20 Things You Didn't Know About Victoria's Secret

It's the one fashion show on the planet that your other half doesn't mind watching with you. Yep, you guessed it... I'm talking about the infamous Victoria's Secret Runway Show.

In case you missed it, here it is in a nutshell: Ariana Grande got whacked in the face by an angel wing, the two fantasy bras were modeled by Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, Taylor Swift high- fived her super model BFF's while performing in a lacy black number and Ed Sheeran well and truly enjoyed performing as some of the hottest women in the world strutted past him.

Here's some of my favorite looks from the show, as well as 20 random facts that you probably didn't know about the worlds most iconic underwear brand....

1. Victoria's Secret was originally created as a lingerie shop that men could feel comfortable in.
Founder Ray Raymond confessed to feeling 'perverted' when he roamed department stores for underwear for his wife. Seeing many of his friends felt the same way, he created Victoria's Secret.




2. Who is the mysterious Victoria?
Surprisingly, there was never a stunningly busted Victoria who held a secret, the store was instead named after it's Victorian boudoir elements.

3. Adriana Lima is the longest serving angel in the brands history, having started in 2000.
 
4. Each model has to re-audition for the show every single year
 
5. Angel Candice Swanepoel is worth $15 Million

 

6. Backstage, hair extensions have their own designated table
 
7. Hair and makeup for the show lasts 6 hours
That's a lot of sitting still!
 
8. This years show raised $2.5 million for charity


9.  The two fantasy bras are made from 16,00 rubies, diamonds and sapphires strung together with 18 karat gold.
Now that's fancy.

10. Models work out for 2 hours a day, 6 days a week


11. The Angels have a combined 17.5 million Instagram followers


12. Karlie Kloss is the youngest Victoria's Secret Angel, at 22
 
13. The company was founded in 1977

14. The average angel is 5ft 10

15. Karlie Kloss has her own room in Taylor Swift's apartment
That's what we call a good best friend

16. Alessandra Ambrosio had never worked out, until she became an Angel
Oh to have those genes...


17. 'Victoria's Secret Hair' is some of the most requested worldwide


18. 25 hair stylists, 25 makeup artistists and 9 manicurists are required to get the models show-ready


19. There was 79 outfits in total in this years show
 

20. There was 150,000 swarovskis on Lily Donaldson's fairy outfit

(All photos from vogue.com.au)

 Whose your favourite angel?

Rachel
xoxo

41 comments:

  1. This was very informative. I didn't know any of these facts. It's surprising it was started for men to feel comfortable, not necessarily women. All these women are stunning!
    Bright Shiny Day

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    1. Yeah that surprised me too! I know, they are too gorgeous xx

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  2. Wow! It's nice to know that even Victoria's Secret models need to work out.... great post. Found you on IFB.
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    1. Yeah it's good to know it's not all just about perfect genes! Thanks hun- good old IFB! xx

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  3. 6 HOURS for hair and make up?! Whoa that seems just a tad bit excessive. I assume they're doing full body make up, no?

    XxMO
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    1. I'd hope so, that's a LONG time for a bit of mascara here and there ;) xx

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  4. My my!!! I didn't know all of these about V Secret!!!!! Gosh...seriously, that's torture now!! But then again, with great fame, comes great responsibilities!! :P

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    1. I agree- I wish I had the ability to work out for 2 hours a day xx

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  5. Wow. 2 hours for 6 days a week work out! Ohmygosh! No wonder they have the sexiest bodies in the whole planet!!!

    Have a great day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. I know... it sort of makes you feel better knowing that they have to work for it though, right?! xx

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  6. Amazing post and facts! I've heard that only some models can wear the wings, they're the real Victoria's angels, I didn't know about this before! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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    1. Yeah I heard that too- only the 7 angels can wear them or something xx

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  7. Some great facts - I didn't know Karlie was the youngest :)
    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  8. These women are all stunning! Their bodies are to die for! These facts are all very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome darling- I'm glad you liked it! xx

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  9. Interesting post. Thanks for sharing. xx

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  10. Congrats, it looks amazing ! http://www.michaelkorsibag.com

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  11. This is hands down my favourite post to have read today. I love the Victoria's Secret show and following the process of the models getting ready for it, so reading such interesting facts has been (embarrassingly) fun! Candice Swanepoel is one hell of a model, so her net worth doesn't surprise me in the slightest! :) Hope your week is going well so far!

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    1. Woohoo- thanks, that's really sweet of you! Haha I'm the same when it's leading up to the show- such a Victoria's secret nerd! xx

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  12. Oh wow what an awesome post, I really enjoyed reading all of these facts while looking at the pics! Like, I had no idea they needed to re-audition! And how cute is that Karlie has a room in Taylor's house?!! ;)

    Love,
    Whitney

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  13. I keep forgetting to watch this show, it looks pretty good
    xo
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    1. It's on in Australia tonight- glued to my tv xx

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  14. I love this recap! I never watch the show, I alway forget!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. Haha! You should check out the highlights xx

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  15. that's a big revelation!! Thank you for this, wanna live atleast one day as an victoria's angel.

    Hope you leave comment on my blog too.
    xx, Monique
    sheismonik.blogspot.com

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    1. I wish I could too- haha and yes of course I'll take a look at your blog now xx

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  16. Amazing facts! There were some things I didn't know. Thanks for sharing.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman

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  17. This was SO fun- it's so cute that one of the angels is best friends with Taylor. Also, love how the company started. I can just imagine the poor husband being all "to hell with this" as he embarrassingly stomped out of a fancy lingerie store. Smart man :) Also, I can see now why I dont have an Angel body. Two hours a day?! Eeek.

    xo marlen
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    1. Hahah yeah me too- it's a funny thought! Two hours a day is crazy and I like chocolate too much xx

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  18. Love this post! Thanks for posting it!

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  19. what a great post, I really didn't know all that haha thanks for the info ;) xx
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