Friday 11 November 2011

Backstage before Victoria's Secret's legendary runway show

Models Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, and Alessandra Ambrosio prepare to walk the catwalk for Victoria's Secret runway show.

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 09, 2011) (REUTERS) - Mixed emotions clouded the hair and makeup area for Victoria's Secret's iconic runway show.

New and nervous models sat wing to wing with some of the lingerie store's most relaxed and recognizable faces, as each girl tried to unwind in the mist of the controlled chaos.

Australian model Miranda Kerr is making her return to the heavenly catwalk after taking a year off after the birth of her son with husband and actor Orlando Bloom. Kerr said her diet doesn't change in preparation of the show.

"I'm just generally quite healthy. I like to indulge a little bit sometimes cause we're only human," she told Reuters.
As a so-called guardian angel, Kerr offered advice to some of the new girls walking in the show.

"To really like feel the music and enjoy it. It's a fun show and you know, the audience is there to have a good time, you're there to have a good time. So, try to have fun with it," Kerr told Reuters.

"Just enjoy have fun, you know, be confident," added model Alessandra Ambrosio.

"If you're here it's because you have everything to be doing this show. I think the most important thing is that it's very energetic, so just have lots of fun, cause it's a fun show to do."

Chinese model Liu Wen is making her third appearance in the show and while she doesn't have wings, she does feel like she has the best outfit.

"I have my favorite look here - because my outfit it very pretty, sort of from the ocean. So it's Angels Aquatic, yeah, the section, so it's very, very pretty," Wen told Reuters.

One Australian model who is making her angel debut said her nerves almost got the best of her, but said staying positive is helping.

"Positive thoughts, this is such a huge show for every model. So I feel very blessed and very lucky right now to be chosen out of 200 models is a huge thing for every models career. So positive thoughts, my family, loved ones, people back from Australia given their love," said the newbie.

In addition to the fashions, the show will feature performances by some of the hottest acts in the music industry. This year rock band Maroon 5 and rappers Kanye West and Nicki Minaj will rock the runway during the show.

The runway show will air on the U.S. television network CBS on November 29.

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