The famous Victoria’s Secret lingerie retailer opened its door in 1977 and has since become synonymous with sexy, beautiful wear around the world. Victoria’s Secret models didn’t make an appearance until the 1990s, when the company decided it wanted to highlight its sexy image without using any celebrity endorsement or focusing on famous faces to sell its products. Instead, Victoria’s Secret “made” its own supermodels.


Brazil has had more models working for Victoria’s Secret than any other country, including the United States.


Giselle Bundchen was the best-paid Victoria’s Secret model ever, at one point earning upwards of $5 million per year.


Five of Victoria’s Secret models made “People” magazine’s list of Most Beautiful People of the Year in 2007, the first time models from a particular company made the cut.

Fun Fact

Most Victoria’s Secret models were discovered before they were 15, either at the beach or while window-shopping at a local mall.


The average size of a Victoria’s Secret model is 5 foot 10 and 112 lbs., while the average woman is 5 foot 4 and 135 lbs.