Romee Strijd is expecting baby girl

Romee Strijd and her partner Laurens van Leeuwen are expecting a baby girl. The Victoria’s Secret Angel announced she was pregnant with her first child on Instagram in May, and over the weekend, the couple hosted an outdoor gender reveal party to find…

Romee Strijd and her partner Laurens van Leeuwen are expecting a baby girl.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel announced she was pregnant with her first child on Instagram in May, and over the weekend, the couple hosted an outdoor gender reveal party to find out the sex of their baby.

She posted a video of their loved ones yelling a countdown in Dutch off-camera as her and Laurens stand in a green space, with Laurens holding a metal canister. At the end of the countdown, he pressed a button and pink smoke came billowing out of the canister, announcing they are having a little girl. The friends can be heard squealing with excitement while Romee giggles at their reaction and exchanges a kiss with her beau.

“We can’t wait to meet our little girl,” she wrote in the caption, followed by a love heart emoji.

The 24-year-old’s model friends celebrated the news in the comments, with Karlie Kloss writing “Can’t wait to meet her” with loved-up eye emojis, Devon Windsor simply writing “Amazing” with love heart emojis, and Shanina Shaik adding: “Omg!!!! Little girl!!!!! Congratulations babe!!!!!”

Sara Sampaio, Miranda Kerr, Josephine Skriver, Nadine Leopold, Elsa Hosk, and Chiara Ferragni also commented on the post.

When she announced her pregnancy news in May, the Dutch model revealed that she thought she wouldn’t be able to have a baby after she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). “Two years ago, I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years,” she admitted. “I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen is my biggest dream. I was so scared that I would never be able to because I got told it was harder to get babies in a natural way.”

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Josephine Skriver postpones wedding amid coronavirus pandemic

Josephine Skriver has been forced to postpone her upcoming wedding amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The Danish model, who got engaged to musician Alexander DeLeon in November 2018, has revealed that they’ve pushed back their nuptials until next ye…

Josephine Skriver has been forced to postpone her upcoming wedding amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Danish model, who got engaged to musician Alexander DeLeon in November 2018, has revealed that they’ve pushed back their nuptials until next year in order to keep their family and friends safe.

“We’re just happy that our family and friends are happy and healthy,” the 27-year-old told People. “It was a tough decision to make. When you wait for a moment your entire life and then have to postpone, it’s never easy.

“We debated it for weeks, trying everything we could to make it work. At the end of the day the safety of our friends and family was the most important.”

In addition, the designs for Josephine’s wedding dress were delayed because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

“The fabric for my dress actually got stuck in production because of Covid, so I wasn’t even sure we could make it in time and wasn’t even ready to fully try it on,” she shared. “I’m sure so many brides are dealing with the same thing and I feel for them more than ever!”

While the Victoria’s Secret Angel is keeping details of the postponed wedding under wraps, she promised that it would be “magical”, and despite the date having to change, the particulars of the big day are still the same.

“I’m excited it’s already rolled out and ready to get set up,” Josephine explained. “I think the one year move-back will give me time to really enjoy the process more. It was a lot more stressful than I thought and I’m excited to use this time to make it even more special.”

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Elsa Hosk and Jasmine Tookes star in Boohoo’s 2019 holiday campaign

Elsa Hosk and Jasmine Tookes are among the models fronting Boohoo’s 2019 holiday campaign.Bosses at the online retailer dropped the All That Glitters imagery on Monday, with the photos shot in notable locations across Las Vegas by photographer Zoe McCo…

Elsa Hosk and Jasmine Tookes are among the models fronting Boohoo’s 2019 holiday campaign.

Bosses at the online retailer dropped the All That Glitters imagery on Monday, with the photos shot in notable locations across Las Vegas by photographer Zoe McConnell.

Joining Hosk and Tookes in the photoshoot are fellow Victoria’s Secret stars Romee Strijd and Josephine Skriver, as well as model and body positivity activist Yvonne Simone.

The main photo in the campaign depicts the women posing in party dresses while sitting in a vintage car in front of a casino. Elsewhere, Hosk is seen wearing a black sequin suit, Tookes sports a silver minidress, Skriver dons a red velvet suit, Strijd poses in a pink satin skirt and matching crop top, while Simone rocks a red dress with frill detail on the neckline.

“The new drop features festive, trend-driven must-haves, in time to party hard and sparkle even harder,” a Boohoo representative said of the campaign. “Known globally for their unique and enviable styles, each model perfectly embodies the diverse offering of dressing options from boohoo. Drawing inspiration from the bold, confident, and sexy styles of each model – the collection features rich velvet suiting, mini dresses with feathered embellishments, sparkling two-piece sets, and faux furs.”

Boohoo’s holiday campaign launches worldwide on 7 November.

Pieces include tops, dresses, trousers, skirts, and accessories, with items showcasing key trends like velvet, matching sets, puffy sleeves, and jumpsuits. Select styles are available in U.S. sizes 2 – 20 (U.K. 6 – 24), while prices range from $12 – $77 (£10 – £60).

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Estelle Chen named as new face of Maybelline cosmetics

Estelle Chen has been selected as the new brand ambassador for Maybelline New York.The model, who was born in Paris to Chinese parents, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after names in the business, having walked the runway for the likes of Lo…

Estelle Chen has been selected as the new brand ambassador for Maybelline New York.

The model, who was born in Paris to Chinese parents, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after names in the business, having walked the runway for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Victoria’s Secret, and Michael Kors.

Now, Chen has announced that she has signed on for her first major beauty deal.

“I am blessed to be a part of the Maybelline New York family and join the roster of powerhouse spokeswomen, past, present, and future,” the 21-year-old commented. “To stand with a brand that is such a trailblazer in the industry, consistently pushing the boundaries of innovation and establishing future trends, while empowering women to recognise their true potential, has left me inspired and overjoyed.”

Chen, who is the company’s youngest spokesmodel, joins a roster of prominent ambassadors including Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, Josephine Skriver, Emily DiDonato, Herieth Paul, and Christy Turlington.

For her debut, the rising star appears alongside Lima, Hadid, and Paul in Maybelline’s milestone New York Fashion Week 10th anniversary campaign.

And Trisha Ayyagari, global brand president of Maybelline New York worldwide, called Chen the perfect addition to the cosmetics giant’s team.

“We’re so thrilled to have Estelle join the Maybelline New York family,” she shared. “Estelle’s diverse background lends to her versatile, down-to-earth character that makes her relatable to our global customer. We can’t wait to see her continue to grow.”

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Lais Ribeiro engaged to basketball star Joakim Noah

Lais Ribeiro is engaged to professional basketball player Joakim Noah.The Brazilian model, who is perhaps best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, took to Instagram over the weekend to announce that her beau, who she began dating in Septem…

Lais Ribeiro is engaged to professional basketball player Joakim Noah.

The Brazilian model, who is perhaps best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, took to Instagram over the weekend to announce that her beau, who she began dating in September 2018, proposed to her during the recent Burning Man festival in Nevada.

Posting a photo of the proposal, Lais, 28, wrote: “I’m a bit late for Burning Man pics and of course I didn’t touch my phone for five days and I don’t have a single pic. But thanks to my Bff @jeromeduran he captured one of the best moments in my life!”

She added: “@stickity13 surprised me at my fav (favourite) place in the world and proposed. And I couldn’t be happier! We are getting married guys.”

Meanwhile, Joakim uploaded two sweet photos of himself and Lais at the festival.

“Proposing to you was the easiest decision of my life,” the 34-year-old gushed in the caption. “Seeing that smile riding the playa at the burn… I will never forget that… I know you know because I tell you every day. I love u (you). On another note, this wedding is about to be lit.”

Following the happy news, a number of Lais’s fellow models posted congratulatory messages.

Jasmine Tookes wrote, “FINALLLLLLY YAYYYAYAY (sic),” while Shanina Shaik stated, “So happy for you babe!! Love you!!!!”

And Josephine Skriver added, “Congratulations!! Couldn’t be happier for you guys. Welcome to the engaged club! Love you guys so much!!!”

Lais, who has a 11-year-old son named Alexandre, previously dated basketball player Jared Homan.

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Adriana Lima: ‘Life’s just as busy after Victoria’s Secret retirement’

Adriana Lima is enjoying life after retiring from Victoria’s Secret, insisting her modelling career is “just as busy” after she left the lingerie brand behind.The 37-year-old Brazilian beauty left the company last year (18) after 20 years, with the lab…

Adriana Lima is enjoying life after retiring from Victoria’s Secret, insisting her modelling career is “just as busy” after she left the lingerie brand behind.

The 37-year-old Brazilian beauty left the company last year (18) after 20 years, with the label’s annual Fashion Show in November marking her final outing as an Angel. But instead of things calming down following her departure from Victoria’s Secret, Adriana has been keeping herself more than a little busy.

“When I announced that I would no longer be with Victoria’s Secret, I think everyone thought I was going to a different planet,” she laughed to People. “I have been working a lot and am continuing to work on new projects and taking care of my two beautiful daughters. Life is just as busy as it has always been and I love it that way.”

And despite the fact she’s no longer working with Victoria’s Secret, Adriana has maintained close relationships with the friends she made during her time with the brand.

“I still see the girls all of the time at shoots or events,” she smiled. “I was just with Josephine (Skriver) the other day for a Maybelline campaign. It’s a little family. Once you’re an Angel, you’re always an Angel.”

In between jobs, Adriana ensures that she maintains a regular workout regime. She frequently posts pictures from her exercise sessions on her social media, and admitted it’s the mental benefits she loves about working up a sweat – as well as the obvious physical ones.

“There is nothing like seeing that one muscle you’ve been working hard for suddenly appear doing that one move you never could do and now can,” she explained. “It’s not just physical, it’s mental. Helping yourself achieve goals. Good music and cute workout clothes obviously also help too.”

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Josephine Skriver on how she got ready for Elton John’s Oscars party

Josephine Skriver has shared a series of candid, behind-the-scenes pictures showing how she got ready for Elton John’s Oscars party on Sunday (24Feb19).The Victoria’s Secret Angel documented the process for People.com, alongside a series of pictures to…

Josephine Skriver has shared a series of candid, behind-the-scenes pictures showing how she got ready for Elton John’s Oscars party on Sunday (24Feb19).

The Victoria’s Secret Angel documented the process for People.com, alongside a series of pictures to accompany her personal captions.

The images show Skriver’s preparations every step of the way, from lounging in her robe to being fitted into her stunning dress.

“Getting ready for Elton John’s Oscars Party in my Victoria’s Secret satin kimono and Victoria’s Secret T-shirt Perfect Shape Bra,” the 25-year-old model began. “Thanks to my amazing glam team, hairstylist Glenn Coco and makeup artist Leah Darcy.”

The Danish star went on to share photos revealing a selection of accessories for the evening – including sequinned clutches and jewelled headpieces – along with her outfit for the prestigious event.

“Tonight’s dress is by Cong Tri, which I’m wearing with my Victoria’s Secret Sexy Illusions strapless bra,” she commented, alongside a picture of the grey, floor-length gown with fitted corset.

“For my scent tonight, I decided to go with one of my faves, Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Wild Flower Fragrance,” she noted, alongside a candid shot of her spritzing the fragrance

The series concluded with a picture of the model seated at her table at the event, alongside a caption where she remarked that she “felt like a princess”.

She also thanked her team for their hand in getting her ready for the star-studded bash, writing: “It takes a village, I have the best team.”

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Josephine Skriver engaged to long-time boyfriend

Josephine Skriver is engaged to her long-time boyfriend Alexander DeLeon.The Danish model first began dating the American musician, also known as Bohnes, in 2013, with the couple going on to set up a home together in Nashville, Tennessee. Now, Josephi…

Josephine Skriver is engaged to her long-time boyfriend Alexander DeLeon.

The Danish model first began dating the American musician, also known as Bohnes, in 2013, with the couple going on to set up a home together in Nashville, Tennessee.

Now, Josephine and Alexander are set to wed, with the singer-songwriter proposing to the Victoria’s Secret Angel during a trip to Finland earlier this month (Nov18).

“When he got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever.. I have never been more sure about anything in my life. You are my biggest adventure. My fairytale come true. My soulmate. My best friend. The love of my life. So of course it was 1millionxYES!!!” she captioned a slideshow of images depicting Alexander proposing on her Instagram page on Monday (26Nov18). “Love is not about compromising yourself. Love is finding someone that only adds to your own joy and shine! Teammates for life!!! @bohnes with you i just knew! You are all that and more. You walked into my life and i have never looked back (sic).”

In her post, Josephine went on to explain that she had always wanted to see the northern lights (aurora borealis), especially as Alexander had written a song for her with the title Aurora Borealis.

But she was very surprised to find that her 29-year-old beau had set up a romantic picnic for them to enjoy when they arrived at their destination.

“He had a bonfire built for me on top of the middle of a frozen lake deep in Scandinavia completed with the full moon shining on our backs and hot cocoa to keep us warm!?!? Like.. is he crazy?!??? For the first time in both of our lives we got to see the northern lights decide to show their dance across the starry night!! It was a full moon… it was on the 23rd (23 is my lucky number).. and the same day as his song ‘Aurora Borealis’, which was the first song he EVER wrote about me, came out to the world! sometimes the universe just chooses to leave you speechless!!!” the 25-year-old added.

Meanwhile, Alexander shared the happy news with his followers by simply uploading a black and white photo showing Josephine wearing her new diamond engagement ring and captioned the snap, “Forever”.

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Lais Ribeiro feared she’d miss out on 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Lais Ribeiro feared she’d miss out on the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show due to a broken bone in her foot.The Brazilian model has worked with the U.S. lingerie giant since 2010, and wore the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra at the 2017 spectacle held…

Lais Ribeiro feared she’d miss out on the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show due to a broken bone in her foot.

The Brazilian model has worked with the U.S. lingerie giant since 2010, and wore the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra at the 2017 spectacle held in Shanghai, China.

Though Lais has spent the last couple of months preparing for the next show, to be held in New York on 8 November, she has now shared that she was scared she might have to skip the event due to an injury.

“I broke a bone in my foot recently and I was worried that I’d have to sit this year out. So, my goal this year my goal was to (actually) walk in the show but all good – it’s healed. I am taking it easier, though,” she told Elle.com of her preparation. “I started doing Pilates and realised that it’s much better for my body. I am not tired all the time, so Pilates is definitely key for me.”

Previously, Lais was forced to pull out of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2012 after she sprained her ankle in rehearsals.

And the brunette beauty says that walking with the runway while sporting large wings is no easy task.

“Sometimes the big wings make me feel like I’m bouncing while walking. And then I’m thinking, ‘How are my facial expressions, how am I walking?’ There are a lot of things going on at once, so I just try to focus,” the 28-year-old shared of her thoughts while strutting her stuff on the catwalk.

The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will feature veterans like Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel, with other returning faces including Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, and Taylor Hill.

Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, and Shawn Mendes will be among the musical performers.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air in the U.S. on the ABC network on 2 December.

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Gigi Hadid & Kendall Jenner confirmed for 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will walk in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.The American models both skipped last year’s lingerie spectacle held in Shanghai, as Gigi reportedly had her visa denied by local officials and Kendall had committed to…

Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will walk in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

The American models both skipped last year’s lingerie spectacle held in Shanghai, as Gigi reportedly had her visa denied by local officials and Kendall had committed to modelling for rival brand La Perla instead.

However, producers of the upcoming event have now confirmed both fashion stars will return to the stage in New York City, where they will join Victoria’s Secret models including Gigi’s younger sister Bella Hadid, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill.

“The show is a year-long production, and 2018 promises to be our most ambitious yet,” said Victoria’s Secret executive producer Ed Razek in a statement. “We have more musical guests, more fashion and more stories than ever; and, of course, 60 of the world’s top models.”

In addition, Victoria’s Secret veteran Adriana Lima will appear, as will Behati Prinsloo, who is back after a three-year hiatus following the birth of her second daughter Gio Grace in February, and Candice Swanepoel, who welcomed her second child, a son named Ariel, in June.

A number of musical guests are to perform at the show, including Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts.

While the models will showcase a limited-edition line created in collaboration with London-based designer Mary Katrantzou.

“Only one show brings together the biggest names in music and the top models around the globe for an exciting hour of entertainment and style,” added Rob Mills, senior vice president, alternative series, late night & specials, ABC. “We couldn’t be happier to work with this iconic brand and bring The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to ABC.”

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air in the U.S. on the ABC network on 2 December.

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