Behati Prinsloo Returns to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for First Time Since Giving Birth
After two years away, Behati Prinsloo walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Thursday
Behati Prinsloo made her grand Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show return on Thursday for the first time since giving birth to her two daughters, and she had her number one fan cheering her on from the front row: husband Adam Levine.
The 30-year-old model walked the runway in the brand’s signature wings after a two-year hiatus, and for the first time in a few years, the Maroon 5 frontman was in attendance.
Strutting down the runway, Prinsloo wore a corset bralette with a plaid jacket while her wings were a mix of dramatic black feathers and a billowing plaid fabric. She also added strappy black thigh-high stilettos and a plaid pouch around her waist to complete the look.
As she walked, Prinsloo blew kisses several times to Levine, who was supportively watching on from the front row.
Before the show, Prinsloo shared how thrilled she was to have her husband in the audience.
“He’s going to be here! I’m super excited,” she told PEOPLE. “He hasn’t been able to come for a few years because there was always conflict with The Voice and this year it worked out so I’m super excited.”
When asked backstage if she has hopes of them becoming Angels one day, Prinsloo said she doesn’t rule out the possibilities. “I’ll give them little baby angel wings [for now],” she joked.
Prinsloo also revealed that her return “felt like I never left” and everyone was “so warm and welcoming.” However, in the months leading up to the show, the model admitted that she didn’t know if she’d return.
“After two babies back to back, doing the @victoriassecret show felt like a distant dream haha,” she wrote on her Instagram stories showing off her toned abs.
“I’m so proud to be back and proud of my body and what it can do, feeling stronger and healthier than ever with two beautiful baby girls. #girlpower,” she added.
Prior to hitting the runway, she shared her post-pregnancy workout routine to PEOPLE. “It’s definitely a whole different thing once you have kids,” she said of her fitness plan.
“You don’t have that much time and there are other things that you need to think more of than working out that day,” she added.
Prinsloo also mentioned how breastfeeding has helped her tremendously. “I breastfed a lot and that helped me, actually,” she said. “Breastfeeding makes you shed baby weight so quickly, it’s incredible. It’s really nature’s way to help you.”
As far as training went, she just took it day by day. “I just did something every day even if it was just walking or going on a hike. I love L.A. so it’s fun, it’s a lifestyle there, everyone works out,” she said about her hometown.
“But I have two trainers who are just incredible and they really helped me get stronger because the first thing I had to do was get my muscles back,” she continued. “It was a fun process because it was the first time I was going through it.”
Thursday’s fashion show may have marked the first time she’s modeled in bras and briefs since giving birth, but it was not the first time she’s been back on the runway, as she walked the Alexander Wang show in June, modeling a sheer top with cutouts and joggers.
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And for her first time back in lingerie publicly, she was joined by her fellow Angels including Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver.
But her best friend, fellow Angel Lily Aldridge, who’s expecting baby number two, sat this year out.
“She Facetimed me today and was like, ‘Behati, I can’t believe I’m not there!’ I was like, ‘I can’t believe you’re not here either!’ But I’m so excited for her having another baby, she’s wanted it,” Prinsloo said of her pal. “Can’t be happier for her. I was like, ‘Stay home and watch the show, girl.'”
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. on ABC.