Walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is a major moment in any model’s life, and each year, one woman is selected to wear an insanely valuable, heavily bejeweled “Fantasy Bra” on the runway. This year, the featured model is 27-year-old Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro. This is her seventh year walking the Victoria’s Secret runway, and she was named an Angel in 2015.
The Brazilian model will be showcasing the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra, which comes with a matching belt, and is worth $2 million. Victoria’s Secret shared a video (below) of Ribeiro’s emotional reaction when she got the news. She told W Magazine, “I just started to cry so much. I couldn’t talk. It was such a mix of emotions coming out.”
The custom-made bra and belt were designed by Mouawad, a Swiss and Emirati jeweler, and include over 600 carats of diamond, sapphire, and topaz gemstones set in 18 karat gold. Jeweled lingerie doesn’t sound very comfortable, but the Fantasy bra isn’t designed for comfort. (Only a Victoria’s Secret Angel wears a bra like this to work.) The Fantasy bra’s whole purpose is to look spectacular, and Ribeiro has the perfect body to show it off:
Ribeiro and her fellow lingerie models have been working hard to get in shape for the 2017 runway show, but she says she’s been taking it a little easier since her fitting. She told W Magazine, “Right now, I’m chilling. I did my fitting. I’ll probably get a little intense again about two weeks before.”
This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show takes place on November 20 in Shanghai, China. It airs on CBS the following week, Tuesday, November 28. Here are a few of Ribeiro’s latest Instagrams, in which she shows off the one-of-a-kind lingerie:
I’ve been holding this secret for too long and I am beyond honored to announce that I will be wearing the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra this year! I am very happy and thankful for my Victoria’s Secret family for trusting me and all the support from my on family, friends and fans! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! 😭😭😭 its official!! 💎😭
Of course, Ribeiro gorgeous in regular lingerie, too: