Since 1995, Victoria's Secret has put on a fashion show which has grown in popularity to the point that it is now a major event; the show's main stars are the super models who walk the run way in little more than the lingerie they model. In 1999, the brand name Victoria's Secret Angels was born and super models such as Heidi Klum and Alessandra Ambrosio became the 'face' of Victoria's Secret.
The Statistics of a Victoria's Secret Model
Victoria's Secret obtains most of its fashion models from modeling agencies such as Elite Model Management and Ford Agency; the requirements of the different modeling agencies vary but in general models have to be a minimum height of 5' 8” and ideally be in the perfect vital statistic range of 34-24-34.
The Diet and Training of a Victoria's Secret Model
Brett Hoebel is the current fitness trainer for Victoria's Secret models; exercise and diet are the key to achieving the perfect body of a Victoria's Secret model. Exercise includes cardio, interval and balance strength training. Brett Hoebel also recommends drinking at least three liters of water a day and avoiding foods such as white flour, white sugar, white rice and white salt.
Victoria's Secret Angels
Victoria's Secret Angels are reputed to be some of the highest paid fashion models in the world; Victoria's Secret Angels start out as Victoria's Secret models and it is the ultimate ambition of many Victoria's Secret models to be chosen to be a Victoria's Secret Angel. Current (2009) Victoria's Secret Angels include:
- Heidi Klum
- Alessandra Ambrosio
- Miranda Kerr
- Marisa Miller
- Doutzen Kroes
- Adriana Lima
- Behati Prinsloo.
- Tyra Banks
- Helena Christensen
- Selita Ebanks
- Gisele Bundchen.
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2009 Competition
In October 2009, Victoria's Secret held four open casting calls around the United States (Chicago, Miami, New York and Los Angeles) offering girls the chance to win an opportunity of a lifetime - to walk the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show as the next Runway Angel. The requirements to qualify for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show were:
- aged between 18 and 30 years old
- be a minimum height of 5' 8” in bare feet
- from the United States.
Victoria's Secret Fashion Models
Becoming a Victoria's Secret fashion model is the ultimate ambition of many fashion models; however, fashion models need to possess the required statistics, be photogenic, have natural charisma and have the confidence to eventually walk the Victoria's Secret runway in just their lingerie to be the ultimate Victoria's Secret Angel.
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