Here's Why People Are Conflicted About Victoria's Secret's Newest Angel

Victoria's Secret has been in hot water over the last few months and the lingerie store is trying to win back its customers.

With their latest choice for an Angel, fans are definitely happy but still can't get over the brand's recent controversies.

On April 4, 2019, Victoria's Secret tweeted that Leomie Anderson would become their newest Angel.

Official Angels have exclusive contracts with the brand, serve as ambassadors and of course, wear wings in the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show.

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This announcement was also huge because Leomie would be the first black and British Angel ever.

There have been six black Angels (including Leomie) out of 40 since the brand started choosing Angels.

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Of course, Leomie was thrilled with the news.

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"Mate.... I still can’t BELIEVE IT," tweeted Leomie. That would pretty much be my reaction, too. Congrats, Leomie!

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Many of Leomie's fans were also excited by the news.

Leomie has spoken out in the past on issues like diversity in the modeling industry and has modeled for LAPP, which spreads awareness about women's issues through fashion.

She's basically an icon in every way imaginable.

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The news was a bit of a surprise, but a happy surprise.

There are now 15 Victoria's Secret Angels, which is more than the company has had in the past. This wasn't the only reason why people felt conflicted over this news.

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Victoria's Secret's controversial lack of trans and plus-size models has prompted some consumers to cancel the brand.

Back in November 2018, Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer of L Brands (the Victoria's Secret parent company) told Vogue that the company wasn't interested in marketing clothes to plus-size women.

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While many people believe casting Leomie is a good step towards diversity, they still can't embrace the brand.

Some people can't help but feel that this is a publicity stunt to try and earn back consumers' trust.

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Some people even joked that the company did "one thing right".

It's pretty clear that Twitter saw this as the first piece of good news to come from the brand in a long time.

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Of course, all this Leomie good news is coming a few weeks after VS announced their "size inclusive" angel, Barbra Palvin.

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And if you're wondering hmmmm, she still doesn't look anything like ME, you're 1000000 percent correct.

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Of course Barbara is gorgeous, fit and smexy AF, she's just by no means plus sized.

To even suggest so is laughable.

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But, there's no denying becoming a VS angel is something little model girls dream of their whole lives.

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I mean, I dreamt of it too but weirdly enough, NOTHING HAPPENED!

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At the end of the day, it was clear people are loving Leomie, but still not loving Victoria's Secret that much.

Maybe Leomie will change things for the better as a Victoria's Secret Angel? Let's hope so because people are still skeptical of the company.

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