It’s one of the most coveted jobs in the modelling world – a sign that a young model has truly made it. And their excitement was palpable as best friends Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, both 20, burst onto the Victoria’s Secret catwalk in New York City yesterday.
The rising stars were making their grand debut for the lingerie brand alongside long established Angels Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge – who wore the dazzling $2million Fantasy Bra, this year boasting 6,500 precious gems, including diamonds, blue topaz, yellow sapphires and pink quartz, set in 18-karat gold.
The elaborate, gem-encrusted piece of lingerie is one of the highlights of the show and presented every year by the underwear giant’s favourite model; past Fantasy Bra wearers have included Tyra Banks and Giselle Bündchen.
The event drew an elite crowd of fashion insiders and celebrity guests, but won’t be televised on CBS until December 8 where it will be watched by millions.
But there was no sign of nerves as new girls Gigi and Kendall strutted out in their underwear to cheers from the celebrity packed audience.
Holding their own against the official Angels, the select few who are bestowed special status by becoming official faces of the lingerie brand, the young models fitted right in
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