Since Victoria’s Secret is staging their fashion show in Paris this year, it was safe to say the stakes were higher than ever for the casting of the biggest runway show of the year. And with Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo sitting out to tend to their newborn angels, there are some pretty big wings to fill. Alanna Arrington, Bella Hadid, Dilone, Xiao Wen Ju, Zuri Tibby amongst others have been tapped for this year’s lingerie extravaganza—also proving the brand is embracing a wider variety of beauties. Get to know the 16 new faces for this year’s show and see how they shared their exciting news on social media.
Bella Hadid, 20, Malibu, California
I can't believe it !!!!! ??❤️??❤️?? There is no better feeling than being confirmed for the @victoriassecret fashion show !!! ??What a dream come true..I feel so appreciative and excited! Thank you for this opportunity to walk next to some of the most inspiring and incredible women in the world!??Thank YOU from the deepest part of my heart @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @10magazine #MonicaMitro ??? thank you @gothamgym for whipping me into shape and @imgmodels @annemarieleonie for supporting me always !! So much love !!!! ??? #VSFashionShow ?
Georgia Fowler, 24, Auckland, New Zeleand
Dilone, 21, Long Island, New York
What in the ???!!!!!!!! This goofball has some exciting news to share! This ones for the outcasts that get told they can't do something, be someone, go somewhere bc they're just a little different. I'm so so happy to announce that I will be a part of the 2016 VS FASHION SHOW!!!! Never in a million years did I think this would be happening! So unbelievable, fun and something I've never done before!!! Ahhhhhhhh!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am so honored to be a part of this! @victoriassecret @ed_razek @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer @dnamodels !!! ?????????????? ❤️? #vsfashionshow #vsfsparis2016 #laughingandcryingatthesamedamntime #whatislife
lanna Arrington,19, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
so last night i received the absolute best news of my life and I finally get to share it with you guys…. IM WALKING IN THE 2016 VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW! I can't even put into words what I'm feeling right now, this is beyond a dream come true for me. I just want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart, for making this dream of mine a reality @victoriassecret @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @sb_cast . And thank you to the amazing team I have behind me @mothermodel @nextmodels and to all of my friends and family for all of the love and support! ❤️ And lastly, to all of the girls & guys out there with dreams like mine… NEVER GIVE UP, anything is possible xx #VSFashionShow #VSFSParis2016 #MotherModels #NextModels #sohpieaneophitou
Brooke Perry, 24, Great Falls, Monatana
Herieth Paul, 20, Tanzania
Lameka Fox, 18, Washington, D.C.
Luma Grothe, 22, Joinville, Brazil
Xiao Wen Ju, 27, China
THANK YOU !! THANK YOU !!AND THANK YOU MAKE my DREAM comes TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE my @imgmodels family told me in this way .. and it was super awesome to meet this amazing team @victoriassecret @vspink @victoriasport @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @10magazine #MonicaMitro #VSFashionShow #VSFSParis2016
Zuri Tibby, 21, West Palm Beach, Florida
I'm sooooo happy to announce i am walking in my FIRST Victoras secret fashion show!! Words can't describe how I am feeling and how excited I am!!! Thank you all for your endless support and for believing in me! can't wait to be in paris!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @10magazine @vspink @victoriassecret #vsshow2016
Megan Williams, 22, London, England
Maggie Laine, 19, Columbus, Georgia
So, last night I got the most amazing news of my life. I'M WALKING THE VICTORIA SECRET 2016 FASHION SHOW IN PARIS!! I couldn't be more happy then I am in this moment. Well, actually I'll be happier once my heels hit the stage. But I just want to thank my awesome team @meansss @globalmanagement101 @imgmodels @theantoneolee With out you guys none of this would have ever happened. By pushing me and giving me nothing but love, motivation, and always believing in me. Thank you @johndavidpfeiffer @ed_razek for casting me in the most amazing show of the year. Literally can't thank you guys enough. Lastly, I want to thank my biggest fans @ronnievitelli @jennylaines you guys made me and have raised me to be the woman I am today. Have never doubted me and have always been my back bone. Hold it down in GA!! Love you all! WE DID IT!!! -Mags ?
Lais Olivera, 27, Sao Paulo, Brazil
?⚡️? OMG IT'S OFFICIAL #PARIS #VSFS2016 HERE WE GOOOO! ?⚡️? I can't thank YOU enough @ed_razek (I ❤️ you) for MAKING MY DREAM COME TRUE! All my appreciation to @johndavidpfeiffer #MonicaMitro @10magazine for trusting my in my work! I want to SCREAM LOUD THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all my FANS and VS PAGES that gave me strength to never give up! YOU ALL ROCK MY HEART! OMG ❤️ LOVE YOU ALL!!!! YEAHHHHH!!!!! @kadywylie THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING ME! ???✨??#thankful #believeinyourdreams #thankyougod ✨ @laisvibes @angelaisoliveira @laisoliveirageo @laisoliveiraclub @laisoliveirafanaccount @adorelaisoliveira @laisoliveira_01 @lovelaisoliveira @ohmylais @laisoliveiraworld @laisoliveiraprincess @laisupdate @laisoliveira_fan @laisoliveirafans @laisoliveirafansarg ❤️❤️❤️❤️????
Keke Lindgard, 22, Ka’a’awa, Hawaii
Im still in complete shock and can't believe my dreams are coming true!! I'm so excited to say I'll be walking the 2016 Victoria Secret Fashion Show in Paris!! Thanks to @johndavidpfeiffer @ed_razek @10magazine and Monica Mitro for making this little Hawaiian girls dreams come true!! Can't wait to rock it!! ???? @victoriassecret #VSFashionShow #VSFSParis2016 #victoriasecret #timetokickbooty #parishereicome #jumpingforjoy thanks for being THE BEST @womenmanagementny ??
Jourdana Elizabeth, Garland, Texas
Grace Elizabeth, 19, Lake City, Florida
I'm walking in the 2016 VICTORIA'S SECRET SHOW! I honestly can't believe this moment is real. When I first went in to my agency before I even signed, they asked me my goal and I told them…I want to walk for Victoria Secret. At the time I laughed about it I never knew I would go this far. Thank you @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer for this insane opportunity, I won't let you down!!! I never knew I could cry so much yet smile so big. Thank you to @nextmodels @nextmodelsmia and everyone else who has supported me through this journey. I cannot wait to walk down the runway in Paris! I'll see you guys there! IM WALKING IN THE VICTORIA'S SECRET SHOW!!!!!!!!! #vsfashionshow #vsfsparis2016
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US