When 

The Victoria’s Secret Show takes place on Tuesday 10 November, but will air on televisions a month later on CBS on 8 December at 10:00pm EST.

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The lingerie extravaganza is returning to its home, New York, to celebrate its 20th anniversarym following last year's London show (only the second show ever in Europe after Cannes in 2000). 

The performers

Rihanna was confirmed last month, alongside Selena Gomez and The Weeknd. But last week it was confirmed that RiRi has cancelled to reportedly focus on finishing her upcoming album, Anti. Brit girl Ellie Goulding will replace her.

The casting 

A newly-released video shows the reality of the tense audition process, where supermodels shed tears and celebrate as they walk on heels, in lingerie, surrounded by white lights, in front of what models describe as "very nice and friendly" judges.

"You're meant to be objective about it, but you know how hard all the girls have all worked for it," says the lingerie giant's boss Ed Razek at the casting.

For many spectators though, this annual catwalk show sexualises women. And well, there's no arguing with the fact that the multimillion pound event does indeed feature a parade of smiling, stunning models covered in glitter and wearing very little clothes. But truth is that for models and their agencies, landing a Victoria's Secret gig means "champagne popping in the offices... because their careers kind of explode".

This year, 500 models were submitted for consideration, but only 44 have made it the final cut.

The cast

With 44 models confirmed, this year’s line-up is the biggest cast in the Victoria’s Secret Show history.

The lingerie giant revealed last week the addition of two of the world's most high profile models of the moment, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, to the cast.

It will feature all 15 official Angels:

1. Adriana Lima

2. Alessandra Ambrosio

3. Behati Prinsloo

4. Candice Swanepoel

5. Lily Aldridge

6. Elsa Hosk

7. Jac Jagaciak

8. Jasmine Tookes

9. Kate Grigorieva

10. Lais Ribeiro

11. Martha Hunt

12. Romee Strijd

13. Sara Sampaio

14. Stella Maxwell

15. Taylor Hill

And other 29 models that will join the highly anticipated catwalk show:  

16. Rachel Hilbert

17. Barbara Fialho

18. Cindy Bruna

19. Constance Jablonski

20. Daniela Braga

21. Devon Windsor

22. Gracie Carvalho

23. Izabel Goulart

24. Jacquelyn Jablonski

25. Joan Smalls

26. Josephine Skriver

27. Lily Donaldson

28. Magdalena Frackowiak

29. Maria Borges

30. Maud Welzen

31. Ming Xi

32. Shanina Shaik

33. Sui He

34. Yumi Lambert

35. Bridget Malcolm

36. Gigi Hadid

37. Kendall Jenner

38. Leila Nda

39. Leomie Anderson

40. Megan Puleri

41. Pauline Hoarau

42. Sanne Vloet

43. Valery Kaufman

44. Vita Sidorkina

 

The Fantasy Bra

Lily Aldridge wears the 2015 Fantasy Bra, valued at $2 million 

Official Angel Lily Aldridge will wear the $2 million (£1.3m) bejewelled bra set, called Firework Fantasy Bra, designed by jeweller Mouawad.

 

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