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Chanel Iman Gained Fifteen Pounds for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and More News About Those Wings

Chanel Iman at last year's show, and Candice Swanepoel and Alessandra Ambrosio at a brunch last month.
Chanel Iman at last year’s show, and Candice Swanepoel and Alessandra Ambrosio at a brunch last month. Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images, George Pimentel/WireImage

  • The world has thoroughly analyzed Adriana Lima’s pre-show diet and exercise routine, but don’t forget about Chanel Iman, who also has one. “I’m always the opposite of everything,” said Iman, who is working to keep the fifteen pounds she’s gained on for the show. “I drink a lot of protein shakes and do a lot of weight lifting.” The day before, “I have a big potluck at my house. All my friends bring over food and we barbecue and party it up!” [Modelinia]
  • Watch some dryly narrated footage of the “angels” trying on their wings and Candice Swanepoel saying things like, “In the last ten days we all start working out a lot more than usual.” And: “The first year I wore wings was three years ago and that’s a really special moment for any girl.” [WP]

  • The show used to cost $120,000. Now it costs more than $12 million. Also: “A highlight of the show will be a set of 23-karat-gold-plated antique copper Passion Play Fan Wings weighing 22 pounds and featuring 105,000 Swarovski crystals.” Passion Play Fan Wings. [WWD]
  • Well, money can’t buy you class, but it can buy musical performers! This year, the winged lingerie shall be set to the music of Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, and Kanye West. Minaj replaces Cee Lo Green, who had to pull out of the lineup for undisclosed reasons. [MTV]
  • Miranda Kerr, who has the honor of wearing the $2.5 million diamond bra in the show, is fully prepared. “I’ve waxed, shaved, done laser. I’m prepped at this point,” she said. Kerr didn’t appear in last year’s show because she was pregnant. She got her figure back thanks to not only extra squats but that other old standby: breastfeeding. “ It’s milking time. I’m still breast feeding. I’m pumping, and it’s going well.” [Contact Music]
  • Karlie Kloss is among fifteen models walking the show this year who have never walked in it before. Jourdan Dunn might join her. In any case, you surely won’t be deprived of six packs or thin thighs. [Vogue UK]

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