Winnie Harlow cried tears of joy when she discovered she has been chosen to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
The 24-year-old model took to her Instagram account share her joy to be making her debut at the lingerie giant’s catwalk extravaganza this year.
The ‘America’s Next Top Model’ star posted a video where she breaks down and cries tears of joy after getting the great news.
Detailing the actual casting process, she wrote: “I had a break down before i walked into the most nerve wrecking casting of my life. I asked my driver to go around the block twice before i could walk into the @VictoriasSecret offices so i could re coup, and remember (while my trainer @bodybymato reminded me on the phone through sobs – thank you lol) how hard I’ve been working! I went in and made new friends and saw old friends and it already felt like home! We patiently waited while
@ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine carefully took time to get to know each girl. When it was finally my time, within my nervous storm of anticipation i changed into a black Victoria Secret set and stepped out!!!! I spoke to them about Jamaica, @nick_knight , my abs, and how i was beyond honoured to be given the opportunity to try out.. then I walked for my life!!!! I can’t believe this!! Thank you for giving me all the energy and kindness in that room! Thank you for allowing me to walk for VICTORIA’S SECRET! (sic)”
Winnie – who is one of the world’s most recognisable models due to her vitiligo skin condition – also paid tribute to her mother Lisa Brown for all her support and her team for helping her make this dream a reality.
She added: “Thank you to my agencies @firstaccessent @womenmanagementnyc @women_paris @thesquadmanagement my pr @remibrb my agent @mannyuk and mama bears #sarahstennett & @thelilmisse for having my back supporting and believing in me! I love you guys you’re FAMILY!!
“Thank you mommy for praying with me everyday for the past 3 days. And thank you so much to my fans who have been pushing me forward to this point in my career. I’m so blessed thank you Lord!! IM WALKING THE VICTORIA’S SECRET SHOW! (sic)”
Winnie now joins the likes of Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Elsa Hosk and Candice Swanepoel as one of the Angels and she will soon learn which segments of the 2019 show she will walk in.
The coveted job comes shortly after Winnie was named Breakthrough Model of the Year at Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards last week.