Victoria’s Secret hired these new WOC models for its fashion show this year

Casting for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret fashion show has finally been announced, and while the verdict’s still out on whether Kendall or the Hadids will be gracing the catwalk with their presence, there is some good news.

While the majority of the actual VS Angels are still white, the majority of the new models hired to walk in the show this year are women of color.

Specifically 7 out of 13, which is 54%.

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Meet Amilna Estevao

Mayowa Nicholas

Aiden Curtiss

Gizele Oliveira and Bruna Lírio (who just so happen to be BFFs)

Estelle Chen

Can’t believe it’s happening… I’m incredibly happy to announce that I AM WALKING THE VICTORIA’S SECRET 2017 SHOW 💥💓 ✨ I’m so thankful for everything that has happened in my life so far, every person I’ve met during these past four years, my family (mum, dad, williams, you’re the best) ❤️ and my friends who are always by my side no matter what. So many ups and downs but that’s what makes this journey so special… Thank you to my agencies and agents for believing in me and for all the hard work, and for bearing my annoying questions all the time 😉 without you it wouldn’t have been possible and above all thank you to the @victoriassecret team @johndavidpfeiffer @ed_razek @10magazine @monica.mitro ❤️ for giving me the opportunity I dreamed about since I was 13 😭 can’t wait to see you guys again ✨ you inspire girls to be the best version of themselves and you make our dreams become reality🌷 Thank you to my followers, even if I don’t respond to all your DMs, I want to say that you guys make me smile all the time and you keep me motivated throughout this incredible journey… 💌 Work hard for your goals and stay humble ❤️ may all your dreams come true just like mine became true today… ☁️

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And last but not least, Alecia Morais

For the record, we still mean what we said last year about generally being over the VS fashion show, but since it’s not disappearing overnight, neither will our coverage on it.

Plus, this new development definitely helps it gain relevance. But still, where are the curvy girls? Hopefully they’ll surprise us.

READ ALSO: 9 reasons everyone’s over the VS fashion show

[H/T Elle]

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