VICTORIA’S Secret model Romee Strijd gets strapped in for what could be a bumpy year for the brand.
The Dutch beauty, 24, has been an Angel for the US firm which last year cancelled its annual fashion show following criticism for a lack of body diversity.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show launched in 1995, going on to become synonymously linked with slender supermodels – known as “angels” – such as Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bundchen.
The annual fashion show had seen a severe drop in viewership over several years.
Last year, 3.3 million people tuned in – down from 9.7 million viewers in 2013.
After ABC first broadcast the event in 2001, it moved to CBS from 2002 to 2017, only to return to ABC again last year.
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That show, however – filled with the elaborate lingerie, wings and sleepwear viewers had come to expect – would prove to be the brand’s last for now – though Burgdoerfer did not specify whether the cancellation is permanent or temporary.