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  • Writer's pictureKamla-Kay McKenzie

Gazelle Legs: Check out the new Victoria's Secret runway models

Held recently in NYC, the 2018 Victoria's Secret fashion show castings attracted photographers from all over the world who were hoping to catch a glimpse of who the stunning models would be.

Footage flooded social media of models in the shortest shorts, the most fashionable leather skirts, perfectly toned legs and the standard one strap nude or black skinny heel.

How many of us wish we had the long giraffe-like legs and the exact perfect curves to attempt an audition for the Victoria's Secret annual fashion show? Yep- I'm raising my hand.

Much like many other castings within the modeling industry, did you know that the models who attended the casting had to receive an invite from the directors to attend?

Once the directors narrowed down the models from their 1st round of castings, many of whom were the creme of the crop models who walked the shows in previous years to newcomers who were hoping to get discovered, the ladies were asked to attend a callback.

A callback in the modeling/acting industry is when you have previously met with a client and they wish to see you a 2nd and maybe even a 3rd time as they finalize their list of chosen models and or actors.

It's essentially "calling you back" to see you again.

The ladies who received the glorious honor to cast are signed with some of the biggest modeling agencies of the world and some are already household names.

While all the ladies chosen are spectacular and are receiving an honor of a lifetime, here are just a few of my favorites who took to Instagram to share their excitement and gratitude.

Captions represent their Instagram commentary.

(Returning VS model).

Yes I wanted her entire outfit....and anyone else notice the perfect angles she gave to pose for the photographer?

Killed it!

Harieth Paul _ Victoria's Secret Model
"I watched my first vs show when I was 13 years old. I am so beyond excited to be walking my third @victoriassecret fashion show." ~ @heriethpaul

(1st time booking a VS show).

I'm especially excited for Kelsey as she is the 1st ever Filipino model to walk a Victoria's Secret runway show.

Kelsey Merritt - Victoria's Secret Model
"WE DID IT PHILIPPINES!!!!!! 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 What an honor it is to be the first Filipino to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018!!! Ahhhhhh I can’t believe this!! Thank you soooo much @johndavidpfeiffer, @monica.mitro, @10magazine, and @ed_razek for making my dream come true!! ❤️❤️❤️ And to my agents at @suprememgmt @nomadmgmt @romanyoung @david_kimm @marissasurmenkow thank you for believing in me and being there for me throughout this journey!! 💕🙏🏼 But most of all thank you to all my followers you guys are my rock!!! I couldn’t have done this without you guys. Thank you for your never ending support I LOVE Y’ALL para sainyo to!!!💕🇵🇭🙏🏼 #VSFashionShow" ~ @KelseyMerritt

(1st time booking a VS show).

Her natural smile is everything.

 Cheyenne Maya Carty Victoria's Secret Model
"Getting pulled off set to be given this news!!! After all the missed flights and back an forth from NYC to London this is the best news I could ever get! Still feels like a dream...pinch me. BIG MOOD!!!" ~ @chey_maya

(1st time booking a VS show).

Talk about showcasing that beauty doesn't have to come in a cookie cutter shape.

Winnie Harlow - Victoria's Secret Model
"I had a break down before i walked into the most nerve wrecking casting of my life. I asked my driver to go around the block twice before i could walk into the @VictoriasSecret offices so i could re coup, and remember… how hard I've been working! I went in and made new friends and saw old friends and it already felt like home! … When it was finally my time, within my nervous storm of anticipation i changed into a black Victoria Secret set and stepped out!!!! I spoke to them about Jamaica, @nick_knight , my abs, and how i was beyond honoured to be given the opportunity to try out.. then I walked for my life!!!! I can't believe this!! Thank you for giving me all the energy and kindness in that room! Thank you for allowing me to walk for VICTORIA'S SECRET!" ~ @winnieharlow

Who are your favorite models that were selected and who are you hoping to see with some Angle Wings in this year's show?


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