Have you ever wanted to audition for a modeling contract with Victoria's Secret?
Well here is an inside look at the casting process behind one of the biggest fashion lines in the world.
Sure, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is one of the biggest events in the world featuring live musical acts, runway extravaganzas, and Angel Wings. But, we highly doubt you know the casting process behind Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
The lingerie label posted a video on its YouTube page, walking viewers through its long casting process. With over 500 model applicants, the casting directors meet with hundreds of models who are hoping to land one of the 45 spots.
“I saw close to 300 in the first two days of casting, which I do on my own with my team,” says John Pfeiffer, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show casting director. “And in the two days of call-backs, I try to keep it to a maximum of 100 girls.”
But during those auditions, the casting process is a serious endeavour and a lot more nerve-wracking than you would automatically assume. Models from all over the world fight for a spot at one of the biggest fashion events in the world.
“You’re meant to be objective about it, but you know how hard all the girls have worked for it,” says Ed Razek, the show’s executive producer. “A few of them showed their emotions, but they all feel that way. Everyone of them feels that way.”
“There’s several who are either fighting back tears or literally crying in here today because there’s such a buildup, and they’ve been working for it and wanting it so badly,” adds Monica Mitro, executive producer.
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid made their Victoria's Secret Fashion Show debut, joining veteran Angels Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrósio, Adrianna Lima, Behati Prinsloo and Candice Swanepoel.
You can watch the full video below:
The Victoria Secret Fashion Show will air on December 8th on CBS.