Adriana Lima shed tears on the runway during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – as she announced that she is leaving the brand

The 37-year-old model has been a staple of runway shows for the lingerie giants since 1999, but after almost two decades with the brand, it was announced during the taping of the 2018 show on Thursday 8 November, that she will be retiring from the runway.

According to a tweet by InStyle magazine, a special montage package dedicated to the brunette beauty was played during the show – which was held in New York City – and which described her as “the greatest angel of all time”.

The model closed out the show with a dramatic winged look, and when she stepped out onto the runway, she was visibly emotional as she held her hands over her heart and blew kisses to the cheering crowd

Adriana also posted on Instagram to confirm the news, in a video montage of her best clips over the past 19 years

She captioned the video: “Dear Victoria,

“Thank you for showing me the world, sharing your secrets, and most importantly not just giving me wings but teaching me to fly. And all the [love] to the best fans in the [world]! Love, Adriana (sic)”

Elsewhere during the show – which will be televised next month – Swedish model Elsa Hosk was picked as the model to don the stunning 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra, which is valued at $1 million and is adorned with over 2 100 Swarovski Created Diamonds

The set took over 930 hours to create and has over 71 carats with the centre piece.

 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 08: Elsa Hosk walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 08, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

 

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 08: Taylor Hill, Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel walk the runway during the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret)

 

Veteran Victoria’s Secret angel Behati Prinsloo made her return to the runway after a three-year hiatus, whilst best friend trio Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Bella Hadid all reunited once again, alongside newcomers including Winnie Harlow and Duckie Thot.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 08:(L-R) Yasmin Wijnaldum, Barbara Palvin, Winnie Harlow, Sui He, Bella Hadid, and Lameka Fox walk the runway during the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret)

 

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 08: Ming Xi, Grace Elizabeth, Cindy Bruna, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Alexina Graham walk the runway during the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret)

 

The models were joined on the runway by a host of musical talent, including Shawn Mendes, Rita Ora, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Bebe Rexha, Kelsea Ballerini and The Struts.

 

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 08: Halsey performs on the runway during the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret)

 

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 08: Jasmine Tookes walks the runway as Shawn Mendes performs during the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret)

 

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 08: Rita Ora walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret)

Author: BANG Showbiz