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

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Taylor Bigler
Entertainment Editor

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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  • Miranda Kerr is wearing entirely too covered up. What is this, Dubai?
  • Happy New Year, indeed, Erin Heatherton.
  • A candy cane? A butterfly? All that really matters is that Candice Swanepoel is barely wearing any clothes.
  • Three Victoria's Secret Angels are better than one.
  • 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 (?)
  • 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.
  • We're not sure who this model is, but we certainly don't mind what we see.
  • This gaggle of Victoria's Secret Angels is enough to give you a heart attack.
  • Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr looks heavenly. Or maybe she's supposed to be up in the cumulus clouds?
  • Go ahead, pretend that Alessandra Ambrosio is aiming this air-kiss at you.
  • 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.
  • The only complaint here is that Lily Donaldson is encumbered in too much fabric.
  • Behati Prinsloo is equally underexposed.
  • The VS show wouldn't be complete without the obligatory schoolgirl/ candy striper costume, and we're ok with that.
  • Izabel Goulart, whoever you are, thank you for existing.
  • Right back 'atcha, Doutzen Kroes.
  • 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?

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