End of an era
After modeling for 20 years and walking the famed runway for 18, Adriana Lima is officially hanging up her wings.
The Brazilian beauty announced her retirement via Instagram, along with a compilation vid of her best catwalk moments as an Angel.
Dear Victoria, thank you for showing me the world, sharing your secrets, and most importantly not just giving me wings but teaching me to fly. And all the ❤️ to the best fans in the 🌎! Love, Adriana 💖
The 37-year-old stunner received a standing ovation during her last walk for the show and was visibly in tears as she expressed her gratitude towards the crowd.
Her departure was first teased by fellow model Georgia Fowler, who was quoted saying ‘It will be her last year this year I think, but she’s done it for so many years and continues to look amazing on the catwalk and up against the younger girls.’
Adriana is considered by many as the greatest VS Angel of all time, as she’s opened for the show five times, is the brand’s longest-tenured model and its most recognizable spokesmodel.