According to data we snatched off Harpers Bazaar, “WWD reports Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show raised an impressive $2.5 million for charities including the American Cancer Society, Pelotonia and Gabriel’s Angels through ticket sales. Tickets were auctioned off for up to $25,000 for a seat at the highly anticipated fashion show and this year hosted the runway’s biggest show to date.” But did you know that out of the 47 international models who walked the runway this year, 4 were Africans? And while some of us may have been following their work for some time now, being a part of this show is the pinnacle for each of their careers because the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show only features the world’s leading fashion models. Victoria Secret Angels like Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima, Lindsay Ellingson, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk and Karlie Kloss were all on the runway. Without further ado, here are the 4 African models we spotted on the runway at the 2014 Show.

Grace Mahary: Grace shared these images on her Instagram page saying “Today I’m emotional because of how far I’ve come and the journey it’s been to reach this point. I can’t stress how important it is to keep site of and continue creating dreams for yourself. There is no limit I promise. This is coming from the tomboy now walking in the lingerie event of the century. But alas, there’s no moment better than the present so let’s go live in it. #BELIEVEINYOURSELF #VSFashionShow #PinkUniversity @imgmodels @elmerolsenmodels @johndavidpfeiffer” Check out her walk on the runway. EPIC! Follow Grace on Instagram…. click this @gracemahary

African+Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+MagazineAfrican+Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine1Grace is an Eritrean-Canadian model (Image: Instagram)

Hammam Imaan: Here is what Moroccan/Egyptian model Hamman had to say on her Instagram page about her feature on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show; “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. I’m so blessed and proud to be one of the first Moroccan/Egyptian Model to be part of this amazing show! emojiemoji #VSFashionShow #VSFS2014 @victoriassecret #hardworkpaysoff #waareenwilisiseenweg hammamimaan”. Follow Hamman on Instagram…. click this @hammamimaan

African+Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine2 African+Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine3Hamman taking a selfie with pop star Ariana
Grande (Image: Instagram)

Maria Borges: Maria also had something amazing to say about her feature on the show.“Thank you God. Não importa o que você faça mas seja bom, seja tão bom que ninguém conseguirá te Ignorar!!#VSFashionShow #VSFS2014 #Victoriassecret #victoriassecretangel.” In English simply means No matter what you do but be good, be so good that no one can ignore you. Follow Maria on Instagram…. click this @mariaborges28

African+Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine (22African+Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine4Angolan model Maria sharing the stage with
Taylor Swift (Image: Instagram)

Candice Swanpoel: She is the top model among the lineup and is one of the highest paid models in the world. Candice was so excited about the show in London she posted this pic below with the words saying “Good luck today girls. Happy to be a part of this with all of you. Let’s give London something to remember. emojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemoji#vsfashionshow@victoriassecret @nomadrj”. Candice was born and raised in Mooi River, South Africa. Follow Candice on Instagram @angelcandices

African+Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine (3)African+Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine7 (2)This has got to be one of the best Model shots ever. This is Candice’s 8th
time at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. (Image: Instagram)

More photos from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (Pink Carpet)

Pink+Carpet+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine2Taylor Swift (Image: Getty Images)

Pink+Carpet+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+MagazineGrace Mahary (Image: Getty Images)

Pink+Carpet+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine1Candice Swanpoel (Image: Getty Images)

African+Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine (2)Maria Borges  (Image: Instagram)

Other models on the runway

African+Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine (34Joan Smalls (Image: Getty Images)

Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine (34Lindsay Ellingson (Image: Getty Images)

Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+MagazineCindy Bruna (Image: Getty Images)

Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine1Bregje Heinen (Image: Getty Images)

Models+2014+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine (2)Jourdan Dunn (Image: Getty Images)

Check out photos of Taylor Swift and Arianda Grande performing at the show

Taylor+Swift+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine.jpgTaylor Swift Pictured with Maria Borges (Image: Getty Images)

Ariana+Grande+Victoria+Secret+Fashion+Show+Zen+Magazine1Ariana Grande (Image: Getty Images)

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