Another Angel has gotten her wings. Literally. Victoria’s Secret has announced that Josephine Skriver is the latest Angel in the VS family. Victoria’s Secret posted the announcement on its Instagram page. Josephine is the lingerie brand’s sixteenth Angel. In April 2015, Victoria’s Secret announced a whopping ten new Angels including Martha Hunt, Taylor Hill, Stella Maxwell and Elsa Hosk. Josephine also joins veteran Angels Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo and Alesandra Ambrosio.
Josephine has been modeling for Victoria’s Secret since 2013. You may recognize her face because she has appeared in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, as well as different campaigns including the 2015 Swimsuit Special. However, just because you appear in the VS show and ad campaigns, doesn’t make you an Angel. That honor is reserved for a special few.
When the announcement was made, Josephine posted the following message on her Instagram account:
“It’s has happened!! I’m literally living my dream right now! Can’t believe I get to share with you today that I’m #NewestAngel for @victoriassecret thanks to everyone that has helped to get me here! So humble and proud to be apart of such an amazing legacy!! THAAAAANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone who believed in me!! @ed_razek”
Becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel is a dream for many models. It’s right up there with securing your own Vogue cover and massive beauty campaign. Becoming an Angel means you also join an impressive list of people. Former Victoria’s Secret Angels include Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Karlie Kloss, Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bundchen.
If you weren’t familiar with Josephine before, you should familiarize yourself with her now. It won’t be long before she is everywhere. To get you up to speed, here’s what you need to now about Josephine:
1. Josephine started modeling in a baby.
Josephine started modeling when was literally still in diapers. She modeled for Pampers in her native Denmark. She took a break from modeling before being “officially” scouted at 15.
Josephine’s Instagram looks like one never-ending Victoria’s Secret shoot thanks to the numerous group model picks, lingerie snaps and trips to exotic locations. However, it is also a place to go to get adorable animal picks.
3. She is a LGBT campaigner.
Josephine is a self-described “rainbow kid” meaning that she grew up with two gay parents. She explained to Buzzfeed that she wants to use her modeling platform to be a voice for kids with gay parents.
Victoria’s Secret definitely isn’t the only major brand Josephine has modeled for. She has appeared in campaigns for Bulgari, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty and Tom Ford. She has also walked the runway for everyone from Prada to Rag & Bone.
Want more? Follow Josephine on Instagram, and be sure to check out Victoria’s Secret. You know you will be seeing a lot more of her there.
(Photos: Instagram/JosephineSkriver, unless otherwise noted)