Adriana Lima Teases What She’ll Do Next After Leaving Victoria’s Secret

She's putting her focus on women

Adriana Lima at VS Show 2018

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It’s the end of an era: Adriana Lima is hanging up her Victoria’s Secret Angel wings. The 37-year-old model announced this afternoon that she’s saying goodbye to VS after 20 years and 18 runway shows with the famous lingerie brand.

After this legendary stint at VS, where will Lima head to next? According to People, she’s turning her attention to projects focusing on women’s empowerment.

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Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo

Backstage at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show with Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo
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“I’m looking forward to support women and being connected to different projects which support women around the world,” she told the outlet ahead of walking her last VS fashion show today.

“[That’s] my future from now on, but I am still happy that I am part of Victoria’s Secret this year,” she added. “You guys are going to love this year’s show. To me it is definitely going be very special.”

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Adriana Lima at VS 2018 backstage

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Lima broke the news of her departure with a heartfelt Instagram featuring a highlights reel of her famous walks on the Victoria’s Secret runway.

“Dear Victoria,” she wrote in the caption. “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 ? “

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Lima’s exit follows the departure of another iconic VS Angel, Alessandra Ambrosio, who walked her 17th and final show in 2017. Ambrosio told Entertainment Tonight that she was moving on to spend more time with her swimsuit line, Ale by Alessandra, and spend time on her acting career.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.

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