The action began backstage at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in NYC today! Hairstylist Orlando Pita and lead makeup artist Lauren Cosenza were in charge of transforming the models into Angels, and girls like Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Adriana Lima squeezed in interviews between primping sessions. Kanye West, who's performing during tonight's show, popped between the beauty stations to say hello to some of the ladies. He was introduced to Miranda Kerr, then gave rumored lady friend Chanel Iman a big hug. The press was running all over to talk to the models, but when Kanye arrived, things really hit the fan!
Miranda Kerr spoke with us about her husband Orlando Bloom, who's attending the show this evening, and what their family will do over the holidays. Adriana Lima shared a sweet anecdote about her daughter Valentina having a playdate with Alessandra Ambrosio's little one Anja, who apparently has some angel wings of her own already.
- Alessandra on her daughter Anja's exposure to the show: "She came to the rehearsal — she's not allowed to come to the show yet! She was on the runway with me. She was just playing model, she was being an Angel . . . She didn't see the costumes, she only saw the wings. She saw the wings, and she was like, 'Mama! I have all these wings too at home! I have a butterfly, I have angel wings!' She has tons of wings, she was comparing our angel wings with hers."
- Miranda on the trick to wearing Angel wings: "The wings are good! They're very heavy. You just do the best you can with the wings. Part of me is a little bit nervous because I don't want to be bopping down the catwalk. The aim is to glide down the catwalk. But when you have wings on you kind of bob a little bit."
- Adriana on her daughter Valentina's playdate with Alessandra's daughter: "My baby, Valentina, actually I brought her yesterday for rehearsal. She did see my shoes, she fell in love with the wings. She walked on the runway. It was so cute. She had such a fun day yesterday. Alessandra's baby was here too, Anja, they were having a little playdate!"
- Miranda on her and Orlando's holiday plans: "I think we'll probably be in Australia, so that will be nice. Because Orlando's filming The Hobbit down there."