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Victoria's Secret Angels

Wednesday, April 30, 2008   |   Domine
Victoria's Secret was started in San Francisco, California in 1977 by Stanford Graduate School of Business alumnus Roy Raymond, who felt embarrassed trying to purchase lingerie for his wife in a public and awkward department store environment. He opened the first store at Stanford Shopping Center, and quickly followed it with a mail order catalog and 3 other stores.

Victoria's Secret Angels are the brand's most visible models and spokeswomen. The VS Angels made their debut in 1999 in the fourth annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Maria Ines Rivero, Daniela Pestova, Adriana Lima, Laetitia Casta, Heidi Klum, Rebecca Romijn, and Tyra Banks are among the "Angels" from the original promotion. In May 2007, the Victoria's Secret Angels which includes Adriana Lima, Heidi Klum, Selita Ebanks, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Izabel Goulart and Karolina Kurkova were chosen to be part of People Magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People in the World". The 'Angels' are among the world's best-paid models.

On November 13, 2007, Victoria's Secret Angels became the first trademark awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.