Entries in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (3)


Kate Upton: Not Fit for Victoria’s Secret?

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- You’d think 19-year-old Kate Upton – on the cover of the latest Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue – would be the toast of the town right now.  But the women who casts the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show said she’d never let Upton walk that coveted runway.

Sophia Neophitou told the New York Times that “we would never use” Upton because her look is “too obvious” to be featured in the high profile production.

“She’s like a Page 3 girl,” Neophitou said, referencing the busty, barely clad model featured in The Sun, a London tabloid. “She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.”

Upton’s rep didn’t immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.

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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Sneak Peek

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A bevy of barely clad beauties will strut down the runway of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Wednesday to flashing lights, blasting music and dropping jaws.

What you won't see is the heavy lifting behind the scenes.

Last week, ABC News got a peek at how the legendary lingerie fashion show comes together. 

The setting: a fluorescent-lit, bra-stuffed back office on the 12th floor of Victoria's Secret's midtown Manhattan headquarters.

The star: 30-year-old Victoria's Secret model Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, who was in the midst of her fashion show fitting.

The supporting cast: a dozen designers, producers, tailors and assistants -- and one 30-pound pair of gold wings.

"It's really heavy," Ambrosio said after a team of four unharnessed her from the contraption. "When I first put it on, I almost fell back; that's how heavy it was. You really have to put a lot of strength toward your shoulders to be able to hold that. But it's incredible. You can't say no to an outfit like that. Those wings are unbelievable."

Besides heft, the wings boast bling in the form of more than 100,000 Swarovski crystals. Victoria's Secret Fashion Show producer Monica Mitro called them "the most spectacular wings we've ever done.”

"She was struggling to walk in them but she was like, 'If it looks good, if I look good, I'm wearing it,'" Mitro said. "She's in her underwear, she's wearing high heels, it's a bit of a precarious runway. So you really have to want something badly to wear something that heavy on national television."

The show takes place Wednesday night but doesn’t air nationwide until Nov. 29.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Katy Perry to Sing on Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Photo Courtesy - Victoria's Secret/CBS Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Katy Perry has worn some skimpy outfits onstage before, but she'll be the most fully-clothed female involved in Tuesday night's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show special.

The show, airing on CBS at 10 p.m. Eastern time, will feature Perry performing her new single "Firework," as models like Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge and Alessandra Ambrosio strut their stuff on the runway while wearing giant angel wings and sexy lingerie.

When Perry taped the show on Nov. 10, she tweeted from backstage, "I bet y'all would love a few pics today...these ladies are jaw-dropping!"

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