By Effie Orfanides
Before the end of the night, supermodel Jasmine Tookes will strut her stuff wearing this year’s Fantasy Bra. Made with 9,000 gemstones and totaling 450 carats, the $3 million bra will undoubtedly be a showstopper.
Here is a look at the models walking in the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
The 35-year-old brunette beauty hails from Brazil and is a staple in Victoria’s Secret fashion. Standing tall at 5’10”, Lima has been with the company since 2000. She was a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2010 and is also known for her Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials. Rumored to be dating New England Patriots star Julian Edelman, Lima was married to Serbian NBA player Marko Jarić until March 2016. The former couple have two daughters together.
Another familiar Victoria’s Secret face is Alessandra Ambrosi, who has has been a Victoria’s Secret model for over a decade. In 2006, she became the first model for the company’s PINK line, which caters to the younger woman. The Brazilian model and actress has done work for Dior, Armani and Ralph Lauren over the years. In 2012, she was ranked the sixth highest paid model in the world; that year she raked in $6.6 million. The 35-year-old mother of two has been engaged to businessman Jamie Mazur since 2008.
This 31-year-old model hails from Los Angeles and has been with Victoria’s Secret since 2009, officially getting her wings in 2010. She has walked in the last six fashion shows for the company, and modeled the Fireworks Fantasy Bra (estimated at $2 million) in 2015. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model has been married to Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill since May 2011. The couple has one child together; daughter Dixie Pearl was born on June 21, 2012.
The Swedish model was announced as one of 10 new Victoria’s Secret Angels last year, despite walking in four fashion shows before then. The 28-year-old beauty has done work for Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Free People, Ungaro, H&M, Lilly Pulitzer and Guess, to name a few!
As previously mentioned, Jasmine Tookes will get the ultimate honor in the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as she will wear this year’s Fantasy Bra. The 25-year-old was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California and is one of the youngest gals walking in the 2016 show. Tookes can credit her stunning looks to her heritage. She is African, Brazilian and West Indian.
At age 23, Josephine has quite the resume. The Danish fashion model has walked in over 300 shows and has been on the cover and in the pages of some of the world’s biggest fashion magazines including Vanity Fair, Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. She has been dating lead vocalist of The Cab, Alexander DeLeon, since 2013.
Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro, 26, started working as a model after giving birth to her son. She was the most booked runway model during the 2011 spring/summer shows at São Paulo Fashion Week. She first walked in a VS Fashion Show in 2010 and 2016 will mark her sixth appearance. She became a Victoria’s Secret Angel last year.
This 27-year-old is from North Carolina and is 5’10.5″ tall. She has walked in three Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows and got her wings in 2015. When she’s not doing work with Victoria’s Secret, you may see her representing Free People—she is a spokesmodel for the company.
Another Victoria’s Secret Angel to get her wings last year, Romee Strijd was welcomed into the family in 2014 as one of the company’s newcomers. The 21-year-old Dutch model has walked for some fashion giants including Alexander McQueen, Badgley Mischka, Balmain, Burberry, Marchesa, Prada and Yves Saint Laurent, to name a few.
At 25 years old, Sara Sampaio has been welcomed into the Victoria’s Secret family and was also in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She grew up in Portugal before moving to New York City to start her career in the modeling world. Sara believes the human body is a work of art and she has been very outspoken about how empowering nudity is.
Born in 1990, this Irish fashion model became a Victoria’s Secret angel in 2015, walking in her second VS Fashion Show. This year, Stella was voted No. 1 in 2016 Maxim’s “Hot 100 List.” She spends time in both Los Angeles and New York City.
Hill, 20, was born in Illinois and raised in Colorado. She was a gymnast before becoming a model. Hill was discovered when she was 14 years old and got one of her big breaks when she landed a gig with Forever 21. She won “Model of the Year” in social media at Fashion Media Awards last year and has appeared in numerous campaigns for VS PINK. This will be Taylor’s third year walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Watch the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Monday, December 5 at 10/9c on CBS.