Victoria's Secret Angels Bare Their Bikini Bodies for October's ELLE

09/06/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Victoria's Secret Models in ELLECourtesy ELLE

It looks like summer’s not quite over for some people! The ladies of Victoria’s Secret — Miranda Kerr (left), Chanel Iman, Adriana Lima (right) and Doutzen Kroes — are suiting up in some sexy swimwear for October’s ELLE magazine.

The issue, on newsstands Sept. 20, takes a few fashion cues from the 1980s and aims to capture the essence of the bombshell. “Any woman who has a positive attitude about herself and carries herself with class but doesn’t try too hard and say, ya know, ‘Hey, look at me, I’m a bombshell,’ is basically a bombshell,” Iman explains. “It’s just a woman with a positive, strong attitude who knows she has it going on.”

The models — who will hit the runway this fall in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — were shot on location in Los Angeles. Check out more hot shots at

Victoria's Secret Models in ELLECourtesy ELLE


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Tammy on

I know she looks good but there’s still a lot of photoshopping going on there. Is the picture on the right Miranda? It sure doesn’t look like her.

name on

i think the one on the right is adriana lima. miranda is on the left i believe.

Joy on

She looks fab (and is probably spray tanned to the hilt). The pic on the right is not Miranda, its of Adriana Lima.

Hannah on

love miranda :)

Trekkie Gal on

Which is what is says in the second sentence!

Jordan on

I can’t tell you all how many times I wear knee high stilletos on the beach…

Lovin what Andriana is wearing on her cover.

karla on

Nice pics of new Mothers..congrats..

Rebecca on

Yes, I’m sure there is some photoshopping going on, but I’ve seen a lot of these woman in person, and believe me, they are simply amazing looking. I think they are beautiful, like art, and I don’t think it’s reasonable for the rest of us to compare ourselves to them. I mean, even though they do look that way, what regular woman would really want to be 6 feet tall and rail thin? I don’t think it translates into everyday life.

Claire on

She had her baby in January. Most women loose all their baby weight in about 4 months. I love Miranda. She seems so sweet and she is a wonderful example on how to balance your life.

Kathy from NJ on

Nothing like making new mothers feel more pressure to get skinny right after having a baby! Good job People…make sure you count how many days since each of them gave birth and then took these pics.


Diana on

Miranda is amazing. She looks fantastic, she nurses and travels with her baby. You can tell she and Orlando put family above all else. She is great young mother!

Donna on

Miranda is on the very top left wearing the orange strappy high heel boots

Jessic on


Courtney on

dumbasses Adriana’s daughter Valentina is almost two so of course she’s gonna be back stick thin it’s part of being a model. that’s true most moms unless they have trouble losing the weight after delivery lose it within 6 months of delivery especially if they’re breastfeeding like most of these Victoria’s secret models did are and real stars have for decades

catca on

Doutzen Kroes also had a baby last January – and she looks pretty fab as well!

Claire, most women do NOT lose all their baby weight in 4 months! Their uteruses will be fully contracted within 6 weeks, but the time it takes to lose the baby weight depends on alot of factors including mother’s age, c-section versus vaginal delivery, whether there were complications during the pregnancy (i.e. a pregnant woman on restricted bed rest will probably have gained more weight and couldn’t work out during pregnancy to stay in shape and therefore it will take longer to lose it post delivery), whether the mother breastfeeds, and many more factors. To make blanket assertions like this adds to pressures pregnant women face to get back into perfect shape immediately. Try being a little more compassionate and supportive of other women. The fact these women pictured look this great actually is something they should be commended for. It is a big deal. Having said that, it doesn’t mean that other women who take longer to lose the weight have somehow failed.

allison on

ADRIANA LIMA still rules above all these girls! Shes just so exotic and gorgeous, her eyes are amazing, just everything god gave her is a gift!

Nancy on

These ladies are beautiful. It’s their job to be gorgeous and they get paid a whole lot of money to do it. I don’t think I’d like to be held up to constant critique and expected to look perfect all the time. Working out hours a day and living on celery and air just doesn’t turn my crank.

I give them credit for what they do..just wish they’d project a healthy body image for the young girls that look up to them and put some emphasis on their educational and professional goals post modeling.

sunlight on

Chanel’s skirt should of worn a different skirt, a pencil skirt and cover the bottom part of the swimsuit..middle part compared to the skirt she wore for her cover for the magazine. It looks strange….anyways, the 3 models outfits look fine compared to hers.

Sandy Cheeks on

Gotta love Photoshop!

sami on

for crying out loud – if the average new mom had nannies, housekeepers,and at least one personal assistant so she could have a ‘day-job’ of working out with expensive personal trainers, the average mom would look like Miranda also. She is ONLY rich and spoiled.

Kyann on

Beautiful ladies. Some have better genetics than others. Good for them!

Primacide on

Oh.. good grief! We are ALL aware she’s got her pre-baby body back already. This is only like the 4th article I’ve seen with her in it with her in a bikini… LOL

Kim on

She probably munched lettuce leaves and sprouts while pregnant.

miss scarlet on

tummy tuck! tummy tuck!

Marky on

Not everyone has nannies, a chef, and a personal trainer. I had non of the above, and I lost the weight every time I was pregnant, within 2 weeks; so did my daughters. A person has to just decide to eat healthy (not just lettuce leaves and sprouts), and get off their butts, get the house in order, and do what you’re supposed to do to lose weight and get in shape. I had 3 children in short order, no help except my husband, and NO tummy tuck. What I didn’t do was sit around and act like I couldn’t make a bed because I had a new baby. I took excellent care of my children, gave them a great deal of time, but I took care of me, too, and made sure I was healthy and back in shape ASAP. And, Oh Yes, I also breastfed. There is no need to gain 60 lbs while you’re pregnant, either!

Cara on

I just came back from the beach just now and I am wearing the exact same outfit – although I am fairer than Miranda; and I am even better than her, I just had twins!!!

silsmojo on

Careful what you say about Orlando Bloom’s missus… I playfully said something about her when they got married and some FOOL of a ‘woman’ went postal on me. Then got her friends to send me some crazy emails on FB!!!

stevie on

Adriana’s tooth shot is ridiculous…and tired.

LC on

Years ago I recall reading fellow model, Heidi Klum, acknowledge that if your body was a certain way prior to childbirth it had/has a better chance of returning that way post partum. I don’t know firsthand, but I have seen everyday friends as well as viewed pictures of other celebs/models and it seems at least partly accurate. What I don’t understand is why its such a big deals how quickly ANY women return to their original size after carrying for nine month and then delivering a lovely gift of a child. Such as with singer Pink for example. I mean she is still happily glowing in new motherhood and I’m sure she’ll return to her pre-baby size one day, if only the media would STOP chasing her with unflattering pictures to get there as they did with Kendra Wilkinson. Everyone and their body is different. Whether famous or not.

jenn on

If I had a personal trainer, a chef and a stylist as well as a hair and makeup squad..I would look fabulous to. I wish “real” women size 8 and up got as much credit as these women.

herMaida Louise on

If I had a nanny, housekeeper, personal training…. blah, blah, blah. You don’t have any of that but the one thing some of you DO have is a lot of excuses. Running or walking is free. Go to the library and check out a exercise video or buy a cheap one (very cheap to buy). But no, most would rather hang on to negativity and excuses.

Miss Elly on

These women wouldn’t be spending every working moment striving for perfect beauty if there weren’t some drooling man falling over himself and tongue hanging out with lust. Let’s face it, if they were dressed like puritans and pure lust out of the equation, we wouldn’t have this situation. I would hate to know that my entire life was spent to ensure the male species was happy. Let’s have some wholesome models, and some gentlemen!

Pam on

Adriana Lima looks like an anorexic-not a very positive role model for young girls to aspire to because NO ONE is supposed to look like that

Pam on

and Adriana also looks like a twelve year old dressing and posing sexy which actually looks very inappropriate

Pam on

Sorry I actually got Adriana and Miranda mixed up so please reverse and reference my previous comments to Miranda and not Adriana

CR on

Okay, Miranda is beautiful… but why is there a big boxy unnatural shadow going on right beneath her? It’s bugging me. I’m loving her bikini and stilettos though!

sheila on

Miranda looks like a chipmunk! Lord knows how a teen ager looking alien became a model. Adriana has mangled teeth and fat cheeks. Long gone are the days or Cindy Crawford I suppose!

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