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Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Nov 6 2012 - 4:13pm

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will be filmed in New York City on Wednesday, and more information about the annual extravaganza is being revealed as the clock ticks closer to showtime. Herein, everything we've learned about who's walking in the show, what they'll be wearing, and how they've prepared for what is arguably the world's most-watched runway.

The Models

The show's official website [1] boasts a lineup that includes Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr [2], Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, and Erin Heatherton, but this week also brought news that British beauties Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne [3] will make their debut in the show as well.




Also walking the show: Cameron Russell [4], Karlie Kloss [5], and Izabel Goulart [6]. Jessica Hart will be there too; she tweeted [7], "So excited, I can't even begin to tell you."

The Models

Hilary Rhoda will be there; she recently revealed [8] a picture of herself training for the show. Similarly, Joan Smalls tweeted [9] about her preshow workouts to fellow model Andreea Diaconu, who also appears [10] to be preparing for the catwalk.




Source: Instagram User HilaryHRhoda [11]

The Models

Next Model Management confirmed [12] that three of its models — Shanina Shaik, Shupei Qin, and Sharam Diniz — are in the show.




Shaik later revealed [13] that she was rehearsing with friends Lais Ribeiro and Jasmine Tookes as well.




Meanwhile, Maryna Linchuk shared [14] a picture (left) from the set.




Source: Instagram User MarynaLinchuk1 [15]

The Preparation

It's no surprise that the show's models would kick up their diet and exercise regimens in the weeks leading up to the show.




Joan Smalls tweeted [16] a picture of her calorie watch, showing that she'd worked off over 800 calories in one workout.




Doutzen Kroes [17] has been making goji berry and chia seed smoothies, while Candice Swanepoel [18] is giving herself a one-two punch with boxing sessions.




Shanina Shaik shared [19] a picture of herself using an ab wheel, while Cameron Russell has been doing yoga [20].




Shupei Qin completed [21] the San Francisco marathon just a few weeks ago.




Source: Twitter User Joan Smalls [22]

The Clothes

A total of 65 looks will make their way down the runway, accompanied by 28 sets of wings.




In addition to the $2.5 million Floral Fantasy Bra — which will be worn [23] by Alessandra Ambrosio — there will also be a crystal-covered ensemble that celebrates the 10th anniversary of Swarovski [24]'s participation in the show (on Cameron Russell, left). About $5 million [25] worth of diamond jewelry — including a 16-carat ring — will be worn with the outfit, and crystal-covered Nicholas Kirkwood [26] sandals will complete the look.




There will also be a four-foot python made out of colorful crystals and actual snake eyes procured from a taxidermist.




Miranda Kerr [27] is set to wear a green velvet bodice decorated with Swarovski crystals during the show, and at least a few sets of wings will feature generous amounts of feathers.

The Main Event

The show comes down the runway twice, once at 4 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.




It will open with a segment called Circus, and other themed segments will include Silver Screen Angels and Angels in Bloom.




The other sections feature appearances from the show's musical guests: Rihanna [28] will perform during Dangerous Liaisons, Justin Bieber will sing during a section called Pink Is Me, and Bruno Mars will lend his voice to the Calendar Girls portion of the show.




Todd Snow, who helped design this year's collection, said the show would feature "nostalgic romance, historical fashion, and epic references to pop culture."




Viewers across the nation will be able to see it all when the show airs on CBS on Tuesday, Dec. 4.




Photo: Miranda Kerr [29] on stage during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.


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