Categories
Uncategorized

Angels no more: Victoria’s Secret abandoning iconic models

Charlie abandoned them.  Then they were sent to the outfield.  And now, Victoria’s Secret is bidding their Angels adieu.

Five years after abandoning its then-ubiquitous catalogs that excited teen boys (and some girls) for four decades, Victoria’s Secret has announced that it would no longer promote the lingerie models as the, um, face of the brand.

According to New York Times, the brand will turn to a different set of women to promote the independent and strong spirit the company wishes to project.  Women such as Indian actor and entrepreneur Priyanka Chopra Jonas; Eileen Gu, a 17-year-old Chinese American freestyle skier and soon-to-be Olympian; Paloma Elsesser, a 29-year-old biracial model and inclusivity advocate who was the rare size 14 woman on the cover of Vogue; and the pro soccer player and gender-equality activist Megan Rapinoe, will become the face and voice of the brand.

“When the world was changing, we were too slow to respond,” said Martin Waters, the former head of Victoria’s Secret’s international business who was appointed chief executive of the brand in February. “We needed to stop being about what men want and to be about what women want.”

The clothing and retail giant VS has more than 1,400 stores and had $5 billion in sales across multiple brands, including Victoria’s Secret, Pink, and Victoria Sport, with other beauty products in the works.

“As a gay woman, I think a lot about what we think is sexy, and we are afforded the ability to do that, because I don’t have to wear the traditional sexy thing to be sexy and I don’t think the traditional thing is sexy when it comes to my partner or people I’ve dated,” said Ms. Rapinoe. “I think functionality is probably the sexiest thing we could possibly achieve in life. Sometimes just cool is sexy, too.”

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Who killed the MAGA media universe’s stories about Kevin Cramer defending the Capitol cop who killed Ashli Babbitt

6 hours ago

Insurrectionists’ volunteer defense attorney recommends they read book, gets called traitor, Nazi, communist for her efforts

6 hours ago

Washington DC reinstates mask mandate for all persons over the age of two

8 hours ago

As Florida suffers, Gaetz jokes he has “Florida variant” of virus

9 hours ago

Florida reports over 21000 new Covid19 cases in a single day

10 hours ago

Bitcoin investors fear new financial transaction reporting rules in Senate infrastructure bill

10 hours ago

Long Island county may allow police to sue protesters for damages

11 hours ago

Unreliable narrators

11 hours ago

Senators meeting over the weekend to hash out details of infrastructure bill

12 hours ago

When Trump’s candidate Susan Wright knew she was screwed

13 hours ago

Ronny Deathsentence engages in MAGA political theater by banning mask requirements for schools

14 hours ago

Why the shortage of workers for retail and service jobs may be permanent

15 hours ago

Tennessee right wing radio host now on ventilator

17 hours ago

Texas Civil Rights project claims a million new voter registrations since September 2020 court win on drivers’ license update rider

18 hours ago

Cawthorn caught trying to bring gun on plane

19 hours ago

Service robots used during the Tokyo Olympics offer a glimpse of the future of eldercare

20 hours ago

Sudden surge of vaccinations reported in Delta-hit regions

20 hours ago

Federal prosecutors hacked by Russia in 2020, DOJ says

1 day ago

Random thoughts Friday, Volume XXX

1 day ago

Three GOP Congressmen accused of hiding $22 million in stock trades

1 day ago

Women for Trump founder still won’t let go

1 day ago

Carlson didn’t get the memo that conservative now favor vaccines

1 day ago

Boston transit officials not ruling out agonized utilitarian resolution to ethical dilemma as factor in trolley collision that injured 23

1 day ago

Who killed the MAGA media universe’s stories about Kevin Cramer defending the Capitol cop who killed Ashli Babbitt?

1 day ago

Ethics complaint filed against Cawthorn by GOP WV Rep’s staffer

1 day ago

Woman who oversees state with third-worst coronavirus infection rate says she still won’t promote vaccines

1 day ago

You mean that metaphorically, right?

1 day ago

Walmart imposing vax mandate on all corporate staff

2 days ago

He doesn’t need a blue check mark

2 days ago

Republican Senator anonymously disputes Trump’s omnipotence in Politico report on Herschel Walker’s potential run in Georgia

2 days ago

White House fence jumper tackled by cops and Secret Service

2 days ago

DOJ rules Treasury must turn over Trump taxes to Congress

2 days ago

RawStory fucking sucks

2 days ago

Ted Nugent quits NRA post

2 days ago

Sixty-seven year old man such an obsessed fangirl he actually added “Endorsed By President Trump 🇺🇸” to his Twitter name

2 days ago

Trump told Justice Department in December: “Just say that the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me”

2 days ago

Walmart to require masks for workers in high-outbreak regions

2 days ago

“I should have gotten the damn vaccine”: Las Vegas man, 39 years old, father of five children, shortly before dying of Coronavirus

2 days ago

Michigan GOP pretty much completely overrun by MAGA cult

2 days ago

Turning the “freedom” bullshit around on anti-vaxxers

2 days ago

South Carolina MAGA jerkoff to primary Republican Congressman Tom Rice for insufficient loyalty to Orange God Emperor

2 days ago

Frau Ingraham just a bit salty with GOP leadership

2 days ago

Mysterious jetpack-flying asshole spotted again near LAX

2 days ago

QAnon adulteress melts down over getting booted from DC lockup

2 days ago

Myanmar regime weaponizing Coronavirus against dissent

2 days ago

Space Station soared out of control after Russian module misfires

2 days ago

Man injured at Florida zoo after… oh, c’mon, you know what he did

2 days ago

Former Michigan Senator Carl Levin dead at 87

2 days ago

MyPillow asshole pulls all ads from Fox News after network refuses to run promo for his stolen 2020 election cyber something bullshit

2 days ago

Tucker Carlson says someone else has “no adult skills”

2 days ago

x
x
x
x
x
x