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Here's What It's Actually Like To Be With The Victoria's Secret Angels IRL

I went to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show live and it blew my mind.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is quite possibly one of the biggest television events of the year and it airs tonight.

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It starts at 10 p.m. on CBS if you're so inclined.

For a reason I can't really understand, I was invited to go to the show IRL this year.

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Every year, I've watched the show at home with my friends and a v. large pizza delivery (because I am an emotional eater). When I found out I was going to actually GO to the show, which is filmed in November, I lost my shit.

I got this invitation, which probably cost more than, IDK, my iPhone, to print.

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I will be framing this to hang in the house where I will one day raise my children and I will tell them that at one point their mother was actually fun.

I read "dressy cocktail attire" and sort of panicked...

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...because, TBH, the fanciest thing in my closet is a thrifted Club Monaco sweater, so I had to get a dress.

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But I don't have the ca$h money to buy this dress, so I used Rent the Runway.

On the day of the show, a couple of co-workers and I got there, and I went to have my hair and makeup done like the Angels. Backstage was a goddamn zoo in the best way possible.

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Everywhere you look there's a model with like 10 people working on her hair and makeup.

Behati Prinsloo was just prancing around having fun because she is a goddess.

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Kendall Jenner was getting those ~Angel waves~ using the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver curling iron.

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Once they were done getting ready, the models goofed off with their friends.

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The $2,000,000 Fantasy Bra is just chilling on a mannequin in the corner. OK.

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And there are just bags on bags on bags of hair extensions.

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Kind of creepy but I was into it, TBH.

So I had like 10 pounds of extensions put in and then got ~beachwaved~. This is me with Nina, the magical sorcerer who did my makeup.

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When she was done with my face, she was like, "Let's do some leg makeup on you to really finish things off!" OK, Nina, you magician, you.

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There was contouring. There was some tanning mousse. I've never been so sad to take a shower at the end of the night, because I never wanted to say goodbye to these legs.

Once I was all done up, I headed to my seat.

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Thinking of getting C-5-16 tattooed on myself.

JK!

(Not really.)

There were a ton of really, really handsome male models who were ushers for the evening.

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I recognized this guy, Tarik Kaljanac, and asked him to take a selfie with me.

As I waited for the show to start, I actually lost count of how many times the men in the audience said the line, "I'm just hoping to find my next ex-wife tonight." Relax, creepy dudes.

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This was the nighttime show. They run through the show twice, once in the afternoon and once at night, to get the best shots from both shows on TV.

The lights dimmed and the show started and I was legit awestruck by these models.

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WTF kind of workout gives you these butt muscles that I didn't even know existed...?

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All of the walks are perfectly choreographed to the musical performances. I'm talking the second the beat drops, the first shoe drops to start walking.

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Ellie Goulding stepped in for Rihanna after she canceled a week before the show.

Selena Gomez fucking CRUSHED IT with "Me and My Girls."

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She sadly only performed the one song, but it was one hell of a performance.

The Weeknd came out wearing a LOT of clothes for a lingerie show, but I guess his shearling jacket was cool????

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Some of the models were hooked up to wings that legit LIT UP.

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But Gigi Hadid was dressed as a sexy firefighter who could definitely put out a wing fire.

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Some models wore...balloons?

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And Lily Aldridge wore a regular bra under the Fantasy Bra. I wouldn't want to wear $2 million worth of diamonds on bare nips either, Lil.

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And then after about 28 minutes, all of the girls came out for the finale.

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The audience gave the girls a standing ovation...

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And five minutes later, everyone cleared out to go to the afterparty.

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I, however, did not go to the afterparty. Instead, I walked home in the rain, which made the makeup on my legs streaky. My extensions got a little too windblown.

Well done, Angels.

For more behind-the-scenes action, watch this video of the models telling us the most annoying questions they're asked:

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