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Every year at the end of October, models from across the world who are represented by established modeling agencies in New York are invited to attend the casting of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. After the fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where most of the successful high fashion models have stomped, the girls that high fashion cult model followers adore, take a chance at possibly entering the world of Victoria’s Secret - which is all about commercialism, broad appeal, personality, press events, branding, and entertainment with a little of lingerie wearing and blowing kisses here and there.

For me as an American, Victoria’s Secret has become a national institution and reference. I grew up watching the show with my family and friends. It is hard to not know an American female of age who has not been a Victoria’s Secret client. When you ask most Americans what they know about fashion or a fashion show, 99% of the time Victoria’s Secret will be mentioned. Sure, we produce great designers like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, but it is the lingerie show where fantasy and dreams and pounds of glitter and fake tan come from and with millions across the world watching that the mass public is mostly intrigued about.

The company has launched the careers of many models who needed an extra push into public stardom. Sure, there is a problem with the fact that once a girl goes commercial, she rarely returns to high fashion where many high noses can only accept, but in recent seasons Victoria’s Secret Angels Candice Swanepoel and Miranda Kerr have been making waves and having successes working in both arenas. So, there’s hope…

This year, there are 12 newcomers who will walk the show for the first time. Of the 12, I would consider 10 of them to have decent to incredible successes in high fashion. Yeah 83% of the first timers this year are high fashion queens. I actually thought it would be 100%.

Anyway, just like last year, with the encouragement of my twitter followers, I have compiled a list of the confirmed models so far. Last year, 34 models were casted, I think 36 is the full count for 2011, but you never know. There may be an extra. The show will actually occur on Wednesday, November 9 in New York and will air on November 29 on CBS. I am arranging a twitter date with some bloggers around the world and possibly some models for some live commentary as we all watch the show. Tweet me @bonaelamour if you would like to join. This year is the first official year where the tumblr models and fashion generation can say the girls of their generation are representing! I hope you enjoy my personal breakdown and analysis!


Listed by Name (Country/Territory) - AGENCY IN NY

Adriana Lima (Brazil) - MARILYN
Alessandra Ambrosio (Brazil) - DNA 
Behati Prinsloo (Namibia) - WOMEN
Candice Swanepoel (South Africa) - IMG
Doutzen Kroes (The Netherlands) - DNA
Chanel Iman (USA) – IMG
Erin Heatherton (USA) - MARILYN
Lily Aldridge (USA) - IMG
Lindsay Ellingson (USA) - DNA
Miranda Kerr (Australia) - IMG

Anha Rubik (Poland) - NEXT
Anne Vyalitsyna (Russia) - WOMEN
Constance Jablonski (France) - MARILYN
Emanuela De Paula (Brazil) - MARILYN
Flavia de Oliveira (Brazil) - SUPREME
Izabel Goulart (Brazil) - WOMEN
Jacquelyn Jablonski (USA) - SUPREME
Julia Stegner (Germany) -IMG
Lais Ribeiro (Brazil) - WOMEN
Lily Donaldson (UK) - IMG
Liu Wen (China) - MARILYN
Magdalena Frackowiak (Poland) - DNA
Maryna Linchuk (Belarus) - FORD
Shannan Click (USA) - WOMEN

Anais Mali (France) - FORD
Bregje Heinen (The Netherlands) - SUPREME
Cameron Russell (USA) - ELITE
Caroline Brasch Nielsen (Denmark) - MARILYN
Elsa Hosk (Sweden) - IMG
Jessica Clarke (New Zealand) - DNA
Joan Smalls (Peurto Rico) - IMG
Karlie Kloss (USA) - NEXT
Karmen Pedaru (Estonia) - FORD
Toni Garnn (Germany) – WOMEN
Shanina Shaik (Australia) - NEXT
Sui He (China) – NEW YORK


The 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in my opinion has embraced more diversity this year. There are 5 Black models and give or take 3 Asians (because there are 2 East Asians, 1 Half Arab, 1 Half Asian) and then there are the ethnic ambiguous Brazilians. The models come from 18 different nations or territories. The USA leads with 8 stunners (technically 9 because Peurto Rico is an US territory) and Brazil follows with 6 bombshells.



Australia – 2
Brazil – 6
Belarus – 1
China -2
Denmark – 1
Estonia – 1
France – 2
Germany – 2
Nambia – 1
New Zealand – 1
Poland – 2
Puerto Rico – 1
Russia – 1
South Africa – 1
Sweden – 1
The Netherlands – 2
UK – 1
USA – 8

DNA: 5
IMG: 8


I also did a breakdown on the modeling agencies that represent the 36 models that are walking the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for those who are curious and for potential models who want to walk on the sexy catwalk one day.

IMG not surprisingly leads the pack with 8 models. That is 25% of the entire cast. 1 in every 4 model walking for Victoria’s Secret this year is an IMG girl! Then Marilyn and Women tied with 6 models each. For me, Marilyn is the most interesting agency here. Although they are a smaller agency, the team there really knows how market and develop their girls. Then DNA came in with 5 models with 3 of them being Angels.

Great management is very vital to a model’s career in high fashion or commercial. There are many beautiful and gorgeous girls that get overlooked and passed all the time because their management have not developed and managed their exposure correctly. As a model, you rarely can count on your beauty alone to succeed. There must be a strong team behind you!

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