Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima won't take her 'clothes off' anymore
The end of an era.
After 20 fierce years, supernova Adriana Lima strutted down the Victoria’s Secret runway for the last time. As she reached the end of the runway accompanied by a tribute video, she had an emotional moment and a few tears in her eyes as she bid the audience and brand farewell.
The veteran angel started modelling for the lingerie brand at 19. The now 36 year old who is mother of two daughters, is leaving the brand in part because of her different views regarding selling a sexualised image.
In December 2017, an Instagram post was made by Lima talking about body image and how unhealthy the fashion industry’s body stereotypes are, as they perpetrate unhealthy body standards and how she doesn’t see value in taking off her clothes for an ‘empty cause’.
The full post reads: “I had received a call for the possibility of filming a sexy video of me to be posted and shared in social media. Even though I have done many of this type, something had changed in me, when a friend approached me to share that she was unhappy with her body, then it made me think.... that everyday in my life, I wake up thinking, how do I look? Was I going to be accepted in my job? And in that moment I realized that majority of woman probably wake up every morning trying to fit in a stereotype that society/socialmedia/fashion etc imposed.... i thought that’s not a way of living and beyond that.... that’s not physically and mentally healthy, so I decided to make that change..... I will not take of my clothes anymore for a empty cause.....”
After her last walk she posted on Instagram to say goodbye and thank you to the brand that made her an icon.
There will never be another Adriana Lima, what an iconic 20 years
Words by Faye Couros
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