Wednesday 23 October 2019

Adriana Lima tearfully hits the runway in her last ever appearance for Victoria's Secret

Brazilian model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City
Brazilian model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City
Taylor Hill, Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel walk the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Adriana Lima reacts beside other models while presenting a creation during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City, New York, U.S., November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Adriana Lima walks the runway wearing Swarovski in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Swarovski)
Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Adriana Lima poses backstage during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Adriana Lima walks the runway wearing Swarovski in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Swarovski)
Adriana Lima walks the runway wearing Swarovski in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Swarovski)
Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 08, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 08, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City
Adriana Lima during The 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Runway at Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
(FromL) Swedish model Elsa Hosk, Brazilian model Adriana Lima, Namibian Model Behati Prinsloo and South African model Candice Swanepoel walk the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City
Swedish model Elsa Hosk and Brazilian model Adriana Lima walk the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City
Brazilian model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City
Brazilian model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City
Adriana Lima during her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Brazilian model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City

BANG Showbiz

Adriana Lima shed tears on the runway during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show - as she announced she is leaving the brand.

The 37-year-old model has been a staple of runway shows for the lingerie giants since 1999, but after almost two decades with the brand, it was announced during the taping of the 2018 show on Thursday that she will be retiring from the runway.

According to a tweet by InStyle magazine, a special montage package dedicated to the brunette beauty was played during the show - which was held in New York City - which described her as “the greatest angel of all time”.

The model closed out the show with a dramatic winged look, and when she stepped out onto the runway, she was visibly emotional as she held her hands over her heart and blew kisses to the cheering crowd. Adriana also posted on Instagram to confirm the news, in a video montage of her best clips over the past 19 years.

Adriana Lima walks the runway wearing Swarovski in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Swarovski)
Adriana Lima walks the runway wearing Swarovski in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Swarovski)

She captioned the video: “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 [love] to the best fans in the ! Love, Adriana (sic)”

Elsewhere during the show - which will be televised next month - Swedish model Elsa Hosk was picked as the model to don the stunning 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra, which is valued at $1 million and is adorned with over 2,100 Swarovski Created Diamonds. The set took over 930 hours to create and has over 71 carats with the centre piece.

Veteran Victoria’s Secret angel Behati Prinsloo made her return to the runway after a three year hiatus, whilst best friend trio Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Bella Hadid all reunited once again, alongside newcomers including Winnie Harlow and Duckie Thot. The models were joined on the runway by a host of musical talent, including Shawn Mendes, Rita Ora, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Bebe Rexha, Kelsea Ballerini and The Struts.

Adriana Lima during her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Adriana Lima during her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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