First there were 10 gorgeous Victoria’s Secret model search contest finalists culled from some 20,000 Angel wannabes from across the country all vying to walk winged in what is arguably the most fabled runway show of all time.
A week later, after an Angel boot camp challenge in which the contestants had four minutes to capture the perfect lingerie photograph at Grand Central Station (in the middle of the night), there are five.
Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr broke the good and bad news at Chelsea Piers on Wednesday to a room full of tears…of joy and sadness.
Kerr said that axing five aspiring angels, “Made my heart feel bad.” But she tried to shed a positive light. “I told them not to be disheartened, that they came so far. This is a fresh start and they should embrace the moment. It should change their lives and give them more confidence.”
The five semi-finalists include Kylie Bisutti, 19, from Simi Valley, CA, Jamie Lee Darley, 24, of Carmel, CA, Alicia Hall, 24, of Las Vegas, Tika Iveja, 25, of Detroit, MI, and Allison Turner, 23, of Cape Girardeau, MO have who have fought through the first rounds of bombshell boot camp and have earned the people’s vote. You can vote for your fave at vsallaccess.com.
The Victoria’s Secret runway show goes on November 19, at which time, only two contestants will make the cut. After that, once again it will be your votes that propel one lucky gal to win her wings and earn a spot on the Victoria’s Secret televised fashion show, which runs on CBS, December 1.
We’ll bring you all the juicy details next week. But for now have a look: