Is Victoria’s Secret losing its most beautiful Angels?
It certainly looks like.
Last December, supermodels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio – probably VS’ most recognisable Angels – walked their last Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which took place in London.
On top of this, Karlie Kloss announced on Monday she was hanging her wings to focus on her studies – the 22-year-old is looking forward to enrol in NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualised Study this autumn.
But the real shocker came today, when it was confirmed that Doutzen Kroes is leaving the lingerie brand after having finished her contract with the company.
Actually, the 30-year-old beauty completed her contract last year.
“After I posted the news about Karlie Kloss leaving VS I got a number of texts asking me why I hadn’t said anything about Doutzen leaving at the end of last year. Fair question,” Victoria’s Secret’s chief marketing officer Ed Razek said.
“The simple answer is I should have. Doutzen had a lucrative opportunity in Europe and it would have conflicted with her VS obligations. So, at her agencies request, we released her from contract,” he added.
“There was no conflict. No animosity. None of the nonsense I’ve read on Instagram. She had a great business opportunity, and I wanted to be fair to someone I adore and respect. That’s all. I honestly believe Doutzen is one of the most stunningly beautiful people in the world. And I always will. I have told her that many times. Now you know.”
Although Kroes did not confirm which “lucrative opportunity” ended her Victoria’s Secret career, we are sure it must have been a very tempting one – the Dutch bombshell has earned $8 million in 2014, and is the second highest-paid supermodel after Gisele Bündchen, according to a ranking published by Forbes.
We last saw Kroes posing for Victoria’s Secret in the brand’s Super Bowl ad, which was screened on January.
Which do you think will be the next Victoria’s Secret Angel to hang her wings?