Victoria’s Secret announce newest Angel – who is the first British model to join line-up?

Victoria’s Secret announce newest Angel – who is the first British model to join line-up?

Victoria’s Secret have confirmed that Alexina Graham is set to join some very well-known faces this year, as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. The 29-year-old model is the first Briton to be recruited for the company’s so-called Angel roles. Alexina was born in Nottingham, and currently lives in New York. And, while she has only be announced as an Angel this week, she has worked for the American designer a number of times in the past.

Alexina made her debut in the famous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show back in 2017, in Shanghai.

And, last year, she walked the runway for the the 2018 edition of the annual fashion show, which took place in New York.

Speaking about her new role, Alexina said: “I found out I was going to officially become a Victoria’s Secret Angel when I was at dinner with my best friend…

“It’s very exciting! It still feels so surreal to be honest, I have been working so hard to get to this moment.”

She added: “It’s a huge honour to be named an Angel and it is something that I have always dreamed of.

“I looked up to the Victoria’s Secret Angels growing up and I hope to inspire others.”

It seems that the British fashion model has been a fan of the brand and its internationally-known fashion shows for quite some time.

“I have watched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show every year since I was 18,” she said.

“It is a tradition that I always looked forward to.”

As well as being the first Briton to join the line-up, Alexina is also the first model to have red hair.

Speaking to Glamour Magazine, she said: “Being a Victoria’s Secret’s Angel comes with a lot of empowerment.

“I think for me being a red head VS Angel means I get to put red heads out there more.

“Being an angel is part of having that media outreach so that I can say to young red head kids, ‘you can do anything you want! Nothing is impossible!’”

Last week, Barbara Palvin, 25, was announced as an Angel.

And, it seems that the two have a close bond.

Yesterday, Alexina posted a capture of the duo on her Instagram account, in view of her 532,000 followers.

It came after Adriana Lima, 37, revealed last year that she would be stepping down as an Angel – a job she has held since 1999.

Published at Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:29:00 +0000