That someone? A plus-size model. After months of speculation, the company has confirmed the 60 models who were cast in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which is set to air on December 2, and they all seem to have one thing in common: the same body type we’ve seen wearing wings year after year. In addition to VS all-stars like Adrianna Lima, Candice Swanepoel, and Martha Hunt, supermodels Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner are set to return. Behati Prinsloo is also back from a three-year hiatus.
“The show is a year-long production, and 2018 promises to be our most ambitious yet,” Victoria’s Secret executive producer Ed Razek said in a statement. “We have more musical guests, more fashion and more stories than ever; and, of course, 60 of the world’s top models.”
Newbies to the show include Winnie Harlow, Kelsey Meritt, Duckie Thot, Yasmin Wijnaldum, and more. While we’re thrilled to see that the lingerie label is aiming to diversify its group of girls, ethnically-speaking, they no doubt have a long way to go when it comes to size inclusivity. Considering 68 percent of American women now wear a size 14 or above and the average bra size is a 34DD, coupled with the fact that sales continue to drop for Victoria’s Secret brands, it's about time they pay attention to curvier women.
Who knows? Maybe there will be a surprise guest (fingers crossed for Ashley Graham!). The show will be filmed in NYC on November 8, so stay tuned.