Top 10 Victoria’s Secret Models

Picking the top ten Victoria’s Secret models in angel history is not an easy task. Especially since the company has launched the careers of many of the world's most famous models. Below are the top ten choices starting with the most recent models who have graced the runway.

  1. Miranda Kerr, 2007 to present. Miranda is of Serbian, Iranian, Turkish and Filipino descent but born and raised in Australia. She started modeling at age thirteen after winning the Dolly Magazine Impulse Model Competition. Miranda is also featured in the exclusive 2010 Pirelli calendar. She is also the first ever Australian to grace the runway as an angel making her a shoe-in for one of the top ten Victoria's Secret models. 
  2. Karolina Kurkova, 2005 to present. The green-eyed beauty is a native to Decin, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic). Karolina is one of the youngest models ever to pose for American Vogue at the age of seventeen. Vogue also honored her with the Model of the Year award at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards.
  3. Adriana Lima, 2000 to present. This Brazilian beauty quickly gained supermodel status. in 2009, Adriana gave birth to her first child, a baby girl named Valentina with her Husband NBA star Marko Jaric, But this certainly does not disqualify her from our top ten list.
  4. Heidi Klum-1999 to present. Heidi is the reigning top angel of the Victoria’s Secret runway show. She ran the catwalk in 2009 four months after giving birth to her fourth child with husband Seal. The German beauty launched her career after sending pictures into a modeling competition on a dare and ended up winning. 
  5. Gisele Bündchen, 2000 to 2007. The Brazilian supermodel had one of the highest paid contracts ever in Victoria’s Secret history. In 2007, Gisele was ranked at number one on Forbes magazine list of the fifteen highest-paid models in the world, earning five million dollars a year while under contract with Victoria’s Secret. Gisele ended her partnership with the lingerie company in the spring of 2007. 
  6. Tyra Banks, 1998 to 2005. Was the first black woman to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Tyra was named one of the most beautiful people in 1996 by People Magazine. She also was the first black model ever to appear on the cover of Victoria’s Secret catalog in 1997.
  7. Stephanie Seymour,1998 to 1999. Stephanie is known as much for her interesting dating history as she is for her lingerie modeling. John Casablancas, Warren Beatty, Axl Rose and Charlie Sheen are just a few of the men Stephanie has been reported to be involved with. Stephanie, now a mother of four still finds time to do runway shows and magazine spreads and is still considered one of the top models in the industry. She surely makes a beautiful veteran on our list for the Top Ten Victoria's Secret models. 
  8. Karen Mulder, 1998 to 1999. Karen entered the world of modeling after being a finalist in Elite Magazine's Look of the Year worldwide competition. Karen was dubbed 'the model with class' by Vogue early in her career.
  9. Helena Christensen, 1998. The sexy Danish beauty was crowned Miss Denmark at age eighteen and represented Denmark in the Miss Universe pageant in 1988. Helene may be best known as the romantic interest of Chris Isaak in the video to his song “Wicked Games,” which was also featured in MTV’s Sexiest Videos of All Time countdown.
  10. Rebecca Romijn, 1998. Rebecca had a very long and successful career as a model, including as a Victoria’s Secret angel. She has since moved onto an acting career and is probably best known as Mystique, the shape-shifter in the "X-Men" movie series. Rebecca is married to actor Jerry O’Connell with whom she has twin daughters.


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