Meet the 18 models making their Victoria’s Secret fashion show debut this year
Adriana Lima The show: 1999 Age 18
Speaking about her first show, Adriana said: “What I remember is that I got in early. I was the first one there and the first thing I did was hair. They had very long, stick-straight hair for the show that year.
“It was Karen Mulder, Laetitia Casta, Stephanie Seymour – all the biggest girls – and it was a big thing for me [to do the show]. I really wanted to be a part of it and it was like a dream come true for me to do it – one I’m still living now!” she told Vogue.
Alessandra Ambrosio The show: 2000 Age 19
“When I first did my show in 2000, I remember that all the outfits were very, very small! There were barely any wings, compared to what you see now – they had tiny little gold wings,” Alessandra told Vogue of her first show. “It was cute, but now the outfits are so much more elaborate; they’re bigger and bolder and more exciting. There were also way more top models back then and all my muses were there.”
Candice Swanepoel The show: 2007 Age 19
The South African model strutted onto the catwalk for the first time in 2007 wearing a winter chic outfit. Candice doesn’t look like a first-timer here, does she?!
Bonus pic! Before makeup for her 2007 debut, you could tell how young the baby-faced model was.
Behati Prinsloo The show: 2007 Age 18
Behati debuted the same year as her fellow South African Candice, wearing a ‘girl scout’ ensemble for her first look of the show.
Taylor Hill The show: 2014 Age: 18
First auditioning for the show at 16 years of age, Taylor finally stepped on to the famous catwalk two years later in 2014 before becoming a fully fledged Angel in 2015.
Elsa Hosk The show: 2011 Age 23
Swedish Elsa made her debut in 2011 walking in the VS PINK segment which she has covered multiple campaigns for since.
Sara Sampaio The show: 2013 Age: 22
It was third time lucky for Portuguese beauty Sara who secured her spot on the catwalk in 2013 after two unsuccessful auditions.
Romee Strijd The show: 2014 Age: 19
Chosen as one of the VS newcomers in 2014, Romee was praised by the show’s execs for always smiling.
Lily Aldridge The show: 2009 Age: 24
A VS veteran, Lily has walked the pink runway eight times.
Stella Maxwell The show: 2014 Age: 24
British-New Zealand model Stella explained that she was very nervous before her first VS audition in 2014, saying “I just knew I had a limited amount of time to just give my energy and show them what I have to offer.” Well she must have done something right…
Jasmine Tookes The show: 2012 Age: 19
Four years after her VS debut, Jasmine was chosen to wear a $3 million fantasy bra at the 2016 show.
Martha Hunt The show: 2013 Age: 24
While Martha has walked for over 180 shows fashion shows, she described the VS show as the only one “that matters”. Here she is at her debut in 2013.
Josephine Skriver The show: 2011 Age: 18
Having walked four times for VS since, Danish model Josephine is now no stranger to the catwalk. She stepped out for the first time wearing this adorable ensemble.
Lais Ribeiro The show: 2010 Age 20
After appearing in adverts for the American lingerie brand, Lais made her debut for VS in 2010 and has walked every year since.