: Starvation diets, obsessive training and no plus-size models: Victorias Secret sells a dangerous fantasy

11-22-2018, 05:47 PM
The brands annual show is a worldwide TV event, but former Angels are starting to reveal the uncomfortable truth about the lingerie giant

A woman stands on stage and cries. In the auditorium, another womans partner gives a standing ovation, his hand on his heart (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6372281/Dylan-Sprouse-gave-girlfriend-Barbara-Palvin-standing-ovation-Victorias-Secret-fashion-show.html). One mother gushes that she is so proud of her daughter. Another goes further (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp-0UDxnXRs/): So much admiration for all your hard work and dedication to being the best version of yourself and making your dreams come true.

We are told that these women are athletes (https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/fashion/99540069/nz-victorias-secret-model-says-diversity-nice-but-were-finely-tuned-athletes), that they are in peak condition (https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/victorias-secret-model-casting-sophia-neophitou-interview), that they are aggressively fit. But this is not the Olympics or the Paralympics. There are no medals to be won. This is a lingerie show.

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