victorias secret angels money
The company pays out seven-figure salaries to its longtime Angels, while newer models earn much less.
According to The Fashion Law, the Angel contract includes these provisions:
Angels have to commit 50 days a year or more to VS, which prohibits them from participating in other fashion and fragrance campaigns. This translates into guaranteed work, a perk most models don't have.
There are also commitments to promote the brand, such as appearances at special events, in commercials, and/or in print publications, and travel commitments.
Angels tend to generally give up the high fashion runway, thanks to contractual obligations to keep some weight on: The typical high fashion skin-and-bones arsthetic is not acceptable for a VS Angel.
Over the past couple of years, several big-name Angels have abandoned their wings to pursue even more lucrative deals (e.g., Karlie Kloss), but the benefits of an Angel contract include a massive level of fame and 'brand' recognition.
The current list of Angels includes: Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Kate Grigorieva, Lais Ribeiro, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt, Jac Jagaciak, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, and Taylor Hill.
Five of the 47 models on the VS catwalk Tuesday night rank on Forbes’ Highest-Paid Models list.
Ed Razek, chief marketing office of Victoria’s Secret, says that its annual televised fashion show is watched more than all other fashion shows combined, The exposure gives the models an edge that money alone can't buy. They are fantasy figures for both men and women, perfect and unattainable.
If only the actual lingerie weren't so fucking shoddy, right ladies?