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Victoria's Secret models introduce this year's swimwear collection. Stringkini, anyone?

April 1, 2011 | 11:58 am

Models Club L was buzzing when four Victoria's Secret angels descended on Sunset Boulevard to launch the 2011 Swim line for the intimates label on Wednesday.

Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel and Miranda Kerr had been at media events all day and were ready to party. Other guests included John Legend and David Spade.

The talk of the 2011 collection was the newly launched Stringkini, modeled by Swanepoel in the video. “It’s my favorite,” Lima said. “It’s the smallest one, and you know I don’t like tan lines,” she said. “And I will always stick with animal print, the cheetah.” Lima was wearing a vintage dress that she said was inspired by Marilyn Monroe. “I wanted to look like I just came out of the swimming pool and I’m wet,” she said of her bejeweled mini-dress with a plunging neckline.

Swanepoel had her own philosophy on choosing the right bathing suit. “You have to think about what your best asset is and choose a suit to accentuate that,” she said. “I like the one-pieces that are very high-cut on the leg,  like the ’80s, so my legs look even longer.”

PHOTOS: More photos from the launch event at Club L

She also raved about the Victoria’s Secret Miraculous bikini that uses technology from the line’s Miraculous push-up bras to add two cup sizes. “I always used to wear padded bras; then I would go to the beach and people would see the reality,” she said. Fellow angel Ambrosio liked the Miraculous bikini too.  “Every man will love it,” she said.

Swanepoel may like one-piece suits, but she looks pretty great in her promotional video for the Stringkini too, we think. See for yourself.

-- Raha Lewis

Photo: Victoria's Secret angels Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr arrive at the 2011 Victoria's Secret Swim Collection Pink Carpet Event hosted by VS Angels at Club L in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Credit: Jerod Harris /Getty Images for Victoria's Secret