Maya McDonald, our Fashion Editor, shares her enthusiasm for the upcoming Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, airing December 5th on CBS. It's that time of year again. With the Victoria's Secret 2016 casting completed it’s a countdown till Paris and time for me to pretend that I’m an angel and start working out. Just kidding, I will procrastinate like I do every year and end up watching the show while eating an extra large pizza and silently crying.
But seriously, whether you’re as dramatic as me or not, this tends to be the time of year when girls start obsessing over their bodies because Candice is about to slay the runway and make us feel like oompa loompas. This year I’m hoping that everyone watching, including myself, can appreciate the event for what it is, an extravaganza filled with lingerie, an array of elaborate props, and a three million dollar bra. Not an event designed to champion the beautiful and alienate us mere mortals.Last year we saw Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner join the VS family for the first time, and I have to admit I found Kendall unbearably irritating, whereas Gigi was perfection. Was I spiteful because Kendall has a waist the size of my thigh? Nope, I just have a chip on my shoulder because a member of the Kardashian clan has invaded fashion, especially the sacred Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The girl is gorgeous, but her famous family is heinous, and as a member of the public, I am exercising my right to be critical for petty reasons. To my dismay, Kendall has been confirmed for this year’s show, and will again walk alongside the likes of Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and Adriana Lima. Gigi had also been confirmed for this year's show and will get to have the incredible experience of walking the runway with her baby sister Bella. Bella Hadid is one of many VS rookies this year, with over six new angels booked including Irina Shayk, Grace Elizabeth, and Jourdana Phillips. Lady Gaga has also been confirmed as the musical act for the night and considering how popular her album Joanne is at the moment; it’s sure to be a fantastic performance. The show airs December 5th on CBS, and I for one cannot wait to see what Edward Razek has in store.