AceShowbiz - Adriana Lima is hanging up her Victoria's Secret Angel wings after nearly two decades. The Brazilian model walked her final runway at the annual lingerie fashion show in Manhattan, New York on Thursday, November 8.
Considering that this was her final show before officially retiring, it was only natural for her to get emotional when she made her one last trip down the runway. As seen in a fan-captured video, Adriana received standing ovation as she strutted in a sheer, sparkling top, light blue lingerie complete with feathered hills and wide wings.
Adriana appeared to be getting teary eyed before making a thank you gestures to the cheering crowd. She even had to take a deep breath and paused for a second so that she would not bawl her eyes out and ruin her makeup.
She announced her retirement hours ahead of the show, sharing a video montage of her last 18 fashion shows with the brand. "Dear Victoria, Thank you for showing me the world, sharing your secrets, and most importantly not just giving me wings but teaching me to fly," she wrote along with the clip. "And all the [love emoji] to the best fans in the [Earth emoji]! Love, Adriana."
Since her first show in 1999, Adriana has walked the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret televised fashion show in every year except 2009. At the time, she missed out the show because she was pregnant with her second daughter, Valentina.
While the show was the 37-year-old's last show, it marked Behati Prinsloo's return after two years. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight about her comeback, the wife of Adam Levine said, "It's so fun to be back. It's amazing seeing everybody. It's amazing to still feel like such [a] part of a family, and so I'm just blessed to be here."
The show will be broadcast on December 2 on ABC.