Victoria Secret has announced it will add five fresh faces to its line-up of genetically superior mannequins this season. The models in question: Emanuela de Paula, Lindsay Ellingson, Candice Swanepoel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Chanel Iman. Iman is no doubt the most recognizable of the group, but having been added to the Victoria Secret roster gives the aforementioned models as good a chance as any to becoming household names as well (especially considering, according to Fashionologie, such contracts typically are signed for three years). Victoria’s Secret is gearing up to tape its much-anticipated annual runway show November 19.
With three of its catwalk’s most famous faces having just given birth, or just about to do so, the addition of some newbies isn’t surprising. Sitting on the sidelines this season will be Heidi Klum, who just gave birth three weeks ago; Adriana Lima, who is rapidly nearing her due date; and last but not least Karolina Kurkova, who welcomed her first child just last week. However, Klum for one will be in attendance, as she’ll be playing host. Also making an appearance: the winner of a countrywide search for a new Victoria’s Secret model that included bikini castings and Angel Boot Camp. Titillating video of the search here. As per usual, expect plenty of flesh and over-the-top lingerie loaded with feathers, lace, crystals, and maybe even some Christmas ornaments.