Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio Were Thinking About Leaving Victoria's Secret Too

But they're opting out of the Angel Exodus for now.

Victoria's Secret model in lingerie and a red cape.
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Karlie Kloss is ready for something new—and those Victoria's Secret Angel wings seem to be in the way. The 22-year-old will be starting school in the fall and will be moving on from being a VS Angel.

"Karlie is stepping down from her Angel duties," a source told People. "She's got a busy but exciting year ahead and the decision came down to timing. She'll be focusing on her modeling career, new business opportunities and NYU starting in the fall." 

The model will be enrolling in NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Going to college has apparently been something that she's "wanted to do for a very long time." But even though the blonde will be continuing her studies, she admits she won't be curtailing her main career as of yet: "I'll still be working full-time."

School, modeling, and business. Angel? Psh. More like superhero.

Update, 2/24: Doutzen Kroes is hanging up her wings after six years with Victoria's Secret, chief marketing officer Ed Razek confirmed via Instagram post.

"After I posted the news about @karliekloss leaving VS I got a number of texts asking me why I hadn't said anything about Doutzen @doutzen leaving at the end of last year," Razek wrote in the caption. "Fair question. The simple answer is I should have. Doutzen had a lucrative opportunity in Europe and it would have conflicted with her VS obligations. So, at her agencies [sic] request, we released her from contract. There was no conflict. No animosity. None of the nonsense I've read on Instagram. She had a great business opportunity, and I wanted to be fair to someone I adore and respect. That's all. I honestly believe Doutzen is one of the most stunningly beautiful people in the world. And I always will. I have told her that many times. Now you know."

Looks like you're up, Kendall and Gigi.

Update, 3/5: Practically-OG Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima aren't going anywhere...yet, according to the New York Daily News. Both had reportedly been planning to follow Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes to greener pastures, but new contracts will keep at least Lima from walking so soon. Ambrosio, on the other hand, hasn't signed yet, but the source says she's close to sealing the deal. 

If this is all true, they'll keep their wings at least until the next Victoria's Secret show.

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