Adriana Lima celebrates with cake and cuddles from her daughters after hanging up her Victoria's Secret angel wings following 19-year reign
She broke down in tears during the standing ovation for her final walk at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City on Thursday.
But Adriana Lima looked much happier as she enjoyed dinner with her daughters Valentina, eight, and Sienna, six, that evening.
The 37-year-old Brazilian beauty posted a sweet snap of them all in the light of candles as they gazed in wonder at a huge cake.
She captioned it: 'Celebrating with my family...thank you @berimbau.nyc for bringing some Brazilian taste to such a special night,' giving a shout out to the Greenwich Village restaurant.
Adriana also shared an Instagram video of her best moments strutting her stuff for the upscale undies brand.
'Dear Victoria' she said at the start of the caption. 'Thank you for showing me the world, sharing your secrets, and most importantly not just giving me wings but teaching me to fly.'
And she offered a heart emoji 'to the best fans in the world! Love, Adriana.
Touching tributes from fellow models poured in, including one from Georgia Fowler, 26, who shared the shot of Adriana in her sheer, crystal encrusted top, pink feather wings and pale blue undies.
She wrote:'After 19 shows @adrianalima is hanging up her wings. You've inspired me to work hard and never give up on my dreams.
'And when I knew no one backstage took me under your wing. The kindest, most dedicated and not to mention jaw dropping angel there was. Thank you.'
Portuguese VS Angel Sara Sampaio, 27, shared the same shot with a long, gushing caption, that read: @adrianalima thank you! This made me cry so much for 2 days, you are the reason most of us wanted to be models and VS models in the first place!
'You represent everything we aspire to be! You are an inspiration and every year you showed us what true class, beauty, fierce, hard work and humility is! Thank you for all these years you are forever the GOAT! Love you!'
Adriana confirmed that the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion show at Pier 94 in New York City would be her last earlier in the day. .
She holds the title of the longest standing Angel after 18 years
Victoria's Secret brings its famous models together for the glittery catwalk extravaganza every year.
It's probably the most-watched fashion events of the year with some 800 million TV viewers and around $12 million spent on putting the spectacle together, according to the Independent.
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