Before walking one of the most watched catwalks, the Victoria’s Secret models must endure the rigors of performing like an “Olympian” in what turns out to be a “terrifying process,” as told by Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, the fashion show’s creative director for the past three years.
The casting director initially casts the models, but the entire team has the final decision. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show's models-to-be, including the contracted Angels, have to strut back and forth in front of the decision-makers, which is “incredibly nerve-wracking for them,” a fact the creative director stated in the Vogue interview.
They are provisionally cast by John Pfeiffer but the final decision is made by the whole team, sitting at this long table in a room with really harsh lighting and they have to walk towards us and away from us. They all have to do it - even the contracted girls - and it's incredibly nerve-wracking for them.
It's really like being an Olympian - they have to be in peak condition. It's not about being thin or anything like that - it's about being ready to perform and be the best you can be in that moment.
The 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is scheduled to take place in New York on November 13, however the theme for this year has not yet been revealed. The hottest fashion show will then air on December 10 on CBS.
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