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Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio hangs up her Angel wings after her 17th appearance as annual fashion show makes China debut in Shanghai.

The “world’s sexist show”, the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, made its China debut at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena on Monday evening.

The fashion show featured 55 models displaying the American lingerie brand’s latest collection, including a US$2 million Fantasy Bra worn by Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro.

The event – filmed for television and to be broadcast in the United States on CBS on November 28 – is considered one of the most prestigious gigs for a model.

THERE ARE VERY FEW SPECIAL THINGS YOU CAN ACHIEVE AS A MODEL. GETTING YOUR ANGEL WINGS IS THE ULTIMATE
JAN PLANIT, PLANIT MODEL MANAGEMENT

Gaining your “Angel wings” – intricately designed pairs of wings given to the most highly regarded models in the show – is a whole other privilege.

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Models Alessandra Ambrosio (left) and Lily Aldridge present creations during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20. Photo: AF


Jan Planit, who used to head up top modelling agency IMG and now runs Planit Model Management, once told The New York Post: “There are very few special things you can achieve as a model.


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[size=1.125]“Getting your Angel wings is the ultimate.”

Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro dressed in Angel wings and a US$2 million Fantasy Bra on the catwalk during a rehearsal for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters


The iconic shows are famed for their dramatic, colourful, and skimpy outfits, as well as their impressive line-up of entertainment. This year’s musical guests included Harry Styles, Miguel, and Leslie Odom Jnr.


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British singer/musician Harry Styles performs during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. Photo: AFP


Last year, 51 top models made the final cut for the show, just 14 of whom were designated “Victoria’s Secret Angels” – brand ambassadors who travel the world promoting VS throughout the year.


Best friends Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner were among the models to earn their wings on stage at the 2016 show


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Here we take a look at the highest-paid Victoria’s Secret models who took part in last year’s show, with them ranked in ascending order by their estimated 2016 earnings – based on their income from all modelling contracts, both from Victoria Secret as well as other companies – according to Forbes.

9. Taylor Hill – US$4 millionVogue

Since then number of followers of her Instagram account, @taylor_hill, has doubled to 9.2 million.

Hill took part in her first VS show in 2014 and became an Angel a year later.

8. Jasmines Tookes – US$4 million

US model Jasmine Tookes wears a US$3 million Fantasy Bra on the catwalk at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Photo: EPA

Californian Jasmine Tookes is one of three women of colour – out of all the VS models – to make Forbes’ highest-earning list in 2016.

The 26-year-old model gained her wings in 2015, after first taking part in a Victoria’s Secret show in 2012.


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7. Lily Aldridge – US$4 million

Model Lily Aldridge presents a creation at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in London. Photo: Reuters

[size=1.125]Los Angeles-born Lily Aldridge took part in her first Victoria’s Secret show in 2009 and became an Angel the following year.

[size=1.125]The 32-year-old model’s favourite place in the world is her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, according to her VS profile. Her Instagram account has 5.1 million followers.


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6. Joan Smalls – US$4.5 million

Model Joan Smalls on the catwalk during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York. Photo: AFP

Puerto Rican Joan Smalls is an Estée Lauder spokesmodel, and was the first Latina signed to the brand for a worldwide campaign.

The 29-year-old model first took part in a VS show in 2011 and has since appeared on five other occasions.

She has a net worth of US$16 million according to the Daily Mail, and 2.5 million Instagram followers.


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