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Heidi Klum is stepping down as a Victoria's Secret Angel after an association of over a decade. We take a look at her best moments on the catwalk for the lingerie giant.
Supermodel Heidi Klum is quitting Victoria's Secret after 13 years and won't be walking in the November show.
"All good things have to come to an end. I will always love Victoria's Secret. It has been an absolutely amazing time," the New York Post quoted Klum as saying at Paris Fashion Week.
Klum, 37, is allegedly busy with her TV show Project Runway and a fitness clothing line.
Her exit means VS will have to crown a new top angel.
With Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes both pregnant, the chief wings could go to Adriana Lima (who just launched their 1.5 million pound bra in New York today), Alessandra Ambrosio or one of the new generation of Angels -- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman or Erin Heatherton.
In the meantime, we decided to dig out Heidi Klum's best Victoria's Secret catwalk moments from over the last few years.
Here she is in 1999, modelling a lace demi bra with matching thong at the show on February 3 in New York City -- she was only 25 back then!
In 2002, she modelled this dazzling gold number from VS' sleepwear fashion, as part of the Cinema Against AIDS 2000 gala event to benefit amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) during the 53rd Cannes Film Festival.
In 2002, the Victoria's Secret show saw the German-born stunner knock everyone out with skimpy ribboned intimates in white and yellow, complete with wings.
The 2002 showing also saw Klum sizzle in black lace with hot pink trimming and thigh-high boots.
She made an even more spectacular entry in 2003, glimmering in silver sequins and giant wings that stood over 12 feet high.
In fact, the supermodel had plenty of bling in store that year, with this red-white set and a faux fur stole adding to the overall effect.
In November of 2005, less than two months after giving birth to her second child, the bombshell was back with a bang, this time in shining lights.
In 2006, however, Klum had to give the Victoria's Secret showing a miss -- only six days after, she delivered yet again!
Seen here is a photograph from her 2007 appearance, in a silver corset, tiara and gigantic snowflake accessory that flew open in all its glory on the runway.
That year also sealed her superbod reputation -- can you imagine looking like this after three children?
She showed up on the ramp in one sexy ensemble after another, like this cat-eyes and leopard-print two-piece.
It looked like there was no stopping this Angel in 2008, when her curves brought out the best in these purple boyshorts and lilac bra, complete with a bondage-style strap-on across the chest.
At the finale of the show, she appeared sporting a gigantic sequinned ribbon, all gift-wrapped and wearing red-hot lace. Now that's a present any man would love!
Klum's final entrance for Victoria's Secret came in 2009, this time just five weeks after her fourth child was born. She pulled it off again, at the age of 26, over a decade after she first started off with the lingerie giant.
Her quitting ahead of the show next month has disappointed fans across the world, but as they say -- the show must go on.
It's now time to see who'll be taking over from the supermodel -- and if her successor will be able to match up!