Hails From: Perth, Australia
The third time was the charm for this Aussie blonde, who nailed a spot in the show after being nixed twice. The slim stunner recently made headlines after blasting internet trolls who called her anorexic. But the classically trained musician (she plays the oboe) is just enjoying the ride and planning her June wedding with musician fiance Nathaniel Hoho.
Hails From: Malibu, California
Hadid has graced every runway from Balmain to Dolce & Gabbana, but she was rejected after her first two Victoria’s Secret auditions. Hadid, who started modeling for Guess when she was only 2 years old, wept when she landed lingerie immortality. The daughter of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Yolanda Foster is also an accomplished equestrian and is reportedly dating former One Direction member, Zayn Malik.
Hails From: Calabases, California
If you’ve been living in a bubble, Jenner is the progeny of super-momager Kris Jenner and Caitlyn nee Bruce Jenner. The second-to-youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, Kendall is a darling of the fashion world. She’s the face of Estee Lauder and Balmain for H&M. Plus, a serene snap of her lying on the ground with her hair forming hearts is the most-liked Instagram of 2015, with 3.2 million admirers hitting that heart button.
Hails From: Rochester, New York
Despite this being her first actual show, this upstate New Yorker is no stranger to Victoria’s Secret. Hilbert was named the face of Pink this summer. The dimpled cutie is a former ballerina, and credits her enviable figure to many years of dancing.
Hails From: Burundi, Africa
Ndabirabe is one brainy babe. She was discovered at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where she was studying law. The Burundi native, who moved to Belgium when she was 10, speaks seven languages, which only adds to the beauty’s appeal. Before landing on the Victoria’s Secret runway, she worked for Victoria Beckham, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Emilio Pucci, Chloé, and Hermés.
Hails From: London
“I put my weave in [this time] to look extra ‘VS,’ made some jokes and made ‘em laugh. I think that’s the way into their hearts,” Anderson told Fashionista.com of her most recent casting. She already knew what Rezak and his team were looking for because this was her third shot. The perky Londoner has walked for designers like Zac Posen and Jeremy Scott, but off the runway her resume is just as robust. She starred in a 2011 reality show “The Model Agency” and chronicles her adventures in modeling on her blog “Cracked China Cup.”
Hails From: Columbus, Ohio
This hometown hero — who has two older brothers and an older sister — has all of Columbus rooting for her on Tuesday. “The Columbus fashion week is doing a viewing party. I think [Columbus] is happy because they have someone from where they’re from to represent their brand. And it’s comforting to me. The fact that I can represent that in the big world is crazy. It’s so fun,” says Puleri, who played lacrosse in high school. The self-professed tomboy says she may be looking to play in a soccer league come spring. “I think Behati [Prinsloo] will play with me,” she says with a laugh.
Hails From: Reunion Island (a French territory in the Indian Ocean)
A trained dancer who specialized in modern jazz, Hoarau was discovered by Elite Model Look in 2011. She has walked for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Rochas and is engaged to hunky French model Bastien Grimal.
Hails From: Victoria, Brazil
This gorgeous Brazilian was discovered after answering an ad in the newspaper looking for girls to promote a swimsuit line. She started modeling shortly thereafter and earned a spot on the Victoria’s Secret runway in her first attempt. The Miami resident keeps in shape by skateboarding and riding bikes around the sunny city.
Hails from: Brazil
Ahead of the Victoria’s Secret casting, Lucini says that she worked out a lot and meditated to prepare. The slim Brazilian babe dates fellow countryman and model Leandro Limo. And when she’s not in front of the camera, she’s looking to create. “I love art. I paint, I draw, I take photos… I’m really into it,” she tells Fashionista.
Hails From: Donkerbroek, Netherlands
Vloet is no runway novice. In fact, the freckled Dutch beauty has already sashayed down the catwalk for such high-end houses like Balmain, Isabel Marant, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Chloé and Chanel. Vloet was discovered by a scout on “Holland’s Got Talent” as she was showing off her other skill: gymnastics.
Hails From: Moscow
Nabbing her dream gig was no joke for this blue-eyed Russian brunette. While on a flight about to take off, her agent informed her that she didn’t make the cut – and Kaufman launched into a very public cry. Luckily for Kaufman, her agent was joking. “Everyone was looking at me, like, ‘What’s this girl’s problem?’” Kaufman told Fashionista.com. When she’s not perfecting her cat-walking skills, this Moscow minx takes fencing lessons.
Hails From: Khabarovsk, Russia
Sidorkina, who is represented by The Society Management (the same agency as Kendall Jenner), earned her roster spot on her second try. Sidorkina, an avid boxer, chronicles her life on her website, where she notes that she’s both punctual and emotional.