Can you say “Shanghai sensuality?”
That’s exactly what the people got when the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017 took to the runway at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, on Monday. It was thrilling, sexy, and the elegant VS Angels made history on the catwalk because this was a first ever Victoria’s Secret show held in beautiful Shanghai. Some 50 models flew across the world to take part. In the past, the fashion event has usually been filmed from New York City but sometimes takes to the road for a treat. Shanghai has been the most exotic stop for the lingerie spectacular. The show airs on CBS, Tuesday, November 28, 10/9C.
There were incredible highlights and interesting behind-the-scenes buzz. For example, reality television’s Kendall Jenner is 2017’s highest-paid model raking in $22 million for the year. She was missing from the VS bra and panty lineup because of contractual obligations with another lingerie competitor La Perla. VS Angel Lais Ribeiro had the honor of showing off this year’s 18K gold fantasy bra of exquisite yellow sapphires and blue topaz. It’s a $2 million dollar stunner; Lais models the bra here. Lais and Jasmin Tookes are two models of color who represent the VS Angels lineup in the most beautiful way.
The Hadid sisters featured just one in Shanghai as Bella strutted her lithesome figure down the catwalk. Gigi is always modeling with Bella, but she reportedly removed herself from the lineup this time around. Rumor has it that Gigi was actually denied a visa to enter China because of an earlier controversial social media post mocking Asians. VS Angel Ming Xi was excited to take part in Shanghai, her hometown, and unfortunately, she took a runway tumble. Ming Xi was trying to balance in super high stilettos and a long cape and giant floral headpiece. That’s alright; Ming’s doing fine.
The VS Fashion Show is always a crowd pleaser. Be sure to tune in!