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Doutzen Kroes Quits Victoria's Secret (She's the Latest Angel to Fly out of Her Contract)

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Hot on the (very high, very shiny) heels of the PEOPLE-exclusive news that Karlie Kloss has left Victoria’s Secret, word comes that another Angel is turning in her wings. Doutzen Kroes, 30, a seven-year vet of the Angels, left the brand quietly in December — and they’re just now addressing her exit.

Doutzen Kroes Leaving Victoria's Secret
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As he did when the news of Kloss’s departure broke, Victoria’s Secret president and chief marketing officer Ed Razek took to Instagram to address fan questions. “After I posted the news about Karlie Kloss leaving VS I got a number of texts asking me why I hadn’t said anything about Doutzen leaving at the end of last year. Fair question,” he writes. “The simple answer is I should have. Doutzen had a lucrative opportunity in Europe and it would have conflicted with her VS obligations. So, at her agencies [sic] request, we released her from contract. There was no conflict. No animosity. None of the nonsense I’ve read on Instagram. She had a great business opportunity, and I wanted to be fair to someone I adore and respect. That’s all. I honestly believe Doutzen is one of the most stunningly beautiful people in the world. And I always will. I have told her that many times. Now you know.”

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So though Kloss and Kroes remain on the Victoria’s Secret Angel page, there’s no doubt that there will need to be some new (beautiful, well-coiffed) faces on the site soon. Any guesses? Think Jourdan and Cara should get promotions, or are you ready for Gigi and Kendall to step in? Share below!

–Alex Apatoff