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12 of the most iconic Victoria’s Secret Angels EVER – from Naomi Campbell to Gigi Hadid

VICTORIA'S Secret is one of the most luxurious high-street underwear brands EVER - and their success has been in part thanks to their incredible ability to land and launch the careers of some of the world's most beautiful models.

Here are just twelve of the most iconic Angels who have stomped the runway for the lingerie brand...

 Naomi Campbell is one of the most known supermodels of the world

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Naomi Campbell

One of the original supermodels of the world, Naomi first appeared on the runway for VS in 1996.

Since then, she has become the leading face of British fashion, and has remained one of the most iconic divas of the industry.

She was also the first ever black model to grace the cover of the famed September issue of clothes bible Vogue US in 1989.

Her professional success was somewhat marred by the introduction of Tyra Banks in the following years, something that took nearly fourteen years for the pair to settle.

In 2015, Naomi told Andy Cohen: "It does irk me that two women of colour have to be pitted against each other.

"You can have more than one woman of colour in a fashion show. Unfortunately, back then, you could only have one so the other felt ... put out."

 Heidi Klum is now known as a presenter but started her career as a model

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Heidi Klum

Heidi became the first ever German model to become an Angel and walk for the designer in 1999.

Thoughout her career, she has been chosen to wear the annual fantasy bra no less than three times - including the Millenium bra in 1999.

 Heidi was the first ever German model to walk for the company in 1999

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Since then she has turned her attentions to presenting, and her work has included fashion design competition Project Runway since 2004, and America's Got Talent since March 2013.

She was also married to singer Seal for ten years, which ended in 2015, and has four children (three with Seal, and one from her previous marriage to Ric Pipino).

 Alessandra Ambrosio is now the face of high-class couture and a mum-of-two

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Alessandra Ambrosio

Since becoming a model, Alessandra has made sure she is front and centre of everyone's minds when it comes to couture clothing.

On top of performing for VS, she has also worked for Armani Exchange, Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren among others.

She has also launched her own swimwear line, which she promotes by modelling herself.

She is also the proud mum to Anja Louise, born in 2008, and Noah Phoenix, born in 2012.

 Tyra Banks was locked in a feud with Naomi Campbell as she became more established

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Tyra Banks

The stunning star joined the rank of Victoria's Secret angels in 1997 - by which point her career was already well and truly established as one not to be messed with.

That year, she became the first African-American to be picked for the cover of the lingerie brand's catalogue.

Her success caused a 14-year rivalry with fellow black model Naomi Campbell, as the pair were frequently pitted against each other due to the rarity of POC models at the time.

However, in 2005, Naomi appeared on Tyra's talk show and cleared the air for good, with Tyra saying she finally got "closure" for their long-running feud.

Tyra has never let modelling be her defining trait in the spotlight - and has since ventured out to producing, acting, singing and presenting.

Nowadays, Tyra is most known for her work in helping launch the careers of dozens of other models thanks to TV show, America's Next Top Model.

 Adriana Lima joined the ranks of the Angels at the age of 18

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Adriana Lima

The Brazilian model and actress has been a Victoria's Secret Angel since 1999, when she was 18 years old.

Winning the Supermodel of Brazil competition at the age of 15, she later relocated to New York after being signed to the esteemed modelling agency Elite.

Since 2013, Adriana has been one of the highest paid actresses in the industry according to earnings bible Forbes, landing second place in 2014 through to 2016, earning at least $8million a year.

In 2017, she was named as the most "valuable" Angel still working for the company.

She has two daughters with her husband, NBA player Marko Jaric - Valentina (born in 2009) and Siennea (born in 2012).

 Gigi has become one of the most known and in-demand modern day Angels

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Gigi Hadid

Gigi made her first appearance in the 2015 Victoria's Secret fashion show, and became an official Angel the year after.

Since then she has launched her own jeans range, worked for a number of high couture ranges including Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Balmain.

 Gigi has been an Angel since early 2016

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On top of becoming a much sought-after model, Gigi has also appeared in a series of music videos and has become somewhat of a socialite thanks to her A-list friends and relationship with One Direction star and solo artist, Zayn Malik.

Her sister, Bella Hadid, has also since launched a modelling career, and debuted for Victoria's Secret in the 2016 runway show.

 Jasmine Tookes wore the 2016 Fantasy bra worth £2.5million

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Jasmine Tookes

Starting her career in 2010, Jasmine first appeared in the 2012 Victoria's Secret runway show.

Since then she has modelled for magazines including five different versions of Vogue across the world, Harper's Bazaar and Maxim.

She has also walked at fashion weeks for brands including Burberry, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce and Gabbana and Stella McCartney.

The star has previously said that Tyra Banks served as her inspiration to become a model.

In 2016, she was given the honour of wearing that year's Bright Night Fantasy bra at the VS fashion show, which was worth $3million thanks to its decor of 9,000 diamonds and emeralds set in 18ct gold.

 Gisele is one of the most successful models EVER - and has repeatedly been named as the highest paid stars in the industry

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Gisele Bundchen

The Brazilian star is one of the most successful and highly paid models in the world - as well as one of the most powerful women.

She performed as a VS model from 2000-2007, and was launched into the spotlight thanks to designed Alexander McQueen.

Across her 20 year career, Gisele has appeared on more than 2000 magazine covers and appeared in nearly 900 fashion shows for nearly every major label currently available.

With her platform, she has worked as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme and Rainforest Alliance, and has aided in fundraising for clean water initiatives in the third world, and frequently visits cancer patients.

She also donates millions to those in need with a $1.5million check going to the Haitian relief effort following their devastating 2010 earthquake.

 Miranda Kerr is now married to Snapchat mogul Evan Speigel

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Miranda Kerr

Miranda's career was arguably launched thanks to walking for Victoria's Secret in 2007 and became the first Australian model to walk for the Angel.

She has been repeatedly named as one of the highest paid models in the industry.

The star has one child from her marriage to actor Orlando Bloom, which ended in 2013, and in 2017 she tied the knot with Snapchat business tycoon Evan Spiegel.

 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has proven to be a muse for some of the most established photographers ever

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The British star became attached to Victoria's Secret in 2006, and made her debut on the runway for the brand that year.

She later appeared on British Vogue in 2008, and became a muse for praised photographer Rankin - who dedicated an entire photography book, Ten Times Rose, to her and their work together.

She has also posed nude for Terry Richardson, and walked runways for Givenchy, Valentino, Prada and Louis Vuitton among others.

 Sara Sampaio always dreamed of being a VS model - and achieved it in 2013

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Sara Sampaio

The Portuguese star said that working as a Victoria's Secret angel was a "dream" of hers before landing a role on the runway.

She finally made her debut for the brand in 2013, and in 2015 became a fully-fledged Angel.

Since then she has worked for Love Magazine, and has been the face of brands including Axe body spray and Armani.

 Chanel Iman came third in a supermodel of the world contest in 2006 - but is now in the ranks of the Angels

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Chanel Iman

Chanel joined the ranks of Angels in 2010, after working on her first runway show for the brand in 2009.

Starting modelling at the age of 12, Chanel came third in a Supermodel of the World contest in 2006 (beaten by Katsia Damankova from Belarus).

 Chanel first appeared on the runway for Victoria's Secret in 2010 (above)

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Since then she has worked for several of the company's campaigns, and brands including Balenciaga, Michael Kors, Christian Dior and John Galliano.

She has also appeared alongside fellow Angel Tyra Banks as a special guest judge on an episode of America's Next Top Model.

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Social media intensely reacts to Victoria's Secret nixing Angels for Priyanka Chopra and Megan Rapinoe

Embattled fashion brand Victoria's Secret has ignited yet another social media firestorm after news broke that the lingerie company is nixing its iconic runway Angels collective in favor of women who are "famous for their achievements and not their proportions," according to the New York Times.

The label revealed to the publication that it has partnered with actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, soccer star Megan Rapinoe, Chinese American freestyle skier Eileen Gu, photographer and #Girlgaze founder Amanda de Cadenet, trans model Valentina Sampaio, South Sudanese refugee turned fashion industry success story Adut Akech, biracial model Paloma Elsesser, who earned significant attention when she appeared on the cover of Vogue as a size 14, and more as part of its new, inclusive VS Collective initiative.

"When the world was changing, we were too slow to respond," said chief brand executive Martin Waters, addressing long-standing criticism against the brand for its lack of inclusion and specific catering to the male fantasy with its ad campaigns and runway show. "We needed to stop being about what men want and to be about what women want."

Priyanka Chopra; Megan Rapinoe
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Megan Rapino are part of the new Victoria's Secret Collective.

On November 20, the Victoria's Secret Angels will put on their wings and walk the runway for the highly anticipated VS Fashion Show. (The show airs for everyone who doesn't get a coveted ticket on November 28th) While the show casts many models, only a select few are bestowed Angel status, which makes them the official faces of the lingerie brand. The Angel class has grown in the past year beyond mainstays like Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, and Behati Prinsloo (Prinsloo won't be walking because she's expecting her second child). Here, we share a handy guide to the VS Angel class of 2017.

Adriana Lima

Age: 36
Country: Bahia, Brazil
Angel since: 2000
Discovered: Winning 1st place in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" model search when she was 15.
Wore the Fantasy Bra: In 2008, 2010, and 2014

Alessandra Ambrosio

Age: 36
Hometown:Erexia, Brazil
Angel since: 2004
Discovered: As a 14-year-old finalist in the 1996 Brazil Elite Model Look competition.
Wore the Fantasy Bra: In 2012 and 2014

Behati Prinsloo

Age: 28
Hometown: Grootfontein, Namibia
Angel since: 2009
Discovered: On holiday in Cape Town, South Africa by Storm Modeling Agency scout Sarah Doukas, the woman who also discovered Kate Moss.
Married to: Adam Levine, frontman of Maroon 5 (the two welcomed a baby in September 2016, Dusty Rose Levine! She's expecting her second child now).

Lily Aldridge

Age: 32
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Angel since: 2010
Discovered: Scouted at a school carnival when she was 14.
Wore the Fantasy Bra: 2015
Married to: Caleb Followill, lead singer of the band Kings of Leon.

Candice Swanepoel

Age: 29
Hometown: Mooi River, South Africa
Angel since: 2010
Discovered: Scouted in a local flea market when she was 15.
Wore the Fantasy Bra: In 2013
Fact: She just had a baby boy, Anacã, in October 2016 with her fiancé Hermann Nicoli.

Elsa Hosk

Age: 29
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Angel since: 2015
Discovered: Her dad sent photos to a modeling agency when she was 13.
Before modeling: She was a professional basketball player.

Jasmine Tookes

Age: 26
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Angel since: 2015
Discovered: While tagging along with her mom, a celebrity stylist, at a showroom appointment when she was 15.
Wore the Fantasy Bra: 2016

Lais Ribeiro

Age: 27
Hometown: Piauei, Brazil
Angel since: 2015
Discovered: Modeling locally since 2009.
Before modeling: She went to school for nursing.
Extracurricular: She co-hosts a four-day boxing training camp for prospective Victoria's Secret show models to get their bodies in shape before casting.
Wore the Fantasy Bra:This year, 2017!

Martha Hunt

Age: 28
Hometown: Wilson, North Carolina
Angel since: 2015
Discovered: At a local model search in North Carolina when she was 14.
You know her from: Taylor Swift. She's one of her best friends (and was "Homeslice" in the famous "Bad Blood" music video).

Romee Strijd

Age: 22
Hometown: Zoetermeer, Holland
Angel since: 2015
Discovered: Scouted while shopping with her mom in Amsterdam.
You know her from: The runway. She's walked at Burberry, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and countless other shows.

Sara Sampaio

Age: 26
Hometown: Porto, Portugal
Angel since: 2015
Discovered: When she won a 2007 Pantene hair modeling contest in Portugal at the age of 16.
You know her from:Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, in which she was rookie of the year in 2014 (and the mag's first-ever Portuguese model).

Stella Maxwell

Age: 27
Hometown: She's lived in Belgium, Australia, and New Zealand.
Angel since: 2015
Discovered: Scouted by Ali McD Agency while she was studying at Otago University in New Zealand.
You know her from: Frequent appearances on Miley Cyrus' Instagram back 2015–she was then romantically linked to the singer.

Taylor Hill

Age: 21
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Angel since: 2015
Discovered: At a dude ranch in Colorado where she rode horses–her agent, who is also a photographer, was doing a shoot there.
Fact: She's the youngest model on the Victoria's Secret roster.

Josephine Skriver

Age: 24
Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
Angel since: 2016
Discovered: At 15 while on a trip to New York with her soccer team.
Fact: She's an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community, having grown up with a gay father and lesbian mother.

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The VS Collective will take the place of the Angels - a lineage of curvy models like Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks, who helped propel the brand into the mainstream stratosphere - as they advise and promote the brand through ads and on Instagram, while the company shuffles its executive team to include positions filled primarily by women.

Rapinoe, who revealed she was initially curious as to why the brand would want to partner with her, given its track record for representation, said that the brand's former identity was "really harmful" to women, and represented a "patriarchal, sexist" perspective, marketed at young women, "not just [in terms of] what it meant to be sexy but what the clothes were trying to accomplish through a male lens and through what men desired." After the label recently launched a rare Mother's Day campaign featuring a pregnant model - something it had rarely done in the past - Rapinoe and Chopra Jonas are working on expanding Victoria's Secret's product line to include new garments that will debut next spring.

Similarly, Elsesser added that she "didn't start modeling to just do all the cool stuff," but "to change the world" with "radical change." She will start by lobbying for Victoria's Secret to increase its sizing to XXXXXL from its current maximum of 42G in bras and XXL in nightwear.

Social media quickly responded to the brand's renewed direction, with conservative pundits calling the move a bid at targeting the "commie" demographic, and others, like lingerie expert Cora Harrington pointing out that "any rebrand without a size expansion is DOA."

Finance expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox celebrated the announcement in general, however.

"If [Megan Rapinoe] can rock a swimsuit like this (photographed by Sports Illustrated) why in the world can't she be a Victoria's Secret model?" she tweeted. "She's hot. Just look at her! Or do y'all just have a problem with strong, outspoken, empowered women?"

Writer Erin Ryan boiled it down to a matter of practicality: "A better way for victoria's secret to revamp its brand would be to try changing it up by making high-quality bras that fit comfortably and look nice," she wrote.

In addition to backlash against its prior marketing, the brand, which was founded in 1977 and purchased by retail billionaire Leslie H. Wexner in 1982, came under fire for Wexner's connections to Jeffrey Epstein as well as an alleged company culture "entrenched" in "misogyny, bullying, and harassment," per a New York Times investigation.

Wexner's former chief marketing officer, Ed Razek, also drew public ire for his comments about inclusion in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, telling Vogue in 2018 that the company wouldn't consider including trans models in the program. Recording artist Halsey - who performed at the fashion show that year, prior to Razek's comments - later spoke out against the project in a statement that said she had "no tolerance for a lack of inclusivity."

At the time, chief executive Jan Singer resigned from the company, and the Times indicates that Wexner and Razek will not be part of the new Victoria's Secret vision going forward, which is set to include a revamped version of the fashion show - currently on hiatus since 2018 - sometime in 2022.

Hear more on all of today's must-see picks, plus what Kevin Hart has been watching lately, in EW's What to Watch podcast, hosted by Gerrad Hall.

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Priyanka Chopra joins Victoria's Secret as lingerie brand ditches Angels for women empowerment

Actor Priyanka Chopra, football star Megan Rapinoe and five other women have joined Victoria Secret as it makes a stark change to its image. The lingerie brand is ditching its supermodels (or Angels as they were called), to focus on women empowerment, giving a platform to female athletes, activists and entrepreneurs.

Introducing Priyanka Chopra and the other new members, Victoria's Secret posted on their Instagram page, "We are proud to announce an exciting new partnership platform, #TheVSCollective, designed to shape the future of Victoria’s Secret. These extraordinary partners, with their unique backgrounds, interests and passions will collaborate with us to create revolutionary product collections, compelling and inspiring content, new internal associate programs and rally support for causes vital to women."

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“When the world was changing, we were too slow to respond,” said Martin Waters, chief executive of the brand, in an interview to The New York Times. “We needed to stop being about what men want and to be about what women want.”

As per the NYT report, Priyanka Chopra and the six others will model for the products, advise the brand, and promote it on social media. The brand has long been criticised for its hyper-sexualised annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In it, supermodels such as Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge and Alessandra Ambrosio among others.

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Priyanka said about her new role, "A new era always brings a sense of freedom, and the opportunity to play a part in shaping the evolution and future success of a heritage brand like Victoria’s Secret is so exciting to me. As we work together to chart the path forward in a new and impactful way, I’m not only looking forward to developing future collections that are inclusive of all people, but I am most excited for new customers and for those who have always been a customer of Victoria’s Secret to feel represented and like they belong."

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The Secret's Out! The Sexiest Victoria's Secret's Angels Of All Time!

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As the Victoria's Secret 2014 fashion show hits London for the first time ever, we've round up the sexiest who became famed for wearing their buxom bods. From Gisele Bundchen to Miranda Kerr, look back at the hottest angels wearing the most dazzling lingerie creations.

  1. Victoria's Secret Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio

    1. Va Va Voom! Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 arrives in London with a bang.

    The world's most sought after underwear models, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima, set the stage a light in their dazzling Dream Angels Fantasy Bras which cost a whopping original victoria secret angels million each! Let's take a look at which other gorgeous ladies have set pulses racing over the years.

  2. Victoria's Secret Adriana Lima

    2. Alessandra Ambrosio 2014

    Brazilian beauty Alessandra Ambrosio is one of the highest earning models in the world and judging by this year's show, we can see why! She has been modelling for Victoria's Secret for nearly 10 years and she was chosen to wear the 'Floral Fantasy Bra' - featuring over 5,000 crystals and a 20 carat white diamond.

  3. Victoria's Secret Candice Swanepoel

    3. Candice Swanepoel 2013

    Known for her buxom blonde looks, Candice Swanepoel is quickly becoming a legend in her own right despite having only becoming a Victoria's Secret model in 2010. Since her journey to fame she's landed the cover of the brand's swimwear catalogue and modelled the 10 million dollar Fantasy Bra in 2013.

  4. Victoria's Secret Miranda Kerr

    4. Miranda Kerr 2012

    Often seen flaunting her big bust and even bigger pout, Miranda Kerr remains one of the most original victoria secret angels models of her time, with her $7.2 million fortune holding a firm second place to Gisele Bundchen. After becoming the first ever Australian Victoria's Secret angel in 2007 she was asked the wear the $2.5 million Secret Fantasy Treasure Bra in 2011 before leaving the catwalk two years later. Her ex-husband Orlando Bloom must be kicking himself!

  5. Victoria's Secret Marisa Miller

    5. Marisa Miller 2009

    Long legged with abs of steel! Marisa Miller is truly a goddess, and that's why she was picked for the coveted role of a Victoria's Secret angel in 2007 and just two years later she was honoured with wearing the Fantasy bra, a harlequin design featuring 2,300 diamonds and a 16-carat heart-shaped diamond pendant valued at $3-million.

  6. Victoria's Secret Angels Karolina Kurkova

    6. Karolina Kurkova 2006

    Czech model Karolina Kurkova used to set pulses racing during her stint as a Victoria's Secret model which even earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! A career highlight for the blonde beauty came in 2006 when she was chosen to model the 'Hearts On Fire' Fantasy Bra decked with almost 2,000 diamonds and weighing 800 carats! WOW!

  7. Victoria's Secret Gisele Bundchen

    7. Gisele Bundchen 2005

    Despite the array of models who have become Victoria's Secrets angels since Gisele Bundchen left the catwalk in 2007, the Brazilian supermodel still remains the highest earning model in the world. Her long luscious legs, and perky bust has not only made her a household name, but Forbes report that her business smarts have helped her pocket a hefty $47 million fortune too!

  8. Heidi Klum models 2003 Victoria's Secrets

    8. Heidi Klum 2003

    Model Heidi Klum was so popular as solar panels for your home minnesota Victoria's Secret angel, that she was picked to wear the Fantasy Bra not once, but THREE times in 1999, 2001 and 2003. The latter, was a dazzling creation called the 'Heavenly Star Bra' studded with 1,200 Sri Lankan pink sapphires and a 90-carat emerald cut diamond. Can you believe it was worth $12.5 million dollars?! Picture: PA

  9. Victoria's Secret Tyra Banks

    9. Tyra Banks 2000

    Fierce and fabulous are the words we would use to describe supermodel Lighting stores near me open today Banks, who wore the 'Diamond Dream Bra' in 1997 and the 'Heavenly "70" Bra' in 2004 (which cost a whopping $10 million!) Since then she has gone on to build a career as a talk show host in addition to hand-picking her own future stars of the fashion world on her TV show, 'America's Next Top Model'.

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The VS Collective will take the place of the Angels - a lineage of curvy models like Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks, who helped propel the brand into the mainstream stratosphere - as they advise and promote the brand through ads and on Instagram, while the company shuffles its executive team to include positions filled primarily by women.

Rapinoe, who revealed she was initially curious as to why the brand would want to partner with her, given spirit airlines phone number usa track record for representation, said that the brand's former identity was "really harmful" to women, and represented a "patriarchal, sexist" perspective, marketed at young women, "not just [in terms of] what it meant to be sexy but what the clothes were trying to accomplish through a male lens and through what men desired." After the label recently launched a rare Mother's Day campaign featuring a pregnant model - something it had rarely done in the past - Rapinoe and Chopra Jonas are working on expanding Victoria's Secret's product line to include new garments that will debut next spring.

Similarly, Elsesser added that she "didn't start modeling to just do all the cool stuff," but "to change the world" original victoria secret angels "radical change." She will start by lobbying for Victoria's Secret to increase its sizing to XXXXXL from its current maximum of 42G in bras and XXL in nightwear.

Social media quickly responded to the brand's renewed direction, with conservative pundits calling the move a bid at targeting the "commie" demographic, and others, like lingerie expert Cora Harrington pointing out that "any rebrand without a size expansion is DOA."

Finance expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox celebrated the announcement in general, however.

"If [Megan Rapinoe] can rock a swimsuit like this (photographed by Sports Illustrated) why in the world can't she be a Victoria's Secret model?" she tweeted. "She's hot. Just look at her! Or do y'all just have a problem with strong, outspoken, empowered women?"

Writer Erin Ryan boiled it down to a matter of practicality: "A better way for victoria's secret to revamp its brand would be to try changing it up by making high-quality bras that fit comfortably and look nice," she wrote.

In addition to backlash against its prior marketing, the brand, which was founded in 1977 and purchased by retail billionaire Leslie H. Wexner in 1982, came under fire for Wexner's connections to Jeffrey Epstein as well as an alleged company culture "entrenched" in "misogyny, bullying, and harassment," per a New York Times investigation.

Wexner's former chief marketing officer, Ed Razek, also drew public ire for his comments about inclusion in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, telling Vogue in 2018 that the company wouldn't consider including trans models in the program. Recording artist Halsey - who performed at the fashion show that year, prior to Razek's comments - later spoke out against the project in a statement that said she had "no tolerance for a lack of inclusivity."

At the time, chief executive Jan Singer resigned from the company, and the Times indicates that Wexner and Razek will not be part of the new Victoria's Secret vision going forward, which is set to include a revamped version of the fashion show - currently on hiatus since 2018 - sometime in 2022.

Hear more on all of today's must-see picks, plus what Kevin Hart has been watching lately, in EW's What to Watch podcast, hosted by Gerrad Hall.

Related content:

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
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