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%.
Meet Amilna Estevao
I’m extremely happy to tell you guys that I will be walking for @victoriassecret fashion show 2k17, so happy one of my dreams just came true. Thank so so much @ed_razek @10magazine @monica.mitro @johndavidpfeiffer and all the @victoriassecret Team for believing in me and letting me be apart of this Special Show Love you guys ❤️🌻🌟🌻❤️
I can’t believe I am typing this right now I am so happy to announce that I will be walking the Victoria secret fashion show 2017 , this is a huge dream come true. Thank you so much @georgesperos @thesocietynyc @loganjharper @10magazine @ed_razek @monica.mitro @johndavidpfeiffer @victoriassecret for believing in me and all the amazing girls walking the show , for allowing us to be ourselves . I am filled with happiness ❤️🙏🏽 #livingthedream #Godgrace
it hasn’t fully registered but I’m so grateful and speechless to say I’ll be walking next to some of the most beautiful women in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year.. all I can say is thank you to my amazing bookers @christyturlington and #jamespowell at @nextmodels, my amazing trainer at @lifetimefitness, @johndavidpfeiffer and everyone at @victoriassecret for believing in me ❤️ and thank you to all the kind messages and wishes, love you all.. I’m so excited to be apart of such a beautiful show !!!!
Gizele Oliveira and Bruna Lírio (who just so happen to be BFFs)
I can’t explain what I’m feeling now, I have no words to describe how happy I am. I just wanted to thank everyone who always support me and believe in me and in my work… I’m so grateful that my best friend @giizeleoliveira will be with me in the happiest moment of our lives! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so much @ed_razek @10magazine @monica.mitro @johndavidpfeiffer @victoriassecret I can’t wait to see you guys in #VSFS2017 🌹 #blessed #🇧🇷 #🍀
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… ☁️
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.