40. Eugenia Silva
Silva is a Spanish model that has appeared on countless magazine covers. She currently works with Victoria’s Secret and she’s also the face of the Oscar de la Renta perfume So.
39. Andi Muise
Muise was discovered in a shopping mall at the age of 14 in Canada. Muise recently appeared in a season finale of Project Runway.
38. Candice Swanepoel
Swanepoel is a South African model who was discovered in a flea market of all places. She’s appeared in advertisements for Nike as well as working for Victoria’s Secret.
37. Miranda Kerr
Kerr is a huge part of Victoria’s Secret advertising, as she’s one of the Victoria’s Secret angels. Kerr is Australian and entered the fashion world after winning a modeling contest sponsored by Dolly magazine.
36. Josie Maran
Maran is a model, but she’s also just as known for acting having appeared in movies such as Van Helsing and The Aviator. She also appeared on Dancing with the Stars, but only made it through one episode before being voted off.
35. Karolina Kurkova
Another Victoria’s Secret Angel, Kurkova hails from the Czech Republic. She’ll be appearing as Cover Girl in the live action GI Joe movie coming out next year.
34. Brooklyn Decker
Decker is a nice midwestern girl, coming from Kettering, Ohio. Which is interesting, because I grew up in Ohio and don’t remember meeting any girls like Brooklyn Decker. She was discovered in a shopping mall in North Carolina (which is apparently how 95% of all fashion models get started), and began her career as the face of a prom dress company.
33. Izabel Goulart
Goulart is Brazilian, and another Victoria’s Secret Angel. She’s also well known for her work with Armani. Goulart has done a little acting in her time, having made a cameo appearance on the show Entourage.
32. Jarah Mariano
Mariano is Hawaiian, but grew up in California. She’s modeled for Abercrombie and appeared in SI’s swimsuit edition in addition to her work with Victoria’s Secret.
31. Selita Ebanks
Another Victoria’s Secret Angel, Ebanks grew up relative poverty in the Cayman Islands. She was discovered at the age of 17 at a Six Flags amusement park. Ebanks was engaged to rapper Nick Cannon before he moved on to marry Mariah Carey.