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Victoria's Secret is losing Angels left and right: first, Karlie Kloss bails out, saying she needs more time to attend NYU, and then Doutzen Kroes leaves to take "a lucrative opportunity in Europe." But the New York Post's sources say the pay is the real reason behind the departures, because Angel money just isn't what it used to be.
"Older contracts like Alessandra Ambrosio were in the millions, now they’re like $100,000," a source said. Victoria's Secret Angels like Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, and Tyra Banks made a lot more than current Angels. Now, the lingerie brand is hiring more Angels, which is driving down the pay per model.
According to the Post, the time commitment is intense and can prevent models from taking other gigs. Every Angel must commit 50 days or more to working for Victoria's Secret.