Doutzen Kroes Quits Victoria's Secret (She's the Latest Angel to Fly out of Her Contract)

02/24/2015 at 04:08 PM ET

Hot on the (very high, very shiny) heels of the PEOPLE-exclusive news that Karlie Kloss has left Victoria’s Secret, word comes that another Angel is turning in her wings. Doutzen Kroes, 30, a seven-year vet of the Angels, left the brand quietly in December — and they’re just now addressing her exit.

Doutzen Kroes Leaving Victoria's SecretNicholas Harvey/Everett

As he did when the news of Kloss’s departure broke, Victoria’s Secret president and chief marketing officer Ed Razek took to Instagram to address fan questions. “After I posted the news about Karlie Kloss leaving VS I got a number of texts asking me why I hadn’t said anything about Doutzen leaving at the end of last year. Fair question,” he writes. “The simple answer is I should have. Doutzen had a lucrative opportunity in Europe and it would have conflicted with her VS obligations. So, at her agencies [sic] request, we released her from contract. There was no conflict. No animosity. None of the nonsense I’ve read on Instagram. She had a great business opportunity, and I wanted to be fair to someone I adore and respect. That’s all. I honestly believe Doutzen is one of the most stunningly beautiful people in the world. And I always will. I have told her that many times. Now you know.”

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So though Kloss and Kroes remain on the Victoria’s Secret Angel page, there’s no doubt that there will need to be some new (beautiful, well-coiffed) faces on the site soon. Any guesses? Think Jourdan and Cara should get promotions, or are you ready for Gigi and Kendall to step in? Share below!

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Fashion , Lingerie , Models
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OMG such heartbreaking news! How will we ever survive!

sarahGrier on

Oh i would like to see voluptuous VS model onthe runway!

Blair on

Do we get to vote? Gigi and Kendall!!

luli on

VS is a trash brand anyway. Bad quality and tackiest design. Prices should be much cheaper for the quality of product…but I guess women still like to receive the catalogues with all these stop models. I rather pay for the wuality of my bra, then pay for tjese models salaries.

Lizzy on

Can someone finally give Lais Ribeiro her wings now…

Jac on

I’m going to agree with the poster above. Gigi and Kendall would be great additions. They’re both stunning and look great in swimwear.

wtwet st on

they only use them for a few years then ditch them. they always want the best looking, the prettiest, skinniest, etc. look how he says she was one of the most beautiful people he’s ever worked with. looks is all that matters to this person

lisa on

She is the most beautiful of all the vs models.

No, Kendall Jenner on

Kendall Jenner becoming a VS Angel would be a step back, her foot is in the door when it comes to modeling for high-end fashion. As much as she said it would be her dream, she doesn’t need this job.

Carrow on

With that hideous face and that fat body how will she ever find work again?!?!?!?

Said no one…EVER.

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