Backstage Pass: How Do Victoria's Secret Angels Prep for a Shoot?
We got an exclusive glimpse at what really happens backstage with the Victoria's Secret beauty team
So when I was invited to go behind the scenes before the launch event for the new Victoria's Secret fragrance, Dream Angels Love is Heavenly Eau de Parfum, $52, I was thrilled. I thought I'd finally get to pull back the curtain and see what the Angels really look like -- without hours of hair and makeup, spray tans, diamond-encrusted lingerie, and gigantic wings.
You see, I generally find models underwhelming before the beauty teams get their hands on them. I've gone backstage at New York Fashion Week for more seasons than I can count, and the way I get through it without feeling horrible about myself (because of the tall/thin thing) is to focus on the negative. It sounds kind of sad, but the models' cellulite and acne makes them more human -- more likeable.
Skip ahead to see the Victoria's Secret team in action.
Even though Erin Heatherton and Lindsay Ellingson are Angels of the Victoria's Secret variety, I hoped that meeting them in person would reveal that they're not actually celestial beings. Wouldn't it be reassuring if they turned out to be regular women with problems just like the rest of us? All I'll say now is that I'm still in awe of these women, but significantly less intimidated. Read on to see why.
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