We’ve all been there. Watching the annual VS Fashion Show and thinking how beautiful all of the models look. You just can’t help but wonder if you could someday be in their (fabulous) shoes. Well, that is all possible if you are determined and really want to be a part of that world. A world where you book jobs only by your appearance and measurements. Nobody said it’s easy, so you need to have a strong will and determination.
You could say that those two things are the most basic things you need to become a model. However, let’s take it to the next level and reveal to you the basic Victoria’s Secret requirements. First, there is a difference between being a VS model and a VS Angel. Models can move on to be an Angel, but models are the ones that you usually see on billboards, commercials and magazines. Angels are the ones who appear on the catwalk, so one of the Victoria’s Secret angels requirements is to have a strong walk. Walking is very important in the modeling business, young models even take classes to learn the right way to walk. Sounds crazy, but it’s the truth. Your walk can basically make you or break you.
When young models are discovered, they usually get signed to a modeling agency. Regarding Victoria’s Secret casting requirements it’s very important for the model to be a part of a certain modeling agency. Most of the VS models are from two leading agencies – Elite Model Management and Ford Modeling Agency. When a model does not have an agent, the chances that VS will want to work with her are close to zero.
The next set of requirements for a Victoria’s Secret model are the ones regarding the physique, who are 85% out off the whole 100% package. We are talking height, weight, age, bust, waist and hips measurements and facial features. Height is one of the most important requirements for a Victoria’s Secret model. The desired height range is from 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet. Anyone who is shorter than that doesn’t stand a chance. This is also a major deciding factor when choosing which model will move on to become an Angel.
Up next is weight, another requirement to be a Victoria’s Secret model. Even though, there are no official statements about the weight range, most of the Victoria’s Secret Angels are reported to be around the 115 pound to 125 pound range. In the recent years VS has been criticized about losing the initial look of the perfect Angel. Girls are becoming skinnier with every fashion show, and curves are less and less noticeable. This seems to happen with the crossing over of the high-fashion models into the VS runway. More often, girls like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, who are famous high-fashion models (and don’t have any curves) are stepping onto the famed runway.
Speaking of curves and Victoria’s Secret measurement requirements, the range is not so strict, but in only one case, which we will discuss later on. Girls are expected to be with a 34-inch bust, a 24-inch waist and 34-inch hips. These are the most desired measurements, which indicate an hourglass shape. But, as we said, the range is not so strict, if you possess a very important feature – the face. A beautiful face will replace a 34-inch bust in an instant. In fact, most of the most famed VS Angels, like Karlie Kloss, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and Miranda Kerr have a smaller than 34-inches bust.
Victoria’s Secret are strict when it comes to age. If the girls are not in the age gap between 18 and 22, they are not taken into consideration. Sounds crazy that models over 22 are considered “old” but this is just one of the requirements for Victoria’s Secret models.
And last but not least are the most important requirements to be a Victoria’s Secret model, something we slightly mentioned, and that is beauty. Beautiful facial features are the first thing that VS casting agents look for in a girl. Full lips, striking eyes, high cheekbones and small noses are some characteristics that all VS Angels have. Hair is also very important, so casting agents usually tend to be drawn to natural hair that has not been dyed or is very damaged.
And this is all that every VS model possesses. We broke down all of the Victoria’s Secret model measurement requirements and casting requirements, showing that it’s not as easy as it seems. You have to work hard to maintain the standards, otherwise it’s off to the next girl.
Every Victoria’s secret angel has a different regime and diet plan that helps them stay in shape. They also include a lot of exercises, but we will get to that later. So, here is the diet plan of 4 super hot Victoria’s secret angels.
Adriana Lima finds that when it comes to eating, consistency is most important. This Brazilian angel eats 6 meals a day. For breakfast, Adriana eats a bowl of oatmeal. After one or two hours, she eats a piece of fruit. She bases her lunch on protein and most often she eats fish or chicken. Quinoa and Japanese yams are a delicious addition to her lunch. As an afternoon snack, Adriana eats raw cashews, dried cranberries or raw almonds. She repeats the fish and chicken for dinner. As a late night snack, Adriana has a buckwheat shake, which is also her secret weapon. The buckwheat shake is gluten free and is filled with protein. According to this angel, this “magic potion” helps her satisfy her cravings for sweets and it boosts her metabolism.
Martha Hunt is a protein princess. She includes protein in every meal. For breakfast, she eats either eggs with avocado and spinach or a smoothie with almond butter. For lunch, Martha ears salmon with a side of pumpkin. As a snack, this angel eats an organic food bar, almond butter bar or any type of protein bar with tapioca syrup. For dinner, she eats salmon or chicken with a side of vegetables. Two weeks before a Victoria’s secret fashion show she cuts down on sugar and carbs.
The go-to breakfast for Rachel Hilbert includes 2 over easy or hard-boiled eggs with a side of avocado. For lunch, this Victoria’s secret angel eats grilled chicken, avocado and lettuce with lemon juice, vinegar and oil. When it comes to dinner Rachel eats fish and a lot of fresh vegetables such as carrots, asparagus, spinach and mushrooms. Sometimes, she adds fresh scallions on top of the fish.
Bridget Malcolm relies on a vegan diet plan, which keeps her abs toned perfect. Also, she never, ever drinks alcohol and avoids foods that contain refined sugars. Bridget follows the Japanese principle of eating ‘Hara hachi bu’, it means ‘Eat until you are 80% full’. This Victoria’s Secret Angel starts the day with cordyceps mushrooms and a cup of black coffee. For breakfast, she eats a vegan chocolate protein shake blended with almond milk, spinach, kale, banana and ice.
After that, she has a soy latte. For lunch, Bridget eats four ounces of grilled tempeh, stir fried kale, peppers, carrots, and broccoli in ginger, tamari gluten free soy sauce and olive oil. As an afternoon snack, she eats cherry tomatoes. For dinner, Bridget eats a vegetable chili with sauteed peppers, onions, canned tomatoes, broccoli, curry powder, cilantro, cumin and turmeric. Before she goes to bed, Bridget drinks a glass of almond milk with stevia and cacao powder.
The Victoria’s Secret Angels have some of the best shaped bodies in the fashion industry. They put a lot of hard work and sweat into them, so they really deserve the wings. If you want to become one of the Angels, than prepare to invest a lot of time and effort into your body. You’ll need to hire a personal trainer and you can forget all about the lazy afternoons spent by the TV. So, here are the workout routines that Victoria’s secret Angels use, in order to get that sculpted physiques.
Elsa Hosk does a type of boxing which is called Flybar. This type of exercising is great for lengthening, tightening and toning the body. And she doesn’t stop here. Elsa also includes cardio exercises that have a high intensity.
Cindy Bruna is a regular gym member. She doesn’t skip a day at the gym and has a personal trainer that helps her attain that goddess-like body.
Ming Xi also has a personal trainer that provides her with different exercises every day.
Devon Windsor is not like Ming Xi and Cindy Bruna. Running on the treadmill and going to the gym isn’t suitable for this Angel. Devon does a lot of Pilates and enjoys jumping rope and she also does shadow boxing. Mainly, she combines cardio and toning exercises. She also does boxing and yoga.
Joan Smalls works out really hard, but doubles her workout routine before a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Joan is a fan of Pilates and Muay Thai kickboxing.
As a model and Angel, Josephine Skriver works hard all year long. Her workout routine is mostly consisted of toning exercises and less cardio exercises. Also, Josephine does a lot of boxing at Gotham Gym.
Alessandra Ambrosio is a fan of the Brazil butt lift workouts. So, if you want to have a body as Alessandra, now you know her secret workout routine.
Jasmine Tookes loves doing squats. Also, she does the P90x workout. Usually, Jasmine works out 3 days a week, but before a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show she likes to exercise 7 days a week.
Lily Aldridge does Ballet exercises all year long and she pushes herself to the limit for several weeks before the annual show.
Adriana Lima has done the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show seventeen times. Her body is a perfect reflection of the daily workout routines. Adriana pours her heart in the exercises and she definitely deserves the Angel title. Her workout routines include a lot of boxing. She has been doing this sport for 10 years and is her great passion. Also, before a show she does a lot of jumping rope exercises.
Always have a variety of poses that are fun and sexy. They should be natural, playful, sexy and you should always have a huge smile on your face.
Show your unique personality. Love yourself and let others fall in love with you as well. Capture everyone’s attention with your radiant self and in time, you will get the desired wings.
Always be ready, without any exceptions. Have your hair and makeup on point and always be ready for posing in front of a camera.
Give up the lazy days and prepare to spend a lot of your time at the gym. All eyes will be on you, so a toned body is a must-have.
Forget all the unhealthy habits. This will be beneficial for your body and mental health. Eating healthy and going to bed early will also contribute to being happier and you will feel better.
It is important to set goals and stay focused. Have your eyes on the prize and don’t let anything stay in your way.
Respect all of the other Angels. You will be like a big sexy family and it is important that you all respect and support each other. Be aware that Adriana Lima is the Queen Bee of this clan. So, leave your ego behind and be more friendly.
Don’t stress out. Being an Angel can be really stressful, so a lot of the Angels do a lot of yoga and meditations to keep them calm and relaxed.
Once you earn your wings, don’t throw your hard effort in the water. Honour what you’ve done to get the wings and stay true to them.
Act like an Angel. Even though Victoria’s secret angels have a hectic schedule and don’t have a moment to rest, they all act with grace and are always wonderful. Be ready to be stopped all the time on the streets and be asked to take a selfie with a fan.
So, if you want to become a Victoria’s secret angel, you should stick to these rules and enjoy all the perks. Good luck!