Alanna Arrington is everywhere in fashion. The model scored a major breakout in 2016 as an 18-year-old at the Victoria’ Secret Fashion Show, and is already being compared to supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Adriana Lima.
She solidified her reputation as the hottest new model on the planet at New York Fashion Week in Feb. 2016. She not only walked in her first show, she opened for Altuzzara, a rare honor for a newcomer.
From there, she jetted to London for Fashion Week there and has never looked back. In February a year ago, Vogue called her “the girl of the moment.”
Hailing from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Alanna is no mid-West farmer’s daughter. She hit the Victoria’s Secret runway like she was born there.
“The great thing about VS is that they will make 100 percent sure that you are comfortable with what you’re wearing, like if your shoes are worrying you, they’ll make sure they fix that so you’re happy,” she told Vogue. She added;
It’s also fun because it incorporates a lot of the things that you can’t do in a regular show. Usually you have this stone cold face, you look straight ahead, here I can interact with the audience, the other models, the performers. I’m naturally pretty flamboyant; I smile really big and cheesy a lot; and I like to dance, so this is completely perfect for me.”
She returned last November for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China and blew away the runway in a bra and lacy panties under a bomber jacket with over-the-top knee-high neon boots. She tells Maxim:
“When I walked out this year, I was like, ‘I belong here.’ I used to run to Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ playing on repeat while looking at a picture of Candice [Swanepoel] and Adriana [Lima] taped up with the words ‘You’ll do it one day,'” she tells Maxim in one of her latest editorial features.