Adriana Lima has walked her last show for Victoria’s Secret.
The 37-year-old confirmed the news in a video posted to her Instagram page hours before she hit the runway in her 18th Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Thursday night (08Nov18).
“Dear Victoria, Thank you for showing me the world, sharing your secrets, and most importantly not just giving me wings but teaching me to fly,” she captioned the heartfelt highlight reel of her past appearances to the brand. “And all the (love) to the best fans in the (world)! Love, Adriana.”
The Brazilian stunner, who first walked for Victoria’s Secret in 1999, received a standing ovation as she made her runway appearance for the final time, and replaced her iconic Angel wings with a white feathered fan-like piece. She paired the accessory with pale blue underwear layered under a sheer sequinned top, as well as matching white Brian Atwood heeled shoes.
Once Adriana reached the end of the catwalk, she placed her hands over her heart and bowed in gratitude, appearing to fight back the tears as the crowd cheered her on.
Earlier on during the lingerie extravaganza, the fashion icon modelled a sexy black lacy leotard and embellished booties, while she displayed a silver sparkling moon and star back piece to give the outfit the Victoria’s Secret touch.
Prior to news of her departure, Adriana told People magazine that she had great expectations of the annual fashion show.
“I think this year is going to be the highlight of my career,” she insisted. “This has been my 18th fashion show and I am still as excited as I was from the first day. I always love to be on runways and being part of the Victoria’s Secret show. It’s my favourite to do.”
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