The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of the most sought-after fashion shows in the industry. And to be a part of it is a huge honor for models in the fashion industry. It has become such a spectacle with some of the highest-paid models in the industry gracing the runway, like Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Liu Wen only to name a few.
Unlike other fashion shows, VSFS takes it to a whole new level with the annual musical performers that fans wait for every year. Last year, Harry Styles, Miguel, and Leslie Odom performed. Back in 2016, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and Bruno Mars danced and serenaded the models. Now, we have 18 new faces to look forward to seeing down Victoria’s Secret runway this year. Here are the new names that are about to walk this year’s VS show for the first time:
1. Kelsey Merritt
Our very own Kelsey Merritt is debuting in the VSFS this year. But even before her confirmation as a runway model of VS, she’s already been modeling for VS Sport since May this year.
2. Sadie Newman
Sadie is close friends with Victoria’s Secret Angel, Sara Sampaio. She’s been modeling since she was 15.
3. Duckie Thot
Duckie Thot won third place at Australia’s Next Top Model in 2013. Since then, she’s been the face of different brands including Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty and Kanye West’s Yeezy.
4. Sofie Grace Rovenstine
Sofie Rovenstine joined Miss Teen USA this year and ended up in the final 10. In June, she walked down the runway of Sherri Hill.
5. Winnie Harlow
Winnie Harlow made a mark after appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade visual album. She also joined America’s Next Top Model in 2014 and ended up on 6th place.
6. Lorena Rae
Before VS, Lorena Rae is an ambassador of L’Oreal. She is also an actress, starring in The Flower of Life.
7. Cheyenne Maya Carty
Before VS, Chey Carty modeled for Abercrombie and Primark. She is also seen on the pages of Elle US magazine.
8. Josie Canseco
Like Kelsey, Josie Canseco has also worked with VS before. She modeled for VS Pink, an arm of VS for the college girls and younger ladies. She also worked with Juicy Couture and Sherri Hill earlier this year.
9. Alannah Walton
Even before VS and as young as 16, Alannah Walton walked down the runway for Mercedes Benz in 2016.
10. Mayowa Nicholas
Mayowa is not your typical runway rookie. She has already modeled for big fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Hermes, Calvin Klein, and Chanel only to name a few.
11. Isilda Moreira
This year, Isilda Moreira walked the runway of Hermes and was seen in the pages of Vogue Portugal.
12. Sabah Koj
A model who is very familiar with the runway, Sabah worked with Jacquemus, Armani, and Georgia Alice before her VS debut.
13. Yasmin Wijnaldum
Dutch model Yasmin Wijnaldum started with Prada at age 17. Today, she works with Chanel, Moschino, Fendi before, both on the runway and on print.
14. Maia Cotton
Before VS, Maia worked with the American Eagle campaign and is seen in the pages of Denizen Magazine from New Zealand.
15. Iesha Hodges
Iesha worked with the campaigns of Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, and Dior this year. She appeared in Harper’s Bazaar UK, and Wonderland Magazine as well.
16. Melie Tiacoh
Melie seems to be Vogue Japan’s favorite as she can be spotted on the pages of the magazine often, as seen on her Instagram feed.
17. Myrthe Bolt
Myrthe Bold walked down various runways at the London Fashion Week. She has also appeared in an issue of L’Officiel Netherlands.
18. Willow Hand
Lastly, Willow rocked the runway as she opens Prada’s A/W show at the Milan Fashion Week in 2016. She was just 16 at the time. Recently, she walked for Anna Sui and appeared in Vogue Thailand, and Spur Magazine.