Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013: 36 photos of bejewelled bras, bangin’ bods and Taylor Swift on the runway

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013
Photography by Tom Concordia
Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2013
Photography by Tom Concordia

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The 18th annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show, aka our equivalent of the Superbowl, went down in New York on Wednesday. As we’ve come to expect, it was bigger and better than ever, boasting 40 models (the largest roster ever), performances by Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy and girl group Neon Jungle and the instalment of the $10 Million Fantasy Bra debuted by Angel Candice Swanepoel. 2013’s edition of the larger than life fashion show allowed for a crazy number of stats we’d love to see in one bejewelled infographic, but since it’s Friday, we’ll just list ‘em for you like so:

-Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013 took 9 months of planning. It’s just like a baby.
-The average Angel height is 5”10. That’s double Snooki’s height.
-26 makeup artists, 22 hairstylists and 8 manicurists were on-hand backstage.
-28 wings were created for the show. They’ll then be sent to Vegas for Britney’s perusal.*
-The glittery runway is 1000 feet long. Each Angel walks the whole thing in six inch Nicholas Kirkwood heels.
-3,000 pearl buttons were used to create the “Pearly Queen” look. If only Queen Elizabeth I were alive to see it.
-Over 185 countries will tune in to watch this year’s show. That’s more than compete in the Olympics.**

Be sure to tune into CBS/Global on December 10 at 10pm EST to watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013!

**I made that up

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