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We’re still in denial about this, but last night was Adriana Lima’s final show as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. The Brazilian model is one of the most well-known faces of the brand, especially since she started with them at the age of 18 and is the Angel with the most runways under her belt. She was selected to wear Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra three times in her career (2008, 2010 and 2014) — most Angels are bestowed with the jewel-encrusted honor once, if that.
Having been with Victoria’s Secret for nearly 20 years, no doubt saying farewell wouldn’t be easy and wouldn’t come without becoming emotional. Lima was teary-eyed and bowed her head when it came to her turn on the catwalk. After the show ended, Lima posted a video compilation of her moments throughout the years with the brand on Instagram with the caption, “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 world! Love, Adriana.”
We’re just dying to see the full show, airing on December 2 on ABC. And while we’re sad to see her go, we’re sure that Lima’s not done with the spotlight yet. Other Angels like Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr and Tyra Banks went on to television and entrepreneurial careers after ending their Angel status, and we can’t wait to see what Lima does next.
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