Alessandra Ambrosio Says Goodbye To Victoria’s Secret After 17 Years

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Alessandra Ambrosio has been walking the runway of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for 17 years, and what a run it’s been.

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On Monday Ambrosio announced that the fashion show in Shanghai would be her last with the world-famous lingerie brand and she certainly made the most of it. On Tuesday the Brazilian beauty posted a message touching message on Instagram in which she opened up about her decision to retire. (SLIDESHOW: The Sexiest Looks From The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show)

“Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have been working for this amazing brand that inspires me and women all over the world. In my wildest dreams I would have never imagined doing 17 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows,” Ambrosio wrote. (SLIDESHOW: A Sneak Peek Backstage At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show)

“Thank you Ed, and all my Victoria’s Secret family for making these memories unforgettable. Last night was so emotional to say goodbye to my #angelsisters but we put on the biggest and best show ever,” she continued. “I could not have done this without all the love and support from my fans. It gives me great pride to be part the Victoria’s Secret movement! I will always be cheering for you! Love you forever.”

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Alessandra has been one of the faces of the Victoria’s Secret brand for nearly two decades and while she will certainly be missed, she has paved the way for the upcoming beautiful models who are poised to take over.

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