Fantasy team? Victoria’s Secret Angels tease Valentine’s Super Bowl ad
The Victoria’s Secret Angels have a message for viewers on Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drop the ball this Valentine’s Day.
The apparel giant’s Angel squad of Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and Behati Prinsloo made their play by donning customized jerseys, helmets and a bevy of padding in a teaser for their Super Bowl XLIX TV spot aimed at promoting the underthing maker just in time for the sweetheart holiday.
Nothing like a captive audience: A lot of women -- and a lot of men who love their women even more when they dress sexy -- watch the big game every year. Valentine’s Day is the company’s second-biggest sales period after Christmas, according to ABC News.
The teaser ad premiered Wednesday during “Good Morning America,” but the models and brand touted the clip on social media ahead of its premiere.
“This is just practice. Look out for a whole new commercial during the #SuperBowl,” a post on the Victoria’s Secret Instagram account said.
In much of the 1-minute, 22-second clip, it’s not totally clear that the sexy spokesmodels are the ones on the football field. But their team logo is a single angel wing. Clever.
However, come the 1-minute mark -- when the players strut across the field, remove their helmets and perform a requisite perfect hair flip -- the models reveal themselves as adept athletes (with the help of several clever angle shots).
A new version of the ad is expected to play late in the game, after the two-minute warning.
Worth mentioning is the absence of former Angel Gisele Bundchen, who repped the brand until 2007 and happens to be married to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
His team will face off against the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 1.
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