NEW YORK (AP) – An emotional Adriana Lima bowed her head gratefully and crossed her hands over her heart while performing her 18th and 18th porch portraits at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, her long one white fin feathers that blows softly The crowd encouraged.
A tribute video played on Thursday during the recording of extravagance, declaring Lima "the greatest angel of all time" while playing Fatboy Slim "Praise You".
The program will be broadcast on December 2 in ABC and in 190 countries around the world.
The Struts, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha, Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey were performed on the landing run in downtown Manhattan while 60 models passed, including Bella and Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Winnie Harlow.
Ora passed briefly with the hand of one of the angels during his performance and then a hand of scene got a piece of his gold jewelry that fell to the track. Mendes was dressed in black and released his acoustic guitar while playing "Lost in Japan" while Gigi Hadid achieved a large set of floral wings in the form of a parachute that caught the air like a massive windmill.
Jenner picked up the track in a black and silver bikini look and a set of hard black feathers adorned with bright stars. For another round on the catwalk, she wore a tiny skirt of kilt plaid with an uneven jewelry train and bra while she smiled. Harlow, a debutant of the show, came in bright silver with a pink feather ornament.
Back at the stage before the show, the 37-year-old Lima, a mother of two, and other models lounged in short black suits, accompanied by gold stars. Journalists spoke while sitting in makeup stations and resting on couches.
"I thought that over the years I would be more relaxed," Lima, a brazilian blue-eyed beauty, told The Associated Press that the stylists worked on their long dark hair. "No, I'm still nervous, as in my first Victoria's Secret show."
Another mother of an angel, 30-year-old blonde from Namibia, Behati Prinsloo, smiled broadly as she prepared the backstage. Prinsloo, who is married to Adam Levine, has been an angel since 2009 but this was his return to the show after two years, only eight months after the birth of his second daughter.
"It's so honorable to be part of her once again after having children," he said.
To give the light gave him more confidence, said Prinsloo.
"It made me work a little more," he said. "He has made me appreciate both my body, what can he do, create life and, honestly, come back and do it".