UPDATED, NOVEMBER 1, 2018: Victoria's Secret has shared more exciting details about the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. We now know that this year's show will be taped in New York City on November 8, and air on ABC on December 2. And, there's big casting news along to go with those updates: Three familiar faces will return to the sparkly runway this year. Keep scrolling for the full announcement.
ORIGINAL POST: The beginning of fall might herald the return of pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters, but it also signifies the countdown to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. With T-minus two-ish months until the big event—it usually films at the end of November, though no official date has been announced—models have begun taking to Instagram to confirm their casting as models in the iconic show.
While we can't yet say for sure yet whether some of the star-powered angels from the past—like Martha Hunt and Karlie Kloss—will be strutting their stuff on this year's runway, Victoria's Secret has confirmed a number of models who will be making an appearance in the show. Forever favorites, like Devon Windsor and Herieth Paul, will be donning their wings this year, as well as a number of new faces. For many of them, this is a lifelong dream come true, which means there's no shortage of adorable videos on Instagram of their reactions to the news.
Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner
Victoria's Secret announced the official air-date of this year's show—and the return of three marquee models—on its Instagram account. "MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The #VSFashionShow will air Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10/9c on @abcnetwork. See the Angels in action (and yes… @kendalljenner, @gigihadid & @bellahadid, too!) It's a big moment for Gigi Hadid and Jenner: Neither model walked in last year's show in Shanghai, China.
"I had a break down before i walked into the most nerve wrecking casting of my life. I asked my driver to go around the block twice before i could walk into the @VictoriasSecret offices so i could re coup, and remember (while my trainer @bodybymato reminded me on the phone through sobs - thank you lol) how hard I’ve been working! I went in and made new friends and saw old friends and it already felt like home! We patiently waited while @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine carefully took time to get to know each girl. When it was finally my time, within my nervous storm of anticipation i changed into a black Victoria Secret set and stepped out!!!! I spoke to them about Jamaica, Nick Knight, my abs, and how i was beyond honoured to be given the opportunity to try out.. then I walked for my life!!!! I can’t believe this!! Thank you for giving me all the energy and kindness in that room! Thank you for allowing me to walk for VICTORIA’S SECRET Thank you to my agencies @firstaccessent @womenmanagementnyc @women_paris @thesquadmanagement my pr @remibrb my agent @mannyuk and mama bears #sarahstennett & @thelilmisse for having my back supporting and believing in me! I love you guys you’re FAMILY!! Thank you mommy for praying with me everyday for the past 3 days. And thank you so much to my fans who have been pushing me forward to this point in my career. I’m so blessed thank you Lord!! IM WALKING THE VICTORIA’S SECRET SHOW! Thank you @voguemagazine for the exclusive interview 😭🙏🏽💗🙈"
"I watched my first vs show when I was 13 years old. I am so beyond excited to be walking my third @victoriassecret fashion show I am so grateful for this opportunity," she wrote on Instagram. "Thank you @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine @ed_razek1 and my amazing team @womenmanagementny @angiesmodels Ya’ll dreams do come true ❤️ #3"
"Happy to be back @victoriassecret #victoriafashionshow @ed_razek @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer Thank You...♥️💋"
"I am so excitedhappyproudemotional to announce that I am going to be in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!!!!!," She shared in an Instagram post. "10 years modeling and this has always been a dream of mine AND I DID IT. Keep grindin’ and being kind 💥So much love to @luke_simone and @women360mgmt who put up with me being an emotional wreck. THANK YOU SO MUCH to @ed_razek, @johndavidpfeiffer, @monica.mitro and @10magazine for giving me this opportunity, I won’t let you down. 💥❤️💥❤️💥❤️💥❤️LESGOOOOOO #VSfashionshow"
"When you get the call that it’s going to be round three! 📞," she captioned her celebratory 'gram. "Honored to be walking the @VictoriaSecret show for the third year 💛🧡💛 It means more and more each year, THANK YOU for seeing my dedication and realizing my dream once again @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine @insta_bobb and to all my friends family and agents for your ongoing support through this journey. Feeling full of love and oh so blessed 💛🧡💛 #VSFS2018"
"💗 #2 ALL SMILES! So happy to announce that I will be walking the @victoriassecret #VSFashionShow for the second year 😭," Chen wrote on Instagram. "Thank you @ed_razek @10magazine @monica.mitro @johndavidpfeiffer for believing in me and for making my dreams come true once again ✨ Thank you to my agents, family and friends for the continuous support, wouldn't be here without you! 💗Feeling honored, blessed, thankful, grateful for everything that's happening to me 🌌 And big congrats to ALL the girls who worked so hard for this 💥"
"Wooowww!! Im speechless. So happy to share the news with you all that i’ll be walking the Victoria’s Secret fashion show this year. Thank you @victoriassecret for making my dream come true!! ♥️ @ed_razek @10magazine @monica.mitro @johndavidpfeiffer"
Cheyenne Maya Carty
"Dreams do come true. Lost for words right now," Carty wrote on Instagram. "I’m just a normal girl from Tottenham who’s been given the opportunity to show the world who I am. So excited to announce that I will be in the Victoria Secret’s show 2018!!!! Forever grateful to everyone who has helped me on this journey so far! Onwards and Upwards ❤️❤️❤️ #vsfs2018"
"This is my face permanently for a little while!!! ✨✨✨ I am so ecstatic to say that I’ll be walking this years VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW!! I used to think about what this moment might feel like, and it is simply indescribable. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined I would get the opportunity to cast, let alone confirm the show of a lifetime. A big thank you to my amazing agents for all that you have done. I LOVE YOU ❤️❤️ @alikavoussi @andreaplowright @thelionsny @62management and lastly to @ed_razek @10magazine @monica.mitro and @johndavidpfeiffer THANK YOU for making my dreams come true! I am on a cloud right now!!! 💖💖💖💖"
"Smiling from ear to ear and couldn’t be happier about finding out I get to be in the @victoriassecret Fashion Show this year !! I’m absolutely thrilled and keep pinching myself every 5 minutes!!" she captioned an Instagram announcing her casting. "Thank you so so so much @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine and Ed Razek 💛😇💛 and of course to everyone else who believed I could do this and was sending supportive messages my way 🙏🏻 #VSFashionShow2018"
"WE DID IT PHILIPPINES!!!!!! 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 What an honor it is to be the first Filipino to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018!!! Ahhhhhh I can’t believe this!! Thank you soooo much @johndavidpfeiffer, @monica.mitro, @10magazine, and @ed_razek for making my dream come true!! ❤️❤️❤️ And to my agents at @suprememgmt @nomadmgmt @romanyoung @david_kimm @marissasurmenkow thank you for believing in me and being there for me throughout this journey!! 💕🙏🏼 But most of all thank you to all my followers you guys are my rock!!! I couldn’t have done this without you guys. Thank you for your never ending support I LOVE Y’ALL para sainyo to!!!💕🇵🇭🙏🏼 #VSFashionShow"
"This 🦊 is going to be STRUTTING her stuff this November!!!!!! 💥 💥 💥 💥 ArGhHhHh!!!!!!," Graham wrote on Instagram. "I am so so excited and so happy to announce that I will be walking the @victoriassecret runway this November 2018!!!!. Thank you to Monica, Ed, Sophia & John for believing in me and making my dreams come true. This red head is coming for you Thankyou to my agents @womenmanagementny for believing and trusting in me. ❤️❤️#redhead #vsfs2018 #dreamscometrue #workhardforyourdreams"
"💗💗💗O M G 💗💗 This is the moment I’ve been praying for! Beyond Speechless!!! Thankyou all from the bottom of my heart 💕💕💕 ."
"Super excited to announce that i am going to be walking in the VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW 2018 !!! 🎉," the model captioned her casting announcement on Instagram. Thank you to everyone who believed in me (and who didn’t) @ed_razek @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer @victoriassecret for giving me this insane chance, forever grateful💗💗💗"
"I had a few visitors turn up to my photoshoot today. It was my amazing agent @lisamariebenson & my bestie @jastookes ... a little confused 🤷🏽♀️ then began to realize I’m going to receive the most outrageous news!! I WILL BE WALKING IN THE @victoriassecret FASHION SHOW!!!! 💘💘✨✨🤗🤗🤗🤗📸📸🙈🙈!!," Shaik wrote on Instagram. "A challenge for me because I couldn’t cry ... I was in makeup for 4 hours. I’m overjoyed and so beyond grateful . Thank you so very much @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine @ed_razek 🙏🏽💘 I’m excited to make this 2018 #VSFS an unforgettable show !!"
"I DID IT OMG 💗if words could make justice to what i feel right now i would try to find a thousand of them and to describe what i am going through right now. as time rushes by i can only feel more and more overwhelmed by having one of my lifetime dreams coming true. every step i took with alongside all these amazing beings who have believed in me have brought me to simply tell you: I WILL BE WALKING FOR @victoriassecret 2018 SHOW #vsfashionshow thank you soooo much @victoriassecret ❤️🇵🇹"
"Wow. I’m not honestly sure what to say, or how to begin, to thank these people who have come and forever changed my life for the better. Thank you to all my friends, family, agents and the people from VS who have believed in me 6 years in a row!!!!!," Windsor captioned her announcement post. "I think people think it gets easier every year, and I can honestly say that is not true. Every year gets more and more difficult and I find myself wanting it even more ! I have never worked so hard or wanted anything in my life so badly. So, to be rewarded for that is a feeling I cannot describe! Congrats to all of the other girls walking as well, I know you all have been working your booties off for this, and I can’t wait to share this incredible moment with you! #VSFashionShow2018 #Number6 ❤️🙏🏼💋"
"I am so so excited and honored to be able to announce that I will be walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018. Still don’t think it’s quite hit me yet but this is such a dream come true. Thank you to all of you who have supported and believed in me along the way. So incredibly grateful to @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro and @10magazine for the opportunity to be in the show of my dreams. God is good ⭐️ @victoriassecret @jagmodels #vsfashionshow"
"The face you make when you find out you’ve bagged @victoriassecret show for the fourth time in a row!," Anderson wrote on Instagram. "Big thank you to @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine @fusionmodelsnyc for believing in me and everyone else for the constant support and encouragement, this achievement means EVERYTHING to me 🤧❤️🤯 #VictoriasSecretFashionShow"
"I’m soooo excited, I WILL BE WALKING THE VICTORIA SECRET SHOW!!! ❤️❤️❤️ I still can’t believe it! Big big thanks to @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine @mrs_k_chow @victoriassecret for giving me this chance! ✨🦋✨🦋 I also want to thank my sweet Natascha @modelsrockagency and @nextmodels for their ongoing support 💓"
"Very proud and honoured to be back on this legendary runway for my 3rd year ✨" Megan captioned her Instagram post. "Thankyou @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @10magazine @monica.mitro for believing in me to represent the @victoriassecret brand once again 💛 can’t wait to share this experience with all the other dedicated ladies in the #VSFashionShow"
"Thank you everyone that believed in me since the beginning, thank you for always rooting for me and making me feel the luckiest girl in the world! I’m so so so happy to announce that I’m gonna be walking at the @victoriassecret fashion show 2018 ♥️♥️♥️ thank you @ed_razek @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer for trusting me one more year 🤗 thank you thank you thank you thank you"
"N 7 ! Thank you my loving @VictoriasSecret family for this amazing gift! It gets more special each year. I love you with all my heart!," Fialho wrote on Instagram. "I know how hard you all work to make this dream possible for us. Forever grateful for our beautiful journey together. 💘🎀💋💕💝🌷🌸🌺 N 7 Obrigada minha família linda @VictoriasSecret por esse presente! Cada ano fica mais especial! Eu amo vocês com todo meu coração, e sei o quanto trabalham para tornar esse sonho possível para nós. Gratidão eterna por nossa linda jornada juntos. Lucky 7🍀 @Ed_razek @Monica.Mitro @JohnDavidPfeiffer @10magazine Love 💕"
After attending casting calls for the VS show for four years in a row, model Mélie Tiacoh has her wings.
"This feeling will never get old it just keeps growing and growing!! I’m so excited to announce I’ll be walking my 3rd @victoriassecret fashion show! Thank you so much!! @ed_razek @mrs_k_chow @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine," Laine wrote on the 'gram.
"IM BACK B*****s💃🏻 Here’s some of my favorite looks on the most fun runway ever❤️ Excited to be back and let’s make 2018 the best one yet @victoriassecret"
"I got the best surprise today at work - I’ll be walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the second time!✨😍🙏🏻💕," Aasen captioned an Instagram post. "I couldn’t be happier! Thank you for believing in me once again @10magazine @monica.mitro Ed Razek @johndavidpfeiffer @victoriassecret @womenmanagementny ❤️"
"I FINALLY GET TO TELL YALL I’LL BE WALKING IN THE 2018 VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW!!!!!! 💗💗💗💗💗💗 I can’t even put into words exactly how amazing this feels to be coming back for my 3rd year. From growing up and prancing around in my moms heels, to being a lil 10 year old girl watching Adriana walk out on that runway and only dreaming of doing it myself... It always felt like it was meant to be so when i finally got the “congratulations call” in 2016, and again 2017, AND AGAIN 2018 ALLLLLL of my dreams came true........ I’m so thankful to the team at @victoriassecret @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer and Ed for bringing me back to rock the runway once again! And thank you to @nextmodels @mothermodel & my trainer @john_benton_model_fitness for being the most supportive team of people during the months of prep for the casting... Now starts the real training!!!! SEE YALL ON THE RUNWAY!!!!!"
"literal MOOD because IM WALKING IN THIS YEARS VICTORIA SECRET FASHION SHOW!!!!" Canseco captioned a smiley shot on Instagram. "I can’t believe I’ve been given this opportunity thank you SO much to the team @10magazine @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro for seeing something special in me and an even bigger thank you to the team behind all my work @nextmodels. You guys constantly push me and never gave up on me no matter how many ups and downs we went through. forever grateful for the chance to prove to everyone that I’m meant to be here. I won’t let you guys down!! I love each and every one of you that have followed me and supported me and we’re just getting started❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #VSFashionShow"
"Woooohoooo!!!!💥😍👏🏽 Yaaayyy, so thrilled to let you all know I'll be walking in the Victorias Secret Fashion Show for my 5th(!!!) year!," Gale wrote on Instagram. "Its a dream come true every single year and I'm so thankful to everyone who make it happen!❤️✨🙏🏽Forever grateful Ed Razek @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer @fordmodels Thank you @jasminejaye_ @bethjnicely @kirkmyersfitness for always kicking my🍑 LET'S DO THIS @victoriassecret 😍🔥 #VSFashionShow"
"2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018 !!! I still can’t believe it ! I feel so blessed and forever grateful to this amazing family 🙏🏽 Merci Merci Merci @ed_razek @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer for believing in me for 6 years now, you guys changed my life ! ❤️ @victoriassecret"
"Words can not express how I feel right now but I’m going to try lol. 😬Thank you @victoriassecret for giving me the opportunity to walk for a THIRD time!!," Phillips wrote of the news. "I’ve been in and out of the modeling industry for aaaaaaaminute ⏱, and didn’t get my first break till I was 25🙀 I would literally be in a classroom teaching first graders right now if it wasn’t for some really amazing people in my life that encouraged me to give modeling one more shot (i still love the kiddies tho 👶🏾 lol). I hope my journey encourages you to never give up, to trust, to believe in your dreams. To always remember what is for you is always for you. Follow your heart and trust me you will always be abundant. Thank you so much @johndavidpfeiffer @10magazine @monica.mitro @ed_razek not only for believing in me but being kind, genuine, sweet, loving people in the processs. Every girl that leaves the VS casting has the biggest smile on their face because you all are so loving and positive. It’s such a joy to have the privilege to work with you all. I’m so lucky!! I feel so alive on the VS runway because you are truly able to be 100% yourself. You can be sexy, laugh, sing, cry, fall, dance whatever because it’s not about being perfect, it’s about letting the real you shine for the world to see. #3 #thankyougod #victoriassecret2018 Thank you @suprememgmt for always havin ya girls back! And thank you @rjathayde for getting my booty right! 😜"
"Words cannot describe how happy and honored I am announcing that I will be walking the Victoria secret fashion show this year, Looking forward to sharing the runway with all the powerful and beautiful women in the show," Nicholas wrote on Instagram. "Thank you so much to the entire Victoria secret team @10magazine @monica.mitro @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @victoriassecret for believing in me again ❤️ Indeed God’s time is always the best🙏🏽"