Leomie Anderson Is the Newest Victoria's Secret Angel

The 26-year-old model, activist and business woman received her wings after walking four shows with Victoria's Secret.
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Leomie Anderson walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 in New York, NY. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images 

Leomie Anderson walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 in New York, NY. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images 

Victoria's Secret has yet another brand new Angel: On Thursday morning, Leomie Anderson, who's walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion show four times (and famously auditioned for them three times before being casted) announced her wings on Instagram, saying, "Mate I am still in shock... this is something I was even scared to dream about because I never thought it would come true but I am insanely excited to announce that I am Victoria’s Secret’s newest ANGEL!!"

The 26-year-old South London-native joins fellow newcomers Barbara Palvin and Alexina Graham, who announced their own Angel status last month, bringing the total Angel count to 15. Anderson was scouted at just 14-years-old on her way home from school; at 17, she walked her first runway for Marc Jacobs and went on to walk big names like Moschino, Tom Ford, Chloé, Yeezy and Fenty Puma. She was also featured in numerous campaigns, including Fenty Beauty and Pat McGrath's beauty line.

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Aside from modeling, the new Angel is also an activist, garnering a significant following on her Instagram and Twitter for her efforts to rally for inclusion and diversity. In 2016, she founded a startup called LAPP, with the goal to give young women the platform to write think-pieces about subject matters that matter to them, from sex to politics to fashion. LAPP also sells merch, including a sold-out "Trump Dump" graphic tee. In 2017, she dropped out of a London Fashion Week show because she was frustrated at the makeup artists not having the products and skills to work with a diverse range of skin tones. 

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