It’s a sports cliche to say that a powerhouse college football or basketball program “doesn’t rebuild, it reloads.” The idea is that when the marquee names move on (we used to say “graduate” — hah!), there are plenty of future stars just waiting to shine and that the team can be just as good as it was the previous season.
You could say that when Victoria’s Secret goes to put its bras and panties on new girls, it doesn’t rebuild, it reloads. And yet we’ve been feeling like the elite Victoria’s Secret girls haven’t changed much lately — with the exception of Karlie Kloss — and that we’re still awaiting a new Brazilian mega-star. You’ll never catch us saying Adriana Lima (age 31) should quit her Angels gig, or that we don’t want to see retirees Gisele (age 32) and Izabel Goulart (age 28) in their underwear — but would it be such a bad thing if a new Girl from Ipa Nima went walking?
We spied these pictures of Daiane Sodré, who is Brazilian and (best we can tell) about 20 years old. Here she is modeling some Victoria’s Secret stuff — pretty basic, she’s certainly not yet gotten the call to wear the wings on the big televised fashion show.
But she sure is nice, we think. The next Gisele or Adriana? That’s a heavy statement to make — but Vicky could do worse than give this one more work.