The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show came and went last week, and absolutely no one is surprised by how it caused us to have awful, self-deprecating thoughts like, “Sure, I could do this. If I grew five inches and lost all my cellulite and rubbed myself in baby oil.”
Thankfully, BuzzFeed decided to do their own version of the show with women of all different shapes and sizes, and it’s pretty much the best response to the show that anyone who doesn’t look like Gigi Hadid could hope for.
The show featured plus and curve-sized models, as well as women who have never modeled before.
Just like the VS Fashion Show, they prepped and glammed for the big event. The models wore Angel-esque wings, sky-high stilettos, and lacey lingerie. There was even a major surprise celeb guest appearance at the end: Tess Holliday walked the runway, looking as badass as ever.
So, I did a thing 💃🏻👠👑🙈@buzzfeed recreated their version of the #victoriasecretfashionshow & I walked the runway in my diiiiiivine @catherinedlish dressing gown & my undies! 🙈 I've never been the kind of model that gets to be part of runway shows, especially lingerie because of my size & height but I did the damn thing. My husband was cheering me on in the back & even though I was terrified, damn if it wasn't liberating! The link to watch the video is in my bio, & please do! It's full of diversity, the way VS shows should be 💁🏻 Thank you to @jazzmynejay & @sheridanbwatson for the opportunity & @curvycoutureintimates for capturing this image 💯🙌🏻💋#6monthspostpartum #effyourbeautystandards @effyourbeautystandards
Obviously, we all want to see more of where this came from.
Sure, the VS Fashion Show is fun, sexy entertainment, but it woefully lacks diversity. That’s why Buzzfeed‘s response is perfect, adding to the growing demand that the lingerie brand needs to start representing more shapes and sizes. Here are just a few positive responses from Twitter.
Here’s the full runway show. Love, love, love.