Its CEO Martin Waters said that the Angels were no longer culturally relevant and would not be a part of the brand as it undergoes a major turnaround effort.This includes actress and entrepreneur Priyanka Chopra Jonas and soccer player and gender-equality activist Megan Rapinoe. Read more: Victoria's Secret's new CMO on how the brand's radically different new image will help it win back disillusioned shoppersModels Helena Christensen, Karen Mulder, Daniela Peštová, Stephanie Seymour, and Tyra Banks were the first Angels.The name was coined in 1997 after they appeared in an ad to promote Victoria's Secret's Angels underwear collection.Since the late 1990s, these Angels have become one of the most well-known parts of the brand.Through their contracts with Victoria's Secret, they were required to be featured in campaigns, talk shows, and runway events.But reports indicate that being an Angel requires a big commitment of time and responsibility.Becoming an Angel means you are officially part of the family of Victoria's Secret, Elsa Hosk said in an All-Access video back in 2015. You are a spokesperson for the whole brand, and that is such a cool thing because it's one of the biggest, most amazing brands in the world, she said. Although it is unclear how much angels are paid year on year, many were among some of the world's highest-paid models. As previously reported by Insider, 11 of the 17 women on Forbes' list for The Highest Paid Models 2016 have been Victoria's Secret Angels. World-famous models including Gisele Bündchen and Adriana Lima, who hold a superior status with the brand, have finished years with multi-million-dollar salaries, per Insider. In 2018, Bündchen earned $30.5 million and Lima $10.5 million, but other Angels, including Taylor Hill and Jasmine Tookes took home $4 million. As previously reported by Insider, Doutzen Kroes and Karlie Kloss both pulled out of contracts early to focus on other commitments.Sources highlighted to Page Six that relatively little pay over time was also a factor in Angels' decision to depart. Older contracts like Alessandra Ambrosio used to be in the millions, now they're like $100,000, a source told the outlet. Banks was the first black model to become an Angel.In 1999, its annual fashion show aired for the first time online and was described as the internet-breaking moment of that time after 1.5 million people tried to tune in and crashed the site.The tradition to wear a Fantasy Bra at every runway show came about in 1996 when Claudia Schiffer wore a diamond-encrusted bra that cost $1 million. From popular musical acts including Taylor Swift and Kanye West, elaborate costumes and historical venues, to models sporting ornamental Angel wings, that can take up to 400 hours of labor, down the runway, the shows became a yearly attraction for many.One year, Angel Alessandra Ambrosio revealed in an interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers, that she wore one of the heaviest pairs of wings in history in 2011, weighing around 60 pounds, per Insider. Between 2016 and 2018, Victoria's started to lose market share and its racy brand image. Angels were viewed as being increasingly out-of-touch and out of date in the wake of the #MeToo movement.Ed Razek, the marketing chief and brains behind the show, caused a backlash after he made controversial comments about plus-size and transgender models in an interview with Vogue.Read more: People slammed Victoria's Secret after its marketing chief made controversial comments about transgender models, but he didn't resign. This could be why, according to former executives.The year after, for the first time since it launched in 1995, the show was canceled just after Razek left the company.At the time, fans praised Victoria's Secret for selecting a more body-positive model, though she wasn't plus size.Its longtime leader Les Wexner stepped down and it began the hiring of a brand new executive team. This included a new marketing head and creative director.We're moving from what men want to what women want, CEO Waters said about the company's repositioning, in a recent earnings call. From sexy for a few to sexy for all.It's about including most women rather than excluding most women and being grounded in real life, rather than mostly unattainable, he said.And that apparently means no Angels.