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Lily Aldridge feared she would cry during first Victoria's Secret Fashion show

Lily Aldridge feared she would cry during first Victoria's Secret Fashion show

Lily Aldridge feared she would burst into tears when she first walked in a Victoria's Secret Fashion show.

The 30-year-old model, who began her modelling career at the age of 16 and gained her angel wings for the lingerie giant in 2010, was so overwhelmed with emotion prior to making her debut on the runway for Victoria's Secret she avoided talking to anyone in fear she would cry.

Speaking to PEOPLE about the brunette beauty and her first catwalk show with the brand, fellow model, Jasmine Tookes, said: "Lily [Aldridge] spoke to me about it. And she was like, Oh my God, this is such an emotional thing.

"And she told me that during the first VS [Victoria's Secret] show, the first taping, that she was crying backstage and couldn't really talk to anybody because she was scared that she was going to cry down the runway. She was like, 'It's just overwhelming and such an exciting time, just live it up and take every moment in.'"

Jasmine, who is set to follow in Lily's footsteps and wear the highly coveted underwear piece, which is laden with precious jewels during this year's fashion show in Paris, France, has revealed wearing the show stopping piece is a "milestone for her".

She explained: "I think it's such a milestone for me because I am an African-American girl and there hasn't been many in the past that have worn a Fantasy Bra. I think that's a huge thing, and I am honoured to be able to represent that for the brand."

And Jasmine, 25, has revealed she shares a close bond with the Victoria's Secret angels and has described her fellow models as a "whole sisterhood".

She said: "It's like a little sorority. We're all really close and hang out on the weekends. It's really cool to have this whole sisterhood."