For almost 20 years, there’s all the time been one factor you may depend on on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Alessandra Ambrosio killing it on the catwalk. But after reviews surfaced that the long-lasting Angel is perhaps retiring from the runway, PEOPLE requested the supermodel backstage about her future with the lingerie big that she’s labored with for near half her life.
“I don’t know,” Ambrosio, 36, informed PEOPLE when requested if she was retiring. “I can’t even believe that I’m here still. Never in my life would I dream of doing 17 shows, but I’m very happy to be here in China because it’s definitely the biggest show we’ve ever done. We’re on the other side of the world. The venue is so incredible and culturally it’s so different and to be here I feel so fortunate.”
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The mannequin hit the catwalk in two head-turning appears, one among which was very particular to her as a result of it marked a collaboration along with her shut pal Olivier Rousteing of Balmain.
“I have this amazing Balmain look. And I love Olivier. I’m good friends with him. I was very happy when I heard Balmain and Victoria’s Secret were doing a collaboration,” she shared. “I’m wearing this amazing punk rock lingerie look. Then I have a gorgeous outfit, very colorful for my second look.”
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Alongside Ambrosio, 22 fashions hit the catwalk within the Punk Angel part of the of the present, marking the most important part in VS style present historical past.
Ambrosio made her Victoria’s Secret Runway debut in 2001 on the age of 20. In 2010, she wore the $2.5 million fantasy bra in 2012 after which once more in 2014 alongside Adriana Lima. She additionally wore 30-pound wings (whereas pregnant!) in 2011.
“Being on the Victoria’s Secret Runway makes me feel like a real Angel,” she shared.
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So how will the Brazilian Bombshell be celebrating after the top of what may very well be her final present? Spending time with household (she introduced alongside her 9-year-old daughter — who she known as her “favorite angel” on Instagram — to Shanghai!) and consuming a giant meal, after all.
“I’m dying to eat everything. Everything. Whatever comes to me,” she quipped. “And I’m so excited for Thanksgiving this week!”