Being a Victoria's Secret model can be hard work, especially if you are one of the designated angels armed with an extra-special accessory: one of 46 pairs of show-stopping wings. Since former angel Tyra Banks first soared in a set back in 1998, the glamorous creations have become as famous as the models who wear them.
From simple and seductive to powerful and patriotic, plus this year's unprecedented LED innovations, there are no limits when it comes to wing design. This year, Martha Hunt floated down the runway wearing a eye-dcatching, illuminate set (paired with a corset bedecked with 120,000 Swarovski crystals!), which she told Hello! were "really heavy," while Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima flirted in feathers. Hello! caught up with some of the models backstage to find out where they would fly off to if their angel wings were real.
After snapping a little video with fellow model Romee Strijd, Taylor Swift's BFF Martha Hunt told us that if her wings helped her take flight she would never come down. "I would just not stop flying. I think flying would be the best part, I would just fly and fly and fly." While Martha is clearly about the journey and not the destination, brunette beauty Taylor Hill, who was anointed an official angel in April, knows exactly where she'd go. "I would fly all over the world to places that I don’t get to see for my job," she revealed. "I’d go to Thailand. You know ... cool places."
Family is top of mind for veteran angel Alessandra Ambrosio, who was quick to admit that her first stop would be to see her two beautiful children, Anja, 7, and three-year-old Noah. "I would fly to my kids, see them for a second, and come right back here," she said, before adding, "Actually, it's my mom's birthday today. Because my mom is with my kids, I'd just fly there and sing 'Happy Birthday' to my mom and tell her to hold on to a piece of cake until the show is done!"
When we paid a visit to Adriana Lima on one of the white tufted couches behind the scenes, the Brazilian bombshell was laughing and posing for pictures with fellow models and friends. The mom of two looked overjoyed to be a part of this year's show, so it comes as no surprise that when asked where her wanderlust would take her, a smiling Adriana told us, "I'm happy where I am. This is where I want to be."