Inside the big business of Victorias Secret

Inside the big business of Victoria\s Secret
Adriana Lima walks Victorias Secret runway for last time
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.

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. 

A tribute video played Thursday during taping of the extravaganza, declaring Lima "the greatest angel of all time" while Fatboy Slims "Praise You" played.

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. 

The Strokes, 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.

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."

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.”

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.

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.

Amazing: The 25-year-old beauty sported two extremely showstopping looks for the runway show, including one which saw her walk around with a humongous parachute

"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."

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.

The 25-year-old beauty sported two extremely showstopping looks for the runway show, including one which saw her walk around with a humongous parachute. 

"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."

Supportive parent: Yolanda Hadid, 50, was spotted making her way to the Victorias Secret Fashion Show to show her support for her famous daughters Gigi and Bella in New York City on Thursday

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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)

And Yolanda Hadid was ready to show her support for her famous daughters Gigi and Bella as she was spotted making her way to the Victorias Secret Fashion Show in New York City on Thursday.

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)

Adding a thin black belt to her lithe waist to hold up her skinny jeans, the Dutch sophisticate stomped the Big Apple streets in black leather military boots.

Its official: The Victorias Secret Fashion Show has begun with the hottest names in the modeling industry hitting the runway.

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Winnie Harlow, Jasmine Tookes, Shanina Shaik—there will be over sixty women walking in the televised fashion show and over one hundred looks. Were talking larger-than-life wings, angelic (yet very sexy) beauty looks, ultra-sultry lingerie and musical performances from the likes of Halsey, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and Bebe Rexha. To say that the show will be epic would be an understatement. 

Matched up! She wore a white double breasted suit jacket and wide leg trousers, while her boyfriend Corey Gamble, 37, also rocked white in the form of a classic sweater and his own pair of white pants

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Celebrating ten years walking in the show, Behati Prinsloo told E! News, “Its so fun. It feels like family.”

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We, in fact, are excited, too. And, once you scroll through the looks below, we have a feeling youll be excited to watch it when the show airs in December.

Unique! Another reality star, La La Anthony, 39, mesmerized in a silver, asymmetrical strapless number which also featured a zebra print

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

Victorias Secret angels show that the brand is out of touch

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The Weeknd arrived to the 8:00 p.m. taping of the VS Fashion Show with Bella’s mom, Yolanda Hadid, and mingled in the crowd before watching his lady take the stage. This was Bella’s third year walking the VS Fashion Show, so she’s pretty much a pro at this point, but it must’ve been SO nice to have her man in the crowd watching.

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Honestly, we were all shocked when Abel and Bella got back together earlier this year, but SO happy! He had just gotten out of a relationship with Selena Gomez, and they just gravitated to one another again. How sweet is that? Now, they’re practically inseparable once again.

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Shawn Mendes Caught the Attention of This VS Fashion Show Model

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Halsey is always sharing the most stunning photos to her Instagram, but this might be one of the sexiest looks she’s ever posted to her social media. Ahead of her performance at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Halsey posed in a black bra and shiny thong underwear that left little to the imagination. Along with that, she wrote in the caption, “Worked so hard for this! 💋💋💋 #vsfashionshow thank you guys!” Check out the stunning photo below!

Bella Hadid Dyed Her Hair Brown Before the Victorias Secret Fashion Show

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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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