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20 hottest moments from the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show [SLIDESHOW]

Once a year the Victoria’s Secret Angels come down from up above to bestow a gift upon the world, much like Santa Claus. But rather than bring us new golf clubs or toys, the Angels give us the greatest gift of all — a show in which most beautiful women strut down a catwalk in lingerie for all the world to see.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show premiered Tuesday night, giving us a hotness parade of unthinkable proportions.

Each year, the show seems to get wackier and wackier, and while some of the costumes may look less like lingerie and more like fungus, just try not to focus on that and concentrate on that half-naked ladies before your eyes.

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  • Veteran VS model Adriana Lima rocked the red during the final walk of the night. We can all live with this one final image, can't we?
  • Right back 'atcha, Doutzen Kroes.
  • Izabel Goulart, whoever you are, thank you for existing.
  • The VS show wouldn't be complete without the obligatory schoolgirl/ candy striper costume, and we're ok with that.
  • Behati Prinsloo is equally underexposed.
  • The only complaint here is that Lily Donaldson is encumbered in too much fabric.
  • Surely this is how Fred Astaire envisioned his life's work living on -- in the form of a supermodel in "Singin' in the Rain" gear.
  • Go ahead, pretend that Alessandra Ambrosio is aiming this air-kiss at you.
  • Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr looks heavenly. Or maybe she's supposed to be up in the cumulus clouds?
  • This gaggle of Victoria's Secret Angels is enough to give you a heart attack.
  • We're not sure who this model is, but we certainly don't mind what we see.
  • Lily Aldridge (who just had a baby in June, mind you) appears to be a clam or some sort of fungus, but either way she is a hot clam or hot fungus.
  • Note the symbolism in Alessandra Ambrosio's orchid costume -- it is a finicky flower that needs lots of care and attention, much like a supermodel would need if left in your care (?)
  • Three Victoria's Secret Angels are better than one.
  • A candy cane? A butterfly? All that really matters is that Candice Swanepoel is barely wearing any clothes.
  • Happy New Year, indeed, Erin Heatherton.
  • Miranda Kerr is wearing entirely too covered up. What is this, Dubai?

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