Adriana Lima thanks crowd at final Victoria's Secret show

 
 
Updated 11/9/2018 3:15 PM
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  • Model Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Model Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Barbara Palvin, from left, Yasmin Wijnaldum, Winnie Harlow, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Alexina Graham walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Barbara Palvin, from left, Yasmin Wijnaldum, Winnie Harlow, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Alexina Graham walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Grace Bol walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Grace Bol walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Stella Maxwell, right, walks the runway as Rita Ora performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Stella Maxwell, right, walks the runway as Rita Ora performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Adriana Lima appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Adriana Lima appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Winnie Harlow, left, walks the runway as Shawn Mendes performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Winnie Harlow, left, walks the runway as Shawn Mendes performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Winnie Harlow appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Winnie Harlow appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Model Devon Windsor walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Model Devon Windsor walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Behati Prinsloo appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Behati Prinsloo appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Shanina Shaik appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Shanina Shaik appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Taylor Hill appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Taylor Hill appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Bella Hadid appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Bella Hadid appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Adriana Lima, right, walks the runway as Luke Spiller of The Struts performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Adriana Lima, right, walks the runway as Luke Spiller of The Struts performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Josephine Skriver appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Josephine Skriver appears backstage during hair and makeup at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Rita Ora performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Rita Ora performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Halsey performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Halsey performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Shawn Mendes performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Shawn Mendes performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Bebe Rexha performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Bebe Rexha performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Shawn Mendes performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Shawn Mendes performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Model Josephine Skriver walks the runway as singer Shawn Mendes performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Model Josephine Skriver walks the runway as singer Shawn Mendes performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Model Lais Ribeiro walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Model Lais Ribeiro walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Models Taylor Hill, left, Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel walk the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Models Taylor Hill, left, Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel walk the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Model Martha Hunt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Model Martha Hunt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Alex DeLeon and Josephine Skriver attend the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Alex DeLeon and Josephine Skriver attend the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Winnie Harlow and Wiz Khalifa attend the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Winnie Harlow and Wiz Khalifa attend the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Candice Swanepoel, left, and Behati Prinsloo attend the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Candice Swanepoel, left, and Behati Prinsloo attend the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Candice Swanepoel, left, and Behati Prinsloo attend the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Candice Swanepoel, left, and Behati Prinsloo attend the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Bella Hadid attends the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Bella Hadid attends the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Behati Prinsloo, and Adam Levine attend the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Behati Prinsloo, and Adam Levine attend the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Elsa Hosk attends the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Elsa Hosk attends the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Shanina Shaik attends the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Shanina Shaik attends the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Model Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Model Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Associated Press

NEW YORK -- An emotional Adriana Lima bowed her head in thanks and crossed her hands over her heart as she made her 18th and final runway walk in the annual holiday Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, her long white feather angel wings gently blowing as the crowd cheered.

A tribute video played Thursday during taping of the extravaganza, declaring Lima "the greatest angel of all time" while Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" played.

The show will be broadcast Dec. 2 on ABC and in 190 countries around the world.

The Struts, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha, Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey performed on the runway at a downtown Manhattan venue as 60 models walked, including sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Winnie Harlow.

Ora briefly walked hand-in-hand with one of the angels during her performance and a stage hand later fetched a piece of her gold jewelry that fell to the runway. Mendes was dressed in black and slung his acoustic guitar on his back as he sang "Lost in Japan" while Gigi Hadid managed a huge parachute-shaped set of floral wings that caught the air like a massive windsock.

Jenner took to the runway in a black and silver bikini look and a set of stiff black feathers adorned with glitzy stars. For another round on the catwalk, she donned a tiny plaid kilt skirt with a mismatched plaid train and bra as she smiled. Harlow, a newcomer to the show, walked in sparkly silver with pink feather adornment.

Backstage before the show, the 37-year-old Lima, a mother of two, and other models lounged in short black robes bedazzled with gold stars. They spoke to journalists while sitting at makeup stations and lounging on couches.

"I thought over the years I would get more relaxed," Lima, a blue-eyed Brazilian beauty, told The Associated Press as stylists worked on her long dark hair. "No, I still get nervous, just like at my first Victoria's Secret show."

Another angel mom, 30-year-old Namibian blonde Behati Prinsloo, smiled wide as she primped backstage. Prinsloo, who is married to Adam Levine, has been an angel since 2009 but this was her return to the show after two years off, just eight months after the birth of their second daughter.

"It's such an honor to just be part of it yet again after having kids," she said.

Giving birth gave her extra confidence, Prinsloo said.

"It made me work a little harder," she said. "It made me appreciate my body so much, what it can do, create life and then, honestly, get back and do this."

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