Sorry folks, but no one will ever know the true answer to Victoria's secret. That is because it is a mystery how these women exist without being artificially created in a lab! Jokes aside, it is no secret that these women have hit the genetic jackpot. Their beauty and perfect physiques are unattainable to us mortals. Even compared to other fashion models, they are a cut above the rest. We hear all this talk about feminism and how we should all embrace our bodies, but that is impossible after looking at a few photos of the Victoria's Secret angels. The good news is that only 0.03% of the entire population of women in the world actually look like that. Fortunately, you will most likely never have to compete with one of them.
Symmetrical faces, proportionate hip-to-waist ratio, perfectly sultry lady bits, long skinny legs, luscious lips and sparkly eyes are what is on the checklist to really make it as a Victoria's Secret angel. In other words, you have to be perfect with literally zero flaws.
Women see them and will buy whatever they are wearing. Men will stare at them and drool. Sorry, but even the most loyal boyfriend would never be able to resist one of these women if her life's mission was to steal him away from you. This time around, we don't need to see these angels in Victoria's Secret attire. We want to see them with little to no makeup. Here are 24 pics of the Victoria's Secret angels in their natural element.
Gisele Bundchen is now retired from modeling (though not officially) to focus on being a mom and Mrs. Tom Brady. All in all, Gisele has lived a life that we can only dream about and her natural beauty shines through in all of her Instagram posts. She looks like a more refined woman now instead of a sex goddess that we will forever remember her for as a Victorias Secret Angel. She was the highest paid throughout the brand's history because she is like a real-life statue of a Roman goddess. When we think Victoria's Secret, Gisele's face is the first one to pop up into our heads. She and Tom Brady are almost too perfect together it's like it can't even be real life.
Fun fact of the day: Adriana Lima allegedly remained "pure" until she was 27 years old and married to her now ex-husband Marko Jaric (with whom she shares two daughters). That is so ironic seeing as though she was one of the most popular Victoria's Secret Angels. Her dark hair and piercing blue eyes made her one of the sultriest of them all. You would have never guessed that her love life was so limited until she got married. Here in the top pic, she is completely makeup-free and looks like she just rolled out of bed. Guess what? She still looks perfect, who woulda thunk? In her Instagram, she doesn't really go out of her way to take the most glamorous shots.
There is just something about Alessandra Ambrosio that makes her seem to warm-hearted and approachable. She has an aura about her that makes her light up the room. She got famous by looking like the second coming of Cindy Crawford except with way more pronounced cheekbones. We mean that in a good way. Her angular features and high arched eyebrows make her looks like a total specimen. She is another Victoria's Secret angel that defies motherhood and keeps her figure trim and toned at all times. She has one of the most unique faces in the entire elite group of supermodels. Alessandra always looks her best even when she is just out and about walking the streets in a sweater and skinny jeans with her hair tied back in a ponytail.
Miranda Kerr has those adorable chubby cheeks with dimples that we just want to pinch. She has now focused her efforts on her line of organic skin care called Kora Organics. After marrying Evan Spigel (the creator and CEO of Snapchat), she became inspired to build her own empire. She is also pregnant for the second time and her first child she had with her previous marriage to Orlando Bloom. There is just something endearing about this Australian beauty. She has that perpetual baby face that looks so innocent. You have to have respect for someone who took their modeling career and became an entrepreneur rather than just some other pretty Victoria's Secret face. She and her new hubby always look like they can't get enough of each other.
Lily Aldridge is one those few models who can pull of the all-American and exotic look at the same time. However, she did not have her heart set on modeling. In fact, she told Harper’s Bazaar, “Being a Victoria’s Secret Angel was probably the last thing I thought I’d be when I was younger—I wanted to be a KROQ DJ and a soccer player.” She started modeling for Victoria's Secret in 2009 and since then has gotten married to Kings of Lion frontman, Caleb Followill and gave birth to a daughter. She also appeared as a rookie for Sports Illustrated appearing alongside Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal for the issue's 50th anniversary. Being a model was always in her genetics. Her mother, Laura Lyons, was a Playboy playmate in the ’70s.
Karlie Kloss is known for her unique, atypical beauty because she literally resembles a human cat. In addition to walking four shows starting in 2011 for Victoria's Secret, she is the face of Diane von Furstenberg. Not mention, she is besties with Taylor Swift, so if there ever was a female bromance to exist, this would definitely be it. Taylor even has an extra room in her house just for when Karlie comes over to stay. In 2015, she quit modeling for awhile in order to attend NY University so she put her education ahead of a glamorous career. She started a program for girls called Kode with Karlie scholarship which is designed to get more young women interested in the field of computer science. What is even more impressive is that she knows how to code herself.
Both Bella and her older sister, Gigi have taken the fashion world by storm. Along with Kendall Jenner, they definitely have set a trend for former reality TV stars to make it big, which has never really happened before. Even though you see her every year walking down the runway for Victoria's Secret, she didn't always necessarily want to be a model. She told Teen Vogue, “There wasn’t really one time in my life where I was like, I want to be a model!’ It was more Gigi’s thing. I do like being in front of the camera more and more. Having experience behind it has taught me about lighting and angles, how to move, and what looks good and what doesn’t.”Word on the street is that her and her ex-boyfriend, The Weeknd might even get back together.
Gigi Hadid got herself mixed up in some controversy which consequently cost her the privilege to walk in the Victoria's Secret annual fashion show in Shanghai of this year. On an Instagram post, she imitated a Buddha face which many people thought was racist and insensitive. She had been gracing the Victoria's Secret runway in previous years, but she was benched this time around. Sadly, this was always a dream of hers and she even cried when she found out she made the cut the first time. In any case, she is still one of the world's top-earning models at the moment, so that should at least be of some consolation. She has had a long-term relationship with One Direction singer, Zayn Malik and has appeared in many of his music videos.
The fresh-faced girl next door known as Behati Prinsloo hails from Grootfontein, South-West Africa. She is bilingual in Afrikaans and was educated in English. She grew up a preacher's daughter and her father was a church minister. She has been with Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine since 2012 and got married in 2014. She is now the mother of their daughter and they are expecting another baby on the way. She first became the face for Victoria's Secret Pink before graduating to have the honor of walking the Victoria's Secret fashion show. It was adorable to see her walking down the runway as Adam was serenading her in awe at the same time. She is a fan of rock bands Motorhead and Bob Marley so it's no wonder Adam fell in love with her.
Though all the women on this list are clearly gorgeous enough to be a Victoria's Secret angel, Candice Swanepoel actually looks like an ethereal, biblical angel in real life. Just like Behati Prinsloo, she is also from South Africa and became the first South African model to walk the runway in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She was raised on a dairy and beef farm and calls herself a natural girl. She admitted that her modeling career is "an incredible blessing for someone with such a sheltered upbringing." In 2005, she met Brazilian model Hermann Nicoli where they were both featured in a campaign they were both modeling. They have been together ever since and he has become her baby daddy. Before she was signed to work for Victoria's Secret, she even considered quitting her modeling career and going back to South Africa.
Liu Wen may have made her debut this year walking the runway for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, but she was already China's top model before she was even considered to be an angel. At the age of 23, Liu has worked for most of the world's prestigious fashion houses, and recently ascended into the top tier of models who are recognizable enough to command major fees. This is a huge feat and she has given Asians a strong presence in the fashion world. She is the global face of Estee Lauder and has over two million followers on the Mandarin-language version of Twitter. Wen was brought up in Hunan Province and began her modeling career in 2005 after entering a competition, which promised a computer as first prize.
With those pillowy lips and big cat eyes, British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley could easily be mistaken for a blonde Angelina Jolie. In addition to being a Victoria's Secret angel, she is also the face for Burberry specifically for their 2011 brand fragrance "Burberry Body." She is one of the rare models who have managed to make a successful transition into acting. She appeared in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (where she met her husband Jason Statham) and Mad Max: Fury Road. She was signed to her model agency after graduating school in summer 2003 aged 16, her first modeling session was for a Levi's jeans commercial. She got married to actor Jason Statham in 2010 and recently had her first baby boy in June of 2017.
Jasmine Tookes was born and raised Huntington Beach, California which would explain why she always has that beachy hair. Her skin is absolutely radiant and flawless even in the worst kinds of lighting in her Instagram photos. Jasmine became one of the newest Victoria's Secret models starting to model for the Pink line alongside fellow rookies which will be named later on this list. Though her skin and body are perfect, she has to work for it. She explained to Elle that her exercise routine requires her to work out every day. She does a lot of weight training and mixes in barre and pilates classes. As for her diet, she mainly sticks to a lot of protein like chicken and vegetables. Her looks are a mixture of her European, African, Brazilian, and West Indian ancestors.
Taylor Hill looks like a young Brooke Shields with her big eyebrows and youthful face. In 2015, she was the youngest angel in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the tender age of 18. She was discovered on a horse ranch in her small town in Granby, Colorado at the age of 14 and her career has been taking off ever since. Hesitant at first to actually start a career in modeling, she decided to fly to Los Angeles for her first photo shoot around her 15th birthday. After that, she walked in New York Fashion Week and worked with brands such as Elle, DKNY, and H&M. She was the face of the Pink brand because she was merely a teenager when she started working for Victoria's Secret. Now that she has gotten older, she got to do the more mature lingerie brands.
Doutzen Kroes is a Dutch siren that literally looks like a human Barbie Doll. Her tiny nose and delicate, Nordic features make her look ethereal and elegant. She was even ranked #2 in the Forbes top-earning models in 2014 following Gisele Bunchen. She even has a wax figure of her in Amsterdam at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Before becoming a model, she wanted to be a professional speed skater. This was because; both her parents were champion speed skaters in the 1970s. Coming from such a tiny town in Holland, she didn't even know what the Victoria's Secret brand was before she was flown out to New York. She met DJ Sunnery James in 2009 and eventually married him and had a daughter with him in 2014.
Magdalena Frackowiak is the most bad@ss supermodel who didn't take any sh** from a TMZ reporter. Back when she was backstage at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show getting her makeup done, she did not hold back when she called out a reporter for asking a superficial and practically degrading question. She was asked "What can't you wait to eat after the show?" She snapped back saying, "You make it sound like I'm starving myself and I can't wait to eat after the show." Seriously, look this up on YouTube. Though the Victoria's Secret angels are expected to act ladylike, this one wasn't going to answer any dumb questions. You have to give her some respect in that arena. Many feminists actually applauded her for this.
Irina Shayk is a Slavic beauty who managed to capture the heart of Bradley Cooper. She actually grew up in Russia and came from a poor family where her father was a coal miner and her mother was a kindergarten music teacher. She was proposed to compete in a beauty contest when she was a teenager and won the title Miss Chelyabinsk. She has also been featured in Sports Illustrated as well as being a Victoria's Secret angel. She dated soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in 2010-2015 and then starting dating Bradley Cooper once that relationship ended. He is 11 years her senior and they recently got married and she gave birth to a daughter. She still models and divides her time commuting between New York and Europe.
If you are in some serious need of inspiration to go working out at the gym, than look no further than following Izabel Goulart's Instagram account. She is a fit Brazilian model of Italian and Portuguese decent. She looks super skinny and ripped at the same time so her body makes for an entire human specimen. She was one of the better known Victoria's Secret angels between 2005-2015 and then she made a comeback on the annual fashion show in 2015. She is also the face for Armani Exchange. Her can't get over our envy of her long, lean legs and her washboard abs. She is such great shape, that she would even intimidate most men for how much time that she spends at the gym. Its hilarious in the bottom seeing that one kid that is checking her out.
Only one angel in the entire Victoria's Secret Fashion Show get the honor and privilege of wearing the Fantasy Bra that is encrusted with diamonds and crystals. At the 2017 show in Shanghai, Lais Ribeiro was chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra. This means that she is one of the top picks for this year. Lais grew up in Teresina which is a remote rural town in Brazil. She is a young mom and gave birth to her son Alexandre when she was just 18 years old. When she was in college, she was studying to be a nurse when her friend suggested that she go to a modeling agency. The rest is history. Though she barely spoke English and didn't know what Victoria's Secret was when she started, she made it big in New York and her career took off from there.
Even though Elsa Hosk has blonde hair and blue eyes, she is far from that typical all-American girl next door. She looks exotic with her Nordic features and a face that is so unique that you cannot forget it. She has been featured in the catalogue along with being featured in the Victoria's Secret Fashion show in 2011 and 2012, respectively. She looks like one of those medieval women out of those romance novels because her style is soft and captivating. Her freckles add even more to her soft, feminine appeal and she gives that natural boho vibe in her Instagram shots. She is a big fan of kickboxing and does is on a routine basis to stay in shape. Her light eyes illuminate when the natural light hits them.
Grace Bol is an African beauty who was born in Sudan. Victoria's Secret has always big on diversity and featuring models of different races and ethnicities, but Grace Bol is unique because she doesn't have that conventional feminine beauty. She instead has stronger features and short hair making her appealing to the brand from a completely different angle. Her fresh, minimalist look with her crisp white button downs and tomboyish style give her an androgynist vibe that the fashion world absolutely eats up like candy. With a face to kill for, she doesn't need to have all that long, flowing hair that has become almost a cliché for Victoria's Secret. She looks like a second coming of supermodel Alek Wek, who is also from Sudan.
Martha Hunt is a southern belle who grew up in Oxford, North Carolina which is a small tobacco town. She became one of the newest Victoria's Secret angels in 2015 alongside Jasmine Tooks and Lais Ribeiro. It is safe to say that these girls must all share a sisterhood with one another. Like Karlie Kloss, she and Taylor Swift became friends and is part of her girl squad. She even appeared in her Bad Blood music video. She is also a film buff and the creative type. Martha has said that her dream job would be a movie director. She says “I think film is the best medium to inspire people. It’s a combination of image, dialogue, and music, which can make for a powerful message or a simple escape.”
Estelle Chen is the newest and youngest member in the Victoria's Secret family. Her first show was the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China. The reason that it was held in that city was because Victoria's Secret are now opening stores in China, so that is kind of a big deal. She was born in China but raised in France and is trilingual in English, French and Mandarin. At the age of 13, she won the Elite Model Look title. She is fresh-faced and has that sporty style. She has been outspoken about the lack of racial diversity in modeling. She said “it’s hard because we usually have one or two slots for Asian girls and two or three slots for black girls; you’re always sad to see that. You have less chance to be in the show, but I think Victoria’s Secret is amazing because they have such a diverse cast."
Stella Maxwell has been linked to Miley Cyrus and was rumored to be dating her in 2015. This must have been while she was on a break from Liam Hemsworth. When asked how she met Miley, she jokingly said that she and Miley met on the gay dating app, Grindr. She even went on to date Kristen Stewart in 2016 so those are some pretty high profile celebrities to be rolling with. Anyways, Stella Maxwell is a citizen of the world because she was born in Belgium to Northern Irish parents and was then later raised in New Zealand. Her first fashion shows were in 2009 when she walking for some major designers before Victoria's Secret picked her up in 2014. Later, she was featured more often on the website and catalogue.
Source: CNN, All Women's Talk, Fashion Model Directory, Fact Ninja