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Why Did The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018 Record Its Lowest Ever Rating?
The long-awaited Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018 has generated the lowest broadcast rating ever, despite having pop singers such as Shawn Mendes and Rita Ora performing on the show. According to data published by ShowBuzzDaily, the December 2 broadcast only managed to draw in a 0.9 rating among adults aged 18-49 and an overall of 3.27 million viewers. Oh no! The ratings are calculated based on how many people tuned in during the preliminary live and same day. It’s a huge drop in ratings from the 2017’s show, which recorded a 1.5 rating among adults aged 18-49 and just under five million total viewers. At that time, the broadcast accounted for the lowest rating in record. Photo: ShowBuzzDaily According to The Independent, the poor rating may be a result of several factors. The show was said to be in competition with NBC’s Sunday Night Football coverage after it switched its regular airing network and time from CBS on Tuesday night to ABC on Sunday night. Photo: Victoria’s Secret Besides that, the almost month-long gap between its shooting date, November 8, and its airing date, December 2, might have caused the viewers’ interest to fall as many would have already seen the photographs and videos circulating online. The gap between the shooting date and airing date for previous shows was no more than two weeks apart. A comment made by Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek about excluding plus-size and transgender models during an interview with Vogue could also have contributed to a loss of viewers. This caused online outrage from many people and even singer Halsey who performed at the show took to Instagram to share her thoughts.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by halsey (@iamhalsey) on Dec 2, 2018 at 7:06pm PST However, this year’s event showed some fresh addition with 18 new faces gracing the runway alongside some of the highest-paid models in the industry such as Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid. One model that really stood out was Winnie Harlow who made history as the first model with vitiligo to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Photo: Victoria’s Secret The show also featured a seventh segment for the first time and we all had the chance to see Adriana Lima walk the runway for the last time before she retires as an Angel after 20 years. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show still remains an iconic event and global attraction. Let’s hope it will attract a higher rating next year! The post Why Did The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018 Record Its Lowest Ever Rating? appeared first on female. [...]
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What’s it like to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel?
When it comes to the fantasy world that Victoria’s Secret has dreamed up, “angels” do indeed walk among us. The lingerie brand’s elite models are as otherworldly as they come: lithe, disarmingly beautiful and just plain ol’ sweet. Jasmine Tookes, a 2015 inductee, demonstrates all those traits – and more. The 27-year-old has a commanding presence on the runway, and is loved for her gorgeous brown skin. “It meant everything to me,” she says, on being made a Victoria’s Secret Angel. “It’s something I wanted my entire life since I can remember as a kid watching Giselle (Bundchen), Adriana (Lima) and Tyra (Banks) walk the runway.” In an email interview with Star2, Tookes explains that those supermodels are indeed a big role model. As much as they have inspired her, she wants to now inspire other young girls. “It felt surreal to follow in such an iconic supermodel’s footsteps,” Tookes enthuses about Banks. “She was the model I loved, and I can’t believe I’m in the same position she was.” When asked about her message to her fans, she states: “Always remember to always work hard for what you want. Never give up and keep pushing yourself to reach your goals.” Tookes (seen in this year’s show) started walking for Victoria’s Secret in 2012, but only gained her wings three years later. Her modelling portfolio includes known designers such as Tom Ford, Versace, Balmain and Calvin Klein. She has also worked with renown photographers the likes of Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh, with fashion spreads in American, French, German and Italian Vogue. “From walking runways to becoming an ‘angel’, it took many steps to be where I am today. I couldn’t be more grateful. I never take anything for granted,” she points out. Jasmine Tookes regularly updates her life on Instagram, which boasts over three million followers. Photo: Instagram/@jastookes Keeping It Real California-born Tookes was first discovered at age 16 while with her mother, a stylist and image consultant. Her nine-year-old sister is an aspiring model too – they have appeared together in a fashion catalogue before. So it comes as no surprise that Tookes places great importance in having her family close to her. She says that they keep her “grounded and happy”. “Never take anything for granted as life is very short and anything can be taken away in a heartbeat. That is something my mother has told me that I’ll never forget,” she adds. Tookes lets on that walking the Victoria’s Secret runway is nothing short of a surreal experience. But that is not the only highlight. She also looks forward to the big party that follows. “It’s like you’re walking on a dream and not to mention in some of the most amazing outfits ever. The after-party is all about letting loose and just celebrating – and having fun with the girls. So there is tonnes of dancing going on.” She also says that the T-shirt bra is one of her favourite collections. This is because it comes with accent logo straps, which she thinks are really fun in dressing up her wardrobe. But Victoria’s Secret is not just a lingerie brand to Tookes. Understandable, as the annual runway show is a globally publicised spectacle and has the potential to make a statement. “Why do I think that Victoria’s Secret is so universal? Because it is a brand that empowers women and there are women all around the world,” she concludes. [...]
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On the Runway: Victoria's Secret Is Trying to Change With the Times. Or Is It?
Fashion — and even Congress — may be changing, but the lingerie brand of Angels clings to its push-up bras and wings. [...]
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Loving angels, Victoria’s Secret extravaganza returns to New York
A model presents a creation during the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York November 8, 2018. — Reuters pic NEW YORK, Nov 9 — The planet’s top models transformed into angels for Victoria’s Secret glitzy fashion show yesterday, donning wings, barely-there lingerie and plaid for a return to New York after a two-year hiatus.With the show once again on US soil, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid strode the runway at Manhattan’s Pier 94 with the likes of Kendall Jenner and Victoria’s Secret newcomer Winnie Harlow.The runway extravaganza of underwear, paired with sky-high stilettos, gladiator boots and the occasional argyle sock, is now in its 24th year. Taped Tuesday, it will be broadcast worldwide on December 2.Sixty models put on an Amazonian display of luscious waving locks, impossibly perfect slender bodies and sun-kissed make-up for what is considered one of the most competitive gigs in the industry.The “Fantasy Bra” — each year the piece de la resistance of the collection — was modelled by Sweden’s Elsa Hosk — a US$1 million (RM4.18 million) confection of 2,100 Swarovski diamonds that took 930 hours to make. A model presents a creation as singer Shawn Mendes performs during the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York November 8, 2018. — Reuters pic In the biggest, most typed fashion show in the world, music was provided this year from a bevvy of stars led by Rita Ora. The show was the culmination of weeks of fittings and instagram-trailed publicity for the brand.The purpose of the lavish spending is, of course, to sell bras and knickers. Last year, the show was held in Shanghai as the US brand sought to push into China’s growing lingerie market.The 2018 show was distinctive by a collaboration with London-based designer Mary Katrantzou that showcased psychedelic bodysuits.Brazilian model Adriana Lima told AFP backstage in hair and make-up that it never gets old despite being her 18th Victoria’s Secret show.“I really thought that over the years I would get more relaxed and used to it. I get as nervous, as anxious as I have been,” she said.“We have fun,” said French model Cindy Bruna.“It’s not about making sacrifices. It’s about working for what you want,” she said. “We’re here today, so it’s worth it.” Models appear together on the runway at the conclusion of the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York November 8, 2018. — Reuters pic The organizers may have banked on New York hosting a smoother show. Last year, Gigi Hadid and singer Katy Perry, who had been due to perform, were reportedly denied visas to enter China.Model Ming Xi — who walked again yesterday — tripped last year on the catwalk. In 2016, the show was held in Paris. In the past, it has also been held in Los Angeles, Miami and London. — AFP [...]
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A model line-up for this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Elsa Hosk is the Victoria’s Secret Angel chosen to wear the 2018 edition of the Fantasy Bra. — AFP pic NEW YORK, Nov 9 — From iconic Angels and star names to rising talents, around 60 top models are ready to hit the runway for the eagerly awaited Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which screens December 2 on ABC. With just hours to go before the event, here’s a look at some of the models who’ll be in the spotlight in 2018, sporting the brand’s sexy attire and legendary wings.Angels top the billNot all of the models on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway have Angel status. Only a handful of models can currently count themselves part of this exclusive club. One of those is Elsa Hosk, who has been chosen to wear the prestigious Fantasy Bra. Romee Strijd, on the other hand, will take to the catwalk in the “Shooting Star” ensemble, embellished with some 125,000 Swarovski crystals. The most iconic Angels, Adriana Lima and Behati Prinsloo, will also be on the runway, joined by Sara Sampaio, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Candice Swanepoel, Taylor Hill, Lais Ribeiro and Stella Maxwell. This all makes for a first-rate cast, completed with a multitude of star models for an ambitious and audacious show that’s sure to be a memorable event.Star modelsThe world-renowned models Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner — whose presence had been uncertain — will all be on the bill this year. That’s good news for fashion fans, but also for the Victoria’s Secret brand, which is guaranteed to cause a stir with this all-star line-up. The models — who are three of fashion’s most in-demand names — will evidently be in the spotlight during this runway extravaganza. Barbara Palvin is also set to return to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year following a five-year hiatus. Other big-name models featuring in this year’s show include Alexina Graham, Winnie Harlow, Toni Garrn and Cindy Bruna.Rising talentsSeveral rising runway talents will also have the honour of walking in their first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2018 — an impressive accolade in the world of modelling. Model of the moment Duckie Thot is one of those privileged few, ready to don the iconic wings for the first time alongside upcoming models Lorena Rae and Kelsey Merritt. The pair have been busy working out to make sure their physique is in top condition for the big day. Mayowa Nicholas, who was highly in demand during Fashion Week, will make her Victoria’s Secret debut this year too. Initially scheduled to walk in last year’s Shanghai show, the model was unable to participate. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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Romee Strijd set to dazzle in Swarovski at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Dutch model Romee Strijd presenting a creation during the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. — AFP pic NEW YORK, Nov 8 — Romee Strijd is set to strut her stuff in the “Shooting Star Swarovski Look” during the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show later this month.The Dutch supermodel has been selected to wear the dazzling costume during the ‘Celestial Angel’ section of the show, WWD reports.“I couldn’t keep it a secret for even a minute,” Strijd told the publication about receiving the good news from the lingerie giant. “When I wear the Swarovski look I feel like a superhero. Ha! All the sparkle and shine makes me feel so glamorous.”The costume consists of a bodysuit, bra and brief set worn with a sparkling 3D, star-shaped ‘mono-wing’ and covered in more than 125,000 Swarovski crystals. According to WWD, the outfit weighs in at a hefty 27lbs.The news comes days after it was revealed that fellow “Angel” Elsa Hosk will don the US$1 million (RM4.15 million) “Dream Angels Fantasy Bra” at this year’s show. The piece, which was designed in collaboration with Atelier Swarovski, features over 2,100 lab-grown, responsibly-produced diamonds, including a pear-shaped centre stone weighing in at 2.03 carats.The move rounds off a big year for Strijd, who has taken to the catwalk for brands including Elie Saab and Off-White, as well as starring in campaigns for Victoria’s Secret and Ralph Lauren Polo.The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on ABC Network on December 2. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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FEMALE Exclusive: Elsa Hosk On Turning 30 And Walking This Year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is returning tomorrow, but before the angels hit the glittery runway, we spoke to Elsa Hosk (who’s celebrating her birthday today!) on life, lingerie and model-approved Insta-tips! Any fan of Victoria’s Secret will know that being chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra on the world’s most-talked-about catwalk is an opportunity like no other. This year, the honour of donning the highly anticipated 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra was given to model Elsa Hosk, who made her VS runway debut back in 2011 when it was also held in New York City. She then became a full-fledged Angel in 2015. Designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by Atelier Swarovski, this year’s fantasy bra was created using 100% Swarovski Created Diamonds and responsibly sourced topaz. Valued at $1 million, the Fantasy Bra and body chain are adorned with over 2,100 Swarovski Created Diamonds in a sterling silver Dream Angels bra silhouette. Fun fact: The set took over 930 hours to create and has over 71 carats on the centrepiece alone! Could it be the best birthday present in the world? Elsa, who happens to turn 30 today, definitely thinks so!   View this post on Instagram   Hands down best bday present EVER IN LIFE !!!!!! The 2018 fantasy bra This is for everyone that believes in hard work and goes after their wildest dreams !!!! thanks for making mine come true @victoriassecret #edrazek @monica.mitro can’t wait to wear the million dollar bra down the runway in the #vsfashionshow in a couple of days! A post shared by elsa hosk (@hoskelsa) on Nov 5, 2018 at 12:09pm PST Elsa might be busy preparing for the show right now, but she did take some time off her schedule to speak to us. So read on to find out more about what makes this Swedish model the bombshell that she is today. FEMALE: How was it like giving up professional basketball for modelling? What do you think your biggest achievements as a model have been? Elsa: “I had to choose between a career in basketball or modeling. I played basketball my whole life and was ready for the next chapter. Something about modeling and moving to New York City was so alluring to me; I really wanted to peruse the dream. It was hard work to get to where I am today, with a lot of ups and downs, but my real breakthrough was being cast as one of Victoria’s Secret’s Pink spokesmodels. That’s when I knew I had to get serious if I wanted to grow, evolve and stay on top of my game. I never lost the will to work and improve, so my career grew with me. I feel very blessed, fortunate and grateful for everyone who has inspired, taught and believed in me along the way.” The post FEMALE Exclusive: Elsa Hosk On Turning 30 And Walking This Year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show appeared first on female. [...]
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No secret agenda in wooing Umno MPs, says Mukhriz
KUALA LUMPUR: There is no secret agenda in welcoming members of parliament (MPs) from Umno to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), its deputy president... [...]
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