Finally We Have Diversity In The Victoria's Secret Show
And there are Aussies involved too!
Victoria's Secret has confirmed a number of models who will be making an appearance in their legendary fashion show, and of course they're frothing.
With just two months to go until the big day -- it usually films at the end of November -- models have begun excitedly taking to Instagram to confirm their casting as models in the iconic show.
Favourites like Devon Windsor, Barbara Palvin and Herieth Paul will be donning their wings this year, as well as a number of new faces and -- yes! -- this year a big old handful of Aussies have made the cut!
For many models, this is a lifelong dream come true, which means there's no shortage of adorable videos on Instagram of their reactions to the news.
Aussie model Duckie Thot, 22, shared a very cute video on Twitter and Instagram to show her reaction to the news that she would be walking for the first time. The Melbourne girl who often models for Rihanna’s Fenty brand, started freaking out when she received the news.
“Words can’t express how much this means to me, thank you Victoria’s Secret for the opportunity of a lifetime,” she tweeted.
She's not the only Aussie newbie to be happy to be involved this year -- Alannah Walton is another first timer from down under posting grateful messages on social media.
Georgia Fowler is walking for the third time (and posted her gratitude on Instagram too), Kelly Gale is walking for her second time, while Shanina Shayik also celebrated her news with excitement on the socials.
Meanwhile a string of first-timers took to social media as well, to show their joy at being picked to walk the world famous runway -- but there's no word yet on whether the old school star power of supers like Martha Hunt, and Karlie Kloss will be on this year's runway. All in good time.
Instead, we have the new breed. And that's okay with us!
This year's line-up is incredibly racially diverse -- something that has been steadily changing over recent years. In 2015, Maria Borges wore her natural hair in an afro instead of extensions; a year later there was a record number of Chinese models cast. But, as yet there are no curve or plus-size models getting wings... however, there ar some big wins.
Kelsey Merritt is officially the first Filipino to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. And she was pretty happy about it.
That's a pretty huge milestone for the brand, given that they only cast any Filipino model to star in a campaign in November 2016 with Janine Tugonon.
And the change didn't stop there.
Winnie Harlow also just made history as the first model with Vitiligo to walk for the brand. And she was pretty happy about her inclusion, too.
And the joy continued, of course, as other newbies got their wings, including Miss Teen Tennessee USA. Sofie Rovenstine, herself an advocate for all sizes and shapes to be represented in the fashion industry.
The other new faces (and bods!) you'll see this year are:
Roll on November.
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