Over-the-top lingerie costumes and bedazzled wings may be the hallmark of the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but the real reason millions of people tune in? The impossibly-gorgeous supermodels better known as the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Their heavenly bodies and angelic faces are a sight to behold.
What better way to wrap up 2016 than with a definitive list of the 16 hottest Victoria’s Secret models to grace the runway since the show’s network debut in 2001? Merry Christmas, indeed.
1. Marisa Miller
The California surfer girl modeled the Victoria’s Secret “Fantasy Bra” in 2009. The harlequin design featured 2,300 white, champagne and cognac diamonds and a 16-carat, heart-shaped diamond pendant costing a mind-blowing $3 million.
These days, the 38-year-old stunner stays in shape by practicing portion control and taking care of her two young sons.
2. Miranda Kerr
The Australian model spent eight years as an Angel before hanging up her wings in 2013—the same year she separated from her actor husband Orlando Bloom. Kerr wasn’t on the market for long, though, and announced her engagement to Snapchat billionaire Even Spiegel in July 2016 via, what else? Her Snapchat account.
Kerr stays in tip-top shape with a strict sugar-free diet and a daily yoga practice.
3. Gisele Bündchen
The Brazilian bombshell is the highest-paid model in the world. She earned $47 million last year—$16 million more than her quarterback hubby Tom Brady.
The former Victoria’s Secret model, 36, remains ageless by maintaining a famously strict diet consisting of 80 percent vegetables and whole grains and 20 percent lean meats.
4. Heidi Klum
Klum was the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel. The statuesque blonde, 42, proves “40 is the new 20” and prefers taking her workouts outside as opposed to the gym.
She is known for her over-the-top annual Halloween bash in which she emerges almost unrecognizable in costumes ranging from Jessica Rabbit to a 95-year-old woman. The looks can take up to 10 hours to apply the prosthetic makeup alone!
This year was a little different though as the supermodel “cloned” herself five times. The doppelgängers wore prosthetics, a wig and fake eyebrows. Can you spot the real Heidi?
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