A Day in the Life of a Victoria’s Secret Angel

When Victoria’s Secret calls and asks if you’d like to spend the day with an Angel, there’s only one thing to do: drop everything and pack your bags! So on Wednesday I did just that and jetted off to Houston, Texas where I met the beautiful Sara Sampaio on the latest stop of the Body by Victoria tour.

The trip marked the first solo appearance for the Portugal native, who landed her coveted wings back in April. “I couldn’t believe it,” Sampaio tell us about hearing the news for the first time. “Only when it went public did things get very surreal.” Becoming an Angel was a dream come true for the 24-year-old, who has grown up idolizing former Angels Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, and Tyra Banks. “All of them are incredible women and have branched out of Victoria’s Secret to do amazing things,” she says. “I hope one day that is me.”

As Sampaio is quickly learning, the life of a VS Angel is never dull. Case in point: her whirlwind 24-hour trip to The Lone Star State, complete with radio and local news appearances, three mall signings, and a stop at a local Tex-Mex favorite. We followed along to get a firsthand look at a VS Angel’s typical work day, and between appearances and outfit changes caught up with Sampaio to talk about everything from the new Body by Victoria collection to her guilty pleasures. Keep reading for exclusive photo diary.