Many regard Victoria’s Secret models as some of the most beautiful women in the world. These Victoria’s Secret models of African decent might just be too much to handle. Here’s 10 Victoria’s Secret models you didn’t know were African.
Swanepoel first walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret in 2007, but she had an extensive modeling resume before that, having appeared in ads for Nike, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren and Miu Miu to name a few. She’s also appeared on the cover of Vogue editions from eight different countries.
Grenville first gained recognition after winning the South African “Look of the Year” contest, and from there she went on to model in Milan and finally New York where she signed with Next agency. She was featured in a 2011 Victoria’s Secret Holiday commercial and the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Spring Fitness Segment.
Kabukuru was discovered at age 16, and from there her modeling career took off, landing her jobs on the catwalk for Dior, Versace, Calvin Klein, Chanel and of course Victoria’s Secret in 1999.
When she was barely 20, Kebede walked the runway for Ralph Lauren and BCBG Max Azria. An entire Vogue Paris edition was dedicated to her in 2012, and she’s appeared in several other Vogue editions. In this photo she appears in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City, 2013.
After being crowned Miss Nairobi at the Miss Tourism Kenya competition, Nasenyana was spotted by a model scout and went on to walk a Vivienne Westwood show, appear in Elle, land a Target commercial and of course walk the Victoria’s Secret runway in 2006.
AskMen.com compares Onweagba to a young Naomi Campbell. The model has appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition four times, appeared in ads for Gap and Banana Republic, and walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret five times.
Prinsloo has been the face of Victoria’s Secret’s Pink and became an official Angel in 2009. She’s walked the Victoria Secret Fashion Show several times between 2007 and 2013, and is ranked No. 14 on the Top Sexiest Models on models.com.
After fleeing civil war in South Sudan, Wek was discovered in London when she was still just a teen. She’s modeled for H&M, Kenzo, Saks Fifth Avenue and Benetton, and walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret in 2001.
Firth first found fame in her 2013 Prada campaign, making her the second black model to appear in an ad for the brand after Naomi Campbell. In 2013, she walked the runway for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York City alongside greats like Karlie Kloss and Alessandra Ambrosio.