The beginning of the year might not have been too good for the giant lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret, as in 2015 the company lost two of its famous veteran Angels – Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes. However, today the company has announced 10 new names that join the big army of the successful, beautiful and most desirable women in the world, famous for their slender figures and angelic faces. Stella Maxwell, Sara Sampaio, Elsa Hosk, Martha Hunt, Jac Jagaciak, Jasmine Tookes, Romee Strijd, Lais Ribeiro, Kate Grigorieva and Taylor Hill have all been officially announced as new Victoria’s Secret Angels, who all have walked for the latest Victoria’s Secret 2014-2015 Fashion Show. While we still have no details about the venue of the upcoming show that is expected to take place in November 2015, one thing is sure – all of these 10 Angels are going to flap their wings looking as radiant and drop-dead gorgeous as all those veteran VS Angels!
1. Elsa Hosk (26, Swedish)
The blonde bombshell used to be a professional basketball player prior to starting her modeling career and walking at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. It was high time to give her those Angel wings! Elsa has also worked for such leading fashion brands as Dolce & Gabbana, Guess, H&M and Dior.
2. Stella Maxwell (23, Irish)
Born in Belgium, Stella Maxwell is an Irish beauty, who grew up in Australia and New Zealand. She has walked for Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott and has promoted such famous fashion brands as Urban Outfitters, H&M, Alexander McQueen, River Island and ASOS. She scored her first appearance at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last year, while she has also managed to do editorials for famous fashion publications, including Vogue Italia, Elle, Vogue España, Vogue UK, Vogue Japan, Glamour and others.
3. Sara Sampaio (23, Portuguese)
Having appeared in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, this brunette beauty made her first appearance in the Victoria’s Secret runway in 2013 promoting the brand’s PINK line ever since then. She has also worked for Calzedonia, Blumarine, Replay and many other famous brands. GQ, Elle, Vogue and Glamour are some major publications she has managed to appear in, and she has also won a Portuguese Golden Globe for Best Female Model three times already! Modeling isn’t Sara’s only occupation, as she also has a brown belt in karate and is quite musical playing the violin.
4. Martha Hunt (26, American)
We have seen Martha appear in Free People’s catalogues many a time, inspiring us with her effortlessly cool and bohemian style. She has also been a famous Urban Outfitters model and has walked more than 180 fashion shows during the fashion weeks, including Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Versace and others. She made her debut for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2013, later also appearing in the 2014 show.
5. Kate Grigorieva (25, Russian)
Russian women are known to the entire world for their unmatchable beauty, leggy legs and perfect figures and Ekaterina Sergeevna Grigorieva is one of those Russian beauties, who have managed to make it to the modeling world. In 2012 she managed to be among the top 10 finalists of Miss Russia contest and then she also took part in Russia’s Next Top Model, after which she broke into the runway scene walking dozens of designer shows, including Gucci, Elie Saab, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Balmain and Donna Karan. She made her debut as a Victoria’s Secret model at the 2014 fashion show of the brand.
6. Jac Jagaciak (21, Polish)
Monika Jagaciak has been given her famous nickname “Jac” by the IMG Models for which she started working in 2007. Ever since then she has been everywhere, from the runways of world famous fashion houses to Chanel Beauty, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti and Marc Jacobs advertising campaigns. This cutie pie was among the Victoria’s Secret models walking for the brand’s PINK line in 2014.
7. Jasmine Tookes (24, American)
Born in sunny California, Jasmine Tookes did gymnastics for 10 years before becoming a model at the age of 15. She has also walked dozens of fashion shows, from Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs to Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein. Jasmine first appeared at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2012, stunning everyone with her flawless skin, gorgeous body and graceful gait.
8. Lais Ribeiro (24, Brazilian)
Like Russian women, Brazilians are also famous for their impeccable silhouettes and no wonder we have so many big names in the modeling industry. Although initially she had chosen nursing as her career, Lais Ribeiro later on changed her mind and started modeling for such fashion houses as Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Marc Jacobs and others. She’s managed to walk for Victoria’s Secret three times already.
9. Romee Strijd (19, Dutch)
At such a young age, Romee already has dozens of runway shows and fashion campaigns under her belt, as well as editorials for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue UK, Madame Figaro and so on. She’s famous for leading a healthy lifestyle, doing Pilates, boxing and Ballet Beautiful.
10. Taylor Hill (19, American)
Discovered at the age of 14, Hill has managed to take the modeling world by storm walking for Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Atelier Versace, Giles, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana and many others. Snowboarding is one of her favorite activities, when she’s not occupied with modeling. Her PINK debut for Victoria’s Secret was also marked in 2014.
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK