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Elsa Hosk thought VS catalogue cover was a prank

Elsa Hosk thought VS catalogue cover was a prank

Elsa Hosk thought someone was playing a joke on her when she landed the cover of the new Victoria's Secret swimwear catalogue.

The 27-year-old model has been working with the lingerie giant since 2011 and was finally promoted to an Angel in 2015, spreading her wings during the annual fashion show in November (15). Now things have got even better, as she can be seen on the front of the brand's first ever swimwear directory.

“I was freaking out," she laughed to People. "I literally thought they were playing a joke on me. I know this is such a big deal, and I am so honoured to be selected as the cover model. We have been on so many swim trips but you never go in thinking that is going to happen.”

Photographer Guy Aroch took the sexy shot, which sees Elsa standing in the sea in a stringed crochet bikini, with the undone top barely covering her modesty. The star is thrilled with the "beautiful" picture and pleased Guy didn't retouch anything afterwards. She's also a big fan of the design she wore.

“I am obsessed with crochet bikinis," she smiled. "It’s all I want to wear right now. It is very old school and retro. I love the one on the (Victoria’s Secret) catalogue cover for example. It is reminiscent of the ’70s or what girls would wear to Woodstock - just throw a boho skirt on and listen to The Doors.”

However, you won't be seeing the blonde beauty rocking a Tankini this summer (16), as she prefers flattering one-pieces. Elsa would choose modelling swimwear over lingerie as the former means she gets to work on the beach. She's also a huge swimwear fan and owns around 50 swimsuits.

However, footwear is still top of her list: “No, I probably still own more shoes than swimsuits," she quipped.

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