Victorias Secret Liberation, in Corsets and Spike Heels

Victoria\s Secret Liberation, in Corsets and Spike Heels
The Weeknd Cheers on Bella Hadid at Victorias Secret Fashion Show
Model Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victorias Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK — 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 Victorias 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 Slims "Praise You" played.

Victorias Secret Angels Taylor Hill, Martha Hunt, Adriana Lima, Stella Maxwell, Behati Prinsloo, Lais Ribeiro, Sara Sampaio, Josephine Skriver, Romee Strijd, Candice Swanepoel and Jasmine Tookes hit the runway, and Elsa Hosk was chosen to wear the $1 million Fantasy Bra.

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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 strutted, including sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Winnie Harlow.

Clad in a classic black suit and acoustic guitar in hand, Shawn mixed and mingled with VS models like Winnie Harlow as they made their way down the runway. During one moment in particular, which was caught on camera by attendees and shared on social media, Sofia Rovenstine strutted past Shawn and blew a flirty kiss in his direction. 

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 while Gigi Hadid managed a huge parachute-like set of floral wings that caught the air like a massive windsock. He sang "Lost in Japan."

“Only one show brings together the biggest names in music and the top models around the globe for an exciting hour of entertainment and style,” ABCs Rob Mills said. “We couldnt be happier to work with this iconic brand and bring the Victorias Secret Fashion Show to ABC.”

Jenner took to the runway in a black and silver bikini look and a set of stiff black feathers adorned with glitzy stars. For another round on the catwalk, she donned a tiny plaid kilt skirt with a mismatched plaid train and bra as she smiled. Harlow, a newcomer to the show, walked in sparkly silver with pink feather adornment.

Future family-in-law? While in the front row the 54-year-old reality star Yolanda Hadid cozied up to her daughter Bellas boyfriend The Weeknd, 28

Backstage before the show, the 37-year-old Lima, a mother of two, and other models lounged in short black robes bedazzled with gold stars. They spoke to journalists while sitting at makeup stations and lounging on couches.

So its no surprise Yolanda Hadid showed up to sit in the front row at the Victorias Secret Fashion Show on Thursday evening.

"I thought over the years I would get more relaxed," the blue-eyed Brazilian beauty told The Associated Press as stylists worked on her long dark hair. "No, I still get nervous, just like at my first Victorias Secret show."

While in the front row the 54-year-old reality star cozied up to her daughter Bellas boyfriend The Weeknd, 28.

Another angel mom, 30-year-old Namibian blonde Behati Prinsloo, smiled wide as she primped backstage. Prinsloo, who is married to Adam Levine, has been an angel since 2009 but this was her return to the show after two years off, just eight months after the birth of their second daughter.

For the evening, Yolanda chose a demure black turtle neck, black bottoms and a shiny gold chain belt.

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"It made me work a little harder," she said. "It made me appreciate my body so much, what it can do, create life and then, honestly, get back and do this."

Celebrity facialist Georgia Louise is the lucky lady who has been named one of the official facialists for the 2018 Victoria Secret Fashion Show angels! “I created the GLOPulse for an instant ‘I just got a facial from Georgia Louise’ because everyone wants to look like an angel!” she told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY before the show. Her at-home device is a total game-changer, so even if you can’t see her in NYC, you can get the VS glow at home! Georgia works with A-listers like Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, and now, she’s giving the Angels gorgeous skin before the show.

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Model Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2018 Victorias Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Winnie Harlow, Frida Aasen, Herieth Paul and Sadie Newman were all spotted at Georgia’s spa before the big show. She created an “Angel Face Facial” to give the girls hydrated, glowing skin. “The protocol is all about calming, soothing and hydrating the skin to deliver maximum gloss, depuffing and contouring for an immediate glow,” she told us. The facial uses micro-current technology, radio frequency, and LED Light + Ions combined with her GLOPulse at-home device, which uses “galvanic current to penetrate active ingredients deep and fast into the skin for an immediate glow.”

Model Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2018 Victorias Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

“1. This indulging bespoke facial starts with a heavenly triple cleanse using Georgia Louise’s The Balm to melt away traces of impurities and Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Mask for extra smoothness and moisture. Now the angel is ready for the ultra-sonic modality which will be used to penetrate a cocktail of serums.”

At the taping for the Victorias Secret Fashion Show, the singer sat front and center to cheer on his girlfriend as she walked in the popular fashion show for the third time. The Weeknd and Bellas mom Yolanda Hadid mingled before the show

This isnt the first time the artist has seen Bella strut her struff. In 2016, the singer serenaded the models for the “Secret Angel” themed part of the show. At the time, the two had just split, making for a slightly awkward encounter as Bella strut down the runway to the tune of “Starboy.” Nonetheless, the pair showed off their model behavior during his performance. 

The two stars debated whether sexy is defined as slim in a Good Morning Britain discussion, with Helen admitting she doesnt care if shes called shallow for preferring models such as Kendall Jenner over plus-size advocates.

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Ahead of the show, Bella told her fans how grateful she is to once again don the angel wings. “im so grateful to be a part of the show again, feeling happier and healthier than ever,” she wrote alongside a sexy photo. “i cant wait for you to see all of the beautiful outfits.”

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Not only did Halsey share a pic of them video-chatting at 7 AM, in response to another picture she shared promoting YSL lipstick, John wrote in the comments, “It’s saying my billing address doesn’t match with the one on my credit card? I’ve never had this problem before. Can you text me?” And in honor of John’s birthday, Halsey wrote,  “You’re one of a kind and I’m so happy to have dipped the smallest toe into your waters. Blessed to even watch your current from afar.”

The model has been preparing for the highly-anticipated event by dining on a variety of healthy foods. Fruits, yogurt and plenty of veggies were show-cased in photos of her organized fridge. “If anyone wants me to shop and organize their refrigerators I work mornings,” she joked.

Bella has yet to reveal what her post-catwalk cheat meal will be, but her fellow models are already revealing what fast food they cant wait to get their hands on! Barbara Palvin revealed that her plans are to munch on a burger from Shake Shack, delivered with care by her boyfriend Dylan Sprouse. 

Recently, Halsey absolutely slammed rumors that she and John Mayer were dating after flirty Instagram comments and a karaoke session together. “I just had a ground breaking idea,” she wrote on Instagram. “What if…we let female artists…have friends…without assuming that they are sleeping together? I know I know. It’s like, completely ambitious but like, imagine if we like, tried ?”

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Ahead of the 2018 show, Bella posted a sweet message on Instagram and wrote that she “really just can’t wait for you all to see every single one of the insanely beautiful (&equally powerful, smart, kind, wonderful ) girls walk the runway tomorrow. When I was watching them today I cried…a lot… It’s THAT beautiful.” In the days before the show, Bella was forced to clap back at body-shamers after she posted a few snaps in lingerie. She wrote on Instagram that she is “feeling happier and healthier than ever (all body types are different and react differently to a great workout routine and a healthy diet.” Bella’s certainly not letting the haters get her down! Make sure to tune-in to the airing of the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Halsey Channels Her Inner Angel at the Victorias Secret Fashion Show

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Bella Hadid, 22, left us all speechless when she walked the runway at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The supermodel dazzled in sheer black lingerie and a cropped jacket. This lingerie look was sultry but super sexy. During another walk down the runway, Bella looked angelic in baby blue lace lingerie and gorgeous white wings. The Weeknd, 28, was in the audience as Bella walked, and we wish we could have seen his face as she rocked these sexy outfits!

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This marks Bella’s third year walking in the coveted Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Her big sis Gigi Hadid, 23, and BFF Kendall Jenner, 23, also walked in this year’s show. Bella made her big debut in the 2016 show. Bella iconically walked the runway while her now-boyfriend The Weeknd performed. She returned to the VS runway for the 2017 show in China and slayed in a number sexy lingerie looks.

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Each and every outfit at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is grand and out-of-this-world, but this year’s special Swarovski-designed look was truly otherworldly! During the Celestial Angel section of the show, Romee Strijd wore the 27-pound design, and looked like a shining star! This is the 16th year Swarovski has designed gorgeous looks for Victoria’s Secret, and this one truly takes the cake. This is one of the most beautiful things we’ve ever seen! Wow!

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Romee’s look featured over 125,000 Swarovski crystals. It was custom-made for her, and had 70,000 crystals on the bodysuit with another 55,000 on the wing! Instead of the traditional feathered wings, this seven-point star framed Romee beautifully. The star “wing” was created by Marian Hose, and took a team of craftsmen “150 hours to apply over 55,000 Swarovski crystals weighing a total of 20 pounds.”

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Don’t forget to watch the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which was filmed in New York City. It airs on Dec. 2 at 10pm EST on ABC!

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