Victoria’s Secret 20th annual Fashion show¬†appeared to be¬†an epic fiesta as you can well imagine.¬†Besides the glamazons in elaborate craft projects, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and The Weekend¬†perform their best songs, tried not to get in the way and made meaningful eye contact with the amazing beautis¬†upon their return from the catwalk.
After months of constant¬†trainings and diets, top models Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, and Candice Swanepoel were all featured in the show,¬†but it was¬†Gigi Hadid and¬†Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian’s sister, who stole the show.
“It’s kind of strange to say it, but I’m more nervous about tripping or slipping than I am to be wearing lingerie, but it’ll all be good. It’ll all be good,” she told reporters¬†while getting ready for the show backstage.
The rising models¬†were making their grand debut for the lingerie brand alongside¬†a long established “angel”¬†Lily Aldridge – who demonstrated¬†the dazzling $2million Fantasy Bra, this year featuring¬†6,500 precious gems, including diamonds, blue topaz, yellow sapphires and pink quartz, set in 18-karat gold.
Kris Jenner¬†took to social media to share¬†a photo of her daughter before the show began. ‚ÄúThese two backstage getting ready for the #VictoriasSecret show tonight!!!!!! So excited @kendalljenner @gigihadid!‚ÄĚ she captioned the post.¬†Even though¬†Caitlyn Jenner went to the event, she did not post any photos from the show.
Kendall confessed that she followed a special healthy diet to look incredible on the catwalk. And she’s not the one of “angels” who did it. The beauties admitted that the had spent¬†much time on their hair and skin as they do their flawless bodies.
From natural masks made out of avocado to steering clear of alcohol, this year’s cast of models revealed their pre-show beauty and fitness routines to FEMAIL backstage at the brand’s 20th anniversary show. But according Brazilian beauty Barbara Fialho, the most important thing a Victoria’s Secret model can do to ensure a radiant appearance on the catwalk is love who she is.
“I think one of the messages Victoria’s Secret has is not to compare yourself to anyone,” the¬†model said. “You really just have to think of you – who you are and what works best for you,’ Barbara continued. ‘And for me,¬†I am just really proud of the girls. They have conquered the same dream that I have conquered.”
Meanwhile, Forbes says that this year’s show was big business as it aired on television in 185 countries.
Five of the 47 models who appeared on the catwalk FORBES‚Äô Highest-Paid Models list, earning a combined $28.5 million pretax in the 12 months prior to June 2015. Add in the earnings of the dozen other power players FORBES has estimates for, such as¬†Gigi Hadid and Elsa Hosk, and a combined $50 million-plus in annual paychecks will be storming the runway on Tuesday.
However, of course, there’s a place for a drama as rumors claims Rihanna was invited to perform at the show but was later replaced by Ellie Goulding. Sources familiar with the matter claim that¬†Rihanna could have pulled out of the VS show¬†after hearing that Kendall Jenner would also appear¬†on the catwalk.
Back in¬†April 2013, Kendall tweeted: “If Rihanna doesn’t perform Complicated tomorrow I’m gonna be very upset”, to which RiRi responded on Instagram: “Well don’t come.” Ouch.