Victoria's Secret show to be more diverse than ever before

  • 02/09/2017
2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show the most racially diverse ever
Victoria's Secret Angel Kelly Gale Photo credit: Getty

The 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is being celebrated as the most ethnically diverse in its 22-year history, but the inclusion of no plus-size models has also been noted.

Kiwi Stella Maxwell will be one of the Angels walking the catwalk in Shanghai, China, along with the likes of Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss, while Kendall Jenner is not returning to the show.

After the cast was announced this week, Teen Vogue calculated 50 percent to be black, Asian or Hispanic - a big increase of 2016's 30 percent.

"It's about time that representation on the VS Fashion Show runway reflects the diversity of the brand's consumer base," the publication said, while noting the show still has no plus-size models.

The full cast of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is as follows:

  • Adriana Lima
  • Aiden Curtiss
  • Alanna Arrington
  • Alecia Morais
  • Alessandra Ambrosio
  • Alexina Graham
  • Amilna Estevao
  • Barbara Fialho
  • Behati Prinsloo
  • Bella Hadid
  • Blanca Padilla
  • Bruna Lirio
  • Candice Swanepoel
  • Cindy Bruna
  • Daniela Braga
  • Daria Khlystun
  • Devon Windsor
  • Elsa Hosk
  • Estelle Chen
  • Frida Aasen
  • Georgia Fowler
  • Gigi Hadid
  • Gizele Oliveira
  • Grace Bol
  • Grace Elizabeth
  • Herieth Paul
  • Irina Sharipova
  • Janice Dilone
  • Jasmine Tookes
  • Josephine Skriver
  • Jourdana Phillips
  • Julia Belyakova
  • Karlie Kloss
  • Kate Grigorieva
  • Kelly Gale
  • Lais Ribeiro
  • Lameka Fox
  • Leila Nda
  • Leomie Anderson
  • Lily Aldridge
  • Liu Wen
  • Maggie Laine
  • Maria Borges
  • Martha Hunt
  • Mayowa Nicholas
  • Megan Williams
  • Ming Xi
  • Nadine Leopold
  • Romee Strijd
  • Roosmarjin de Kok
  • Samile Bermannelli
  • Sanne Vloet
  • Sara Sampaio
  • Stella Maxwell
  • Sui He
  • Taylor Marie Hill
  • Vanessa Moody
  • Victoria Lee
  • Xiao Wen Ju
  • Xin Xie
  • Zuri Tibby

The show will be broadcast on CBS in the US on November 28 (local time).