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Victoria’s Secret 2011

Posted by janelle | November 10th, 2011
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VS angels can’t help but be sexy, the moment the music starts and the lights go on they are there to bring good ol’ fashioned seductiveness back to the runways. Before that all happens though, there is the calm before the storm. The moments when they’re just carefree girls getting ready to do the one show that lets them share their beauty with millions of viewers. For a glimpse at what happens before the wings come on, MDC takes you behind the scenes of the world’s biggest show.

Photos & Video by Billy RoodFig Photos

Casting by John Pfeiffer
Hair by Orlando Pita
Makeup by Tom Pecheux

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  1. Lynn Furge says:

    Billy always knows how to capture the girls being girls… relaxed, comfortable, and gorgeous. Angels indeed.

  2. Daniel says:

    Great cast for the show… every angels have its own unique personality and attractive in many ways and all with beautiful smile and great body.

  3. Alaina says:

    Billy Rood is the man! He gets the best shots that really feel like you’re backstage, too! Stunning photos!

  4. SERGIO says:

    Caroline Brasch OMG it’s AMAZING, I really love the new faces Karlie, Joan, Caroline Brasch, Toni!!

  5. Ling says:

    So happy to see Sui He do the show, she’s such a natural beauty .

  6. anlabe says:

    My highlights:

    - Karlie closing the show when it’s her first time, and she’s amazing.
    - Sui He, Anais Mali, Bregje Heinen, Jablonskis, Caroline BN.
    - Caroline Winberg and Julia Stegner being there every year without being an angel. THEY SHOULD BE THOUGH.
    - Kanye performing!
    - My fave Angels Doutzen and Lindsay!

  7. Joe says:

    LOVE the new faces at victorias secret ! Sui He and Toni Garrn are perfect additions!!!!!!!

  8. GP says:

    Love the new faces but miss Rosie and Abby Lee.

  9. teaatwo says:

    Too many little girls like caroline brasch in the show, they need more mature models like Edita V.

  10. bee says:

    i love the fact that they hire more than 1 asian models…and sui he is a good choice of asian model…love..love..love..:)

  11. marie says:

    I REALLY miss Rosie Huntington. She is pure FIRE.

  12. model watcher says:

    Living for Joan & Sui He .. perfect new choices ..

  13. Carley says:

    Billy Rood ROCKS!!! LOVE all these shots!!

  14. Jessi says:

    Billy…you are amazing. Your work is pure magic!!! HOTHOTHOTT

  15. Stephanie R. says:

    Billy Rood is a photographer to watch! His work, whether in backstage candids, editorials, or simple model tests, always captures the essence of the models. His work is emotive, simple, elegant without pretension. These shots are so much better than what was captured on stage.

  16. richard says:

    go liu

  17. olivia says:

    Well well well, that time of year again.. Firstly I must say i’m glad they hired the likes of Joan Smalls, Bregje Heinen, Cameron Russell, Jessica Clarke, Toni Garrn and Anais Mali, they are all great additions to VS. I was shocked and disappointed to see Karlie Kloss, Jacqueline Jablonski and Karmen Pedaru in the show, as I don’t find any of those three girls mildly attractive or sexy by no means. Great to see some of last years successful newbies like Constance, Magdalena and Lily return for another year. Of course the Angels are always fabulous, but I really did miss Rosie!! She was the sexiest of them all!!! I would have loved to see some more traditionally “sexy” models, like Brooklyn Decker, Julie Ordon or Jessica Hart, cast in the show, amidst all the more “high fashion” ones, the balance was a bit off this year. Unfortunately my favourites Abbey Lee Kershaw, Jessica Stam and Natasha Poly did not return :( I was also really hoping that Gracie Carvalho, who debuted last year, would have been cast as I saw some potential angel-ness in her. Next year I would love to see Behati open the show! Since Rosie’s going she is now my favourite angel and I love her natural, aesthetic, unapologetic beauty. Candice, Anja and Maryna fulfilled my “blonde bombshell” dosage for the year. Where is Ana Beatriz Barros? x

  18. Vera Louise says:

    Whoever cast Karlie Kloss and Jacqueline Jablonski in this show must have had something slipped in their coffee! They are horrid.

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Stam and Abbey Lee Kershaw were missed xx

    Next year I think the models should be: (in alphabetical order)

    Abbey Lee Kershaw
    Adriana Lime
    Alessandra Ambrosio
    Ana Beatriz Barros
    Anja Rubik
    Barbara Palvin
    Behati Prinsloo
    Brooklyn Decker
    Candice Swanepoel
    Carola Remer
    Chanel Iman
    Constance Jablonski
    Doutzen Kroes
    Edita Vilkeviciute
    Eniko Mihalik
    Erin Heatherton
    Gracie Carvalho
    Irina Shayk
    Isabeli Fontana
    Izabel Goulart
    Jessica Hart
    Jessica Stam
    Joan Smalls
    Julie Ordon
    Lily Aldridge
    Lily Donaldson
    Lindsay Ellingson
    Liu Wen
    Magdalena Frackowiak
    Marloes Horst
    Maryna Linchuk
    Miranda Kerr
    Natasha Poly
    Patricia Van Der Vliet
    Rianne Ten Haken
    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
    Selita Ebanks

  19. Best Model says:

    Candice look like dakota fanning

  20. Best model says:

    Candice so much look like dakoto what her did in her face

  21. IS THIS IT? models review says:

    Personally not a super fan of the show… but if I had no doubts about Karlie and Toni in such a context (both for their bodies and femininity, and Karlie for her amazing attitude), Caroline (even if @ VSPink) certainly surprised me – and btw I’d like to express a personal WOW for Bregje, fabulous as usual…

  22. Boris says:

    Great Cast!!

  23. Corinna says:

    Karlie doesn’t do it for me, nor does Jacqueline Jablonski.. other than that a great cast with some great surprises like Bregje Heinen and Jessica Clarke! xx

    I missed my two favourite models though, being Abbey Lee Kershaw and Jessica Stam.

  24. jeremys says:

    I’ve seen videos and images and lets just say that Joan Smalls is the best thing VS could’ve done. i’ve always know who she is but didnt take notice of her until I saw her images and videos from the VS show. She would be the perfect new angel! She’s not a little girl, she’s possibly the biggest model at the moment, she’s high fashion and she offers diversity as the only hispanic (non-brazilian). This should be an easy decision for VS and her agency.

    And yes i miss Rosie too!!

  25. Jess says:

    not sure about karlie. in high fashion she’s amazing and just perfect for it but vs… doesn’t she only lacks breasts but she has also no hips, even her face might not be suited for the show. everything else was dazzling as usual :)

  26. hombre says:

    Candice reminds me of Linda Evangelisa…She simply shine…Love Her

  27. peterModelObsessed says:

    CANDICE is Victoria’s Not So Secret GOLDMINE!!!!

    BEST ANGEL…………

  28. natalia says:

    im not surprised sui he is chosen for vs (she looks more like beauty pageant contestant than HF model to me anyway) but im so glad liu wen is still chosen to walk vs show (though i wish she had 2 outfit), im happy doutzen is back <3 and im liking candice and erin more and more ^^

  29. cayce p says:

    who’s slinging the leica?

  30. Josh says:

    Joan Smalls shut it down at VS this year. No competition when it comes to the newbies. She is on her way to becoming THE biggest black model since Naomi Campbell. Could you imagine if she had contracts for both Estee Lauder & VS at the same time?!?! Not to mention campaigns for Chanel, Gucci, Cavalli, Stella & Givenchy. She is gonna be everywhere you look. On your TV, in magazines, on the runway- EVERYWHERE!!!

    As for Karlie, I think she will become an angel, but the general public won’t like her, just like they don’t like Chanel Iman

  31. Tepper says:

    Based on the pictures, I agree that Karlie may not have shined. I think she’s currently under weight.

    Candice looked amazing..as always.

    Joan Smalls is my new obsession. I will be watching on the 29th to see her strut the VS runway.

    Sui He was a good choice.

  32. Josh says:

    I’m kinda ready for VS to wipe the slate clean & have an almost completely new angel lineup. As much as I love Adriana, Miranda & Allesandra, I think they have done all they can possibly do for the company. Their time is up. I would keep Doutzen & Candice because I don’t think they are done yet. As far as the baby angels- BYE.

    So my lineup would be: Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Joan Smalls, Lais Ribeiro, Cameron Russell, Liu Wen, & I guess Karlie Kloss for Pink

    I think Doutzen, Joan, Lais & Candice would bring back the VS energy of 2005. Cameron & Karlie would be the best spokesmodels for the brand, & Liu would be a great choice for the expansion in the Asian market.

  33. e says:

    Give Doutzen the fantasy bra the next time!!!!!

  34. sasa says:

    i saw karlie kloss…what is she doing there?

  35. vh says:

    I think that they should use Emily Didonato to replace Adriana Lima once she retires

  36. FashionSense says:

    I like that Joan Smalls can appeal to the black market and the latino market. She seemed to do a lot of interviews with spanish media for the VS show. Was she the only spanish speaking model in the show???

  37. nádia says:

    OMG, Adriana looked mesmerizing even backstage! <3

    http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

  38. jonny says:

    Doutzen Kroes is perfection…what a face, what a body…wowowowww

  39. Brandon says:

    Doutzen and Candice, WOW they are the Angel stand outs now. Adriana and Alessandra are like Tyra/Heidi these days. They are famous VS angels made a lot of money and have done all they can do for the brand, we’ve seen it all, nothing new. Miranda is ok but always looked too young for my taste. I like sexy models in lingerie, not cute ones.

  40. A says:

    Most are pretty average looking.

  41. JS says:

    MARYNA LINCHUK should be an ANGEL! AMAZING!

  42. Devon says:

    Com’on why u guys are so mean Karlie Kloss is definitely the most stunning to me no one could be so unique no one could be so vivacious and comely shes absolutely editorial and the sexiest in her own way oh I have no idea why I’m so obsessed with her

  43. malana says:

    the show was just OK, I missed magdalena why they didn’t let her walk the show?? last year she was for me one of the most outstanding models her attitude, pose and walt hmm… and all the mature, sexy and confident models were somehow not there…

  44. luciano says:

    WHERE THE HELL IS KAROLINA KURKOVA? SHE WAS DEFINITELY THE MOST OUTSTANDING ANGEL. COULDN´T TAKE MY EYES OFF HER AMAZING LONG LEGS AS SHE WALKED DOWN THAT RUNWAY. SHE CARRIED THE BIGGEST WINGS ALWAYS. AMAZING KK SHOULD BE CALLED AGAIN!

  45. dust says:

    no isabeli fontana, no karolina kurkova, no jessica stam, no selita ebanks, no abbey lee, no ana bb.. miss them so much in this year’s show.. love lindsay though! isabeli should be an angel btw…

  46. n says:

    they are so lovely!
    http://whodcare.blogspot.com/

  47. VSfan88 says:

    Seeing this year’s production makes me realize how good the 2010 show actually was. This year’s outfits (and especially music) are bummers for me. The only good thing are the newbies – so amazing choices (TONI GARRN! – I was rooting for that girl to get it last year). But I missed my fav Edita though =(

  48. Marcos says:

    Hello everyone,
    I love, really love those girls, but only for high fashion. I would like to see Eniko, KK, Abbey Lee, Natasha, Selita, Ana B, Stam, Isabeli, Edita, Magdalena and Rosie for the catwalk, but apparently they are out of cast and they are so gorgeous and sexy, and that’s what I think that VS is about.
    I’m only in the hope that next year’s show these girls will be, because if they’re not, I don’t know what is going to be the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. D:

  49. Marcos says:

    Sorry if I was misunderstood in my last post, I’m only referring to the new faces when I say that they only work for high fashion, the classic ones are outstanding and gorgeous, by the way, I’ve looked some commentaries and I only have to say that I couldn’t agree more for Emily DiDonato replace Adriana Lima, even I’m loving her so much(my favorite angel ever) she will be replaced someday. Also, I’d like to say that Candice and Erin are the only angels that I agree, because the other girls I don’t think that they work.

  50. VIZIONAIRE says:

    i think abbey had a conflict with the versace show. i like that they didnt include older models like jessica stam, karolina, isabelli…there’s a new crop of top models and supermodels like karmen pedaru, joan smalls, toni garn and some others. i love most of the new girls but joan takes it for me.

  51. Oscar James says:

    Shanina Shaik is an exotic hottie!!

    Bregje, Toni, Jessica Clarke and of course Shanina herself were all welcome additions to the super-cast. Karlie Kloss doesn’t fit in, she’s pretty, but in more of a haute couture circa 1940′s than commercial circa now.

    I wish Abbey Lee Kershaw and Jessica Stam were in the show!! I’m also keen for Ana Beatriz Barros and Bianca Balti to return from their VS hiatus :)

    Adriana: always the star, however Candice really stole her thunder this year!

  52. Isabella Mara says:

    If I could pick and choose my victoria’s secret angels the only ones I would keep would be Candice, Doutzen, Behati and Erin. I’d bring back Rosie for sure as she’s got so much sexy left to give and as far as newbies go i’d pick: Maryna Linchuk, Joan Smalls, Jessica Stam, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Constance jablonski. Maybe throw in Liu Wen or Ming Xi for asian expansion.

    Goodbye Adriana and Alessandra, your old news.

    And goodbye Chanel Iman, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson and Miranda Kerr, god knows why any of you were hired in the first place.

    Next year Abbey, Jessica, Ana B and Rosie better be there or the show will turn to shit!!

  53. jim says:

    i miss ABBEY LEE KERSHAW

  54. Phoenix says:

    Good to see to Chinese girls. And good to see dear Lily!!!!

  55. VRPQ says:

    Love Lily D.

  56. Aga says:

    I love Anja Rubik. She’s stunning :) ! Polish girls the best :)

  57. Leah says:

    I gotta agree I miss Abbey, Jessica and Rosie, silly not to bring them back!

  58. Egor says:

    One more angel from STARSYSTEM !
    Congratulations, Ieva !!

  59. Mollie says:

    Victoria’s Secret, if only I was their chief casting director. They really need to throw a new casting director into the mix to spice things up, the cast is getting kind of dry. Obviously all these girls are “pretty” and they’ve got legs up to their armpits and are whippet thin, but are they really VS material?

    In the case of some, yes, they are sexy and ready to rock the runway. But with others they’re either not suited for VS or have been booked and rebooked so many times that it’s just plain boring.

    My ideal Victoria’s secret angel line-up for 2012 would be: Candice, Doutzen, Erin, Behati, Joan, Maryna, Rosie, Brooklyn Decker and Jessica Stam.

    Adriana and Alessandra and Miranda are boring me these days and I was never a fan of Chanel Iman and Lily Aldridge. Lindsay E is cute but not angel material, just book her come showtime.

    I think it’s time to get rid of Alessandra, Miranda and possibly Adriana as well as regulars like KK, Caroline Winberg, Izabel, Isabeli and Julia Stegner and breathe some new life into the show with a clean slate of girls like Sedene Blake, Ginta Lapina, Alejandra Alonso and Clara Alonso, Marloes Horst, Gracie Carvalho and Barbara Palvin.

    DO NOT!! I repeat do not re-book Jacqueline Jablonski, Karlie Kloss, Shannan Click, Chanel Iman or any of those other grotesquely “all-american” anorexics. Also i’ve had enough of Anne V, Karmen Pedaru (even though this was her first year :S), Anja and Flavia. DON’T BOOK ‘EM NEXT YEAR!!

    Past models to bring back (by popular demand) include: Abbey Lee Kershaw, Jessica Stam, Bianca Balti, Ana B, Edita and Gracie.

    In conclusion it wasn’t a TOTAL disappointment this year. Joan Smalls was fantastic, as was Liu and Constance. Funny how those three are also the new faces of Estee Lauder!!

    It was nice to see Cameron, Shanina, Jessica Clarke, Sui He, Anais Mali, Toni and Bregje walk in the show. However they need not become regulars! Keep it fresh and exciting VS!

    xx

  60. Jordan O'Dwyer says:

    WHERE IS ABBEY LEE KERSHAW AND JESSICA STAM?? AND ROSIE?

  61. Ellen says:

    VS you have got to be kidding me. You book girls like Karlie, Shannan and Jacqueline yet neglect Jessica Stam, Gracie Carvalho, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Natasha Poly?

    W= What
    T= The
    F=Fuck

    ??????????

  62. boy says:

    Abbey Lee Kershaw?? Where is she?

  63. Ollie says:

    I miss Abbey!

  64. Kerry says:

    Can anyone tell me who the girl with dark hair in the 4th picture from the top is? (Below the picture of lima and kerr)

    She is stunning.

  65. Victoria says:

    I’m loving Joan smalls and Adriana Lima is my all time favorite. I wish they’d give Gracie Carvalho and Emanuella De paula some more time too. They are so beautiful!!

  66. Josh says:

    @Kerry- that’s Jacquelyn Jablonski :)

  67. Keem says:

    Where’s Barbara Palvin?? Rosie?? Jessica Stam?? )’:

  68. Abel Jackson says:

    I miss Abbey Lee Kershaw’s sexy hips swaying down the runway. Why book shit girls like Karlie, Chanel and Jacquelyn over bloody AMAZING models like Abbey, Jessica Stam and Rosie?? Why Victoria’s Scret? Why??

  69. Caroline says:

    Three words: ABBEY LEE KERSHAW.

    One question: WHERE ONE EARTH IS SHE??

  70. Edie says:

    Glad that Maryna, Constance, Joan, Candice, Lily D, Erin, Behati and Lais walked. Where is Abbey and Jessica Stam? :( and Rosie :( miss ‘em x

  71. ol says:

    I love Erin and Candice and Behati :) they’re gorgeous.

  72. jane says:

    toni was there!!! she is the most gorgeous girl ever, so happy she made it. hope it will reboost her career xxx

  73. brees says:

    VICTORIA’S SECRET DEFENETLY NEED MORE LATIN GIRLS..

  74. Jaymee says:

    OK, none of the VS models have the body like Candice!Whoa-I couldn’t believe how womanly her body is when I first saw her!!! Doutzen has a very pretty face but she looks to stiff on the runway.I think it’s her short neck which makes her look like she has a bad posture….I just don’t see a sex appeal coming from Emily DiDonatto and can’t imagine her replacing Adriana Lima.No way she can fill the shoes of one of the hottest models on the planet.I can imagine IRINA SHAYK rocking those angel wings! Look at her in Sports Illustrated.She oozes sex-appeal in her photo shoots.That’s a perfect lingerie model.Her body is amazing!!!!
    Is VS too blind to see that.I WANNA SEE HER IN YOUR NEXT SHOW!!! She’ll blow everyone away.

  75. Palina says:

    Cameron Russell is gorgeous!! i hope she does more Victoria Secret Shows in the future!!!!!!! :)

  76. rub says:

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3

  77. john says:

    fuck you all ones who are hating on Karlie, she’s successful and as for you..

  78. YoungBrazl says:

    Achei maravilhoso o casting, mas falta mais sensualidade nas garotas um casting como os de antigamente como em 2003, 2005 e 2006 onde eles selecionavam mulheres mais maduras, hoje as angels estão cada vez mais jovens e são realmente mto magras o que acaba incomodando a que assiste ao show, no mais as peças são muito bem desenhadas e os criadores são maravilhosos. Eu fiz um casting particular que realmente eu queri que fosse o escolhido para ao desfile deste ano, pena que não.

    Emily Didonato
    Irina Shayk
    Ali Stephens
    Aline Weber
    Cinthia Dicker
    Joan Small
    Julia Frauche
    Juliana Martins
    Erin Heatherton
    Bar Refaeli
    Kendra Spears
    Jessica Clarke
    Fernanda Motta
    Renata Kuerten
    Vanessa Damasceno
    Lais Ribeiro
    Lindsay Ellingson
    Anais Mali
    Raica Oliveira
    Barbara Palvin
    Jasmine Tookes
    Emily Baker
    Anais Pouliot for PINK segment
    Shu Pei
    Guisela Rhein
    Karmen Pedaru
    Frida Gustavsson
    Anne V
    Iselin Steiro
    Sigrid Agren
    Sui He
    Doutzen Kroes
    Toni Garn
    Behati Prinslo
    Candice Swanepoel
    Emanuela de Paula
    Edita Vilkeviciute
    Alessandra Ambrósio
    Marcelia Freesz
    Sara Sampaio
    Adriana Lima

    Ieva Leguna

    Elsa Hosk
    Lonneke Engel
    Diana Timofeeva
    Ellie Ross

  79. Cláudia says:

    As Tops Juliana Martins, Raica Oliveira e Cinthia Dicker jamais deveriam ter ficado de fora mesmooo! Elas engrandeceriam com certeza o Espetáculo!!!! Musasss e Divassss..I Love Their!!!

  80. Brazilian Famous Models says:

    We want the Top Juliana Martins already on Victoria’s Secret!!!!

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