Chanel Iman: Angels must be fit
Chanel Iman has urged models appearing in the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion show to “stay fit”.
The beauty walked for the lingerie giant in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 shows, so has plenty of advice for the new names taking to the runway later this month (Nov15). Chanel believes models must feel great before they step into the spotlight, so they need to hit the gym.
“It’s been very amazing to work with them. I had so much fun doing the show,” she told Australia’s Vogue, before imparting her advice. “Just have confidence in anything you do or anything you put your mind to. The key for models is to stay fit and walk with confidence in any show you’re a part of.”
Chanel’s exercise of choice is boxing and she hires a personal trainer when she has to shape up for work. She also loves hiking and can often be seen riding or walking around New York City.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will take place in New York next Tuesday (10Nov15) and will see some of the world’s biggest models walk the runway alongside several new faces. Lily Aldridge will wear this year’s coveted Fantasy Bra, which has been called the Fireworks Fantasy Bra and is worth a staggering $2 million. It has been designed by the renowned jeweller Mouawad and boasts an impressive 6,500 precious gems.
Although Lily has been walking for Victoria’s Secret since 2009, this will be the first time she has been given the honour of wearing the signature piece and admits the news is still sinking in.
“I was shocked,” Lily told Britain’s Evening Standard. “We were shooting the holiday campaign over the summer and Candice surprised me with the news. It was filmed for the Fashion Show, so I'm excited to see my reaction. I'm so honoured…
“I always get a little nervous but I'm definitely more excited this year with receiving the honour of wearing the Fantasy bra.”
Lily loves the colourful design of this year’s Fantasy Bra, which shimmers with a host of precious jewels including diamonds, sapphires, garnets, topaz and amethysts.
The show usually secures some big-name music acts to entertain the crowds and this year is no exception with Rihanna, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd set to perform live.
Lily went on to reveal her delight that her fellow Sports Illustrated model Gigi Hadid has also been cast in the show, adding she is very proud of her pal.