2017 was a big year for lingerie giant Victorias Secret. The brand has shown it can turn on a dime to react to an ever changing market and adapt to the needs of it’s buyers however this piece of news will undoubtedly hit the brand and its legion of fans hard.
Veteran VS Angel and Victoria’s Secret stalwart Alessandra Ambrosio has announced that the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be her last as she hangs up her wings for good. *sob* The Brazilian model has been a favourite at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since she first walked for the brand 12 years ago in 2005, and has had the honour of wearing the coveted Fantasy Bra twice in her career with the brand.
The 36 year old is mother to two children, she famously walked the 2008 show just three months after the birth of her first and has racked up a total of 17 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows during her time with the brand that made her a household name.
“Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have been working for this amazing brand that inspires me and women all over the world. In my wildest dreams I would have never imagined doing 17 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. Thank you Ed, and all my Victoria’s Secret family for making these memories unforgettable. Last night was so emotional to say goodbye to my Angel sisters but we put on the biggest and best show ever. I could not have done this without all the love and support from my fans. It gives me great pride to be part the Victoria’s Secret movement! I will always be cheering for you! Love you forever ❤️” Alessandra Ambrosio via Instagram
The model took to Instagram to reveal the news to her fans immediately after the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, where she gave an emotional speech to her fellow Angels backstage. So what’s next for the most famous Victoria’s Secret Angel in the stable? Well, the move will allow Ale time to spend with her children, time to devote to her already pretty successful swimwear line Ale by Alessandra, and a fledgling acting career she’s looking to grow and blossom.
Whilst the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show won’t be the same without her, I have a feeling this isn’t the last time we’ll be seeing this Brazilian beauty in her smalls….