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The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show finally aired last night, after weeks of controversy.

Performing at the NYC show were musicians Halsey, Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts.

Since the show aired, singer Halsey has come forward to air her grievances about the shows commitment to a singular body type over on Instagram. 


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'I have adored the Victorias Secret fashion show since I was young,' she wrote, in a pink and white text post. 

'Performing this year alongside other amazing artists and hardworking models/friends was supposed to be the best night of my year.'

'However, after I filmed the performance, some comments were made regarding the show that I simply cannot ignore.'


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'As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have no tolerance for a lack of inclusivety. Especially not one motivated by stereotype.'

Halsey's comments were motivated by a statement made by vice president of public relations, Ed Razek following the show's filming. 

'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. 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,' he said, in a comment that caused offence to many in the transgender community. 


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'If you are a trans person reading this, and these comments made you feel alienated or invalidated please know that you have allies.'

'We stand in solidarity, and complete and total acceptance is the only "fantasy" that I support…'

The singer has been widely applauded for her words, however, other fans questioned why she accepted the performance gig if this is how she felt about the brand, as they have not previously shown a commitment to including a diverse range of body types. 



Reminding us that Victorias Secret angels are still only human, those who witnessed the VSFS 2017 already have shared that one of the models takes a tumble on stage halfway down the runway. 

Ming Xi, one of the most stunning creatures to grace the planet, slipped on the patent stage in the complicated high-heeled boots.

The model pulled off the fashion industry faux pas with undeniable grace, smiling all the while. 

Lucky for Ming, Brazilian model Gizele Oliveira was hot on her heels to pick her up after she fell. 

Gizele then bolstered a round of applause from the audience for Ming, who kept her head high and a smile on her face as she finished a lap of the runway. 

Right after the show, Ming took to Instagram to share her feelings about the fall with her followers. 

'As many of you may already know, I fell during my 5th year walking at the Victoria's Secret show yesterday. It was no doubt one of the hardest moments I have ever had to go through in my career, especially since the show was taking place in my hometown, in front of my mother's and my people's eyes,' she began the heartfelt post.

'However, the support I received from everyone yesterday was incredible and I am truly grateful to everyone who was there for me. '

'@giizeleoliveira Thank you for helping me up after the fall, it was a very selfless and loving act from you.' 


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'Thank you to all the girls who rushed to comfort me at backstage after what had happened, you are all family to me. Lastly thank you to everyone who sent and left me supportive messages. I will pick myself up from where I fell, and I will keep going in order to repay all the support you all have given me,' she finished.

Thankfully, the Chinese model wasn't injured in the fall. 

Ming's graciousness and ability to smile through what was undeniably an embarrassing moment has cemented her place as our new favourite Victorias Secret model. 


Gigi Hadid has announced that she will not be participating in this year's Victorias Secret Fashion Show as was originally expected. 

The model has walked in the show for the past two years, and last year was accompanied down the runway by younger sister Bella. 

Bella Hadid is still scheduled to walk, and arrived in Shanghai this morning ahead of the show, which will be aired on November 28. 


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'I’m so bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year,' Gigi wrote to her Twitter followers. 

'Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit.'

'Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the beautiful show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year.'

Neither Gigi nor Victorias Secret have given a reason for Gigi's absence from this year's show. 

However, some online detectives have speculated that iut might have something to do with a problematic Snapchat video featuring Gigi.

In the video, Gigi appears to mock Asian features by imitating a small Buddha mould at a restaurant earlier this year. 

When the model announced in August that she would be participating in this years show, a number of commenters said that she would not be welcome in Shanghai, China, where the show will be held, due to her past behaviour.

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We love a homegrown hero and up and coming modelling sensation Stella Maxwell is no exception.

Looking phenomenal as a Victoria's Secret Angel, she has officially become our latest girl crush. But who is she, where did she come from and most importantly how can we have her life?! 

1. She has Irish in her blood
Though Stella grew up in many different parts of the globe, she was born to Northern Irish parents. Her parents are both Belfast natives which means we are officially claiming her as Irish. 


2. She has lived all over the world 
The leggy blonde spent her early years in Belgium before moving to New Zealand with her Dad being a successful diplomat. She now casually manages to split her time between LA and NYC. Jealous does not even begin to cover it!


3. She dated Miley
Even with her modelling credentials, Stella came to everyone's attention when it was reported she was dating none other than Miley Cyrus earlier this year.

Having met through mutual friends, the pair were caught passionately kissing and even though it looks like the fling may have ended, it caused a pretty big sensation. Let’s just say we cannot wait to see who Stella dates next.


4. She is a Victoria's Secret Angel
Stella walked the 2014 Victoria's Secret show and officially became an Angel in 2015. She wore her wings for the first time on this week's show, which took place on Tuesday, and she looked amazing. 


5. She's a catwalk veteran
Though she was thrust into the limelight for being a Victoria's Secret model and her rendezvous with Miley, Stella is a seasoned model and has walked many catwalk shows in her short career.

Big names she has worked for include Marc Jacobs and Moschino. 


6. She has a seriously enviable squad
Apart from being effortlessly trendy, Stella Gigi Hadid amongst her BFFs, and lives in New York with her best pal and fellow model Barbara Palvin. She gives us a serious case of #squadgoals.


7. She takes androgynous to a new level
Beginning her career with a short, peroxide blonde pixie cut, Stella propelled herself into the fashion industry by being able to create a variety of versatile looks.

She's gorgeous, but we must admit she would make a pretty cute boy 


8. She’s a musician
Stella recently told V Magazine that she has finished up an album with friends in New York. Watch this space…


9. She dropped out of university
Before her modelling career took off, Stella studied in the University of Otago in New Zealand where she studied Psychology for one year. She left college in favour of her modelling career. Can you blame her?



How do you find the 47 most beautiful women in the world?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which takes place on November 10, is one of the most hotly-anticipated events of the year.

But, as with any other fashion show, there are auditions, castings and fittings – although the process is just a little more intense when it comes to VS.

First up, Casting Director Michael Pfeiffer chops down around 500 submissions to 300, with each chosen model coming in for a preliminary audition with him.

"There are two days of call backs, I try then to whittle it down to 100," he explains in a new behind-the-scenes video.

Then, just ten days before the show, the final 100 women come to the Victoria's Secret HQ to walk for VS chief Ed Razek and the show's Executive Producer Monica Mitro.

Although the 15 Victoria's Secret Angels – among them Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel and Sara Sampaio – are all guaranteed a place in the show, every other model must audition as normal.

Last week we saw Gigi Hadid break down in tears after being offered a place in the show, and Ed says she wasn't the only one.

"You're meant to be objective about it but all the girls, you know how hard they've worked for it.

A few of them show their emotions, but they all feel that way."


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"Every year it feels like it's the very first show, and one thing I try to do is work hard to I deserve to be here," says Brazilian model Iza Goulart.

As documented on her Instagram page, Iza keeps her athletic figure looking toned with an intense daily mix of TRX, Pilates and suspension workouts.


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Of course, there's a reason every model dreams of being cast in a VS show.

"The minute a model starts working with Victoria's Secret, you can kinda hear the champagne popping, because once the phone rings and they ask for her, the career just kind of explodes," says VS Publicist Fred Howard.