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How to Become a Victoria's Secret Angel

Victoria's Secret Angels Are More Rare Than Superstar Athletes

Who doesn't dream of walking down a runway sporting a hot pink leopard bra, a knitted cap, fingerless gloves, and wings made out of clown balloons? Lest you go apply for the job of Victoria's Secret angel, the company's chief marketing officer wants you to know that women of angel caliber are "rarer by far than superstar athletes."

In a piece about how lingerie angels get their wings, the New York Times goes behind the scene at a casting call. While the brand promises to make every woman feel sexy, its typical model fits a narrow mold. She's often born in Brazil or some Eastern European country and always has a flat stomach, satisfactory cleavage, and a well-toned butt that all look flawless even in the unflattering casting light. Hundreds of women try out at open auditions, but only 30 models make the cut.

While genetics help, it's often not enough. Model Angela Lindvall, who lost her baby weight eating only spinach, chard, and kale, likened the job to that of a boxer: "You have to make weight."

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Join The Conversation
Burkina Burkina 6 years
Doutzen Kroes is the only VS model with a healthy body. That girl has muscle! And that is exactly why she is the least popular one, even though she is the most beautiful. I don't find most VS models attractive. They have the body of little boys achieved by starvation. They are only from Brazil or Europe and they all the look the same. Calling them curvy is a joke.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 6 years
Because if I looked like that girl, my boyfriend wouldn't have looked twice at me?
Jake2010 Jake2010 6 years
Why are we not investing heavily in human cloning? Huh? Why?
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
Those wings are awesome!
GTCB GTCB 6 years
How does one apply for position of VS casting director?
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