexander McQueen's spring 1998 "rain" ready-to-wear show

Wore the Fantasy Bra: In 2000 and 2005


Bündchen was Victoria's Secret Angels from 2000 until mid-2007. Bündchen pioneered the "horse walk", a stomping movement created when a model picks her knees up high and kicks her feet out in front. Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell have stated that Bündchen is the only remaining true supermodel.

By 2000, her record-breaking contract with Victoria's Secret helped solidify her status as the world's top model.


In 2000, Bündchen wore the most expensive Victoria's Secret Fantasy bra of all time, the "Red Hot Fantasy Bra", worth $15 million and listed in Guinness World Records as the most expensive lingerie ever created.


In 2005, she was chosen to wear the Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra again, the Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra. At the time, it was the second-most expensive bra ever made, valued at $12.5 million.

Laetitia Casta

1998
2000
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Age: 38

Country: Pont - Audemer, France

Angel since: 1998 - 2000


Laetita Casta gained recognition as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1998 to 2000.

Helena Christensen

1997
1998
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Age: 47

Country: Copenhagen, Denmark

Angel since: 1997-1998


Christensen was in the Victoria's Secret catalog and in their television commercials as one of the signature Angels, along with Tyra Banks, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova and Stephanie Seymour   

Selita Ebanks

2005
2010
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Age: 33

Country: George Town, Cayman Islands

Angel since: 2005 - 2010

Discovered: At age 17, while walking through the turnstiles at Six Flags Great Adventure, Ebanks was scouted by an agent from Elite Model Management.

Wore the Fantasy Bra: In 2007


Ebanks first modeled for Victoria's Secret for their Ipex Bra line, in 2005 before being signed as an Angel. She made her début in the 2005 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, working as an Angel until 2008. In 2005, Tyra Banks said she was proud of Ebanks to be representing black women at Victoria's Secret.


In 2007, Ebanks was selected to wear the "Very Sexy" Holiday Fantasy Bra Set with a price tag of $4,500,000 dollars that contains diamonds, emeralds, rubies and yellow sapphires—which she wore in the Victoria's Secret "Christmas Dreams and Fantasies 2007" catalogue. She also wore the fantasy bra set during the Victoria's Secret fashion show on December 4, 2007.

Lindsay Ellingson

2011
2014
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Age: 31

Country: California, USA

Angel since: 2011 - 2014

Discovered: Got scouted on the street. After a test shoot, she was sent to Paris by her model agency, where she met John Galliano who put her on the map.


Ellingson's career with Victoria's Secret began in 2009, where she walked for the brand for 7 straight years. Ellingson was chosen to be spokeswoman for "Body by Victoria" by Victoria's Secret alongside Alessandra Ambrosio and Marisa Miller. She was also a featured model in the 2010 Victoria's Secret "SWIM" catalog. She is currently listed as one of the brand's 12 "supermodels" and was one of the featured models during the 2009 fashion show. In 2011, she became one of the brand's signature Angels, as well as the face of its perfume line VS Attractions and its new bra, Gorgeous.   

Izabel Goulart

2005
2008
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Age: 32

Country: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Angel since: 2005 - 2008

Discovered: By Ney Alves, currently the director of Major Models Brazil.


Goulart first appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2005, the year she was contracted as an Angel. She received a star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame" prior to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2007. Although she is no longer an Angel, Goulart walked in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows.

Kate Grigorieva

2015
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Age: 27

Country: Olenegorsk, Russia

Angel since: 2000

Discovered: In 2012, when she competed in the fourth season of Russia's Next Top Model and placed second.



On 2 December 2014, Grigorieva made her debut at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014. In April 2015, she was announced as one of ten new Victoria's Secret Angels and in July 2015, she appeared in the Victoria's Secret TV commercial Body by Victoria.

Erin Heatherton

2010
2013
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Age: 27

Country: Illinois, USA

Angel since: 2010 - 2013

Discovered: at age 17, by modelling scout Arri Taylor while vacationing with a friend on South Beach, Miami. 


Heatherton began walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2008 and continues to in the present. In 2010, Heatherton was officially contracted as a  Victoria's Secret Angel. Heatherton has appeared on several television ads for the brand, and has been a featured face for many of the brands campaigns, including a sole featuring billboard in New York City for the company's Showstopper launch. She has appeared at many of the brand's press tours and store events.

Taylor Marie Hill

2015
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Age: 20

Country: Illinois, USA

Angel since: 2015

Discovered: Aged 14, in a barn in Granby, Colorado by Jim Jordan, an agent who is also a photographer.


In 2014, she walked for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show and in 2015 she became the Victoria's Secret Angel and also hosted Victoria's Secret Pink.

Elsa Hosk

2015
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Age: 27

Country: Stockholm, Sweden

Angel since: 2015


Hosk modeled for Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. She has also appeared in many of the brand's campaigns, especially for the sub-division PINK. In 2015, she was announced as one of 10 new Victoria's Secret Angel.

Martha Hunt

2015
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Age: 27

Country: North Carolina, USA

Angel since: 2015

Discovered: At a local model search in North Carolina when she was 14. 


Hunt was featured in Victoria's Secret's catalogue in early 2013 and walked her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2013. In 2014, she was credited. In 2015, she was part of the first Victoria's Secret Swim Special and became an Angel.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

2009
2010
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Age: 29

Country: Plymouth, England

Angel since: 2009 - 2010


In early 2006, Whiteley was signed by American lingerie brand Victoria's Secret, making her début at the brand's 2006 show in Los Angeles. In February 2010, Huntington-Whiteley officially became a Victoria's Secret Angel modelling for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City.

Chanel Iman

2010
2012
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Age: 25

Country: Georgia, USA

Angel since: 2010 - 2012


Iman has walked in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In 2010, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel and was used in several of the company's campaigns.   

Jac Jagaciak

2015
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Age: 21

Hometown: Puszczykowo, Poland

Angel since: 2015

Discovered: At an open casting of GAGA Models Agency at a shopping center in Poland when she was 13.


In 2015, Jagaciak became the Victoria's Secret Angel and has walked the Victoria Secret Fashion Show thrice since 2013.

Miranda Kerr

2007
2013
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Age: 33

Country: Sydney, Australia

Angel since: 2007 - 2013

Discovered: At age 13, Kerr entered and won the 1997 annual Dolly magazine/Impulse model competition. She was flown to Sydney a week before her 14th birthday to shoot for the magazine

Wore the Fantasy Bra: In 2011 


Kerr became the first Australian model to be offered a contract with Victoria's Secret in 2007, replacing Gisele Bündchen. Upon her acceptance, she became the first ever Australian Victoria's Secret Angel. Before becoming an Angel in 2007, Kerr was already picked to become the successor of Alessandra Ambrosio as the face of PINK in 2006. Kerr's popularity continued to increase as one of the globally recognised Angels when she appeared in the Victoria's Secret 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 televised runway shows, which aired on four continents.


Kerr was chosen to present the $2.5 millionVictoria's Secret Fantasy Treasure Bra for their fashion show in November 2011.

Karlie Kloss

2013
2015
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Age: 24

Country: Illinois, USA

Angel since: 2013-2015


In 2011 and 2012, Kloss walked the Victoria Secret Fashion Show and in 2013, she appeared in their summer swimwear video.

Heidi Klum

1999
2010
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Age: 43

Country: Germany

Angel since: 1999 - 2010

Discovered: A friend convinced her to enroll in a national modeling contest called "Model 92". Out of 25,000 contestants, Klum was voted the winner on April 29, 1992, and offered a modeling contract worth US$300,000 by Thomas Zeumer, CEO of Metropolitan Models New York.


Klum became widely known for her work as Victoria's Secret Angel. She has also hosted the 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. She was one of the designers of the Victoria's Secret lingerie line "The Body", named after the nickname she received following her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show appearance. She designed makeup for Victoria's Secret as part of their "Very Sexy Makeup Collection", titled "The Heidi Klum Collection". The first run debuted in Fall 2007. A second run was released in Fall 2008.

Doutzen Kroes

2008
2014
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Age: 31

Country: Eastermar, Netherlands

Angel since: 2008 - 2014

Discovered: She got accepted at Paparazzi Model Management in Amsterdam after sending some of her holiday pictures. 


Kroes has appeared regularly in the Victoria's Secret catalog and walked the runway of the company's fashion show in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. At the end of August 2008, Victoria's Secret confirmed to People magazine that Kroes was to be the newest Victoria's Secret Angel. Her first campaign as the brand's newest Angel was "Supermodel Obsession"

Karolína Kurková

2005
2008
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Age: 32

Country: Declin, Czechslovakia

Angel since: 2005 - 2008

Discovered: A friend sent photos of Kurková to an agency in Prague, at age 15, she landed a runway appearance, as well as gigs for commercial and print advertising.

Wore the Fantasy Bra: In 2002 and 2006.


In 2000, Victoria Secret chose Kurkova to be part of the fashion show webcast when she was only 16.


 In the 2002 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, she wore the "Star of Victoria" Fantasy Bra, worth almost $10 million.


After being contracted as a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2005, she was featured in the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, showcasing the $6.5 million "Hearts On Fire" Fantasy Bra decked with almost 2,000 diamonds weighing 800 carats (160 g) with a centrepiece diamond brooch weighing 10 carats (2.0 g).


As an Angel, she received a star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame" prior to the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Adriana Lima

2000
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Age: 35

Country: Bahia, Brazil

Angel since: 2000

Discovered: Winning 1st place in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" model search when she was 15.

Wore the Fantasy Bra: In 2008, 2010 and 2014


Lima first fashion show for the company came in 1999 and since being contracted as an Angel in 2000, she has appeared on subsequent shows ever since, opening the show in 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2010. In 2012, she opened the show for the 5th time less than two months after giving birth to her second child.


In 2004, she was part of the five Angels promoting Victoria's Secret nationwide in the so-called "Angels Across America"-Tour. Lima has appeared on several television ads for the brand, including the praised and criticized[ "Angel in Venice" commercial of 2003 with Bob Dylan.


In 2008, Lima wore the "Fantasy Bra" for the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The bra, created by American jewelry designer Martin Katz, was set with 3,575 black diamonds, 117 certified 1 carat (200 mg) white round diamonds, 34 rubies, and two black diamond drops totaling 100 carats (20 g). Valued at over $5 million, the bra carried more than 1,500 carats (300 g).


In 2010, she again wore the Fantasy Bra, called the Victoria's Secret Bombshell Fantasy Bra. The bra which weighs in at 142 carats with 60 carats of white diamonds and 82 carats of topazes and sapphires is worth 2 million dollars.


She wore the fantasy bra again in 2014, along with Alessandra Ambrosio, with each bra valuing $2,000,000.


She received a star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame" prior to the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She's the first Victoria's Secret Angel and the second Brazilian figure to join the Tussauds star lineup, after soccer star Pelé. Her wax figure was unveiled on November 30, 2015.

Stella Maxwell

2015
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Age: 25

Country: Belgium

Angel since: 2015

Discovered: Scouted by Ali McD Agency while she was studying at Otago University in New Zealand.


Maxwell walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2014 where she was credited. In 2015, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel   .

Marisa Miller

2007
2010
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Age: 38

Country: California, USA

Angel since: 2007 - 2010

Discovered: Miller was first "discovered" at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco café by two Italian modeling agents.

Wore the Fantasy Bra: In 2009


In 2007 Miller filmed her first television commercial for Victoria's Secret, appearing alongside Heidi Klum for the It bra. On December 4, 2007, Miller made her debut in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and opened a segment in the following year's edition. Victoria's Secret put her to work in 2008, with a five-city tour to promote the 2008 Swim collection's release in stores; the April–May tour included stops in New York City, Miami, Chicago, Boston, and Minneapolis. The relaunch of Victoria Secret's sports line, VSX, soon followed, along with her first official campaign as an Angel, promoting the company's fragrance Very Sexy Dare.


For the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Miller was chosen to wear the year's "Fantasy Bra," a harlequin design featuring 2,300 white, champagne, and cognac diamonds, and a 16-carat heart-shaped brown-yellow diamond pendant for a $3-million value and 150 total carats.

Karen Mulder

1996
2000
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Age: 46

Country: Vlaardingen, Netherlands

Angel since: 1996 - 2000

Discovered:  A friend took some photographs she had of Mulder and sent them to Elite Model Management's "Look of the Year" contest without her knowledge. She won the preliminary contest in Amsterdam and was sent to the finals of the contest, placing second.


 In 1992, Mulder signed a contract with Victoria's Secret.

Daniela Peštová

1997
2001
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Age: 46

Country: Teplice, Czech republic

Angel since: 1997 - 2001


Pestova has walked for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show 4 times between 1998-2001.

Behati Prinsloo

2009
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Age: 27

Hometown: Grootfontein, Namibia

Angel since: 2009

Discovered: On holiday in Cape Town, South Africa by Storm Modeling Agency scout Sarah Doukas, the woman who also discovered Kate Moss.


Prinsloo became the face of the Victoria's Secret sub-brand Pink and walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2007–2015. In 2009, Prinsloo was made a Victoria's Secret Angel.

Lais Ribeiro

2015
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Age: 26

Hometown: Piauei, Brazil

Angel since: 2015

Discovered: Modeling locally since 2009.


Riberio has appeared in the 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, as well as the 2011 Christmas commercial and the 2012 Valentine's Day commercial alongside Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima. She was scheduled to walk the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, but sprained her ankle during rehearsals. Her outfit for that year was given to Behati Prinsloo. In 2013, because of what happened, the Victoria's Secret producers gave Lais the opportunity to open the Birds of Paradise segment.


She became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2015.


She co-hosts a four-day boxing training camp for prospective Victoria's Secret show models to get their bodies in shape before casting.

Inés Rivero

1998
1999
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Age: 41

Country: Cordoba, Argentina

Angel since: 1998 - 1999

Discovered: An agent discovered Rivero through her modeling school at age 16 in her hometown, Cordoba. One year later, at age 17, she had a huge success when she won the "Elite Look of the Year" contest in Argentina.


Rivero joined the Victoria’s Secret Campaign in the late 1990s. She was in what is considered to be the first wave of Angels for the Company.

Sara Sampaio

2015
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Age: 25

Hometown: Porto, Portugal

Angel since: 2015

Discovered: When she won a 2007 Pantene hair modeling contest in Portugal at the age of 16


Sara’s dream was to work for Victoria's Secret. After her agency sent in headshots, she was asked to audition. However, did not make it onto the Fashion Show. She would continue to pursue the runway though and would make her debut at the 2013 VS Fashion, where she would walk in one segment. Her sophomore performance in 2014 would see her walk in two segments. In 2015, she was chosen as one of the newest angels for the 2015 runway and in December of the same year, she walked for the brand, for the first year as an angel.


 In 2015, Maxim honored the 20th anniversary of the brand Victoria's Secret and included Sampaio on the list "The 20 Most beautiful Angels of All time"

Josephine Skriver

2016
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Age: 23

Country: Copenhagen, Denmark

Angel since: 2016

Discovered: At the age of 15, Skriver was discovered and approached about her modeling potential while on a trip to New York with her soccer team. Shortly thereafter, she was signed by Unique Models, an international modeling agency based in Copenhagen


Skriver has appeared in catalogs for Victoria's Secret and walked in the  Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows every consecutive year since 2013. In February 2016, it was announced that Skriver was officially one of the brand's contracted Angels.

Romee Strijd

2015
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Age: 20

Hometown: Zoetermeer, Holland

Angel since: 2015

Discovered: Scouted while shopping with her mom in Amsterdam.


In 2014, she was chosen to be one of the newcomers at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In 2015, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel.

Candice Swanepoel

2010
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Age: 27

Hometown: Mooi River, South Africa

Angel since: 2010

Discovered: Scouted in a local flea market when she was 15.

Wore the Fantasy Bra: In 2013


Swanepoel has walked the runway for Victoria's Secret since 2007. In addition to appearing in the lingerie brand's commercials, she was a featured model in the 2010 "SWIM" catalog. In 2010, Swanepoel became a Victoria's Secret Angel. On 12 August 2010, Swanepoel officially opened the first Victoria's Secret retail store in Canada, at West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton. In 2013, Swanepoel was named the cover model of the coveted Victoria's Secret Swim Catalogue. Swanepoel was chosen to wear the "Fantasy Bra" in the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The 10 million dollar bra, named the "Royal Fantasy Bra", was created by Mouawad. The bra and its matching belt featured over 4,200 precious gems, including rubies, diamonds and yellow sapphires set in 18 carat gold with a 52-carat ruby at the center. The "Royal Fantasy Bra" is the most expensive Fantasy Bra since the 2005 "Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra" worn by Gisele Bündchen.

Jasmine Tookes

2015
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Age: 24

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Angel since: 2015

Discovered: While tagging along with her mom, a celebrity stylist, at a showroom appointment when she was 15.


Tookes was one of eleven new models for the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2012. In 2015, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel.

Stephanie Seymour

1997
2000
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Age: 48

Country: California, USA

Angel since: 1997 - 2000

Discovered: In 1983, she was a finalist at the inaugural Elite Model Management "Look of the Year" modeling contest


Seymour has walked for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show 6 times between 1995-2000.

Chandra North

1998
1998
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Age: 43

Country: Texas, USA

Angel Since: 1998-1998

Discovered: While attending Southern Methodist University, she was scouted by a male model during her spring break.


North has walked for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2 times between 1997-1998.