Victoria’s Secret is rebranding, inventing, and dismantling its iconic Angel Wings in order to become the world’s foremost champion for women. Apparently, the “VS Collective” is a freshly formed team of seven renowned game-changers, and this is only the beginning of a platform that will transform Victoria’s Secret’s future.
Adut Akech is a model, a refugee, and a promoter of mental health. She was born in 1999 and debuted as a model in 2017. Models.com named her as the “Model of the Year” in 2018 and 2019. “Being a member of the VS Collective is such a wonderful experience for me. And I consider myself fortunate to be a part of a community that embraces and encourages individuality,” Akech continued.
We are all familiar with Priyanka Chopra Jonas as an actress, producer, singer, businesswoman, and more. She is also the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. Also, she speaks for social concerns such as women’s rights, the environment, and gender equality. “I am most excited for new consumers. As well as, those who was a client of VS Collective are my favorites.” The actress said of her joining the company.
Paloma is a plus-size model who was born in the United Kingdom and raised in Switzerland. Pat McGrath, a well-known makeup artist, spotted her on Instagram. And she’s since posed for Nike, Fenty Beauty, and Mercedes-Benz, as well as appearing on the cover of Vogue. “I am glad to be working with Victoria’s Secret in this capacity. And I support our shared purpose to accept and celebrate the richness and beauty of womanhood,” she says.
Amanda de Cadenet, a writer, photographer, GirlGaze creator, and equality campaigner, has joined the VS team and will host a recurring podcast in which the organization’s founding members will share extraordinary experiences and opinions. Also, she believes that “true change comes from the inside out”. And that “a group of united people can transform culture” when it comes to the VS Collective.
Megan Rapinoe is a professional soccer player and an LGBTQIA+ activist. She is also a pay equity campaigner. And also, Megan was voted The Best FIFA Women’s Player in 2019. It was after winning several gold medals at the London Olympics in 2012 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019. “With businesses in the beauty and fashion industries, I also frequently felt like I was on the outside looking in.
Valentina Sampaio is a model, actor, and LGBTQIA+ activist from Brazil. She became Victoria’s Secret’s first openly transgender model in August 2019. Also, she is a proponent of transgender equality and awareness. And she has battled prejudice against transgender individuals in her own country. “As a powerful worldwide platform,” Valentina stated as she joined the current VS Collective.
Eileen Gu is a world champion freeskier, youth and women’s sports advocate, and model who is just 17 years old. “Therefore, I am very proud to be a part of such an inspirational group of women and to work with a company that is aiming to break boundaries and utilize their platform to elevate, champion, and advocate for women all around the world,” she said when she joined VS Collective.