An emotional Adriana Lima bowed her head with gratitude and crossed her arms over her heart as she made the 18th and final parade on the stage of the fashion show in Victoria's Secret, with her long white feathered angel wings that sounded soft as the audience cheered.
The video tribute played on Thursday during the luxury recording, stated Lima "the greatest angel of all time", while "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim was played.
This program will be aired on December 2 on ABC and in 190 countries around the world.
The Struts, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha, Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey appeared on the catwalk in downtown Manhattan with 60 models, including Bella and Gigi Hadid's siblings, Kendall Jenner and Winnie Harlow.
Ora briefly walked hand in hand with one of the angels during her appearance, and a hand on the stage then searched for a piece of gold jewelry that fell on the track. Mendes dressed in black and hung an acoustic guitar on his back while singing "Lost in Japan", while Gigi Hadid reached a large flower wing in the form of a parachute that drew air like a large windsock.
Jenner went to the track in a black and silver bikini and a set of stiff black feathers decorated with bright stars. During another round on the catwalk, he wore a small checkered skirt with a train and an uneven tartan bra with a smile. Harlow, a newcomer to the show, walked in bright silver with pink feathers.
Backstage, before the show, Lima, 37, mother of two, and other models, wearing short black robes, were fascinated by gold stars. They talked to reporters when they were sitting at the makeup station and resting on the sofa.
"I think for years I will be more relaxed," Lima, a Brazilian blue-eyed beautiful woman, told The Associated Press while the hairdresser worked with her long, dark hair. "No, I'm still nervous, like at the Victoria show & # 39; s my first Secret."
Another angel mother, 30-year-old Namibian Blonde, Behati Prinsloo, smiled when she prepared backstage. Prinsloo, who married Adam Levine, has been an angel since 2009, but this is a return to the show after two years of rest, just eight months after the birth of his second daughter.
"It is a great honor to be part of this once again after having children," he said.
Childbirth makes him more confident, Prinsloo said.
"It makes me work a little harder," he said. "It makes me appreciate my body a lot, what it can do, create life and then, honestly, go back and do this."