Victoria & # 39; s Secret has added four new models to the Angel series of 16 women, as the brand strives to overcome setbacks due to the lack of diversity in its brand.
Last week the lingerie brand made its fourth and final addition to the cast of Victoria's Secret Angels when Grace Elizabeth, 22, was announced as the newest model to join the group.
She joined three other women – Barbara Palvin, Alexina Graham and Leomie Anderson – to be the newest additions to the Angels group who will work consistently with the brand to model lingerie and other clothing.
Welcome to the package! Barbara Palvin, 25, was one of four women to be added to the Victoria & # 39; s Secret Angel selection this year
Exciting News: Leomie Anderson, born in Jamaica, also participated in the growing list of Victoria & # 39; s Secret Angels. The model is shown during the Victoria & # 39; s Secret Fashion Show 2017
Newbies! Both Grace Elizabeth (left) and Alexina Graham (right) also announced the exciting news this year to join the lingerie brand Angels
Veteran: Model Candice Swanepoel has been working at Victoria & # 39; s Secret since 2010. The position of the spokes model of the brand started for the first time in 1996
Leading in the pack: The longest running angel currently associated with the brand is Behati Prinsloo, 30, who began her reign in 2009
The addition of the four women caused waves in the media because some models & # 39; scoops & # 39; were for the brand.
Alexina, 29, for example, is the first model with red hair who hired the brand to be a spokes model. Jamie-born Leomie, 26, was also added to the group as the sixth black model for Victoria & # 39; s Secret.
Meet the 16 Victoria & # 39; s Secret Angels
- Behati Prinsloo, 30: 2009 – now
- Candice Swanepoel, 30: 2010 – now
- Lily Aldridge, 33: 2010 – now
- Elsa Hosk, 30: 2015 – now
- Jasmine Tookes, 28: 2015 – now
- Lais Ribeiro, 28: 2015 – now
- Martha Hunt, 29: 2015 – now
- Romee Struggle, 23: 2015 – now
- Sara Sampaio, 27: 2015 – now
- Stella Maxwell, 28: 2015 – now
- Taylor Hill, 23: 2015 – now
- Josephine Skriver, 26: 2016 – now
- Alexina Graham, 29: 2019 – now
- Barbara Palvin, 25: 2019 – now
- Grace Elizabeth, 22: 2019 – now
- Leomie Anderson, 26: 2019 – now
Fans were thrilled when Barbara, 25, was announced as Victoria & # 39; s Secret Angel after she first visited the brand in 2012. The Hungarian model lasted six years before re-entering the runway for the Victoria & # 39; s Secret Fashion Show 2018.
The decision to add Barbara to the group was announced in March and excited when people praised her incredible figure.
The choices of Victoria & # 39; s Secret for its new Angels were examined after the brand experienced a backlash on diversity.
In an interview with Vogue in November, Victoria & # 39; s Secret-executive producer Ed Razek noted that the brand was not changing to add larger size ladies or transgender models because they have no & # 39; fantasy & # 39; fulfilled.
& # 39; If you are wondering if we have considered putting a transgender model on the show or if we want to put a larger-sized model on the show, we have done that, & # 39; he said.
Earlier in the interview, he also said: & We market to whom we sell and we do not sell worldwide. We have tried to make a television special for plus sizes [in 2000]. Nobody had an interest in it, still not. & # 39;
Ed later apologized for his comments after the turmoil it caused to the public.
Icon: Lily Aldridge, xx, has been with the brand for a while when she started as an angel in 2010 alongside Candice
Wonderful: an amazing eight women joined the brand as Angels in 2015. This includes both Jasmine Tookes (left) and Lais Ribeiro (right)
Blondes are in charge! Stella Maxwell (left) and Martha Hunt (right) also both participated in the brand as spokes models in 2015
Beautiful: included in the English-language roster of 16 models is Romee Strijd (left) and Taylor Hill (right)
Flawless: the last two ladies who have joined the 16 models as Victoria & # 39; s Secret Angels is Sara Sampaio (left) and Josephine Skriver
The brand is still a remarkable achievement for models around the world who strive to earn the coveted Angel position.
Behati Prinsloo, 29, is a veteran of the brand and entered for the first time in 2009. She is currently the longest running Angel on the list since media model Adriana Lima retired in December.
The model and wife of singer Adam Levine are accompanied by veteran models Candice Sawnepoel, 30 and Lily Aldridge, 33, who both started in 2010 with Victoria & Secret's Angels.
2015 was a big year for the brand, as they invited eight women to join the Angel roster. The prevailing models with the brand include Jasmine Tookes, 28; Martha Hunt, 29; and Stella Maxwell, 28
These women were also accompanied by Elsa Hosk, Lais Ribeiro, Romee Struggle, Sara Sampaio and Taylor Hill – they all started in 2015 and will remain as spokes models this year.
Josephine Skriver, 26, then began Victoria & # 39; s Secret as an angel in 2016 to fill the list of 16 women currently modeling for the brand.
Amazing: the brand position of the brand started in 1996, so women could promote the lingerie brand all year round. Leomie (photo) is one of the most recent additions
Proud: both Candice and Lily have proudly promoted the lingerie brand over the past eight years
Ready to work! The brand has already released campaign images with both Alexina Graham and Barbara Palvin when they were announced as new Angels in March
In 1996, Victoria & # 39; s Secret launched its Angel spokesperson by giving model Karen Muddler the first set of wings for the brand.
A year later, Tyra Banks earned her own wings and became one of the most prominent angels the brand has ever seen. Tyra was not only the first black model to offer angel wings for Victoria & # 39; s Secret, but she was also the first black model to wear the Fantasy Bra.
The goal of becoming a Victoria & # 39; s Secret Angel grew rapidly as more and more models from around the world won their own wings.
The longest running Victoria & # 39; s Secret Angel Adriana Lima was also one of the first women to be chosen for the coveted position when she earned her Angel status in 2000 after she first landed in 1999
She destroyed fans in December last year after announcing the end of her 18-year reign.
In addition to Adriana, model Alessandra Abrosio recently also stopped the brand in 2017 due to the desire to spend more time with her family.