Tuesday 23 January 2018

Alessandra Ambrosio showcases the Victoria's Secret $2.5 million bra

Alessandra Ambrosio models the 2012 'Fantasy Bra'. Photo: Russell James/Victoria's Secret
Alessandra Ambrosio models the 2012 'Fantasy Bra'. Photo: Russell James/Victoria's Secret

Brazilian beauty Alessandra Ambrosio will model the diamond-encrusted creation at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in December.

Last week it was leaked that Brazilian super Alessandra Ambrosio would be the heavenly body to model Victoria's Secret's jewel-encrusted lingerie at this year's upcoming catwalk extravaganza, and now we can see what the multi-million dollar set looks like.

Each year, a chosen Angel dons a one-off, custom-made 'Fantasy Bra' to close the much-publicised show. Last year the honour was given to Miranda Kerr, but this time Ambrosio will take up the gauntlet just seven months after the birth of her second child, a son named Noah.

"I just wanted to scream," she told People of the moment she got the call asking if she would do it. "But I won't lie, I was really worried. I was in total mother mode."

Named the 'Floral Fantasy' set, the bra and matching belt have been created by Long Island's London Jewelers - who also created the set worn by Kerr last year. The 'Very Sexy' push-up bra is handset with amethysts, sapphires, rubies and diamonds (plus a removable 20-carat white diamond in the centre), whilst the matching belt is adorned with more than 5,200 precious gems.

"It was perfect for me," Ambrosio said. "I felt they made it for me. It's very romantic." But she's not nervous, saying: "I'm pretty calm, I've been waiting for this moment for a long time."

The 31-year-old first graced the Victoria's Secret runway in 2004, when she wore lingerie made entirely out of candy. In 2008, she walked just three months after giving birth to her first child, Anja, and last year sported the heaviest set of angel wings ever made for the show whilst secretly two months pregnant with her second baby.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS in the United States on December 4.

Bibby Sowray Telegraph.co.uk

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