Top 5 Victoria Secret Angels: Comparisons & Trends

A Slightly Statistical Approach to Runway Fashion

Two words – Victoria’s Secret.

Since 1995, these models have captured the hearts of millions. Many models have graced the Victoria’s Secret runway since the show’s inauguration but not all of them qualify as “Angels”.

To be an “Angel”, the model must have outstanding traits, to say the least. In all of history, there has only ever been 37 Angels (or 36 based on various sources) and only 14 are listed on the Victoria’s Secret website as of May 2018. Today’s list was made based on those listed models and these 5 are ranked according to their number of followers. Follow us on this short trip as we take a look at various statistics that have been generated from their profiles using Popular Chips‘s proprietary platform. Victoria has a secret, and we’re about to find out what it is. 

5. Sara Sampaio (6.5m)

Kicking off the list at 5th place, we have Sara Sampaio with a sizeable 6.5 million followers.

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🖤🖤 @voguemexico

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This Portuguese stunner earned her wings in the year 2015 and has quickly made her way into this top 5 list edging out veterans like Behati Prinsloo and Lily Aldridge with 5.3 and 5.1 million followers respectively.

Sara Sampaio’s audience growth over 3 months. Image generated via Popular Chips‘s proprietary platform

Clearly, she’s had a steady growth in followers, in fact, she’s been gaining an average of 60 to 70 000 followers a month!

Sara Sampaio’s audience numbers. Image generated via Popular Chips‘s proprietary platform

With no signs of slowing down, Sara Sampaio is one to look out for in the realm of the Angels.

4. Alessandra Ambrosio (9.1m)

Coming in 4th, we have a veteran Angel, Alessandra Ambrosio.

With 9.1 million followers and counting, this 37 year old mother of 2 is still one of the reigning queens of the Victoria’s Secret runway.

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Côte d'Azur … ✨💫

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In 2017, the supermodel declared that she would be retiring from the runway. As much as we’d hate to see her leave, this much is certain – Alessandra Ambrosio will always been an Angel in our hearts. I mean, just look her amazing posts!

Alessandra Ambrosio’s top posts. Image generated via Popular Chips‘s proprietary platform

We wish her all the best in her future endeavors!

3. Taylor Hill (10.4m)

Another young Angel, Taylor Hill commands a follower base of 10.4 million individuals.

This young but very experienced Angel (she’s walked for multiple brands) also boasts the highest average comments and average likes out of everyone in this list.

Taylor Hill comparison metrics. Image generated via Popular Chips‘s proprietary platform

An average of 382 000 likes on one post is not an easy feat (and near impossible) for the average 20 something year old, trust me, I would know.

2. Adriana Lima (11.7m)

The runner-up of this list is Adriana Lima, the longest serving Angel and arguably the most familiar face of the brand!

Looking regal as always, this bombshell even has her own hashtag, #TeamLima, which she uses to tag posts that feature her working out.

Adriana Lima’s top hashtags. Image generated via Popular Chips’s proprietary platform

I’ve been on #TeamLima since the hashtag came about, what about you?

1. Candice Swanepoel (12.1m)

Finally, in first place with a whopping 12.1 million followers, we have Candice Swanepoel. This gorgeous philanthropist hails from South Africa and is one of Victoria’s Secret’s signature Angels.

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Her photographs speak for themselves – boasting a huge repertoire and versatility in the type of modelling gigs she does, Candice has successfully maneuvered the modelling industry from print ads to commercials to runways.

From haute couture to swimsuits, this Angel certainly deserves the massive following she currently has. And what’s more, her fan-base has an amazing 50:50 split!

Candice Swanepoel’s follower ratio. Image generated via Popular Chips’ proprietary platform

We hope you’ve enjoyed this brief glance at the top 5 Angels with the most number of followers as well as some of their statistics!


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