After the Angel Miranda Kerr ended her contract in 2013, we all became curious of what’s really going on behind the glam and glitter of Victoria’s Secret. Once upon a time, models would die to be a VS Angel, but now? ‘Not having enough time’ became a very-often used reason to explain the departure of the beautiful models.
The very famous, Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes are not Angels anymore. CMO Ed Razek announced their exit on instagram, first about Karlie ‘Karlie Kloss @karliekloss I met several months ago to discuss the many things she hoped to do in her life and career. As we talked, it became clear she would not have the time to fulfill her myriad commitments. Reluctantly, we agreed she would leave the brand at the end of her contract. Karlie is one of a kind, a very close friend, someone I truly admire and love. She is, without question, one of the best models ever. But she is an even better person. Her future is unlimited, and I am excited to see all the good she will do. Karlie Kloss will always be an Angel to me.‘
Right after this post, he was receiving many messages of fans asking about Doutzen Kroes quitting this year and therefore he stated ¨Doutzen had a lucrative opportunity in Europe and it would have conflicted with her VS obligations. So, at her agencies request, we released her from contract. There was no conflict. No animosity. None of the nonsense I’ve read on Instagram. She had a great business opportunity, and I wanted to be fair to someone I adore and respect. That’s all. I honestly believe Doutzen is one of the most stunningly beautiful people in the world. And I always will. I have told her that many times. Now you know.¨
However, is the lack of time the only reason the angels are flying away from Victoria’s Secret? The roumors are that nowadays, the VS models are being paid around $100,000, which is much less than the top VS models such as Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks who required millions! The $100,000 paycheck is apperently not enough for the 50 days a year required work and for all the travelling and promotion of VS. This makes the sudden departure of the angels understandable.
If that’s so, then the following question is – which underpaid model is the next to leave?
Some say Alessandra Ambrosio announced that she will leave eventually, however Adriana Lima has stated for Vogue: ”I never want to retire, so I’ll do this for as long as my body can hold out!“.
Current Angels include Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Elsa Hosk and Behati Prinsloo, which are apparently more than they used to be and this could be the reason behind the drastically decreased salaries. However, until we have any official news about these recent events, we can just guess and wonder… and enjoy the amazing pictures of the stunning angels!
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