Victoria Secret Model Search
How to become a model for Victoria’s Secret? That’s the question of many aspiring models and young girls from every city on the planet.
Many wonder if models are selected through a model search or are auditions held for Victoria’s Secret. Well, the answer is both. Victoria’s Secret does a model search and holds auditions and casting calls for Victoria’s Secret Angels before the shows. Unfortunately for most unknown and aspiring models, the Victoria’s Secret casting calls are not open auditions. The tryouts to be an Angel are done by invitation only and usually only top models get selected to even tryout for the show.
However, sometimes they do make an exception and in 20019 Victoria’s Secret held a model search to find a new angel. The winner of the model search was Kylie Bisutti.
Before you become a Victoria’s Secret model or ‘Angel’, you would first have had to have a good amount of modeling experience, a modeling agent and a reputation on the cat walk.
Victoria’s Secret has been responsible for making many young models into international stars. Who doesn’t know the name Tyra Banks or Heidi Klum? Not many.
The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is the most watched fashion show on television. Every year millions tune in to watch the tall, models walk the catwalk and every model on the stage and in the show is close to supermodel status.
Some of the current Victoria’s Secret models are almost household names. Current Victoria’s Secret Angels include such supermodels as Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Chanel Iman, and Behati Prinsloo. Past Angels include Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum, both of who have very popular shows of their own.
The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is such a high profile event that top models are selected every year to perform in it.
The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is such a huge and lavish event that costumes in the form of very elaborate lingerie are designed just for the show and it includes the well known million dollar bra of diamonds that one lucky model gets to wear in the show. The fashion show has been going since 1995 and has been televised since 2000. In every show one lucky VS model wears a bra that is worth 1 million plus with the most expensive being 12.5 million in 2001 worn by Heidi Klum.
Here is a list of VS models that had the privilege of wearing such expensive lingerie:
- 1996 Million Dollar Miracle Bra Claudia Schiffer $1 million
- 1997 Diamond Dream Bra Tyra Banks $3 million
- 1999 Millennium Bra Heidi Klum $10 million
- 2000 Red Hot Fantasy Bra/Panties Gisele Bündchen $15 million
- 2001 Heavenly Star Bra Heidi Klum $12.5 million
- 2002 Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra Karolina Kurkova $10 million
- 2003 Very Sexy Fantasy Bra Heidi Klum $11 million
- 2004 Heavenly “70″ Fantasy Bra Tyra Banks $10 million
- 2005 Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra Gisele Bündchen $12.5 million
- 2006 Hearts On Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra Karolina Kurkova $6.5 million
- 2007 Holiday Fantasy Bra Selita Ebanks $4 million
- 2008 Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra Adriana Lima $5 million
- 2009 Harlequin Fantasy Bra Marisa Miller $3 million
- 2010 Bombshell Fantasy Bra Adriana Lima $2 million
- 2011 Fantasy Treasure Bra Miranda Kerr $2.5 million
The music for the show always features top music artists and world famous entertainers. Pat performers at the show have included Justin Timberlake, Akon, Katy Perry, The Spice Girls, Will.i.am, Usher and Kanye West.
The fame does not stop on the runway. Hundreds of top stars attend the event and the red carpet before the show is a whose who of entertainment with movie stars, pop stars, and famous people galore.
If you want to become a model for Victoria’s Secret, you will first have to become a model as Victoria’s Secret rarely hires newbies or unknown models. You will need to find a modeling agency to represent you and land a few high fashion modeling assignments.
Since Victoria’s Secret is a lingerie company, the models they hire a usually a bit curvier than other high fashion models, Tyra Banks is a good example of a curvier model.
Sorry petite girls, they do have the high fashion height requirements and most VS models are 5’8″ or taller. So if you want to know where to begin, the answer is with a good agency who will send you out to the tryouts and the Victoria’s Secret model search.
However, there is always a chance that VS will do another national model search to find the newest angel and maybe 2012 is the year! Lets keep our fingers crossed and an eye out for the press release.