What models of diverse identities really think of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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On Monday night, 51 of the industry’s most sought-after models strutted down the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway, touted as the most beautiful women in the world.

But who decides what makes them the most beautiful?

With so many gorgeous, diverse working models, it’s a wonder that every model on the 2016 Victoria’s Secret catwalk fits into one, classic mold of conventional beauty.

It’s time to call out Victoria’s Secret inclusivity problem. There are so many types of beautiful that deserve representation on the VS runway — curve, people with disabilities, transgender and gender non-conforming models who have worked tirelessly to redefine common beauty standards, and those efforts deserve recognition. Read more…

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Lady Gaga led the Victoria’s Secret Angels in a backstage sing-along

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LONDON — What’s the best way to get pumped up to take on the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? A rousing sing-along backstage with Lady Gaga might do the trick.

Luckily for the Angels, Gaga was on hand to do just that at the show in Paris on Wednesday. 

And luckily for us, there is plenty of evidence on social media.  

Surrounded by Angels, Gaga dons one of the iconic pink robes and belts out her smash hit “Million Reasons.”

Warming up backstage at the #VSFashionShow with @ladygaga. Video by @coreytenold.

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The Weeknd and Bella Hadid’s Victoria’s Secret encounter was everything

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Nothing like the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to bring together former lovers. 

After almost two years of dating, The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, and Bella Hadid broke up in early November—so when the two reunited in the public eye at the Paris event, the reactions immediately rolled in. 

Fans shared the shaky footage of the encounter on Twitter and were quick to point out the ease between the two—and the fact that Tesfaye basically serenaded her down the runway.  

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30:  Bella Hadid and The Weeknd walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Image: Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret

A photo from the event also shows a subtle smile from Hadid, causing some fans to tweet out their immediate reactions over their reunion.   Read more…

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