It’s that time of year again. The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is just around the corner, and the 2017 Fantasy Bra has been unveiled! Angel Lais Ribeiro is the lucky lady to wear the over-the-top lingerie on the runway — and this year’s bra is stunning.
Adorned with 6,000 diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz, the “Champagne Nights,” bra, as it is been called, is valued at $2 million and weighs 600 karats. The bra, which has inspired the new and more practical Dream Angels Demi Bra, was designed by world-renowned jeweler Mouawad and took almost 350 hours to create.
Lais has been working with Victoria’s Secret since 2010 but this is her first time wearing the fantasy bra. The 27-year-old Brazilian beauty will join the ranks of Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, and Adriana Lima when she walks the runway in the bejeweled piece in Shanghai later this month. “I came in and when I tried it I cried, it was unbelievable,” she told Vogue. “You just feel so powerful wearing it — like all the hard work has paid off.” On Instagram, she also gushed about the honor, writing, “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!”
So how did she share the exciting news with her family? FaceTime of course! “I asked my brother to put everybody on the phone: my grandma, grandpa, my mom, uncles, everybody in the room and then I told them and it was just me crying on the side and my entire family on the other side crying,” she told People. “They’re jumping; my sister dropped the phone. It was amazing.”
She also revealed her fellow Angel Adriana, who has worn the fantasy bra a time or two in her career, gave her some advice. “Adriana knows herself. She’s very strong, powerful, and sexy. It’s inspiring — she helped me a lot in the beginning of my career,’ she added. We can’t wait to watch the 2017 Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show when it airs on Thursday, Nov. 28, at 10 p.m. EST on CBS.
For a look at the evolution of the fantasy bra, keep scrolling through the gallery below!
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