- Title: Victoria's Secret Angels get ready to hit Paris runway
- Date: 30th November 2016
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (NOVEMBER 30, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF MODELS BACKSTAGE GETTING READY MODEL BLOWING KISS LIP GLOSS BEING APPLIED MODEL SITTING IN FRONT OF MIRROR MODEL GIGI HADID SPEAKING TO MEDIA MODEL BELLA HADID SITTING ON CHAIR VARIOUS OF MODELS' HAIR BEING DONE VARIOUS OF MODEL KENDALL JENNER POSING FOR PHOTOS (SOUNDBITE) (English) MODEL, KENDALL JENNER, SAYING: "I think we've all kinda been exchanging tips and stuff. It's nice in rehearsals, you kind of see the girls walk and all the faces they do and whatever, so you can exchange, 'Oh maybe you should do this or whatever'." REPORTER: What's the number one tip you give to a first-time walker? "To smile because I think it's always cuter when you smile and your first time you are little more nervous than any other time and I think if you smile it kinda hides that a little bit, just have fun." VARIOUS OF MODEL JASMINE TOOKES GETTING MAKE-UP DONE (SOUNDBITE) (English) MODEL, JASMINE TOOKES, SAYING: "I'm feeling so excited, today is finally the day I get to put it on again and walk down the runway and I feel so honoured to be following in the footsteps of so many supermodels in the past that have worn it." FANTASY BRA ON STAND (SOUNDBITE) (English) MODEL, JASMINE TOOKES, SAYING: "I'm very nervous and I have to like follow in their footsteps and bring it because they are all so amazing so I'm like I'm pretty nervous but it's gonna be good." MODELS MARIA BORGES [LEFT] AND LEOMIE ANDERSON [RIGHT] POSING FOR PHOTOS (SOUNDBITE) (English) MODEL, ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO, SAYING: "I've been hanging out with the Angels and we've been going inside the bus, going to the Eiffel Tower, coming here to the Grand Palais. We've been doing a lot of press so we haven't had time to explore the city a lot, but we've been having a lot of fun inside the bus and inside the hotel." VARIOUS OF MODEL POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHER VARIOUS OF MODELS DANCING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS GRAND PALAIS CROWDS AND POLICE OUTSIDE POLICEMAN VARIOUS OF VICTORIA'S SECRETS SIGNS HANGING OUTSIDE GRAND PALAIS
- Embargoed: 15th December 2016 16:24
- Keywords: Victoria's Secret Alessandra Ambrosio Kendall Jenner Bella Hadid model lingerie runway show
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Reuters ID: LVA0015AN1CGP
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: On Wednesday (November 30), more than a dozen 'Angels' were attended to by a busy team of hair and make-up artists in the run up to the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion show.
This year the glitzy event is taking place in Paris - a first for the French capital.
Top models, including sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Alessandra Ambrosio, joked around and posed for photographers backstage in their lacy lingerie and dressing gowns.
When Kendall Jenner was asked how she felt ahead of the big fashion spectacle, she told Reuters: "I think we've all kinda been exchanging tips and stuff. It's nice in rehearsals, you kind of see the girls walk and all the faces they do and whatever, so you can exchange, 'Oh maybe you should do this or whatever".
She added that smiling was her best tip for any models making their debut on the catwalk.
Californian Jasmine Tookes will don the multimillion dollar jewel-encrusted Fantasy Bra. She said she was "excited" and "honoured".
"I'm feeling so excited, today is finally the day I get to put it on again and walk down the runway and I feel so honoured to be following in the footsteps of so many supermodels in the past that have worn it," said Tookes.
The Victoria's Secret Angels will be strutting their stuff at the Grand Palais while musicians Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd perform.
The full show will be televised on December 5.
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