- Taylor Hill/Instagram
They might be tall and svelte now, but they weren’t always walking icons.
Just like the rest of us non-models, Victoria’s Secret Angels were once little kids.
Elle pointed out some great throwbacks from these top model’s youthful days, so we selected some of those photos and dug up some more on Instagram to see how far some of Victoria’s Secret most famous models – the Angels – have come.
Jasmine Tookes clutched her Barney doll back in the day…
Here is she today.
Here’s Candice Swanepoel before she became an Angel…
…now she’s practically synonymous with the term.
Sara Sampaio was a karate kid…
…and she obviously still works out a ton.
This was Lais Ribeiro’s first screen test in New York City…
…she’s more than a pro now.
Taylor Hill was once small…
…and she was a Girl Scout, too!
When I look back on these years of my life I would have never thought or dreamed of being where I am today! I can’t believe all that has happened to me in my life and I am so grateful for the career I get to have, my 12 year old nerdy self would never had guessed that One Million people would know her name ???? so thank you to everyone for all the support and love and thank you to my family and friends for helping me and supporting me to get to where I am today. I love you all and I’m so happy I got plucked from the middle of nowhere and thrown into this crazy life #OneMillion @imgmodels @jenhill8 @sbermood @lisadiruocco @michael__stephens
Now, the glasses and braids are gone. She may not be small anymore, but she’s still the youngest Victoria’s Secret angel. She’s 19!
THANK YOU SO MUCH @victoriassecret for having me in your show and giving me this opportunity it means the world to me! And thank you SOO much @ed_razek you are the most amazing human alive and the kindest person! I’m so excited for you all to watch me walk in my FIRST VS Fashion Show! And thank you to the love of my life for always supporting me and making everything possible @michael_shank