From the seasoned pros to the newbies
It's that time of year again - the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is almost upon us.
This week in New York Victoria’s Secret have been casting for their upcoming annual fashion show, and thanks to the wonder that is Instagram we have started to get a good idea of who will don their wings and walk the famous runway in November.
So far 55 girls have confirmed their appearance in the show with a mix of Angels, seasoned pros and newbies on the line-up. However, noticeably absent from the list is last year’s Insta-gang with Kendall, Gigi, Bella and Joan Smalls yet to confirm their attendance.
Here’s a handy cheat sheet of who to look out for...
These are the girls who have a year-round contract with Victoria’s Secret, and are guaranteed a spot on the show without casting. On the 2017 list is: Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio, Taylor Marie Hill, Elsa Hosk, Martha Hunt, Adriana Lima, Stella Maxwell, Lais Ribeiro, Behati Prinsloo, Sara Sampaio, Josephine Skriver, Romee Strijd, Candice Swanepoel and Jasmine Tookes.
An Angel since 2000, the Brazillian beauty is the longest-running model to grace the VS catwalk. The 35-year-old opened the show in 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010 and in 2012, just two months after giving birth to her second child. She has worn the Fantasy Bra three times, in 2008, 2010 and 2014.
Lily first walked for Victoria's Secret in 2009, aged 24, and got her Angel wings in 2010. The American model has walked in every show since, and last year she wore the Fireworks Fantasy Bra worth an estimated $2 million.
An Angel since 2004, this Brazillian model became the spokesmodel for the Victoria's Secret PINK line in 2006. She has worn the fantasy bra in 2012 and 2014, and in 2011 when she was pregnant with her second child she wore the heaviest ever Angel wings (weighing 30 lb).
Stella Maxwell is an Irish model raised in New Zealand. She was awarded Victoria's Secret Angel status in 2015.
Danish model Josephine Skriver made her Victoria's Secret Fashion Show debut in 2011, and was given Angel wings in 2015.
Lais Ribeiro is a Brazillian model who has walked for Victoria's Secret since 2011. During the dress rehearsal for the 2012 show she sprained her ankle and so her outfit was given to Angel Behati Prinsloo. Because of this, the VS producers decided to award Lais with the opportunity to open the Birds of Paradise segment in the 2013 show, and she was given her wings in 2015.
Jasmine Tookes, an American model was one of the 11 new faces to join the Victoria's Secret family in 2012, and she became an Angel in 2015.
The Brit model will walk in the show for a third time this year.
The English model and face of Guess debuted on the Victoria’s Secret runway in 2016 and is back again this year for round two.
There are plenty of fresh new faces in the mix with 15 first-timers making the cut.
The Texas model shot to fame last year when she was plucked from obscurity at an open call and cast in a Michael Kors campaign.
The 22-year old Norwegian model has fronted campaigns for H&M, Tory Burch and DSquared, and has walked in shows for Prada, Louis Vuitton and Fendi.
The Angolan model is just 18 but has already starred in campaigns for Tom Ford and walked high profile shows for the likes of Givenchy and Lanvin.
Rumoured to be held in Shanghai, the date of the show has yet to be confirmed. Watch this space...