Every year, one model is chosen out of the VS pack to continue on the leggy legacy—upheld by Gisele Bündchen, Alessandra Ambrosio and Heidi Klum—to wear one of the most expensive, if not heaviest, bras in the world. The tradition has become an honor among models. Featuring almost 6,000 precious gemstones, including sapphires, yellow sapphires, blue topaz and diamonds, the 2017 Champagne Night’s Fantasy Bra weighs more than 600 carats and took almost 350 hours to make and this year Lais Ribeiro, 27 years old, who has been with Victoria’s Secret since 2010 will do the honor of wearing the pricey lingerie at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year.
Last year, Jasmine Tookes modeled the $3 million Bright Night Fantasy Bra, which was designed by Eddie Borgo and made by A.W. Mouzannar with diamonds and emeralds.
In 2015 Lily Aldridge took the spotlight, wearing the $2 million Fireworks Fantasy Bra by Mouawad. That piece was covered in more than 6,500 red garnets, blue topaz, and yellow sapphires and was set in 18 karat gold.
In 2014 Victoria’s Secret set two Fantasy Bras down the runway on veteran models Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. Also made by Mouawad, they were set with a total of over 16,000 rubies, diamonds, and sapphires.
“After three days, I was still pinching myself because I couldn’t believe it. I was very emotional. I cried very much,” said the 27-year-old model about her reaction to the good news. “It’s the biggest thing in my career right now. Of course, we hope [to be chosen], but we never know because there’s so many of us, and we all work so hard. And I’m thankful and honored to be one of them now”. The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will hold in Shanghai this month.