Victoria"s Secret models strut their stuff at 16th annual fashion show at armory
THESE “ANGELS” sure know how to bring their inner devils out.
At least it felt that way on Wednesday at the 69th Regiment Armory in Kips Bay where they certainly brought the heat at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
The 16th annual show brought out the industry’s most buxom models including newbies like Chanel Iman and veteran angels like Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio, who sported 30-pound jewel-encrusted gold wings.
But Kerr — who made her comeback to the runways after having a baby boy — was the center of attention modeling the company’s Fantasy Bra, this year bejeweled with over $2.5 million worth of jewelry — a half a million dollars more expensive than last year’s.
“It"s exciting to be back because there is no bigger show in the world. And wearing the Fantasy Bra is such an honor,” said Kerr.
Seems like Victoria’s Secret is passing along the crown jewel of brassieres to new mommies: Adriana Lima, straight off of her pregnancy, sported the bra last year. Ambrosio and Heidi Klum — two other mothers — also modeled it in the past.
Looking immaculate in these revealing lingerie pieces is a process that’s much easier said than done. Lima put herself through a tortuous and extreme diet regime to get in shape for the show. Nine days leading up to the show, Lima ate absolutely no solids, only drank protein shakes and a gallon of water a day while working out twice daily.
And 12 hours before the show she had nothing to eat.
"[Now that it"s over] I"m going to celebrate with family and friends!" she exclaimed. "I"m excited to have seafood."
Other extreme dieters: the 20-year old Chanel Iman Robinson who actually had the reverse problem that Lima had.
She had trouble gaining enough weight while maintaining it to obtain that enviable voluptuous figure.
In total, the model gained fifteen pounds to prepare for the runway show.
"I drink a lot of protein shakes and do a lot of weight lifting," she told Modelinia. "I have a big potluck at my house. All my friends bring over food and we barbecue and party it up."
The entire spectacle closed with performances by Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Maroon 5.
The Victoria"s Secret Fashion Show airs on CBS on Nov. 29