The roster of Victoria’s Secret Angels is becoming increasingly shorter. Earlier this week, it was reported that Karlie Kloss would be leaving her post at the lingerie brand and now, it’s been confirmed that Doutzen Kroes is also hanging up her Victoria’s Secret Angel wings.
Victoria’s Secret Chief Marketing Officer Ed Razek came forward to confirm Doutzen’s departure. “After I posted the news about Karlie Kloss leaving VS I got a number of texts asking me why I hadn’t said anything about Doutzen leaving at the end of last year. Fair question,” he said via an Instagram post. “The simple answer is I should have. 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.”
Rumor has it that so many Angels are exiting the brand because the contracts are no longer as lucrative. A source tells Page Six, “The money isn’t what it used to be. Older contracts like Alessandra Ambrosio were in the millions, now they’re like $100,000.”
It sounds like Victoria’s Secret has some new Angels to hire, now that it’s down two, and we have a few suggestions about who should fill the vacancies. Below, eight women who we think are worthy of a VS Angel contract.