The Victoria’s Secret angels – AKA The Most Beautiful Women on the Planet – are landing in six cities across North America this summer to introduce the Bombshell Summer Collection. We are most excited about the new Bombshell Balconet, Miraculous Push-Up and Very Sexy Push-Up bras. The Social Style caught up with VS angel Doutzen Kroes in Toronto (the only angel stop in Canada) to get the scoop on the latest. From the newest styles to tips on perfecting that perfect step-and-repeat pose –Kroes was in top form. The most gracious Angel imaginable!
People make assumptions about Victoria’s Secret Angels – that all they do is lie around while assistants buzz around them, that their feet never “touch mortal ground” and they’re pampered beyond belief. I know from covering the VS Holiday Shows in Miami and New York that nothing could be further from the truth. Tell us more about the most demanding days in your days as an VS Angel.
When we get our itineraries, it’s literally frightening at times. We’re booked down to the minute. Every hour is spoken for. Days often start with early morning flights and end with late night appearances. And of course, there are a myriad of promotional engagements in between. It can be as exhausting as it is exhilarating!
What’s your secret to feeling sensual?
I think it’s something that you have to feel…If you put on beautiful lingerie, something that you know that is, like, a secret, then you feel it. That’s why we have the Bombshell Tour, which actually started in L.A. and is now in Toronto.
What do you love most in this new collection?
I really like the Miraculous Swim because it features the technology that we have in the Miraculous bras. It comes in tankinis, bikini and also the one-piece. We have the Miraculous bra, too. Everyone knows that one. It’s like the best Bombshell bra that you can have! The Balconet is great for summer dresses because it’s low and gives you a beautiful neckline.
The VS brand is built on female confidence. What is the secret to feeling empowered in your sexuality?
It’s such a cliché answer but it’s really confidence. I feel like that’s what men think is sexy in a woman because when I think a guy is sexy it’s because he’s confident — he has a passion for something and it’s the same for girls. To get confidence, you have to take care of yourself; it’s like the whole package.
You look incredible for just having had a baby four months ago. Did you get a lot of support from your fellow Angels who have gave birth and got back on the runway quickly?
It was more the example that Heidi and Alessandra set for me. They were so sweet. Alessandra offered to give me her baby books and gave me so much great advice.
What’s been the most unexpected aspect of motherhood?
The confidence it’s given me. It’s so wonderful. You feel so empowered. You grow so much and you feel like you belong to a new club. Women tend to take you more seriously when you become a mother. I miss him everytime I am away from him. He is such a joy to watch. It’s such a miracle.
What’s been the highlight of visitng Toronto?
Throwing the first pitch at the Blue Jays game tonight!