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Top 10 Victoria's Secret Models

Written by Top 100 Arena on 2012-05-31
Over the past three decades, Victoria's Secret has been dazzling the world with sexy underwear and gorgeous models. While some of their biggest names have become renowned for being divas, others have hit the big time in Hollywood. Here are Victoria's Secret's top 10 models: 

10 Naomi Campbell

 In the modelling world, Naomi Campbell is renowned for her diva-like attitude. She modelled as a Victoria's Secret angel in the 90s, and was the first black model to appear on the front of Vogue's September issue. Away from modelling, Campbell is an active philanthropist who supports the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. Despite her tough exterior, Campbell has used her fame to promote the causes that are true to her heart. Check out her Facebook page

9 Sophie Dahl

As the granddaughter to the children's author Roald Dahl, Sophie was born into fame. Unlike many other Victoria's Secret models, Sophie was renowned for being curvy during her early modeling career. Since then, she has adopted a slimmer frame, and is now in a relationship with the rather tiny Jamie Cullum. Recently, Dahl has become a famous name on the celebrity chef scene, and has presented a series of baking shows in Britain. She is on twitter

8 Candice Swanepoel

 South African Candice Swanepoel's modeling career began when she was spotted by an agent at a Durban flea market. As well as being a regular feature in Vogue Italia, Swanepoel was also chosen to open the first Victoria's Secret retail store in Canada in 2010. Like many other Victoria's Secret models, Swanepoel has climbed her way to the Forbes top 10 richest supermodels list. She is on twitter

7 Helena Christensen

As one of the oldest Victoria's Secret models, Helena Christensen is known for being the original face of the lingerie brand. Since ending her career as a model, Christensen has become a mom, a photographer, and a high-profile supporter of breast cancer awareness charities. Despite making a fortune from modeling, Christensen has only ever driven a Morris Minor, and has every intention of continuing to do so. Her IMDB page

6 Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr is the first Australian to be used in a Victoria's Secret model campaign. In recent years she has become famous for being Orlando Bloom's girlfriend, making her the envy of women worldwide. Recently, Kerr was awarded a guest star role in the popular sitcom 'How I met Your Mother', and has written a a self-esteem book named 'Treasure Yourself. Treasure Yourself', which is targeted at young women. She's on Twitter

5 Heidi Klum

After enrolling in a modelling competition in 1992, Heidi Klum rose to fame and became one of the most famous Victoria's Secret models to have ever existed. Klum is another Victoria's Secret model that has featured in 'How I met Your Mother', and she was also awarded a guest role in 'Sex and the City'. Klum is also well-known for being one of the most sought after models in the industry, and was once featured on the Forbe's top-earning supermodels list. Recently, Klum has hit the headlines due to her high-profile divorce from her long-term husband Seal. Twitter profile

4 Gisele Bündchen

Brazilian Gisele Bündchen is held in high regard by many models who dominate the industry, and is often described as the only 'true' remaining supermodel. Throughout her career, she has made considerable financial gains, and has been rumored by Forbes to be the first supermodel who will amass a fortune of over $1 billion. By the year 2000, her going rate was $7000 an hour, and she has earned around $250 million in the last decade. Bündchen has acted as an inspiration to aspiring models everywhere, especially in her home country of Brazil, where 36,000 girls have apparently sought breast surgery to look like her. Official site

3 Adriana Lima

As well as being one of the most famous models for Victoria's Secret in the past decade, Adriana Lima has also become the spokesperson and face of Maybelline cosmetics. Outside of the modelling world, Lima is a devout Catholic, and attends mass every weekend. In 2009, Lima became a mom, and raised awareness for the fatal pregnancy-related condition pre-eclampsia when it caused her to give birth at just 34 weeks gestation. Her facebook page

2 Rosie Huntington-Whitley

Despite being bullied in school for her plump lips, double-barelled name, and small chest, Rosie Huntington-Whitley has shot to fame. Huntington-Whitley grew up on a small farm in Devon, Britain, and was spotted by a modeling agency while applying for London-based internships. As well as modelling for Victoria's Secret, she took the leading female role in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon', replacing Megan Fox as Shya LeBeouf's on-screen girlfriend. Her official page

1Tyra Banks

It is without a shadow of a doubt that Tyra Banks is one of the most famous and well-respected models in the world. Her career with Victoria's Secret began in the 90s, and she has worked on their Angel campaigns since the 2000s. Despite her humble Inglewood beginnings, Banks has grown to be a great source of inspiration to African-American women. She has famously presented the controversial program 'America's Next Top Model', and has publicly voiced her opinions on the current trend for size 0 models at catwalk shows. In addition to this, Banks has featured in music videos alongside Michael Jackson and Tina Turner, as well as appearing in TV shows with Will Smith. Her facebook page

With Victoria's Secret continuing to produce such stunning and fascinating models, hopefully the world will continue to see high fashion catwalks filled with many more!

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