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Briana Shauntre
Posts: 16
Niagara Falls, New York, US


My ultimate goal in life is to be a Victoria Secret model, I want it more than anything. I recently got hired at Victoria Secret also (not like that helps anything, just saying). Does anyone know how I can achieve this goal? I'll take all steps necessary.
Aug 07 12 05:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,489
Los Angeles, California, US


From the VS site:
http://www.victoriassecret.com/Customer … dQuestions

How can I become a Victoria's Secret model?
We select models from both the Ford and Elite Modeling agencies in New York City. Unfortunately, we do not have information to release regarding specific criteria they must meet. We suggest that you contact a modeling agency if you want to pursue a modeling career.

Unfortunately, you don't meet agency requirements.

Agencies rarely make exceptions, but if you want to test the waters, show up for an open call or click "Be Discovered" on their websites (or "become a model").

Aug 07 12 05:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Stephen Thorne
Posts: 520
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


First off, get the name right: Victoria's Secret.
Aug 07 12 05:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,489
Los Angeles, California, US


Stephen Thorne wrote:
First off, get the name right: Victoria's Secret.

http://www.hola.com/imagenes/biografias/adriana-lima/89792-adriana-lima-victoria-secret1.jpg

I'm sure she could misspell "cat" and still be fine. tongue

Aug 07 12 05:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
WIP
Posts: 15,112
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom


Stephen Thorne wrote:
First off, get the name right: Victoria's Secret.

And that was the easy bit.

Aug 07 12 05:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Briana Shauntre
Posts: 16
Niagara Falls, New York, US


Keep the negative comments to yourself please and thank you.
Aug 07 12 05:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,074
Orlando, Florida, US


Briana Shauntre wrote:
My ultimate goal in life is to be a Victoria Secret model, I want it more than anything. I recently got hired at Victoria Secret also (not like that helps anything, just saying). Does anyone know how I can achieve this goal? I'll take all steps necessary.

Grow 5 inches.

Aug 07 12 05:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Scottsworld71
Posts: 3,587
Mount Vernon, Ohio, US


hey ... only lies and delusional comments welcome here people
Aug 07 12 05:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bold Sheep Photography
Posts: 234
Blacksburg, Virginia, US


Briana Shauntre wrote:
Keep the negative comments to yourself please and thank you.

You must be new to "Critique"... The "negative" comments tend to outweigh the positive by a wide margin.

Aug 07 12 05:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Briana Shauntre
Posts: 16
Niagara Falls, New York, US


Bold Sheep Photography wrote:

You must be new to "Critique"... The "negative" comments tend to outweigh the positive by a wide margin.

You're right I am. You're 100% correct.

Aug 07 12 05:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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Annamarie Chase
Posts: 51
Dobbs Ferry, New York, US


Trust me no one wants to be angel more than me! I own enough to open a store. I even tried to buy the wings in a store. Too bad its not that easy and Im way too short!!
Aug 07 12 05:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Shinobi
Posts: 5,439
Daytona Beach, Florida, US


Requirements to be a Victoria's Secret model.


Height: 5'7.5" to 5'9"
Bust: 35"
Natural Waist: 28"
Low hip (8" down): 38"
Body type: toned or firm



Do I need to say more?
Aug 07 12 05:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,489
Los Angeles, California, US


David Shinobi  wrote:
Requirements to be a Victoria's Secret model.


Height: 5'7.5" to 5'9"
Bust: 35"
Natural Waist: 28"
Low hip (8" down): 38"
Body type: toned or firm



Do I need to say more?

Huh?

There are VS angels with 38 inch hips? No way. Who?

Aug 07 12 05:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bold Sheep Photography
Posts: 234
Blacksburg, Virginia, US


David Shinobi  wrote:
Requirements to be a Victoria's Secret model.


Height: 5'7.5" to 5'9"
Bust: 35"
Natural Waist: 28"
Low hip (8" down): 38"
Body type: toned or firm



Do I need to say more?

Damn....I have the measurements to be a VS model... Until you got to "firm."

Aug 07 12 05:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Shinobi
Posts: 5,439
Daytona Beach, Florida, US


K I C K H A M wrote:
Huh?
There are VS angels with 38 inch hips? No way. Who?

My bad... I meant to hit 34"

Aug 07 12 05:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bold Sheep Photography
Posts: 234
Blacksburg, Virginia, US


David Shinobi  wrote:

My bad... I meant to hit 34"

Well, shoot. I don't qualify anymore. :-P

Aug 07 12 05:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Annamarie Chase
Posts: 51
Dobbs Ferry, New York, US


David Shinobi  wrote:
Requirements to be a Victoria's Secret model.


Height: 5'7.5" to 5'9"
Bust: 35"
Natural Waist: 28"
Low hip (8" down): 38"
Body type: toned or firm



Do I need to say more?

Whose shoulders can I stand on. Got all the requirements on paper - the height. lol

Aug 07 12 05:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,489
Los Angeles, California, US


David Shinobi  wrote:

My bad... I meant to hit 34"

I mean, your numbers are still a little off.

It's more like 5'8 (solid) to 5'11 and preferably 34-24-34.

Aug 07 12 05:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bold Sheep Photography
Posts: 234
Blacksburg, Virginia, US


K I C K H A M wrote:

I mean, your numbers are still a little off.

It's more like 5'8 (solid) to 5'11 and preferably 34-24-34.

You are making it worse!

Aug 07 12 05:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Shinobi
Posts: 5,439
Daytona Beach, Florida, US


K I C K H A M wrote:
I mean, your numbers are still a little off.

It's more like 5'8 (solid) to 5'11 and preferably 34-24-34.

I copied the requirements directly from Ford or was it Elite a while back... maybe its changed, I dunno, but I'll see if I can find the link...

Aug 07 12 05:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,489
Los Angeles, California, US


Stole this from a blog (http://victoriassecretvictoriassecret.tumblr.com/):

Adriana Lima - Brazilian

Height: 5’10” / 178cm

Measurements: (US) 34-24-35 / (EU) 86-61-89

Alessandra Ambrosio - Brazilian

Height: 5’ 10” / 177.8 cm

Measurements: (US) 34-23-34 / (EU) 86.5-58.5-86.5

Behati Prinsloo - Namibian

Height: 5’10” / 178cm

Measurements: (US) 32-25-34 / (EU) 81-62-87

Candice Swanepoel - South African

Height: 5’9” / 175.5cm

Measurements: (US) 33-23-34.5 / (EU) 84-59-88

Chanel Iman (Chanel Robinson.) - American

Height: 5’10” / 178cm

Measurements:(US) 32-23-33 / (EU) 81-58-84

Doutzen Kroes - Dutch

Height: 5’10” / 178cm

Measurements: (US) 34.5-24-34.5 / (EU) 87-61-87

Erin Heatherton - American

Height: 5’ 11”  / 180 cm

Measurement: 33-24.5-34 (US) / 83-62-86 (EU)

Lily Aldridge - American

Height: 5’8.5” / 174cm

Measurements:(US) 31-23-33 / (EU) 79-58.5-84

Miranda Kerr - Australian

Height: 5’9” / 175cm

Measurements: (US) 34-24-34 / (EU) 81-61-86

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - British

Height: 5’9” / 175cm

Measurements: (US) 32-24-34 / (EU) 81-61-86.5

From looking other places, B cup seems minimum with C cup being ideal.
Aug 07 12 05:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,489
Los Angeles, California, US


David Shinobi  wrote:
I copied the requirements directly from Ford or was it Elite a while back... maybe its changed, I dunno, but I'll see if I can find the link...

.... No, no you didn't. They haven't changed. Ford and Elite in NY *sometimes* make exceptions for those under 5'9. 5'10-5'11 is ideal, and always has been.

Trust me. Were that the case, I would've moved to NY instead of LA.

Aug 07 12 05:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Briana Shauntre
Posts: 16
Niagara Falls, New York, US


K I C K H A M wrote:

.... No, no you didn't. They haven't changed. Ford and Elite in NY *sometimes* make exceptions for those under 5'9. 5'10-5'11 is ideal, and always has been.

Trust me. Were that the case, I would've moved to NY instead of LA.

Thanks for clearing that up. I had a feeling I seen that somwhere on their site that those heights were just ideal.

Aug 07 12 05:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,489
Los Angeles, California, US


Briana Shauntre wrote:

Thanks for clearing that up. I had a feeling I seen that somwhere on their site that those heights were just ideal.

Sorry hun. sad

But if you like swimwear and lingerie pictures, you can start building up your portfolio in that direction. Just because you can't model for Victoria's Secret doesn't mean you can't model for fun. smile

Aug 07 12 05:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Shinobi
Posts: 5,439
Daytona Beach, Florida, US


K I C K H A M wrote:
.... No, no you didn't. They haven't changed. Ford and Elite in NY *sometimes* make exceptions for those under 5'9. 5'10-5'11 is ideal, and always has been.

Trust me. Were that the case, I would've moved to NY instead of LA.

You're more than likely right...
It was a long while back that I came across what I found.
Looks like I need to update info... smile

Aug 07 12 05:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,489
Los Angeles, California, US


David Shinobi  wrote:

You're more than likely right...
It was a long while back that I came across what I found.
Looks like I need to update info... smile

If you're ever curious, go to the Be Discovered section of agency sites.

Sometimes they don't list requirements. In that case, click through the models and look at the heights and measurements. They usually stay pretty consistent.

Aug 07 12 05:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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Bold Sheep Photography
Posts: 234
Blacksburg, Virginia, US


K I C K H A M wrote:
.... No, no you didn't. They haven't changed. Ford and Elite in NY *sometimes* make exceptions for those under 5'9. 5'10-5'11 is ideal, and always has been.

Trust me. Were that the case, I would've moved to NY instead of LA.

You guys are shattering my hopes and dreams.

Aug 07 12 05:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,489
Los Angeles, California, US


Bold Sheep Photography wrote:

You guys are shattering my hopes and dreams.

My hopes and dreams were shattered when I was born and I wasn't Adriana Lima.
tongue

Aug 07 12 05:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
STUDIO A B
Posts: 412
New York, New York, US


All i know is about the casting for models for the show..
i'm there all the time ,for the shooting of the show an taping of the show check out my page..
if you do go to the casting and thay pick you..
Note: you will not walk in the show. they will put you in or i say will start you off in the PINK COLLECTION..
i send models to the pvt. casting all the time.. next casting is in september....

michel
Aug 07 12 05:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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Briana Shauntre
Posts: 16
Niagara Falls, New York, US


You guys have no hope for yourselves.
Aug 07 12 05:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bold Sheep Photography
Posts: 234
Blacksburg, Virginia, US


K I C K H A M wrote:
My hopes and dreams were shattered when I was born and I wasn't Adriana Lima.
tongue

I was saddened to discover prayer didn't make me look like Paulina Porizkova.

Aug 07 12 05:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Keith92883
Posts: 137
Corona, California, US


Don't be discouraged. Keep trying!
Aug 07 12 05:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bold Sheep Photography
Posts: 234
Blacksburg, Virginia, US


Briana Shauntre wrote:
You guys have no hope for yourselves.

Hey, I was 5'0 in sixth grade and prayed REALLLLLY hard to be as tall as the Wakefield twins (5'6) and I ended up topping out at 5'9 and 113 pounds. Sadly, I was not blessed with cheekbones or a decent rack, nor parents who thought my dreams of being on the runway were worthwhile since, you know, I didn't have a rack (they didn't get fashion). This side of the camera is better because I can eat way more pizza rolls.

Your dreams are yours, realistic or not. As long as you are having fun on the journey, the destination doesn't really matter.

Aug 07 12 05:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,489
Los Angeles, California, US


Briana Shauntre wrote:
You guys have no hope for yourselves.

lol

Excuse me?

Aug 07 12 05:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


Briana Shauntre wrote:
You guys have no hope for yourselves.

Hope should be tempered with a little realism.

But if you think you're VS material, by all means drop in at Ford's and Elite's headquarters and see what they say.

Aug 07 12 06:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,489
Los Angeles, California, US


Orca Bay Images wrote:

Hope should be tempered with a little realism.

But if you think you're VS material, by all means drop in at Ford's and Elite's headquarters and see what they say.

Yeah, I tend to prefer hope followed by action...

I had hope to be a model, so I moved, got signed, and now I go out on castings and jobs on a consistent basis...

I'm not anyone important, don't get me wrong-- tons of girls do this and many are more successful than I am-- but my "hopes" are backed up by me working my butt off for this everyday.

Aug 07 12 06:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tony Lawrence
Posts: 18,967
Chicago, Illinois, US


Briana you are a cutie but you its very doubtful you will be a VS model for runway or print but so what.   You're pretty and have a nice figure so start your own intimate wear store.   Instead of dreaming for working for someone else who's ideal of beauty you may not fit.   Create your own path.   How do you think VS started?   http://whiteorchids.hubpages.com/hub/Hi … ias-Secret
Aug 07 12 06:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bold Sheep Photography
Posts: 234
Blacksburg, Virginia, US


K I C K H A M wrote:

Yeah, I tend to prefer hope followed by action...

I had hope to be a model, so I moved, got signed, and now I go out on castings and jobs on a consistent basis...

I'm not anyone important, don't get me wrong-- tons of girls do this and many are more successful than I am-- but my "hopes" are backed up by me working my butt off for this everyday.

Good point. Magical fairies don't do the work for you. I still assert that confidence is step one. If you don't believe in yourself, why should anyone else?

Aug 07 12 06:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Annamarie Chase
Posts: 51
Dobbs Ferry, New York, US


K I C K H A M wrote:

Sorry hun. sad

But if you like swimwear and lingerie pictures, you can start building up your portfolio in that direction. Just because you can't model for Victoria's Secret doesn't mean you can't model for fun. smile

I model in VS all the time just not for them . hahaha

Aug 07 12 06:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
LC Mtl
Posts: 3,599
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


K I C K H A M wrote:

Sorry hun. sad

But if you like swimwear and lingerie pictures, you can start building up your portfolio in that direction. Just because you can't model for Victoria's Secret doesn't mean you can't model for fun. smile

+1

Kickham is right.

Aug 08 12 09:12 am  Link  Quote 
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