Victoria's Secret model goes flying on the catwalk, but her trip has a happy ending
Models are just like us! (Except, y'know, way better looking...)
Taking on the catwalk for a Victoria's Secret fashion show is one of the most sought after positions for any model out there, and is the kind of make-or-break moment that can send unknown models into the stratosphere.
This week the show took place in Shanghai, and one of the models that took to the stage was 28-year-old Chinese model Ming Xi, who walked out in some giant wings and very little else.
However, half way through her strut, it looks like she stood on the edge of her night-gown, and trips over her feet.
Already viral in China smh the show just ended #VSFS #VSFASHIONSHOW #vsfashionshow2017 poor Ming ? #VictoriasSecret #vs #angels pic.twitter.com/9EHAP21PKC
— Courtney Aki ♚† (@HerRoyalCOURT) November 20, 2017
However, the whole thing has a happy ending, as Brazilian model Gizele Oliveira came back out on to the catwalk, helped Ming Xi back to her feet, and applauded her as she finished off her lap of the stage.
Gizele is a true angel by helping Mingxi when she fell ??? pic.twitter.com/yhtqVovzne
— ? (@artdebeauty) November 20, 2017
With fashionistas all over the world watching, pretty much everyone had the same sympathetic reaction for the model.
When VS model Ming Xi falls on the runway & reminds us they’re all slightly human too...
— MarieClaire (@marieclaire3487) November 20, 2017
Strut away as unbothered as Ming Xi. ?
— Meg (@MegQuimpo) November 20, 2017
Eventhough she tumbled, she rised again and killed it!! That killing smile shows confidence!! #MingXi #VSFashionShow2017
— Sree (@vityasree) November 20, 2017
The model herself took to Weibo (China's version of Twitter) to make a mini-statement on the trip:
"I’m sorry I disappointed everyone, thank you all for your concern, being a model for 7years, I’ve fallen countless times on the way... but I know regardless how painful it is, I have to stand up, finish walking. I’ll continue walking on. TY"
Good advice for everyone, really.