Elsa Hosk sizzles in a pink string bikini as she stars on the cover of the 2016 Victoria's Secret stunning swimwear catalog for the very first time
- The 27-year-old Swedish model is joined by fellow Angels Candice Swanepoel, Josephine Skriver, Taylor Hill in modelling sultry swimwear
- Elsa said she was 'honored' to have landed the cover, which features her emerging from the water in an undone crochet bikini
Victoria's Secret Angel Elsa Hosk has been revealed as the cover star for the brand's swimwear catalog.
The 27-year-old Swedish stunner appears on the brand new catalog in a pink, orange and white crochet bikini with the top undone as she seems to be emerging from a body of water.
'I was freaking out. I literally thought they were playing a joke on me. I know this is such a big deal, and I am so honored to be selected as the cover model,' the model told People.
Big day: Swedish model Elsa Hosk has been revealed as the cover star for the 2016 Victoria's Secret swimwear catalog
In good company: Elsa is joined in the catalog by fellow Angels Candice Swanepoel (right) and Josephine Skriver (left)
The image, taken by photographer Guy Aroch, was shot in Bora Bora in what Elsa describes as a 'very natural moment'.
'I threw on swimwear and we had this idea that I would rise up from the ocean,' she said. 'I started untying the swimsuit and it started to fall off.'
Inside the catalog, the blonde beauty is also joined by her fellow Angels Candice Swanepoel, Josephine Skriver, Taylor Hill and several others in stunning sun-kissed shots taken across locations in Bora Bora and Turks and Caicos.
Making waves: Elsa said she was 'honored' to have nabbed the cover of the catalog and claims she was 'freaking out' when she heard the news
Sun-kissed: The images were shot by photographer Guy Aroch across locations in Bora Bora and Turks and Caicos
Trends: The collection, which is available online features boho-inspired crochet designs as well as bold color-block pieces
The photos feature the long-limbed ladies frolicking in the waters, lounging on beaches and surf boards and enjoying beach-side snacks.
The collection, now available online, includes retro-style crochet two-piece swimsuits as well as color-block pieces and flowing cover-up garments.
The bikini that Elsa sports on the cover goes for $38.50 on the site, while other bikinis cost around $50 to $60 and monokinis around $100.
Paying dues: Elsa was announced as an Angel last year, but has been walking for the brand since 2011
Plenty of new faces: The catalog also features modelling work from 19-year-old Taylor Hill
Elsa is one of the 10 newest Angels who were announced earlier this year, but has walked the catwalk annually for the brand since 2011.
Prior to her days as a model, Elsa was forging a career as a basketball player, and even played professionally in her home country.
However, Elsa has also had an experience as a viral sensation after she hilariously almost swiped pop star Ariana Grande with one of her wings on the runway, an incident she recounts when asked to remember her most embarrassing moment.
Close call: Elsa said her most embarrassing moment came in 2014 when she nearly whacked Ariana Grande with one of her wings at the Victoria's Secret fashion show
Fun in the sun: Elsa was recently spotted holidaying in Brazil with her best friend Matilda Kahl
'I would have to say it was probably at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show when I "hit" Ariana Grande with my wings as I walked passed her on the runway,' she said.
'The thing is, I actually never hit her…it just looked like it. She ducked right in time.'
The Swedish model recently rang in the New Year with a fun-filled vacation to Brazil, and was seen enjoying time on the beach with her best friend Matilda Kahl.
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