Model thankful at final Victoria’s Secret show
An emotional Adriana Lima bowed her head in thanks and crossed her hands over her heart as she made her 18th and final runway walk in the annual holiday Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, her long white feather angel wings gently blowing as the crowd cheered.
A tribute video played Thursday during taping of the extravaganza, declaring Lima “the greatest angel of all time” while Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You” played.
The show will be broadcast Dec. 2 on ABC and in 190 countries around the world.
The Struts, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha, Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey performed on the runway at a downtown Manhattan venue as 60 models walked, including sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Winnie Harlow.
Ora briefly walked hand-in-hand with one of the angels during her performance, and a stage hand later fetched a piece of her gold jewelry that fell to the runway. Mendes was dressed in black and slung his acoustic guitar on his back as he sang “Lost in Japan” while Gigi Hadid managed a huge parachute-shaped set of floral wings that caught the air like a massive windsock.
Backstage before the show, Lima, a mother of two, and other models lounged in short black robes bedazzled with gold stars.
“I thought over the years I would get more relaxed,” Lima said. “No, I still get nervous, just like at my first Victoria’s Secret show.”