The annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show is fun and entertaining to watch. But when you stop and think about it for a second, you realize that it's the visual equivalent of junk food. It tastes good for a minute but it gives you heartburn all night. And it doesn't help that every social media is shoving this event down our throats with the same bullshit backstage coverage, beauty tips, models interviews, diet tips, training routine, after-party, etc. Urgh! Enough already, I'm going to barf!
I have watched the show every year and I was always deeply disappointed by it. The VS show is about rounding up the most beautiful models of the world (called the VS Angels), dressing them up in sexy lingerie and making them walk down a runway and pose seductively at the end . It’s like watching your childhood Barbie dolls come to life…and I loooooved my Barbie dolls. But as an adult woman, I wonder how a bunch of bronzed babes wearing lingerie that is not even for sale is supposed to be appealing to me. Yes, you read well: the lingerie featured in the show is not for sale. Isn't the point of a fashion show supposed to be the presentation of a new collection? This extravagant event is nothing more than a 60-minute commercial wonderfully disguised under the pretense of a "fashion show" to feature half-naked supermodels on network TV with the name Victoria's Secret attached to it. By the way, I am not offended by the nudity of the models or by how skinny they are. I would simply prefer an event that is more representative of what lingerie is to women instead of a male fantasy version of it. And does it have to be so stereotypical? I am a potential customer and I don't event feel like this event was designed with women in mind. Way to bond with your customers Victoria's Secret!
The other thing about the show that annoys me is that they are going after a much younger demographic now. Have you noticed that the singers who perform on the show each year get younger and younger? It guarantees a maximum of tweens and teens to tune in. By doing so, the executive makes sure that the new generation wants to be a Victoria's Secret Angel when they grow up. Unfortunately for young women everywhere, with all the media coverage this event gets, this stereotypical image of women is here to stay.