Last night wasVictoria's Secret first-ever televised swim specialand,spoiler alert: Don't watch if you're not willing to deal with intense vacation fever.I wasn't sure what to expect since the brand's never done one before,and I'm officially giving it five stars.It was an interesting look at what goes into shooting the catalog,yeah,but also,the girls seem like a lot of fun and spilled some honest feelings about what it's like to livelife as an Angel.
It's never easy to look at photos of yourself."Sometimes it's amazing and sometimes it's a little scary,a little overwhelming,"Behati Prinsloosaid when asked how it felt to be one of the most photographed women in the world."I'm very self-conscious," addedAlessandra Ambrosio.
Being an Angel is a full-on job.As such,it's helpful to remember that these beauties count working out as a big part of their profession.Candice Swanepoelsaid it best—"It's a job for me"—and looks at her pics on set to constantly work on improving and getting better.
They have nicknames,fears,and hidden talents.I was surprised to hearLily Aldridgecall Alessandra "Ali" while they chatted,and earlier,Lily admitted she has a fear of heights.Behati,perJoan Smalls(and a clip of her dancing on the street in Puerto Rico),has some mean moves.
They eat!"Once you start working with Victoria's Secret,it becomes part of your lifestyle to stay fit," Candice explained."People think we don't eat and we have to do crazy diets,but I eat really healthy.I have to eat a lot to be able to deal with the workload,the traveling."
Fanny packs are in.It was the tiniest moment,but I caught it and I loved it: WhenMartha Huntarrived for a yoga session with some of the girls,she was wearing a neon fanny pack.I heart this.
They have sunscreen chains.Just like that,I was transported back to summer camp and beach days with my girlfriends.Do you remember lining up in a row and rubbing sunscreen on the back of the person in front of you?It's practical,time-efficient,and,yup,the Angels do it too.
There are a ton of girl crushes.The sweetest parts were the interviews,done in pairs,where it was really clear that these girls are good friends.Whether it wasAdriana Limaand Candice having a "no,you're the sexy bombshell" back-and-forth or Candice's comment that she's loved Maroon 5 forever and "now I'm with my best friends watching a private show" (the band was there and played a few songs),it was cute.My favorite was Candice on Lily: "Her personality is so goofy and cute,so when I see her turn it on,I'm like 'yeah,you go!'"
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Did any of you catch the special?I really enjoyed watching,so if you get the chance,do!
PS: Nikki just got to chat with some of the Angels about their favorite (and most flattering!) swimsuits.Exactly.Read ithere.