An official date and venue has not yet been confirmed, but a list of women who will soon be strutting down the catwalk for Victoria’s Secret with elaborate headdresses and lingerie has just been announced. You can expect to see fan favorites in the official VS Angels, but that’s pretty much a given—the list is made exciting by the inclusion of returning veterans and rookies alike. The women, who come from different parts of the world, have successful careers before and after walking for the much anticipated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. However, this is just a big accomplishment as any other modeling achievement because the women have bested many others to form part of VSFS’s Class of 2018.
Wijnaldum is a Dutch model with an impressive resume—she has walked for known designer brands such as Valentino, Loewe, Kenzo and Chloe—but her claim to fame was being the face of Prada when she was barely 18.
Nyadak Thot, fondly called Duckie, first experienced the catwalk during Yeezy’s SS 2017 collection. Aussies best remember her for her stint at Australia’s Next Top Model where she finished third, but her face is known globally for her work with Fenty Beauty.
Alannah Walton is among the lucky few who have lived a dream of being discovered through her Instagram. She signed with IMG shortly after the agency learned of her in 2015 and debuted during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Australia.
The English model won during the 2008 Ford competition and was signed with Maybelline shortly after, but her best known work is with the UK’s most known heritage brand, Burberry. She will mark a decade of being a model with a walk on the VSFS show.
The runway veteran who has walked for Calvin Klein, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel is also known for her charitable work for Because I am a Girl; the proceeds for her collaboration with German brand Closed have reportedly been donated to the organization.
Sofie Rovenstine previously participated in Miss Teen USA, but she was already a model long before she decided to take on beauty pageants and eventually win the title of Miss Teen Tennessee USA. At 14, she was signed with a local agency AMAX, and later on with IMG.
Phillips first graced the occasion in 2016, and is returning once more to strut in select pieces from the brand. Originally from Houston, Phillips also modeled for Anthony Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent’s debut.
Maia Cotton follows the steps of fellow New Zealander Georgia Fowler; she will be the second model from the Pacific country to participate in a VS show.
TV viewers may find Shanina Shaik to be a familiar face; Shaik has appeared on E!’s Model Squad as well as competed on Australian show Make Me A Supermodel.
Grace Bol is a Sudanese beauty who found modeling success in the United States. Often mistaken for fellow Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek, Bol has worked with Maison Margiela, Givenchy and Vivienne Westwood.
The 24-year-old Megan Williams who is Guess’ current ambassador will appear in this year’s VS show after working previously with the lingerie brand. Discovered when she was 14, she has modeled for Calzedonia and has done seven campaigns for Guess to date.
The blonde and blue-eyed beauty from Georgia was a talent discovered on Facebook. Besides walking for Victoria’s Secret, Laine has also modeled for British label Stella McCartney.
The Brazilian model has maintained a close friendship with iconic designer Alexander McQueen until his passing in 2010.
The brunette Palvin had her breakthrough when she joined L’Oreal Paris as its youngest model.
Bruna is just one of the many models this year to come from a multiracial background, but the model has been making rounds ever since she became Calvin Klein’s first model who also happens to be a woman of color.
Bella Hadid needs no introduction. The IMG model and champion equestrian often made an appearance in fashion and lifestyle magazines alike, making her one of the most well-known in this list.
An ad model for Moschino, Anderson has tried twice to be cast into the VSFS but her third attempt in 2015 proved to be lucky.
Bolt was unlike most models in that she has not shown great interest in the industry prior to being signed by an agency. But she eventually picked up some fondness for fashion, especially after having remarkable experiences on many shows for high fashion labels.
The English model represented by Wilhelmina Los Angeles and Ford New York might be a familiar face for avid TV viewers; she was once a guest in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Kelsey Merritt will make history as the first Filipina to walk on a VS show this year. The stunner, who moved to New York in 2017, worked as an ad model for Maybelline prior to receiving a confirmation for the show.
The year 2018 has been particularly good to Portugal’s Isilda Moreira. She made her debut at the New York Fashion Week just a few days ago, was asked to participate on shows by Oscar de la Renta and Rodarte, and officially casted for the VS show.
She’s no longer the only model to walk from New Zealand, but Fowler will always be remembered for being the first. When not modeling VS lingerie, she presents pieces from luxury maisons, an extensive list which includes Off-White and Miu Miu.
The amateur equestrian-turned-model will remember 2018 as the second time she has walked for VSFS. The Norwegian beauty known for her work with Saks Fifth Avenue has also modeled for Derek Lam and Anna Sui.
A skin condition won’t keep Winnie Harlow from the runway, especially not from that of Victoria’s Secret. The once contestant for America’s Next Model has been successful after her stint on TV, modeling for international brands such as Diesel, Desigual and Ashish.
Kelly Gale will continue to turn heads at this year’s show even if it will be already her sixth time as a VS model. Gale, who is half Italian and half Congolese, has been among the faces in print ads for Tommy Hilfiger and Vivienne Tam. She was also featured on a music video; check out Enrique Iglesias’ Duele el Corazon.
The blogger-slash-model will be returning to the VSFS this year after debuting in 2017. Oliveira, who maintains a site called “Gizele on the Go!” is an LA Models and IMG New York signed talent.
The model, who gained recognition for her work with Prada, has also walked for Tory Burch and Alexandre Vauthier, among others. This year will be her sixth time strutting with lingerie on for Victoria’s Secret.
Chances are, you’ve noticed Iesha Hodges in campaigns for American Eagle, Miu Miu, Dior and Marc Jacobs. The VS model has a life outside modeling, though, that is still within fashion’s territory: Hodges runs her own boutique and accessories shop called IYA.
Estelle Chen made her debut on the Victoria’s Secret runway when the lingerie brand took its show all the way to Shanghai. The model previously had her break as Dior’s only Asian model for the label’s Haute Couture show in 2015.
The daughter of baseball player Jose Canseco has made a name for herself as a model. Signed with Next Model Management, Josie Canseco has been featured in campaigns for Urban Outfitters and Aeropostale.
Arrington’s face has been a familiar sight at major fashion shows around the globe. The model has worked with Louis Vuitton, Diane von Furstenberg and American Apparel, and will return for the third time to Victoria’s Secret show.
Last year was supposedly Mayowa Nicholas’ debut on the VS runway, if not for a few problems with her visa that prevented her from participating in Shanghai. This 2018 though, there’s no stopping the Nigerian beauty who has found success in the industry fast.
Many will remember Willow Hand for opening a Prada fashion show at the age of 16. Since then, the 19-year-old has gone on to participate in major fashion shows, including the upcoming VS show, and work with Anna Sui countless times.
#LikeYourGenes was the hashtag that led IMG to Lameka Fox. Her star has skyrocketed since debuting in 2016 on a Marc Jacobs event, and she has been called upon to work for Miu Miu, Stella McCartney and Yeezy afterwards. This will be Lameka’s third time on VSFS.
The Chinese model who also happens to be the face for Shiseido is just one of the few models of Chinese descent that will be walking for the 2018 VSFS. She first made rounds as Ralph Lauren’s first Asian runway model, and has also worked with brands of similar caliber, namely, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Dior.
The former Angel will be joining her gang once again at this year’s fashion show. Outside Victoria’s Secret, Kloss has made strides as a TV personality and a computer programmer.
Tibby is VS PINK’s first African-American spokesperson, but she will also be joining fellow black beauties in the runway of VSFS this year.
The success of Chinese model and VS veteran Ming Xi all began after making her debut on Givenchy’s Haute Spring Show in 2011.
Among the modeling world’s rising stars, Grace Elizabeth began as a Guess Girl and eventually found her way to becoming among the official faces for Estee Lauder and VS PINK.
Modeling is Aiden Curtiss’ birthright—she is, after all, born to designer Nigel Curtiss and renowned supermodel Katoucha Niane. Curtiss also goes by Lumacid, but only when she is recording music.
The Dutch stunner will come back to the VSFS for the fourth time. She has regularly worked for Next and Express, but her walk during the VSFS for the years of 2015, 2016 and 2017 still serve as main highlights of her career.
Not much info can be gathered from the Internet on this budding Sudanese-slash-Australian model, but that will probably change soon upon participating in this year’s VS show.
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