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The Victoria's Secret fashion show took place last weekend, and the controversy surrounding the event has been mounting ever since, despite the fact that it hasn't even been aired yet.

Ed Razek, chief marketing officer of L Brands (VS's parent company) threw caution (and tact) to the wind in his exclusive Vogue interview about the fashion show, which first began in 1995.

The public were less than impressed, to say the least, about his statements regarding transgender models in his 'fantasy' show, as well as his attitude towards Rihanna's ground-breaking Savage x Fenty lingerie show.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Razek was quizzed about the lack of diversity in his own show, which features predominantly skinny, cisgender white models, and had more than a few things to say on the matter:

"Do I think about diversity? Yes. Does the brand think about diversity? Yes. Do we offer larger sizes? Yes….Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy."

As you can imagine, this caused major drama, as it appears to imply that transgender models are not part of the 'fantasy' world of Victoria's Secret.

Razek later issued an apology regarding his comments about transgender models, which wasn't received well:

His outspoken opinions on the 'fantasy' which excluded transgender models were not the only bone of contention. Razek also shared his own thoughts on Rihanna's phenomenally successful show:

"It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is. It is the only one of its kind in the world, and any other fashion brand in the world would take it in a minute, including the competitors that are carping at us."

"They carp at us because we’re the leader. …We’re their first love. And Victoria’s Secret has been women’s first love from the beginning."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Everybody keeps talking about Rihanna’s show. If we had done Rihanna’s show, we would be accused of pandering without question."

Blogger and influencer Louise O'Reilly (@StyleMeCurvy) spoke out about the contentious chief marketing director in a tweet, which Bad Gal Riri LIKED.  The shade.

Her show featured a huge range of models ranging in size and ethnicity, as well as ability. Pregnant model and long-time Fenty ambassador Slick Woods walked the show while nine months pregnant.

Rihanna has yet to officially comment on the Victoria's Secret fashion show, but we highly doubt she'd be impressed by the now-infamous Vogue interview.

To think, it was only back in 2012 that Rihanna performed at the fashion show herself… how time flies.

2018 is a whole other fashion show ball game it seems.

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It is well and truly the end of an angelic age. Supermodel and all-round BADASS lady, Adriana Lima, has bid an emotional goodbye to Victoria's Secret after walking in their star-studded catwalk show for the final time. We'd sob too.

Lima walked in her first Victoria's Secret show way back in 1999, and has remained one of their prime angels ever since. She is also a fan favourite, with many on the internet referring to her as… wait for it… THE GREATEST ANGEL OF ALL TIME. (#goat)

She is retiring from the infamous lingerie brand at the age of 37, and we have no doubt that hanging up those flawless diamond wings must be a difficult thing for the Brazilian supermodel, as VS cemented her career as a supermodel goddess.

The veteran model received a standing ovation as she carried out her final walk, wearing a sheer, sparkling top, blue lingerie, feathered beige heels and those statement wings. She looked like a vision, as per.

Lima was understandably tearful as she waved at the camera, saying goodbye to her fans and fellow angels with the glamour and grace of a true #angel. We're not crying. You're crying. 

In a moving Instagram post showing her best moments from a compilation of 19 shows, Lima wrote a caption thanking the brand for all that they have done for her:

"Dear Victoria, thank you for showing me the world, sharing your secrets, and most importantly not just giving me wings but teaching me to fly. And all the love to the best fans in the world! Love, Adriana."

Lima is now a mother of two, and was the longest-serving Victoria's Secret model and Angel, as well as acting as a spokesperson for the company. She joined forces with them at the tender age of 18.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She has stomped the runway at the lingerie brand's annual televised show every year except 2009, while she was pregnant with Valentina, daughter number two.

She had been aiming to walk a total of 20 Victoria's Secret shows, as People reported back in 2017; 

"Maybe more, I don't know. It's nature. I'm working out, I'm being healthy, so let's see how the body is going to turn out. But I enjoy it. So let's say 20."

However, this changed when Lima spoke about the long-term struggles of modelling, and the tribulations of focusing on body confidence while being permanently aware of what you look like.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She posted on Instagram:

"I had received a call for the possibility of filming a sexy video of me to be posted and shared in social media. Even though I have done many of this type, something had changed in me, when a friend approached me to share that she was unhappy with her body. 

"Then it made me think…. that everyday in my life, I wake up thinking, how do I look? Was I going to be accepted in my job?"

"And in that moment I realized that majority of woman probably wake up every morning trying to fit in a stereotype that society/social media/fashion etc imposed…. I thought that's not a way of living and beyond that…. that's not physically and mentally healthy, so I decided to make that change," she continued.

"I will not take [off] my clothes anymore for [an] empty cause….. #Embraceyouself #natureisbeautiful #naturalissexy #LOVEYOU."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her body confidence post inspired many fans to speculate that she was ending her ties with Victoria's Secret, which is renowned for the immense pressure it puts on it's models to look a certain way, and be a certain weight. It notoriously only showcases one body type on the runway.

The VS models are put through a gruelling exercise regime and diet, which many find almost impossible to endure for more than a few years. Adriana Lima, as the brand's longest-serving angel and mother-of-two, appears to have felt that the time was right to hang up her wings.

We'll miss her working those stunning catwalk #LEWKS every year, but her career is still booming. Age and beauty standards definitely won't hold this gal back.

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Zoe Kravitz is an absolute babe and a half, so we were surprised to learn that she went through a blooming stage.

We thank puberty every day for the transformation it has given us from awkward teen to acceptable adult.

But lucky enough, when we did go through that mortifying period, our dad wasn't bringing home supermodels – Zoe, however, wasn't so lucky.

She told Elle magazine that she went through a "really awkward phase", which wasn't helped by her singer dad, Lenny Kravitz, coming home with supermodels.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 29-year-old said: “I was short and brown, surrounded by tall girls with boobs and blonde hair."

“And my dad was dating supermodels, so I was waking up to Adriana Lima" – goodbye, self-confidence at age 16.

The Big Little Lies actress said she "felt like a freak" growing up because her hair was different from her classmates in the private school she was attending, in Miami. 

“Little kids would come up and say, ‘Can I feel your hair?’" she told the publication.

“The things that made me different were the things I didn’t like about myself; I wanted to straighten my hair, remind people that I was half white."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Zoe is the daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz and has since overcome her insecurities.

Reflecting on that period of her life, she said she was glad she went through it. 

"I didn’t have beauty as a crutch, and I’m thankful for that because I had to develop my personality,” she explained – preach it gal.

So there's hope for all of us, and we should embrace our differences and love them for making us who we are.

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The Victoria's Secret Fashion show is still fresh in our minds, from the gorgeous outfits to the lush Parisian setting and that awkward moment between Bella Hadid and the Weekend, it wasn't a show we were going to forget any time soon. 

Every year, people watch to see their favourite models, be they Victoria's secret veterans like Candice Swanepoel or newcomers like Kendall Jenner. 

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There has been some pretty heated debates on Twitter as to who the best Victoria's Secret model is, and while we all have our favourites, getting a definitive answer might clear things up once and for all.

Luckily, data analytics site D'Marie has come up with an algorithm that has done just that.

The algorithm ""compiles over 24 specific metrics from each social media platform that determines an individual's ranking amongst other's in any variety of categories," a D'Marie spokesperson told Fashionista.

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So essentially, the analytics tracks the most popular and influential models and ranks them in order.

Wondering who nabbed the top spot? Here's the top five favourite Victoria's Secret models. 

1. Adriana Lima

2. Alessandra Ambrosio

 

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3. Taylor Hill

 

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4. Josephine Skriver

5. Lily Aldridge 

 

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Did your favourites make the list? 

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It looks like love is in the air for Adriana Lima after her trip to the Rio Olympics last month.

The Victoria's Secret Angel was part of NBC's coverage team along with Ryan Seacrest… and the pair apparently really hit it off.

So much so, E! has reported that they've started a new romance.

Adriana and Ryan were spotted out having a cosy dinner together, and want to continue to be an item now that they're back in New York.

The model just finalised her divorce from Serbian NBA player Marko Jaric earlier this year and has two daughters with him.

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So, it is probably safe to say that Willow Smith is not your average 14-year old.

Already Willow has been the star of a Marc Jacobs ad, tried her hand at acting and she’s released an album. Not to be confused with her epic single Whip My Hair, 3 was released last year as a free download on Google Play.

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Although Whip My Hair is nothing to laugh about because the video has 126 million YouTube views.

If you weren’t already impressed then this news will fix that- Willow is now officially a model.

 

#NowRepresenting A grand welcome to @gweelos! #WillowSmith

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The teenager has been signed with the Society Management agency based in New York.They announced the news on their Instagram and Twitter pages.

Willow is certainly in excellent fashion company as the agency represent a few other fashion superstars. Adriana Lima and Kendall Jenner are just two famous faces represented by the agency.

The agency made news earlier this month when they launched #HerSocietyStory. The campaign was launched in order to celebrate women’s differences:

“We want to inspire all girls with the message that each one of them are different and equally valuable within society.

They are growing up in an age where more and more opportunities have become possible, and they are free to be any version of themselves they want to be. "

It certainly sounds like something Willow would be interested in.

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Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima, has once again become the face of make-up brand Maybelline. The Brazilian beauty was the face of the brand from 2003 to 2009, so she is already a pro.

Talking about the role, Adriana said: “It’s wonderful to be part of the Maybelline New York brand again. I am proud to say that I am a Maybelline girl, and I look forward to the work we will do together. The imagery is always beautiful and positive which is what I admire most about the brand. To be a part of that again is a dream come true!”

Others celebs to have worked with Maybelline include Jourdan Dunn who is the current spokesperson and Christy Turlington.

The 33-year-old stunner will be appearing in TV and print ads from this summer and it seems that Jerome Bruhat, global brand president of Maybelline New York, is smitten with the beauty.

Talking about her role, Jerome describes her as being a true “Maybelline woman”, saying: “Globally, women admire not only Adriana’s beauty but also her commitment to helping those in need. We are honoured to partner with her again. Her passion for life and positive energy is undeniable. She truly is a Maybelline woman.”

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So Selena wasn’t kidding when she said Justin preferred to go out with models, as the latest rumours have revealed that Bieber hooked up with Victoria Secret Model, Adriana Lima in Cannes last week.

A close friend of Adriana said that Justin had been pursuing the Brazilian model for quite a while.

“Justin pursued her hard. At a private house party later that night, they were talking non-stop. They went home together around 5 a.m.”

The 32-year-old model, who is also a mum of two, just split from husband Marko Jaric in May after five years of marriage.

Justin posted on instagram a snap of himself and Adriana. Bieber captioned the pic: “I think she foreign, I think she foreign,” referencing lyrics from his song “Confident.”

Well Selena was right, Justin really does prefer models.

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SHEmazing! TV offers you your daily 90 Second Update rounding up the showbiz news!

Today’s highlights include Willow Smith photographed in bed with a 20 year-old topless man, supermodel Adriana Lima being bowled over by a bus, who Gisele Bundchen sold her 50 million dollar mega-mansion to and much more.

Watch the video for the full report.

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There is sad news for Victoria’s Secret model, Adriana Lima and her husband as they announced their split yesterday.

Adriana and Marko Jaric got married on Valentine’s Day 2009 and told People: “After long and careful consideration, we have decided to separate after five years of marriage.”

The couple are parents to four year-old Valentina and 19 month-old Sienna.

In the announcement, they stressed the importance of their family during this difficult time: “We are grateful to be the parents of two wonderful young daughters that we will continue to co-parent. We would greatly appreciate your respect for our family’s privacy as we begin this delicate next chapter for all members of our family.”

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Victoria’s Secret to hold annual Secret Fashion Show in Bond Street store

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Among many other things, Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima is well known for her fabulous pins. So if you want to have legs like this Victoria’s Secret Angel model, then have a look at the video above.

Here’s a reminder of what you’re working towards:

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