Earlier this week, Kim Kardashian went viral after launching her signature Skims new lingerie campaign. In it, the famous American wanted to bring together four iconic women of fashion: Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Heidi Klum, and Tyra Banks. A quartet of stars very different from each other, since they share neither nationality nor age, for example; but to which several details unite: they are all mothers, they have been considered among the highest-paid models in the world and achieved exorbitant fame after becoming an iconic angel of Victoria’s Secret lingerie company. One by one, get to know them better under these lines to find out what makes them different and similar.
Candice Swanepoel was born on October 20, 1988, in Mooi River, South Africa. Although the ballet was her great passion, at the age of fifteen a talent scout crossed her path when she was in the flea market (flea market second-hand and antiques) in Durban. A year later, she was already parading all over Europe. However, despite his great successes, a fundamental factor in appearing for several years on the Forbes list of the world’s best-paid models was being one of the most iconic Victoria’s Secret angels, a status he maintained from 2010 to 2021. Thanks to this, one of her great moments took place in the 2013 parade when she was chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra.
On a personal level, it should be noted that Candice Swanepoel has two children as a result of her courtship with the Brazilian model Hermann Nicoli, with whom she began her relationship at the age of 17. With the arrival of Anaca on October 5, 2016, she premiered at De Ella maternity. An experience that she would repeat with the birth of Ariel, on June 19, 2018. Currently, and after breaking up with the father of her children in 2019, her heart is occupied by the Spanish Andrés Velencoso.
He was born on April 11, 1981, in Erechim, the Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). As a teenager, she began to train as a model and her first triumph came at the age of 14 when she was a finalist in the Elite Modeling contest in her native country. She would later get a campaign with GUESS? with which she consecrated her career. However, her international fame increased after she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, first as a spokesperson for its Pink line and later for the main division. In all, she’s been to 17 shows since 2000, even walking her runway pregnant with her. Although an unforgettable and very exciting moment, it was a farewell that happened during the show held in Shanghai.
In addition to being a model, Alessandra has also developed her professional career in the world of acting and as a designer. In fact, she is currently successful with her GAL Floripa swimwear collection, which she founded with her friend Gisele Cória and her sister, Aline. In her personal field, it is worth noting that she has a daughter, Anja Louise (2008), and a son, Noah Phoenix (2012). Both are the result of her relationship with businessman Jamie Mazur, whose relationship ended in 2018. She is currently dating Italian designer Nicolo Oddi.
She is and will be one of the supermodels of the 90s whose fame has not been minimized at all. Tyra (Lynne) Banks was born on December 4, 1973, in Los Angeles, California. She was 16 years old when the Elite Model Management agency gave her her first opportunity after several refusals by different companies. Her success was rapid and her first major international triumph was in 1997 to become one of the first Victoria’s Secret Angels alongside Daniela Pestova, Karen Mulder, Stephanie Seymour, and Helena Christensen. Subsequently, her presence on the catwalks of this firm was a constant until her departure in 2005, an unforgettable moment in which she carried a scepter with a large ‘V’ that, at the same time, meant her general farewell from the catwalks.
In addition to being a model, Tyra Banks has also developed her career as an actress, in which she has been successful in films such as El bar Coyote or series such as The Prince of Bel-Air. However, her great popularity has been reported as a television presenter. Her resume includes her participation as host of America’s Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show and Dancing with the Stars, among others. Personally, her life changed for her in 2016 after she shared that she had become a mother to a boy, York.
If we talk about the angels of Victoria’s Secret and with the permission of Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum would be a great ambassador of this lingerie firm for which she worked as an official representative from 1999 to 2021. She is also, along with Adriana Lima, the only one who has worn the sought-after set-jewel known as the Fantasy Bra up to three times. A native of Germany (June 1, 1973, Bergisch Gladbach), she has been able to make the most of her facet as a model that she developed after winning the Model’92 model contest organized by Petra magazine.
Project Runway, Queen of Drags, and Making the Cut … are some of the television programs where she has developed her facet as a presenter. On her personal level, you have to know that Heidi is the mother of five children, Leni, Lou Sulola, Johan, Fyodor Taiwo, Henry Günther, and Dashtu. Her firstborn is the daughter of Flavio Briatore and the other four from her marriage to singer Seal. She also has been married to hairstylist Ric Pipino (1997-2002). However, her emotional stability in recent years has found her with guitarist Tom Kaulitz, whom she married in 2019.