Three of the longest-working and most famous supermodels are Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, and Naomi Campbell. They also share the commonality of having their first professional modeling gig at Victoria’s Secret. Not only can people who did not make their debut at the annual presentation of the brand while sporting the brand’s signature set of wings be considered for this award. Some of today’s biggest names, including Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Miranda Kerr, got their start as Victoria’s Secret Angels and wore festive outfits on the Victoria’s Secret runway. As a tribute to the extraordinary women whose star power has continued to shine after they hung up their wings, we took a look back at what models looked like when they were just starting out, and compared them to the ultra-glam stars they are today.
Naomi Campbell Then
Model, actress, singer, and entrepreneur Naomi Elaine Campbell was born in London on May 22, 1970. She started modeling when she was 15 and is now one of the most famous and sought-after models of the last four decades, as reported by People magazine. Campbell was one of a group of six models from her era that earned the title of “supermodel” from the fashion industry and the media.