Then and now: how 9 famous Victoria’s Secret angels grew into supermodels

Can you guess who that is?
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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…

#FlashbackFriday I took Barney EVERYWHERE with me;)!! @carythestylist lol

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Here is she today.

Rise n’ Shine

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Here’s Candice Swanepoel before she became an Angel…

#tbt to My farm in Africa full of adventure and love ????????????

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…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…

#tbt First test in Nyc #2009 #longhair #babeme #womenmgmt

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…she’s more than a pro now.

#Repost @ed_razek ・・・ Lais and Michael, Rome #vsholiday15 @laisribeiro @michaelbay ???????????? ????????

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Taylor Hill was once small…

…and she was a Girl Scout, too!

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!

Lily Aldridge once sat alongside Naomi Campbell…

#TBT @RubyAldridge @iamnaomicampbell Me & Lily McMenamy ❤️

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…now she’s a household name herself.


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Do you think Behati Prinsloo knew when she was small that she would be famous when she grew up?

Now, she’s a top model.

Happy place. ????????☀️???????? #vsswim

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Martha Hunt was incidentally posing in scenic photos when she was a kid…

Tbt????baby me

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…perhaps it was practice for her success as a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Dungaree lyfe???? @duffy_duffy @lisahoughton

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It’s hard to imagine Alessandra Ambrosio as anything other than a top model…

…now, she’s iconic.

Gracias Colombia !!!! Espero verlos pronto ???????????? See u soon Colombia !!! ???????????? #Ésika #FascinaCollection @esikabelcorp

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