GOODBYE VICTORIA'S SECRET

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Goddess of the runway, Heidi Klum, is hanging up her Victoria's Secret angel wings -- for good.

The German-born supermodel has decided to retire from her gig with the underthings emporium after 13 years of representing the brand on the catwalk and as a premier "Angel."

In a statement released to Yahoo! Thursday, Klum says: "All good things have to come to an end. I will always love Victoria and never tell her secret. It's been an absolute amazing time!"

The New York Post's Page Six column first reported the news.

The blond model-turned-TV host, 37, has hosted the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show since 2002; last year, she turned heads when she strutted the VS runway wearing a form-fitting getup just weeks after giving birth to her fourth child, daughter Lou.

Klum's publicist, SaraJane Lieb, says she won't be walking in this year's show, to be broadcast November 30 on CBS. Other Angels, including Adriana Lima, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and Chanel Iman, will be on hand.

Klum reportedly wants to focus her energies on Lifetime's fashion-design competition show "Project Runway" and a forthcoming line of fitness apparel. Her line of activewear for New Balance will be sold on Amazon.com beginning October 7, according to Lieb.

This might not be the only impending blow to the Victoria's Secret Angels empire: two of its top models are also expecting children. Doutzen Kroes, who is five months pregnant announced on Twitter earlier this month that she is expecting a boy. Miranda Kerr, who is pregnant with husband Orlando Bloom's baby, showed off her baby bump on Wednesday when she walked in a fashion show in Paris.

Klum didn't cite a specific reason for moving on from her longtime Angel job, but it appears she'll always have a fan in Victoria's Secret's highest ranks.

"Heidi will always be an Angel," Ed Razek, president and chief marketing officer of Limited Brands (of which Victoria's Secret is a part), said in a statement to Reuters.


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