Heidi Klum Hangs Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

Supermodel Heidi Klum is hanging up her wings and quitting her role as an “angel” for “Victoria’s Secret”, the U.S. lingerie company confirmed on Thursday.

Victoria's Secret Angel Heidi Klum walks the runaway during the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Fontainebleau on November 15, 2008 in Miami Beach, Florida. Photo: Victoria's Secret

After a whopping 13-year tenure, supermodel Heidi Klum is officially hanging up her wings. The supermodel has told bosses she’s hanging up her wings and won’t be walking in the November show.

As she told Page Six at Paris Fashion Week, “All good things have to come to an end. I will always love Victoria’s Secret. It has been an absolutely amazing time.”

The German beauty dazzled audiences last year when she strode the Victoria’s Secret runway in underwear just five weeks after giving birth.

Recording Artist Usher (R) performs as Victoria's Secret Angel Heidi Klum walks the runaway during the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Fontainebleau on November 15, 2008 in Miami Beach, Florida. Photo: Victoria's Secret

Frankly, we’re surprised that the chief angel has still been walking the Victoria’s Secret runway after all this time, considering her myriad other duties, including playing the the host of “Project Runway” and designing two new lines – a maternity clothing collection and a fitness shoe.

All of this is to say nothing of the fact that she’s also become a mom four times over in the last decade. But then again, when you’re 37 and look that good, why stop?!

Victoria’s Secret parent company Limited Brands on Thursday confirmed that Klum’s role with the lingerie line was ending. “Heidi will always be an Angel,” Ed Razek, president and chief marketing officer of Limited Brands, said in a statement. Klum made her debut as a Victoria’s Secret model in 1997 and became an Angel, or brand spokeswoman, in 1999.

Victoria's Secret Models Lily Aldridge, Erin Heatherton, Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima visit "FOX & Friends" at the FOX Studios on September 24, 2010 in New York City. Photo: Fox News

However, the lingering question of who will replace Heidi Klum as Victoria’s Secret’s “Head Angel” remains. Many of the top models in the company’s arsenal are either currently pregnant (Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes) or just recently had a baby (Adriana Lima), though – taking Klum as a prime example – that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ruled out.

There are also some A-listers worth considering right now: veteran Alessandra Ambrosio or one of the new generation of Angels – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman or Erin Heatherton. [via NY Post]

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