As the world tunes into the broadcast of the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show tonight, the buzz about newcomers like Bella Hadid is sure to reach a fever pitch. But we also love seeing the show's veterans return year after year—and in the case of Adriana Lima, it's been nearly two decades since she donned her Angel wings for the first time, in 1999.
Tonight marks the Brazilian beauty's 17th(!) show with Victoria's Secret, cementing her as the longest-running face of the brand. This is all much to the awe of even her fellow models: Gigi Hadid called Lima out in an Instagram post last week, saying that she was "honored" and "grateful" to walk the runway with her.
And what better way to pay homage to her impressive run than by going all the way back to the beginning? Click through the slideshow below to see Lima's incredible Victoria's Secret beauty evolution, from 1999 to today.
Lima made her Victoria's Secret debut donning tropical-inspired headgear (and a glowing complexion).
Long, flirty lashes and a cushiony pout have been part of the Angel uniform since the very beginning.
We're used to seeing bombshell waves today, but sleeker locks were the look in the early aughts.
The bouncy waves we know and love finally made their appearance in 2004—topped by a tiara, in Lima's case.
Bronzed, luminous skin took center stage this year. For the 2016 version, skip the spray tan and dust on Make's Terrazzo Bronzer ($32), which also contains blush and highlighter pigments for a naturally sun-kissed look.
Those locks seem to become even more covetable as the years have gone on.
Adriana Lima traded her naturally dark locks for a pretty auburn color for this spin on the runway.
The age of the spray tan apparently hit its apex in 2007.
Shimmery eye makeup and saturated blush were the look du jour in the 2008 show.
After skipping out on the 2009 catwalk due to her pregnancy, Lima made her grand return the following year—as did a much more minimalistic makeup look.
The pop of color on Lima's cheeks brought this whole look together. Try it yourself with Kevyn Aucoin's The Creamy Glow blush in Pravella ($26).
Lima opted for a smokier eye look this time around.
One word: abs. (On that note, check out Lima's genius diet trick.)
Lima and her fellow Angels swept London for the 2014 show.
We loved the Eden-esque look that Lima donned on last year's catwalk.
How is it that after nearly two decades, Lima looks more incredible than ever? Tune in tonight to watch the supermodel's 17th spin as an Angel.
Next, check out the surprising workout this year's models swear by.