This GIF Shows How Victoria's Secret Models Have Changed Since 1995

It's been 20 years since the first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show came into our lives, and we've been closely observing (and, okay, maybe envying) the carefully selected models' looks ever since. Whether you watch it for masochistic reasons, the performances, or a short but sweet spotting of that blinged-out Fantasy Bra, you might notice one thing — all of the half-naked models who have strutted down the runway look vaguely similar. That means toned bods; long, blown-out hair (most of the time); and a couple of inches of height on the average girl.

Granted, we are talking about women whose job it is to pretty much look perfect. Gigi Hadid, who walked in the VS show for the first time ever this year, told us that she worked out twice a day in order to prepare. And allegedly, the ideal height of a VS Angel is 5'9", with body measurements of 34-24-34.

So, yeah, that's a category most of us normal, non-Angel gals probably don't fall into. But with the times a-changing and more and more models redefining what we typically view as beautiful, we'd love to see a bigger variety of bodies, hair types and styles, and skin tones in the mix. Maria Borges wore her hair in its natural state this year — a first in VS-runway history — so here's hoping that more shifts in diversity are coming.

Check out our GIF for a peek at how the VS Angel has evolved over the past 20 years (which is to say they haven't much), and click through for an even closer look.
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Photo: Ron Galella/Getty Images.
A chin-length bob, minimal makeup, and awkwardly cut bangs are miles away from the voluminous hair we typically associate with the Angels of today.
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Photo: Ron Galella/Getty Images.
In proper '90s fashion, nude lips and chunky highlights made an appearance for the second-ever VS show.
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Photo: Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images.
Wouldn't be surprised if this show's inspiration came from Baywatch.
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Photo: Jon Levy/Getty Images.
A pink pout adds a nice pop of color — a rare look on the VS runway.
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Photo: Jon Gordon/Getty Images.
Flat irons were a girl's best friend in the late '90s, making for a long, stick-straight, and sleek look.
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Photo: Pool Benainous/Duclos/Getty Images.
The reign of the spray tan begins, as evidenced by Gisele Bündchen.
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Photo: KMazur/Getty Images.
Straight and sleek hair is still holding strong for Adriana Lima. Worth noting: the very on-trend (for the early '00s) belly-button ring.
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Photo: KMazur/Getty Images.
Naomi rocks the straight-hair look (yet again), paired with choppy bangs.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI.
Here's an early appearance of the wind-blown hair we all recognize.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI.
Tyra Banks' lip gloss is extra poppin' and her smize gets a sultry twist with a smoky eye. (Also, is that a...vest?)
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Photo: Gregory Pace/BEI.
The '00s are when waves, curls, and the iconic VS toned-body look came into their own (and stayed).
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Photo: Mark Mainz/Getty Images.
Center-part, curled hair, and minimal makeup = the quintessential Angel.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI.
Ah, there's the standing-in-front-of-a-fan look.
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Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images.
Very important side note: Did we all know Heidi Klum isn't a natural blonde?!
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI.
Miranda Kerr shows off...wait for it...a center-part, minimal makeup, and *gasp* wind-blown, curled hair.
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Photo: Greg Allen/REX Shutterstock.
The flipped-out hair is giving us Mama Brady feels (minus the mullet) — and the middle-part is still present.
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Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX Shutterstock.
Joan Smalls pulled a fast one on us by switching up the part situation.
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Photo: Greg Allen/REX Shutterstock.
This 'do is like déjà vu.
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Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX Shutterstock.
No, wait, this hairstyle looks vaguely familiar...
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Photo: David Fisher/REX Shutterstock.
Ah yes, it's the same one we've seen in the last 10 slides.
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Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.
Maria Borges provides a breath of fresh (h)air with her TWA. See how beautiful change can be, people?
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