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Victoria's Secret fashion show
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In Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, a multi-million dollar live extravaganza which is broadcast in the US on CBS, top fashion models show off the latest in lingerie, leisure wear and accessories. Victoria’s Secret is America’s largest retailer in the field.
The show features some of the world's most famous top models, known as the Victoria's Secret Angels. Models like Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio Doutzen Kroes and Ana Beatriz Barros present the brand’s latest fashion wear. Some of them often become spokeswomen of the brand. Models who owe their success partly to the catwalk at Victoria's Secret include Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, Ana Hickmann, Oluchi Onweagba, Jessica Stam and Emanuela de Paula.
This year's show features American country-music singer Taylor Swift, who gives competition to the brand's Angels.
In 2002, the US National Organization for Women complained that the show was a "soft-core porn infomercial" but the organizers have so far never been fined. The annual show started in New York City in 1995.