When she’s not uploading cute pictures with her dog Tate to her 13 million Instagram followers, Taylor Hill spends her time modeling as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Born in Palatine, Illinois, Hill was a gymnast before becoming a model.
She was also discovered at a very young age, 14 in fact, when she was in a barn in Granby, Colorado. Hey, those piercing eyes and charming smile will trap you anywhere. The model also made a small appearance in the 2016 psychological horror film, ‘The Neon Demon’, but makes sure to attend each year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on TV.
Ashley Graham is unarguably the most beautiful plus-size model in the world. She was spotted at the young age of 13 by an agency, while shopping at a mall in Omaha, Nebraska, and her modeling career began from there.
In 2017, Graham released a book 'A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like', where she tells of her experiences as a plus-sized model and body positivity advocate. Graham also gave a TED Talk advocating for self-acceptance, in which she stared into a mirror and made comments that many teen (and adult) women can relate to, like: “Back fat, I see you popping over my bra today. But that’s all right. I’m gonna choose to love you.” We could all learn a thing or two about self-acceptance from her.
Halle Berry began her career as a model and almost won Miss USA in 1986. The actress went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the only woman of African American descent to have won the award. During the 2000s, Berry became one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
Nobody was surprised when she won first place in the 2003 Time's list of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" (notice that she beat the men too!). She was also named Esquire magazine's "Sexiest Woman Alive", which was a huge compliment to the 42-year-old actress who had just had a baby.
Despite acting minor parts in various small films, this actress is best known for starring as Anastasia Steele in the franchise that grossed over $1.3 billion, '50 Shades of Grey'.
The stunning actress went on to gain more popularity and exposure than she ever anticipated, eventually awarding her with a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination in 2016. But sorry boys, Johnson has been in a relationship with musician Chris Martin since October 2017.
This Filipina-German beauty is the winner of 2015’s Miss Universe, and our list would not be complete without her. Pia Wurtzbach is a 30-year-old model, actress, beauty queen, and social media influencer with over 9 million Instagram followers.
Wurtzbach is an avid supporter of reproductive and LGBT rights in the Philippines. The 2015 Miss Universe winner also advocates for gender equality and claims that she intends to remain unmarried and childfree. As she believes, we all deserve to have that choice.