Victoria Secret was started in year 1977 in San Francisco California by Roy Raymond a Stanford graduate school of business. The first store he opened is in Stanford Shopping Center and followed by three other stores with mail order catalog.
Victoria secret is an American retailer of women’s wear , When you say Victoria Secret the first thing that will come to our mind is lingerie, bras, bath and body, swimwear, dresses, panties, sleepwear, women’s shoes, and beauty products. It is the largest segment of traded limited brands. In 2006 Victoria Secret has sale surpassing $ 5 billion USD and operating income of $ 1 billion. After 5 years of operation in year 1982, Roy Raymond business ended in bankruptcy he sold the company to The Limited and killed himself by jumping from the golden gate bridge in San Francisco.
Victoria Secret was expanded all over the U.S malls throughout 1980’s. The Limited kept the original and personalized image of Victoria Secret they were able to vend a winded range of products such as evening wear and perfumes. In 1995 Victoria Secret holds a fashion show broadcasted on American Television. The Victoria Secret Fashion Show was lavish with varying music, costumed designed and set design which attracts hundreds of celebrities and entertainers. Victoria Secret has 1,000 Victoria Secret lingerie stores and 100 Victoria Secret Beauty Stores in the U.S shopping center. More than 400 million mails of its catalog per year.
Let’s talk about the beautiful, sexy, and gorgeous Angels of Victoria Secret. Tyra Banks, Maria Ines Rivero, Rebecca Romjin and Heidi Klum are “Angels” from the original promotion.Tyra Banks real name Tyra Lynne Banks was born in Inglewood California on December 4, 1973, with the height of 5ft 10 inch. She began modeling in the 11th grade and went to Paris, France to do some runaway modeling. In the first week in Paris, designers booked her for an unprecedented twenty five shows a record for a modeling new comer. She has done print, runaway fashion and advertising giants such as Victoria Secret, Chanel, Donna Karan, Christian Dior, H & M, McDonalds, Cover Girl, Dolce and Gabbana, Cosmopolitan, Nike, Isaac Mizrahi, Elle, and many more.
Tyra Banks was the first African American on the covers of GQ and in 1997 she received an award for Supermodel of the year and also became the first-ever African American to cover the Victoria Secret Catalog. In 2005 Tyra Banks retired modeling and concentrate on her career in television, now Tyra Banks is very successful she is now the Executive Producer of the CW Television Network show America’s Next Top Model and the Tyra Banks Show host a daytime talk show. Maria Ines Rivero was born in Cordoba, California on August 18, 1975, her height is 5ft 11 inch with the measurements of 34- 24-35 and shoe size of 9, her hair color is brown same as the eyes. She started modeling at the age of 14 in a local fashion show. Maria Rivero appeared on the cover magazine such as Vogue, Glamour and Elle. And chosen to be one of the Angels model of Victoria Secret. Rebecca Romjin real name Rebecca Alie Romjin born in Berkeley, California on November 6, 1972.
Rebecca Romjin is an American Actress and best known for her role as Mystique in X-Men and Alexis Meade in Ugly Betty. Before she became an actress she has been a model first. Her height is 5ft 11 inch which they call her “jolly blonde giant “because of her height. Rebecca Romjin started her modeling career in year 1991, she work as a model in Victoria Secret, Miller Lite Beer, Sports Illustrated and Anna Molinari Runaway. She has been in the lists of the world’s most beautiful women by publications such as Askmen.com (2001-2003) to (2005-2006) maxim (2003-2007) and FHM (2000-2005.) Heidi Klum born in West Germany on June 1, 1973 with the height of 5ft 9 inch, and vital statistic is 36- 28-37. Heidi Klum is a model, actress, television host, fashion designer, artist, business woman, occasional singer, and television producer.
Heidi Klum won the contest called “Model 92” and that is the beginning of her career, she was cover of a fashion magazine like Marie Claire, Elle and Vogue. She became famous after covering the Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for being one of the Angels of Victoria Secret. She hosted the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2009. She also became the spokes model of McDonalds, H & M, Liz Claiborne and Braun. Among this “Angels” from the original promotion here are the list of current Angels and the world’s best paid models Heidi Klum from Germany, Adriana Lima from Brazil, Alessandra Ambrosio also from Brazil, Miranda Kerr from Sydney, Australia, Marisa Miller from California, Doutzen Kroes from Netherlands, Behati Prinsloo from Namibian, Candice Swanepoel from Natal, Lindsay Ellingson from California and Rosie Huntington- Whitely from England.