Tess Holliday modeling for Victoria’s Secret? Not quite, but close enough – ladies of all shapes and sizes and famous plus-size model Tess Holliday (who says she is a size 22 US) created their own VS-like runway show and rocked the catwalk in lingerie.
More details from Buzzfeed:
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is an event that happens every year, and the models who walk in the show are often regarded as the most beautiful women on earth. It’s safe to say that there is a Victoria’s Secret “type” of model. The women are usually all cisgender, with long hair (though several models had short hair this year), extremely tall, and of course, thin. But if you look around you, you’ll see the beauty in the everyday woman. So we decided to put on our own fashion show — with women from all shapes and sizes. Here’s what happened!
Watch the video below!
Plus-size model Tess Holliday on not feeling ready for the runway because she just had a baby:
‘I’ve never been the kind of model that gets to be part of runway shows, especially lingerie because of my size and height but I did the damn thing. It’s full of diversity, the way VS shows should be. I was definitely really nervous to show my stomach because I don’t really ever show this much of my stomach — especially because I have a five-and-a-half-month-old baby.’
While the Gigi Hadid weight loss post requests still continue, here are a few side by side pictures featuring the gorgeous model on the Victoria’s Secret runway in 2015 (left) and 2016 (right).
Back in October 2015, the model was quoted saying:
Yes, I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I’m not asking for special treatment. I’m fitting into the sample sizes. Your mean comments don’t make me want to change my body, they don’t make me want to say no to designers that ask me to be in their shows, and they definitely don’t change the designers opinions of me. If they want me in their show, I’m in it; if they don’t, I’m not. That’s just how it is and how it will be.
More Gigi Hadid weight loss comparison photos next!
Multiple sources confirmed earlier today that 30 year-old Irina Shayk, who walked for the first time in the Victoria’s Secret Show last night, is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Bradley Cooper. Sources say that the model is already in her second trimester and as pictures show, she is, indeed, sporting a rounded tummy.
Irina was definitely the most covered up model on the runway and her camouflages included tons of fringe and trench-coats. And pregnant or not, Irina seemed one of the few models with a BMI in the healthy range.
More pregnant Irina Shayk rocking the catwalk pictures inside!
25 year-old Victoria’s Secret beauty Jasmine Tookes will be the very happy wearer of the brand’s $3 million Fantasy Bra at their runway show in December.
Her thoughts on being selected to wear the Fantasy Bra:
I had no idea that I was going to be chosen to wear the Bright Night Fantasy Bra. It was such a surprise to me. I don’t know how they chose, but I am so honored to have this opportunity, and be able to walk down the runway with this beautiful thing.
I have known for five months, and I literally had to keep my mouth taped shut. I mean the only girls that knew were Taylor [Hill], Romee [Strijd], and Josephine Skriver because they were there the day of the surprise. I think it was the hardest for Taylor to keep her mouth shut because she is like a wild child.
… says Jasmine.
Check out her reaction at finding the news!
More pictures of stunning Jasmine and the equally stunning fantasy bra next!
39 year-old supermodel Alek Wek joined in on the conversation about Instagram models, as it’s the trending topic these days. The stunner is not really sold on the whole idea that true supermodels are Instagram-made.
More details on this story from Page Six:
Runway supermodel Alek Wek is skeptical of the newer Instagram-model trend.
“I think the fashion industry has gotten to a place where it is embarrassing. When I think of ‘Instagram models,’ I say you have to take baby steps. You cannot just walk straight onto the runway. When I was working, there was no digital. We actually worked, we used Polaroids,” she told us.
Wek, who’s walked for labels such as Chanel, Gucci, Dior and YSL, added: “Anything that those girls get for instant gratification, [they’ll] have to pay for it later.”