The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is returning tomorrow, but before the angels hit the glittery runway, we spoke to Elsa Hosk (who’s celebrating her birthday today!) on life, lingerie and model-approved Insta-tips!
Any fan of Victoria’s Secret will know that being chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra on the world’s most-talked-about catwalk is an opportunity like no other. This year, the honour of donning the highly anticipated 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra was given to model Elsa Hosk, who made her VS runway debut back in 2011 when it was also held in New York City. She then became a full-fledged Angel in 2015.
Designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by Atelier Swarovski, this year’s fantasy bra was created using 100% Swarovski Created Diamonds and responsibly sourced topaz. Valued at $1 million, the Fantasy Bra and body chain are adorned with over 2,100 Swarovski Created Diamonds in a sterling silver Dream Angels bra silhouette. Fun fact: The set took over 930 hours to create and has over 71 carats on the centrepiece alone!
Could it be the best birthday present in the world? Elsa, who happens to turn 30 today, definitely thinks so!
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Hands down best bday present EVER IN LIFE !!!!!! The 2018 fantasy bra 😭😍🙈🌟❤️ This is for everyone that believes in hard work and goes after their wildest dreams !!!! ⭐️ thanks for making mine come true @victoriassecret #edrazek @monica.mitro ❣️❣️❣️❣️can’t wait to wear the million dollar bra down the runway in the #vsfashionshow in a couple of days!
Elsa might be busy preparing for the show right now, but she did take some time off her schedule to speak to us. So read on to find out more about what makes this Swedish model the bombshell that she is today.
FEMALE: How was it like giving up professional basketball for modelling? What do you think your biggest achievements as a model have been?
Elsa: “I had to choose between a career in basketball or modeling. I played basketball my whole life and was ready for the next chapter. Something about modeling and moving to New York City was so alluring to me; I really wanted to peruse the dream. It was hard work to get to where I am today, with a lot of ups and downs, but my real breakthrough was being cast as one of Victoria’s Secret’s Pink spokesmodels. That’s when I knew I had to get serious if I wanted to grow, evolve and stay on top of my game. I never lost the will to work and improve, so my career grew with me. I feel very blessed, fortunate and grateful for everyone who has inspired, taught and believed in me along the way.”