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Elsa Hosk shocked by VS Angel status

Elsa Hosk shocked by VS Angel status

Elsa Hosk's appointment as a Victoria's Secret Angel was unexpected.

The blonde beauty has been working with the brand since 2011, posing in ads for Victoria's Secret Pink. She was promoted to Angel status earlier this year and loves her new life with wings.

"[It's been] amazing and unexpected. When I came here to New York and I was leaving my old life in Sweden behind, I knew I wanted to go for it. I was going to model full time and approach it with the same drive that’s always allowed me to push myself. I love working with the brand, especially when we get to do something as big as the show. Those events are larger than life, and it feels wonderful to be a part of something that beloved," Elsa smiled to

"Everyone knows the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and it was always something I’d watched growing up. It’s going to be cool this year - Ed [Razek, senior creative of Victoria's Secret] told us about the themes, and I’m so excited."

While Elsa remains tight-lipped on Ed's plans, she does reveal the Angels have some input on the show.

Before her modelling career began, the 26-year-old was a keen basketball player even playing for the Stockholm team. Her sports training has stood her in good stead when it comes to fashion.

"Playing a team sport, coming from that, and being athletic is so helpful in modelling. Sports also teach you that you have to be a team player, you have to let everybody do their thing, and come together, and listen to people. It can’t be one person running the whole show. Also having control of your muscles as a model is incredibly important. When I pose, I use every single muscle in my body. It just makes you a better model if you’re athletic, I think," she mused.

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