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Victoria’s Secret – why you have to love its OTT brand of campy cool

Victoria’s Secret – just like Halloween, without the candy

Tue, Nov 13, 2012, 11:30


I have a friend who is – and I do not use this word lightly* – obsessed with the Victoria’s Secret show. She watches it in a semi-religious fervour each year, whipping herself up into a frenzy by searching for YouTube footage for the fortnight between its occurrence and its broadcast and oohing and aahing over the bodies of each and every model (who she knows by name) in the run-up.

Me, on the other hand, I’ve never been a huge fan. I dislike the whole idea of it, and the fact that Victoria’s Secret has ruined so many men I thought above that kind of lark (the Followills, Leonardo di Caprio, Adam Levine). But then I took a good look at the photographs from 2012′s show and I thought: what have I been giving out about? Surely this is hilarious – look! A woman dressed up covered in candy canes! And look there! A woman with bike handles coming out of her midsection. And behold! A woman dressed as a sexy leprechaun!

Victoria’s Secret – just like Halloween, without the candy. See more pics below!


* This may be a lie.