8 Victoria's Secret Angels Chat With Bazaar About Workouts, Wings And What It's Like On The Catwalk

BY Maddison Glendinning / Dec 6 2016 / 16:04 PM

Bazaar's Maddison Glendinning was backstage during hair and make-up ahead of the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which aired at 8am local time today, and spoke with eight of the models about their pre-show rituals, what goes through their heads on the catwalk, and how they'll celebrate afterwards

8 Victoria's Secret Angels Chat With Bazaar About Workouts, Wings And What It's Like On The Catwalk

DEV WINDSOR ON WALKING WITH WINGS

"It's really amazing. I mean it makes it difficult to walk if you want to walk with the weight, but you know that it’s looking fabulous so that gives you your confidence and your energy that you need for walking in those heavy wings."

TAYLOR HILL ON NERVES

"It does get easier in a sense because you kind of know what you expect but you know, there’s a lot of emotions because you’re so excited and grateful to be here."

IRINA SHAYK ON HER FAVOURITE EXERCISE

"A Pilates machines, because it’s really challenging and I love to do something that is challenging for my body."

DANIELA BRAGA ON THE POST-SHOW FEELS

"After it's done, you always think, 'Come on, let’s do it again!' You know it goes so quickly. You always think that you can do better, because then you’re like, 'Oh I was so nervous. I can do better, I know that.'"

JASMINE TOOKES ON WEARING THIS YEAR'S FANTASY BRA

"I’ve known I’m wearing the bra for the past seven months so I’m so happy the day is finally here. I cannot wait to put it on. It means so much to me because growing up I always wanted to walk for Victoria’s Secret and I would watch Tyra and Heidi and Adriana and Alessandra, all of these amazing supermodels, and they would always get picked to wear this bra and never in a million years did I think that I would have the opportunity and now I do so I’m like, “I have a lot to live up to!”

ROMEE STRIJD ON STEPPING OUT ONTO THE CATWALK

"I didn’t really plan anything because I feel like once you step on the catwalk you forget about everything else. You can plan a little bit but once you step on there you get such an adrenaline rush and you do what’s coming out."

BARBARA FIALHO ON THE MENTAL & PHYSICAL PREPARATION FOR THE SHOW

"I am the fit model for the show so we start doing the fittings in April and we are in November now so it takes a long time to get this whole thing together. So it’s a wonderful experience to be able to see everything come to life from the drawings all the way to here. My body is an everyday discipline. I work out every day. I eat very healthy. I don’t drink alcohol. Mentally, it’s just about being grateful. The moment that that anxiety pops in, you turn it into gratitude. And I think if you give yourself to this power that I don’t know, God, or whoever you call it, you will use it. So if you pray and you say, “Please, use me. Make sure everything that I say is beautiful. Make sure that what I am doing is able to lift people up. Motivate them to do better,” and put that energy into it, everything will be fine. 

BELLA HADID ON HER PRE-SHOW WORKOUT & HER POST-SHOW CELEBRATIONS

"I've been working out every day, eating a lot of protein and doing a lot of weights to get muscle. I’m really strong right now, and really healthy. To celebrate after the show, I already have a reservation at Ferdi to get a burger. We have ten cheeseburgers already ordered, so we’re going to go there and feast!"