The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show premieres December, 8th at 10/9 central on CBS. In order to prepare to watch this fabulous event, get to know the gorgeous women strutting down this year’s VS runway.
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Brands: Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Free People, Guess
Why We Love Her: She’s sweet and compassionate
Fun Fact: She has played professional basketball in Sweden!
“I always buy the same things. I have about a million sweaters and a million jackets, so I’m sure I’ll get some more of that” (same)
Nationality: South African
Hometown: Mooi River, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Featured: Nike, Swarovski, Juicy Couture, Chanel, Elie Saab, Givenchy, Tom Ford, among many others
Why We Love Her: She’s super worldly and cares deeply about people and the earth; she’s actively involved in Mother2Mother, “ a charity devoted to achieving an ‘HIV-free generation’ of children and mothers in Africa.”
Fun Fact: She grew up on a dairy and beef farm and was scouted at age 15 in a flea market while attending an all-girls boarding school. She used to be bullied by her peers for being “awkward-looking.”
“Your body is a machine. Learn the right way to take care of it.”
Hometown: Granby, Colorado
Featured: Forever 21, H&M, Alexander Wang, BCBG Max Azria, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Versace, and many more.
Why We Love Her: She knows how to have fun (based on her Instagram) and shows how important family, friends, fun, and travel are to her; she also knows the importance of not feeding into negativity!
Fun Fact: She has two sisters—Mackinley, who is also a model, and Logan, who is a Los Angeles-based photographer—and a brother, Chase.
“I try to focus on myself and my life, what makes me happy.”
Hometown: Porto, Portugal
Featured: Axe, Armani, GQ, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Vogue, Marie Claire
Why We Love Her: She’s hardworking and determined! Sara was discovered young (only 15 years old) and eventually got signed to an agency, but because of strict parents, she had to finish high school but then went on to the University in Lisbon as well, doing part-time modeling. She worked tirelessly to finally be chosen to walk in the VS Fashion show.
Fun Fact: She loves to surf and kickbox, is a brown belt in karate, plays violin, and is learning how to play the guitar.
Nationality: Portuguese-Brazilian, Swiss, African, Japanese, and Native (Indigenous) descent.
Hometown: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Featured: Maybelline, Vogue, Marie Claire, Armani, Balmain, Dior, Vera Wang, Valentino, Givenchy, Versace, and many more.
Why We Love Her: She wears many hats; her hard work earned her a place as the third highest paid supermodel according to Forbes in 2013, she not only works for Victoria’s Secret and dozens of other companies and brands, but has been featured in Super Bowl ads, television series, feature films, maintains a strict diet and exercise regimen, and does work with an orphanage (Paths of Light) in Salvador—all while being a mother to two kids!
Fun Fact: She attends Roman Catholic mass every Sunday, has dated Lenny Kravitz and a Prince (Wenzeslaus), and eventually married NBA Player Marko Jaric with whom she has two daughters (unfortunately, they separated in 2014). She’s the longest-running VS model, speaks four languages, and just had her wax figure revealed!
Hometown: Santa Monica, California
Featured: Abercrombie & Fitch, Rag and Bone, Sports Illustrated, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Proactiv, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Cosmo, and many more.
Why We Love Her: She’s known for her unwavering sweetness and is a devoted mother to daughter, Dixie.
Fun Fact: She’s appeared in several music videos, is married to the frontman of Kings of Leon, and is bffs with TSwift (and appeared in the “Bad Blood” music video as well as at live concerts).
Hometown: Erechim Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Featured: Ralph Lauren, Elle, GQ, Prada, Chanel, Guess, Oscar de la Renta, Revlon, and more.
Why We Love Her: Her compassion is shown through her position as National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, but also takes work seriously and was walking the runway again only three months after giving birth to her first child!
Fun Fact: At age 11, she had cosmetic surgery to pin her ears back, as they were an insecurity, has her own line of swimwear, has made several television appearances (like Entourage and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and has two children, Anja and Noah.
Hometown: Olenegorsk, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Featured: Donna Karan, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Docle & Gabbana, Celine, Alexander McQueen, Moschino, and more.
Why We Love Her: She loves her fans! The new Angel posted a pic on Instagram of her holding a sign saying “200k,” with the caption “Thanks to all” (Aww!)
Fun Fact: She was just married in August of this year at Saint Petersburg and wore a Zac Posen wedding gown.
Jac (Monika) Jagaciak
Hometown: Poznan, Wielkopolska, Poland
Featured: Hermes, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Valentino, Prada, Fendi, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more.
Why We Love Her: She’s a compassionate world-traveler! She recently traveled to Mexico and worked with local people and children sporting the Insta hashtag: #travelsforspace. Awesome!
Fun Fact: She signed with IMG Models in 2007 and that’s where she got her nickname, “Jac”!
Hometown: Wilson, North Carolina
Featured: Vogue, GQ, Allure, Express, Juicy Couture, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Free People, and more.
Why We Love Her: She’s totally pro-feminism, and posted a dutch-braid savvy selfie with the quote: “If you want it, go get it! #ActuallySheCan”. Go Mar!
Fun Fact: She is another TSwift bff and starred as “Homeslice” in the “Bad Blood” music video, and is a spokesmodel for Free People.
Hometown: Belgium, Australia, New Zealand
Featured: Alexander McQueen, H&M, Puma, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Urban Outfitters, Elle, Glamour, Jalouse, Vogue, and more.
Why We Love Her: She was one of the first to post her sympathies for the Paris Attacks in a heartfelt Instagram post, so she keeps in the know about what goes on in the world.
Fun Fact: Her name is featured in a recent G-Eazy song “Me, Myself and I”, and she was once rumored to be dating Miley Cyrus (though this was denied) but they’re still bffs! She’s also bffs with fellow model Barbara Palvin!
Hometown: Griitfontein, Namibia
Featured: Chanel, Zac Posen, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Glamour, Gap, DKNY, and many more.
Why We Love Her: (Besides the fact that she’s married to our favorite Maroon 5 frontman…) She keeps it simple–recently landing at LAX she sported no makeup and a relaxed outfit of black pants and a denim jacket, but the model is known to go fresh-faced, encouraging natural beauty (which we love just as much as makeup!).
Fun Fact: She married Adam in Mexico, is close friends with fellow Angels Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel, and has appeared in two music videos.
Hometown: Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
Featured: Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Versace, American Eagle, Gap, Vogue, and more.
Why We Love Her: She’s humble about her beginnings and becoming a Victoria’s Secret Model and Angel; she credits her friend for convincing her to start modeling and acknowledges her role models (Adriana and Alessandra) as representing her country.
Fun Fact: She was a mother before she was a model; a year after giving birth to her son Alexandre, she was convinced by a friend to start working as a model in Brazil!
Hometown: Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Featured: Acne, DKNY, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Rag & Bone, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry, H&M, and many more.
Why We Love Her: She admits to losing nearly everything (her team is always making sure she has her phone), which is just another quality that reminds us of just how similar our Angels are to everyday women!
Fun Fact: When she was first discovered at a shopping market with her mother in Amsterdam (the “typical story” she says), she first said no to modeling because she was so young!
Nationality: American, African, West Indian
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
Featured: Ralph Lauren, Gap, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Versace, Vogue, Miu Miu, and more.
Why We Love Her: She followed her dreams to get where she is today; she used to play fast-pitched softball as a young girl (she was the #1 pitcher in the county), but was getting “too fit” to be a model and so she had to choose one or the other and went with her dream. You go girl!
Fun Fact: She has a sister who is 19 years younger than her, she did gymnastics for ten years and was also active in volleyball and softball, and her mom is a celebrity fashion stylist.
Honorary Angels for the 2015 Show:
Kendall Jenner (left), 20, American, & Gigi Hadid (right), 20, American (*fangirls*)
The full 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Lineup can be found here; the list totals a whopping forty-seven models with eleven “first-timers, including Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner,” whose “fresh faces” are listed here.