Backstage and Behind the Scenes With Victoria's Secret Angel Chanel Iman
Don't kid yourselves—we know you've already got your DVRs set for tonight's CBS telecast of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The annual celebration of bejeweled underthings and bronzed beauties, the show's an over-the-top must-see...especially if you are (or share living space with) a guy.
To kick off the evening's VS festivities, we're sharing a collection of candids snapped backstage when the runway show was filmed several weeks ago. On the day of the taping, we were invited to shadow 21-year-old Angel Chanel Iman as she got prepped and primped for the catwalk.
"I'm wearing a ballet-inspired outfit first, and then this really cute, flirty, fun PINK look," Chanel told me of her two ensembles for the show. "I'm most looking forward to the performers, though. We've got Kanye, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5...it's gonna be really fantastic." Bad news, by the way, for all those imagining the grueling workouts models must endure in the weeks leading up to the VS show: "Squats and a little weightlifting, that's really all I do to prepare," Chanel said with a shrug. Oh, to be a genetically-blessed Angel.
Be sure to tune in to CBS at 10 pm sharp tonight to catch the VS ladies in action. The stunning Alessandra Ambrosio will be taking over our Twitter for the evening to share even more behind-the-scenes scoop, so follow @LuckyMagazine to get an Angel's first-hand take on the extravagant event!
Can't wait until 10? Watch the live stream of the red carpet and party here:
Chanel gets a quick beauty touch-up at the main tables.
A dab of smoothing serum leaves not a hair out of place.
Superstar hairstylist Orlanda Pita curled Chanel's hair with a small-barrel iron before the show began.
Chanel gets ready to step into the intriguingly-titled "Bronzing Chamber," an area where no press members were allowed.
Mere minutes to go until showtime!
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