AceShowbiz - Model Grace Elizabeth has scored her wings as the latest Victoria's Secret Angel.
The 22-year-old, who first graced the runway for the lingerie brand in 2016, joins Barbara Palvin, Alexina Graham and Leomie Anderson among the new crop of Angels.
Recalling her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris, Grace reveals she was "freaking out" before her catwalk debut and almost had a panic attack.
"When I first walked out, I passed by Bruno Mars and I was like, 'Hey', and then I turned the corner and the first people I saw were my parents," she says. "It was very emotional."
And she reveals she's picking up impressionable young fans, who only know her through her Instagram account, "Normally the younger girls that see me come up and are like, 'Are you Lovegrace_e?' It's like a secret name. I'm like, 'Yep, that'll be me!' "
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This almost feels unreal, I’ve been pinching myself all morning! Since the moment I entered the modeling world my goal was to work with Victoria’s Secret. Today I am proud to announce I am... (drumroll please) THE NEWEST ANGEL!!! I can’t even express how grateful I am to all of my family, friends, and fans for your constant support and belief in me. You guys have been the biggest force behind my journey. I’m so excited for this next chapter in my life and in my career. Thank you Ed Razek, Monica Mitro, John Pfeifer, Sophia Neophitou, and Michelle Priano for welcoming me with open arms to this incredible family. I love you all 😁😁❤️
In her new Angel announcement video, posted online on Wednesday, April 10, Grace also reveals boxing and Pilates keep her fit and trim, while yoga helps her "zen out."
The confident Florida native ends the video by stating, "I am up next!"
"I was in Tulum, Mexico on vacation laying by the beach when I got the exciting news," she recalls of the big Angel news. "I told my mother. She had already seen the email come through and was counting down the minutes until I called her. I called her as soon as I saw and she answered, 'Hello, is this my angel?' "
Grace has been a longtime Victoria's Secret favourite and served as a spokesmodel for the brand's PINK collection.
She signed to Next Models at 16 and went on to book jobs with Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren. She has also walked the international runways for Ralph Lauren, Max Mara and Chanel.