Supermodels are known for appearing super-human too. But they really are human. At the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China, one of the supermodels, Ming Xi, fell while modeling a lingerie piece with a long gauzy train. It’s surprising more models don’t trip while modeling the long elaborate trains they wear. When Ming stumbled to the ground, fellow model Gizele Oliveira was there to help her up and cheer Ming on. Video below.
Ming, the 5’10” 28-year-old Chinese fashion model, launched her career at the 2011 Givenchy Haute Spring Show. This is Ming’s fifth consecutive Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. But just because it was her fifth show doesn’t mean it gets any easier. As Ming explains on Instagram: “It was no doubt one of the hardest moments I have ever had to go through in my career, especially since the show was taking place in my hometown, in front of my mother’s and my people’s eyes. However, the support I received from everyone yesterday was incredible and I am truly grateful to everyone who was there for me.” The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs Tuesday, November 28 at 10pm on CBS.
Gizele is a true angel by helping Mingxi when she fell ??? pic.twitter.com/yhtqVovzne
— ? (@artdebeauty) November 20, 2017
On a night of great beauty and so many extraordinary moments, this may well be the most important. Ming fell. Gizele stopped, helped her up, and waited for Ming to hit her end of runway pose. Ming, there is no shame in falling. But there is great triumph in rising and finishing the journey. Gizele, your simple eloquent gesture is being seen around the world. It is said you are never taller than when you bend down to help someone in need. I am so incredibly proud of you both. You represent the best of what we all strive to be ❤️❤️❤️ @mingxi11 @giizeleoliveira #vsfashionshow2017 #shanghai
As many of you may already know, I fell during my 5th year walking at the Victoria’s Secret show yesterday. It was no doubt one of the hardest moments I have ever had to go through in my career, especially since the show was taking place in my hometown, in front of my mother’s and my people’s eyes. However, the support I received from everyone yesterday was incredible and I am truly grateful to everyone who was there for me. @ed_razek Thank you for your supportive words and your continuous support throughout these 7 years. @giizeleoliveira Thank you for helping me up after the fall, it was a very selfless and loving act from you. Thank you to all the girls who rushed to comfort me at backstage after what had happened, you are all family to me. Lastly thank you to everyone who sent and left me supportive messages. I will pick myself up from where I fell, and I will keep going in order to repay all the support you all have given me!! ❤️#vsfashionshow @victoriassecret