By Amira Francis, Staff Writer
It’s that time of the year again: hot bods, corny dance moves and lingerie. Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is a must-see everywhere, if only for making fun of the ridiculous getups and cringing at the incredibly almost-too-skinny models. I watched the hour-long (is it really that short?!) fashion show with a group of friends Tuesday night who sat beside me alternating between snickering at the outlandish costumes and evaluating the nearly perfect models.
Let’s be real for a second, though: however much you make fun of VS models, you have to admit that they are beautiful. And however much you weep with jealousy at how beautiful they are (while simultaneously working gym-visits into your schedule), you have to recognize that they aren’t everything that they appear to be. Their diet probably consists of air and bell peppers… not the most appealing diet. Do you really want to give up pasta and chocolate the rest of your life, just to be skinny? Don’t answer that. The answer’s no. You’re desirable as you are.
Regardless of all of the body image problems that VS spurs, let’s take a look at how ridiculous (and entertaining) the show itself is. Last night, the show invited three stars to sing all of the runway models on and off the catwalk: Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber. All performers sang passionately at the drop-dead gorgeous women as they paraded towards the crowd (and watching television-viewers). Rihanna risked a few flirty side-brushing greetings at the ladies, Bruno Mars sang soulfully from the sidelines and Justin Bieber danced his way through the catwalk. (Hilarious side note: Beiber reportedly tweeted “jealous?” As the show was going on, as a jab to his most recent ex-girlfriend, the one and only Selena Gomez.)
Some of the earlier lingerie was sexy and subtle, while the later Pink portion of the show boasted fancy outfits and daring fashion statements. And, as the show does every year, it zoomed in on the lives of the mysterious and silent VS models. Each gave a unique back story and quip about how important VS modeling is to them. My favorite model of the night probably was Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. With silky-smooth skin, Whitely is the 5-foot-9 image of perfection, complete with ruby red lips, perfect bone structure and a smoldering look. Not to mention how well she rocks the VS lingerie.
All in all, the VS show last night was interesting, entertaining and visually delightful, as always. Of course, you can’t expect to get anything deep from watching an hour of glamor and celebrity appeal, but you can always expect an amusing time, some inspiration to get to the gym and a visual reminder of VS’s huge selection of lingerie that’s out there for your purchase.