The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was held for the first time in Paris, France on November 30, 2016. The super fit models gleefully strutted down the runway at the Grand Palais surrounded by luxury, histroy and an aura of romance and intrigue. Jasmine Tookes was honored with wearing the million dollar bra and oh how she sparkled and shined! Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weekend were the musical guests. An extravanga for sure!

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Model Lineup

... THE MODEL LINEUP ... THE MODEL LINEUP ... THE MODEL LINEUP ... THE MODEL LINEUP ...


27 March 2017

Bright Night Fantasy Bra: Jasmine Tookes (2016)


I was actually shocked when it was announced that Jasmine Tookes would be wearing the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra for the annual lingerie fashion show. To be held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France was exciting news enough. But to showcase a Black model this time around with the highest honor of wearing the million dollar bra just got me feeling really proud as a Black female fan of Victoria's Secret for many years.

The last time a Black model wore the million dollar bra was back in 2007 when Selita Ebanks strutted down the runway in the "Holiday Fantasy Bra." In 2004 and in 1997 Tyra Banks rocked the Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra. Three Black models in the 20-year history of Victoria's Secret with 4 showings total. I guess 4 out of 20 ain't so bad!

Here's the list:

Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Model List

2016 ~ Jasmine Tookes
♥ Bright Night Fantasy Bra $3 million

2015 ~ Lily Aldridge
♥ Fireworks Fantasy Bra $2 million

2014 ~ Adriana Lima & Alessandra Ambrosio
♥ Dream Angels Fantasy Bras $2 million each

2013 ~ Candice Swanepoel
♥ Royal Fantasy Bra $10 million

2012 ~ Alessandra Ambrosio
♥ Floral Fantasy Bra $2.5 million

2011 ~ Miranda Kerr
♥ Fantasy Treasure Bra $2.5 million

2010 ~ Adriana Lima
♥ Bombshell Fantasy Bra $2 million

2009 ~ Marisa Miller
♥ Harlequin Fantasy Bra $3 million

2008 ~ Adriana Lima
♥ Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra $5 million

2007 ~ Selita Ebanks
♥ Holiday Fantasy Bra $4.5 million

2006 ~ Karolina Kurkova
♥ Hearts on Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra $6.5 million

2005 ~ Gisele Bundchen
♥ Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra $12.5 million

2004 ~ Tyra Banks
♥ Heavenly “70” Fantasy Bra $10 million

2003 ~ Heidi Klum
♥ Very Sexy Fantasy Bra $11 million

2002 ~ Karolina Kurkova
♥ Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra $10 million

2001 ~ Heidi Klum
♥ Heavenly Star Bra $12.5 million

2000 ~ Gisele Bundchen
♥ Red Hot Fantasy Bra $15 million

1999 ~ Heidi Klum
♥ Millennium Bra – $10 million

1998 ~ Daniela Pestova
♥ Dream Angel Fantasy Bra $5 million

1997 ~ Tyra Banks
♥ Diamond Dream Bra $3 million

1996 ~ Claudia Schiffer
♥ Million Dollar Miracle Bra $1 million