Alessandra Ambrosio continues to say her goodbyes after walking her 17th and last Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Monday. After posting an emotional parting message to the brand yesterday, the 36-year-old model paid a short and sweet tribute to her fellow VS Angel, Adriana Lima.

Ambrosio posted a photo of her and Lima on her Instagram story last night from this year’s fashion show and wrote: “It was an honor to share so many special moments on the runway with you @adrianalima! Love u 😘”

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Surely enough, the two have shared plenty of memorable moments on the VS catwalk together, like this sultry, black lingerie twinning moment in 2014:

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And this epic strut, with coordinating Fantasy Bras, in the same year:

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There was this adorable heart hands pose in 2011:

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And this runway candid in 2010:

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They posed for this cute backstage pic in 2006:

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And they even got serious during rehearsal together back in 2002:

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Lima walked her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 1999, and Ambrosio made her debut the year after. Since then, the pair has essentially become synonymous with the lingerie brand.

Though Ambrosio is hanging up her wings to focus on her swim line and pursue an acting career, Lima still plans to hit the VS runway for a couple more years. The model, who’s walked 18 shows, wants to squeeze in two more before retiring.

“I plan to be at 20. Two more years. Maybe more, I don’t know,” Lima told People. “It’s nature. I’m working out, I’m being healthy, so let’s see how the body is going to turn out. But I enjoy it. So let’s say 20.”

The model shared a photo of herself and fellow VS vet Adriana Lima from this year’s fashion show on her Instagram story Tuesday night that showed the two of them holding hands and flashing smiles at the end of the runway in coordinating over-the-knee, peep toe boots.

See Also: Every Single Look From The 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

“It was an honor to share so many special moments on the runway with you @adrianalima! Love u,” she captioned it. The duo’s last catwalk together at this year’s show was a fitting ending for Ambrosio, given just how many times the two have joined forces for fierce walks during Victoria’s Secret Fashion shows many times in the past.

They have even rocked the catwalk together rocking the uber expensive fantasy bra as well.

Ambrosio posted the sweet goodbye to Lima after bidding farewell to her time with the brand on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself in a red lace bra and panties, festive multi-colored, feathered wings, and intricate peep-toe boots. “Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have been working for this amazing brand that inspires me and women all over the world,” she captioned the snap.

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“In my wildest dreams I would have never imagined doing 17 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows,” she continued. “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 #angel sisters but we put on the biggest and best show ever. 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.”

Ambrosio went on to share another fierce photo of herself posing on the runway with another VS Vet Lily Aldridge. “Slaying the @victoriassecret runaway with the coolest angel @lilyaldridge #VSxBALMAIN #vsfashionshow,” she wrote alongside it.

401.4k likes – View Post on Instagram Slaying the @victoriassecret runaway with the coolest angel @lilyaldridge #VSxBALMAIN 💥💥💥💥 #vsfashionshow

This article previously appeared on InStyle US.

The new Victoria’s Secret power couple set to replace Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio

For 17 years and as many Victoria Secret runways, eminent supermodels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio indisputably convinced us that in the big business of smalls, less is always more. But amid Ambrosio announcing 2017 was the end of her VS reign (not Lima, she’s going for the 20!), there’s a couple of identical millennials working their way up the winged-ranks, destined to replace the verteran wunderkinds.

Lima made her VS debut in 2000, while Ambrosio sat on the sidelines as a spokesperson for the underwear giant until her first runway in 2005. It was tradition that there was always one true star of any given VS season; Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gisele; the list went on. But a strange thing happened in 2014. For the first time, two diamond encrusted million dollar bras were made by Mouawad for Lima and Ambrosio to wear. Unveiled on Good Morning America, Lima spoke of her excitement of walking with her best friend. “I’m honoured to be here with Alessandra, doing the show, walking together. I cannot wait,” she told GMA. The deft decision served as bombshell proof; a duo of VS proportions will always make a more powerful impact than a single dynamo.

But VS senior creative director, Ed Razek, knew after 16 years, Lima and Ambrosio wouldn’t be lingerie-clad forever. They were, after all, both 35-years-old. It was time to introduce some new blood and castings began for millennials, and this time, a social media followers were taken into consideration. While it can be argued Gigi Hadid could one day be Candice Swanepoel’s replacement and Kendall Jenner was, well, hired with her 53 million + followers in mind, there were two models amongst the castings who stood out as Lima and Ambrosio protégés. They were Sara Sampaio and Taylor Hill.

Portuguese model Sampaio was discovered at 15-years-old. After three auditions she made her debut in one segment in 2013. A year later this was upped to two segments and in 2015 she had earned her wings and a new best friend in Illinois native Hill. The latter always thought she was “ugly” until she was scouted on a horse ranch in 2010. Her parents moved to New York City where the would-be model signed with IMG. After walking for the likes of Givenchy, Chanel and Dolce and Gabbana, she became a bonafide VS model, a significant achievement given it was her first audition.

Take a look at the startling physical resemblances between Lima and Sampaio and Ambrosio and Hill. The millennial walked their fifth show this year. For all baton-passing purposes, Razek did very, very well… Study the below and tell us he wasn’t replacing apples with apples.


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Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Taylor Hill at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

They’re used to storming the catwalks across the globe at different elusive fashion event.

So it came as no surprise that Victoria’s Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Taylor Hill knew how to command attention on the star-studded red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night.

Alessandra, 37, set pulses racing as she showcased her ample assets and enviable figure in a plunging blue bejewelled dress with a very daring slit.

Sensational: So it came as no surprise that Victoria’s Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Taylor Hill knew how to command attention on the start-studded red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (L-R)

The stunning item of clothing also included a glamorous matching coloured cape which was attached to the neckline and covered the model’s right arm.

Alessandra added height to her model frame with a pair of chic barely-there silver heeled sandals, with her black pedicure visibly on display.

The mother-of-two accessorised her look with a pair of eye-catching blue pendant statement earrings and a black studded belt cinching in her waist.

Alessandra styled her glossy brunette locks into a sleek blow-dried hairdo, swept to one side, she added a slick of glamorous make-up.

Wow: Alessandra, 37, set pulses racing as she showcased her ample assets and enviable figure in a plunging blue bejewelled dress with a very daring slit

Dramatic: The stunning item of clothing also included a glamorous matching coloured cape which was attached to the neckline and covered the model’s right arm

Hollywood glamour: Alessandra styled her glossy brunette locks into a sleek blow-dried hairdo, swept to one side, she added a slick of glamorous make-up, as she joined Adriana on the star-studded red carpet (L-R)

Meanwhile, Adriana looked incredible as she put on a racy display in a plunging figure-hugging white blazer dress adorned with silver diamond buttons and with an extremely daring slit on the left leg.

Adding glamorous details, she accessorised the item of clothing with a diamond garter on her left thigh which was visible through the slit of the dress.

Adriana accessorised her look with a silver diamond clutch bag and matching eye-catching pendant drop earrings.

The model oozed Hollywood glamour as she styled her raven locks into a glossy wavy hairdo, with the front strands swept back to show off her full face of make-up, which included a bold crimson lip.

Leading ladies: Alessandra, Adriana and Lais all posed for a picture together inside the star-studded event

Work it: Meanwhile, Adriana looked incredible as she put on a racy display in a plunging figure-hugging white blazer dress adorned with silver diamond buttons and with an extremely daring slit on the left leg

Saucy!: Adding glamorous details, she accessorised the item of clothing with a diamond garter on her left thigh which was visible through the slit of the dress as she joined fellow model Karolína Kurková (L-R)

Strong look: Taylor, 22, made a bold fashion statement at the star-studded event as she wore a tightly-fitted black tuxedo with a crisp white shirt and black bowtie

Strike a pose: Karolína left nothing to the imagination as she wore a backless black ruffled halterneck dress with a very plunging neckline, with a wide leather lace belt to cinch in her waist

The wow-factor!: Shanina Shaik ensured all eyes were on her as she suffered a wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet, accidentally baring all as she turned to the side

Stunning: The model, 28, showcased her toned figure in a champagne and gold speckled bardot dress with a glamorous train on the back

Taylor, 22, made a bold fashion statement at the star-studded event as she wore a tightly-fitted black tuxedo with a crisp white shirt and black bowtie.

Adding height to her model frame, she accessorised her look with a pair of patent leather heels and a dramatic silver cuff earring.

Taylor styled her brunette locks into a glossy curly hairdo, with the front strands swept away from her face, she added a slick of make-up which included thick black winged eyeliner.

Also joining the models on the runway were their fellow Victoria’s Secret stars Shanina Shaik, Behati Prinsloo, Stella Maxwell, Stella Maxwell and Jasmine Tookes – to name a few!

Wild thing! Behati Prinsloo showed off her wild side in a sheer leopard print high-neck dress with a matching blazer over the top, she completed her look with black tights and barely-there heeled sandals

Elegant: Stella Maxwell, who recently walked in Versace’s star-studded Milan Fashion Week show on Friday, looked effortlessly glamorous in a figure-hugging nude beaded flapper dress

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Stella Maxwell looked ready to dance the night away as she stepped out at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.

The model sparkled in her Versace look, which featured head-to-toe crystal fringing over a semi-sheer mesh skirt.

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Stella completed her ensemble with delicate jewellery and gold Louboutin sandals.

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Bold look: Sara Sampaio stunned in a bold blue sequinned dress with a plunging neckline and pink speckled shoulders

Shanina ensured all eyes were on her as she suffered a wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet, accidentally baring all as she turned to the side.

The model, 28, showcased her toned figure in a champagne and gold speckled bardot dress with a glamorous train on the back.

Behati Prinsloo showed off her wild side in a sheer leopard print high-neck dress with a matching blazer over the top, she completed her look with black tights and barely-there heeled sandals.

Stella Maxwell, who recently walked in Versace’s star-studded Milan Fashion Week show on Friday, looked effortlessly glamorous in a figure-hugging nude beaded flapper dress.

Lady in burgundy: Jasmine looked amazing in a burgundy gown with a bejewelled encrusted bardot corset and a long dramatic chiffon train

All eyes on me: The 28-year-old model styled her raven locks into a sleek high ponytail, which was then plaited for a chic and dramatic look on the red carpet

Chic in black: Martha Hunt and Josephine Skriver looked effortlessly chic as they attended the event in black lace gowns (L-R)

Jasmine looked amazing in a burgundy gown with a bejewelled encrusted bardot corset and a long dramatic chiffon train.

The 28-year-old model styled her raven locks into a sleek high ponytail, which was then plaited for a chic and dramatic look on the red carpet.

Lais Ribeiro cut a glamorous figure in a strapless nude dress covered in silver mirrored jewels with a daring slit on the leg for an eye-catching ensemble.

Elsa Hosk rocked a deep purple plunging sequinned dress with cut-out panels on the waistline, she styled her luscious blonde locks into a sleek blow-dried hairdo swept to one side and added a slick of glamorous make-up.

Wow: Lais Ribeiro cut a glamorous figure in a strapless nude dress covered in silver mirrored jewels with a daring slit on the leg for an eye-catching ensemble

Incredible: Elsa Hosk rocked a deep purple plunging sequinned dress with cut-out panels on the waistline, she styled her luscious blonde locks into a sleek blow-dried hairdo swept to one side and added a slick of glamorous make-up

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A Star Is Born

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