’if you want to know what does it take to become a Victoria’ Secret Angel, John Pfeiffer, the Victoria’s Secret casting director, has the answer : ‘They all have this self confidence, expressiveness, joy, and womanliness’.
So apparently, looks aren’t everything, but it still counts.
All Victoria’s Secret Angels are gorgeous, but only 10 of them got our complete attention, based on the attributes described by John Pfeiffer.
Some of them were famous before joining the team, and some after.
Some of them have their own talk shows, some of them their own swimwear lines or their own brand of organic skincare products. And some of them are just hot and that was enough.
10. Izabel Goulart
We begin our top 10 of the hottest Victoria’s Secret models with the Brazilian model, Maria Izabel Goulard Dourado.
Born on October 23, 1984, the 29-year-old model is best known for her work with Armani Exchange and also as being one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels.
In 2005, Izabel Goulart featured on the covers of the December edition of ‘Vogue’ Brazil and ‘Marie Claire’ France.
Same year, she became one of Victoria’s Secret Angels, receiving worldwide recognition after her first appearance in the 2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Although she performed for the company only 3 years (from 2005 to 2008), she will always be known as one of the gorgeous Angels, and she deserves a place on our top 10 list.
And did you know that this model had a cameo role as Charlie Harper’s date in ‘Two and a Half Men’? Lucky Charlie Harper!
9. Lily Aldridge
Next on our top list is the American model Lily Aldridge, who is also a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model.
Lily Aldridge, whose full name is Lily Maud Aldridge, was born on November 15, 1985.
The daughter of the Playboy ‘Playmate of the Month’ Laura Lyons and of the English artist Alan Aldridge, the 28-year-old model became officially a Victoria’ Secret Angel in 2010, after she walked in her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show a year earlier.
2 years later, Lily Aldridge appeared with her fellow Angels Erin Heatherton and Candice Swanepoel in an editorial for V Magazine.
And with those 2 plus Lindsay Ellingson, the model featured on the cover of the 2011 February issue of British ‘GQ’
8. Marisa Miller
Another hot Victoria’s Secret Angel appeared in several TV shows such as ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Entourage’ and ‘Gary Unmarried’, and recently in ‘R.I.P.D’, as Roy’s avatar.
Born on August 6, 1978, Marisa Lee Miller became a Victoria’s Secret Angels in 2007, and a year later on the cover of the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Thanks to these accomplishments, Marisa Miller was dubbed the ‘return of the great American supermodel’.
And if that’s not enough, the sex symbol ranked #1 on Maxim magazine’s 2008 ‘Hot 100’ list and FHM’s 2010 ‘Sexiest Women in the World’ poll.
Also, she is the first spokesperson in the history of Harley-Davidson and the NFL.
he American model Tyra Lynne Banks had the opportunity to wear in 2004 the exquisite Heavenly 70s Fantasy Bra, designed by Mouawad, worth a whopping $10 million.
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The 40-year-old model is best known for her work as one of the original Angels of Victoria’s Secret and for being the creator and host of the UPN/The CW reality TV show ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and the host of her own talk show called ‘The Tyra Banks Show‘.
Her career as a model started when Tyra Banks was only 15 years old, appearing on the covers of several famous magazines like ‘Elle’, ‘Vogue’ and ‘Teen Vogue’, as well as advertising campaigns for Nike, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana and Yves Saint Laurent.
Besides those, Tyra Banks appeared on the big screen in several music videos, including Tina Turner’s ‘Love Thing’, George Michael’s ‘Too Funky’, Lionel Richie’s ‘Don’t Wanna Lose You’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Black or White’, and in several movies like ‘Higher Learning’, ‘Life-Size’, ‘Love Stinks’ and ‘Love & Basketball’.
6. Heidi Klum
The German model and ocassional actress, Heidi Klum was born on June 1, 1973 and became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 1997.
As an occasional actress, she appeared in the 2001 film ‘Blow Dry’, 2004 ‘Ella Enchanted’, 2006 ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and 2007 ‘Perfect Stranger’.
But the list doesn’t stop here. Heidi has also appeared on TV shows like ‘Sex and the City’, ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’. Currently, she is a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’, which airs on NBC.
More a businesswoman than a model, Keidi Klum came in #2 on Forbes’ list of ‘World’s Top-Earning Models’, as her colleague Gisele Bundchen stands on #1 and Adriana Lima on #4.
She has been the spokesmodel for H&M and Dannon, as well as the Barbie’s official ambassador on Barbie’s 50th anniversary.
5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
One of the youngest Victoria’s Secret Angels is the 27-year-old Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley.
The English model and actress is best known for her work for Burberry and Victoria’s Secret, as well as for her role as Carly Spencer in the 3rd installment of the Transformers, the 2011 ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’.
Before Victoria’s Secret, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley appeared in 2008 on her first cover of British ‘Vogue’ and received an Elle Style Award for 2009’s ‘Model of the Year’.
In 2010, she officially became a Victoria’s Secret Angel and later that year she posed nude for the Pirelli Calendar.
From 2007 until 2009, Rosie dated Tyrone Wood, the youngest son on the legend Ronnie Wood, and a year later her relationship with the English actor Jason Statham became public.
4. Gisele Bundchen
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Before Tom Brady, she had been in a 5-year relationship with the American actor who had never won an Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio.
The 33-year-old Brazilian model Gisele Caroline Bundchen was a Victoria’s Secret Angels from 2000 until 2007.
And another bra designed by Mouawad was modeled by the beautiful Gisele, the $12.5 million Victoria’s Secret Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra, to be more specific.
Since 2004, Gisele Bundchen has been the world’s highest-paid model and was placed by Forbes on its ‘Top-Earning Models’ list from 2012.
Besides modelling, the Brazilian beauty had a supporting role in the 2004 film ‘Taxi, receiving a ‘Teen Choice Award’ for the category ‘Choice Movie Breakout Performance’ and ‘Choice Movie Bad Guy’ and a supporting role in the 2006 ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, encountering with her colleague, Heidi Klum.
3. Alessandra Ambrosio
The 33-year-old Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio ranked #6 on the Forbes’ top-
earning models list from 2012, with an estimated annual salary of $6.6 million.
Alessandra Ambrosio, by her full name Alessandra Corine Ambrosio, is best known for being one of Victoria’s Secret Angels, and the first spokesmodel for the company’s ‘PINK’ line.
Alessandra’s modeling career began at age 15, when she was hired by Dilson Stein.
Since then, she appeared in advertisements for Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani and Pirelli Calendar.
She even had the opportunity to wore a beautiful Floral Fantasy Bra, worth $2.5 million, embellished with 5.200 precious stones and a 20-carat white diamonds as its centerpiece.
And you have to check out her own line of swimwear called ‘Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais’, launched in 2004.
The items are awesome, and that’s a fact, as in its first month on the market, around 10.000 units were sold.
2, Miranda Kerr
Born on April 20, 1983, Miranda May Kerr gained prominence in 2007, when she officially became one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels.
Her modelling career started at the age of 13, at Chaay’s Modelling Agency, and success followed her since.
Miranda May Kerr is the first Australian who participated in the Victoria’s Secret campaign, replacing Gisele Bundchen.
She even has her own brand of organic skincare products called KORA Organics and a book entitled ‘Treasure Yourself’.
You all know the fact that she was married to the English actor, Orlando Bloom, but you may not know the fact that the couple has been separated since last year.
Along with other Angels, Miranda Kerr featured in the music video ‘Number One’ by Pharrell Williams and Kanye West.
1, Adriana Lima
The Brazilian model born has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000.
After her Victoria’s Secret colleagues Heidi Klum and Gisele Bundchen, she ranked 4th place on the Forbes top-earning models list, with an annual salary of $7.3 million.
She also had the opportunity to model an exquisite $2 million Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra, adorned with 34 rubies, 117 white round diamonds and 3.575 black diamonds.
Its designer, Martin Katz declared that his bra ‘could be worn as an open top because it looks like a finished top’.
So do you think Adriana Lima deserves to be #1?