Adriana Lima shed a tear while walking down the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway after announcing she was leaving the brand









Veteran supermodel Adriana Lima looked tearful as she made her way down the catwalk at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show for the final time.

The Brazilian beauty, 37, received a standing ovation as she strutted her stuff after announcing this year’s glamorous New York event would be her last.

She was honoured with a video montage of her standout moments and walked a victory lap of the stage as crowds cheered her on.

Adriana is Victoria’s Secret’s longest-serving Angel, and Thursday’s extravaganza marked her 20th show for the lingerie brand.

The model appeared to confirm her exit ahead of the show, sharing a heartwarming message on Instagram.

She thanked the brand for “showing me the world” and expressed her adoration to her fans.

Adriana Lima on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway.
Invision / AP

Next to a montage of her best moments over the years, Adriana wrote: “Dear Victoria, Thank you for showing me the world, sharing your secrets, and most importantly not just giving me wings but teaching me to fly.

“And all the love to the best fans in the world! Love, Adriana.”

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The montage showed the model’s most memorable moments from her time on the runway and behind the scenes at Victoria’s Secret shows.

Adriana became an Angel in 2000. She opened the 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012 shows for the brand.

The only show the mother-of-two was absent from was in 2009 because she was pregnant with her daughter Valentina.

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