Meet The New 2015 Victoria's Secret Angels

Victoria's Secret may not have publicly responded to Lane Bryant's #imnoangel lingerie campaign, but VS is fighting news with news. Today, the brand announced that it's adding ten additional Angels to the existing roster of five (that's a 300% increase in wings, folks). Joining Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel are a lineup of ten women. Of the new additions, three are WOC, three are from the United States, and all ten have already had impressive accomplishments in the fashion industry.

Of course, there are zero who break the mold of your typical, size-two supermodel, which feels almost like a deliberate refusal to participate in the body diversity conversation that's dominated our RSS feeds for the past month. With the biggest lineup in history, it seems like a missed opportunity to branch out and reexamine whether Victoria's Secret's standard for beauty is still in line with the rest of society's, too.

Why is this important? A Victoria's Secret modeling contract is one of the most lucrative, career-making achievements for emerging models. It's the difference from having to work bone-breaking hours while drowning in debt to having the financial and professional autonomy to call the shots. Past Angels like Tyra Banks, Chanel Iman, Gisele Bündchen, Miranda Kerr, and Karlie Kloss have parlayed their Victoria's Secret cache into incredibly successful careers, and we have no doubt that these ten women will be able to do the same. Ahead, find the ten new Angels along with their slightly off-putting dating-profile-esque official bios — plus a little extra input from us.  
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Kate Grigorieva

Hails from:
Russia

Says Victoria's Secret: "Kate is an accomplished ballroom dancer. She graduated from art school and received her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing before starting her modeling career."

We say: Having already coveredVogue Russia, Numéro, and more, Grigorieva is the probably the "highest-fashion" girl of the lineup.
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Taylor Hill

Hails from: Colorado

Says Victoria's Secret: "Taylor was scouted at a horse ranch in Colorado. She likes new music, reading, snowboarding, and practicing yoga."

We say: At just 19, Hill has already scored a lookbook for Versace, walked the runways of Balmain, Fendi, and Armani Privé, and owns an adorable puppy she calls her "little bunny." How's that for getting a head start?
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Elsa Hosk

Hails from: Sweden

Says Victoria's Secret: "Elsa began modeling after her father submitted photographs to a local agency. Elsa balanced modeling with a professional basketball career, eventually leaving the court to pursue modeling full time."

We say: Hosk reminds us of early Candice Swanepoel or Heidi Klum. She's athletic (her workout of choice is boxing), exotic, and even has a VS Barbie doll made after her.
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Martha Hunt

Hails from: North Carolina

Says Victoria's Secret: "Martha was discovered in her home state of North Carolina at a modeling competition. She likes to cook and stays active with surfing and dancing."

We say: Hunt is no stranger to the Angel scene and already boasts a famous friend roster that includes Gigi Hadid and Chrissy Teigen (just to name a few). Her résumé includes two VS fashion shows, a GQ Mexico cover, and killer taste in travel snacks.
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Monika "Jac" Jagaciak

Hails from: Poland

Says Victoria's Secret: "Jac was discovered during a casting at a shopping mall in her hometown of Puszczykowo. She comes from an athletic family, and trained in track and field since childhood. She enjoys playing sports and cooking."

We say: Just to give some perspective, Jagaciak signed with her first modeling agency IMG back in 2007, so her Vogue Mexico cover, her Chanel Jewelry campaign, and Marc Jacobs advertisements should come as no surprise.
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Stella Maxwell

Hails from: United Kingdom

Says Victoria's Secret: "Stella has lived all over the world. She was discovered by a New Zealand agent, loves racket sports, hiking, and travel."

We say: Though Maxwell's pout and flirtatious demeanor might stand out on a runway, it's in catalogues of some of the world's biggest fast fashion retailers where she shines (see: Urban Outfitters, H&M Divided, and Puma).
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Lais Ribeiro

Hails from: Brazil

Says Victoria's Secret: "Lais stays active with boxing, volleyball, and soccer. She also has a passion for salsa dancing."

We say: In 2012, Ribeiro fell during the VS Fashion Show rehearsal and broke her foot, causing her to be unable to walk in the show. But in 2013, she opened the show's "Birds of Paradise" section, making her modeling dreams come true. After having covered L'Officiel, 10, Elle Brazil (twice!), and Harper's Bazaar Arabia, we wouldn't be surprised if CoverGirl was next.
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Sara Sampaio

Hails from: Portugal

Says Victoria's Secret: "Sara has won the Portuguese Best Female Model Golden Globe multiple times. She is a brown belt in karate, plays the violin, and loves to surf."

We say: One scroll down Sampaio's Instagram transports you to the coasts of South Africa, St. Barths, and Miami. She loves to travel, sure, but that's because she's been a face of VS swimwear for longer than she's walked the shows. Oh, the life...
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Romee Strijd

Hails from: Holland

Says Victoria's Secret: "Romee has a passion for interior design and cooking. She stays fit with running and boxing."

We say: Strijd's been walking since 2011, making her strut one of the most recognizable. Ever the street style star, it's no wonder she has over 416K followers on Instagram.
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Jasmine Tookes

Hails from: California

Says Victoria's Secret: "Jasmine practiced gymnastics for 14 years and played high school volleyball. She is a self-described "foodie" who loves trying new and exotic meals."

We say: This one you might recognize. Tookes is the only girl of the bunch to land a beauty contract before becoming an Angel — not to mention a supermodel boyfriend, to boot.
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