Victoria’s Secret Heartbreak as Model Falls on Shanghai Catwalk
Fans across the Mercedes-Benz arena cried out in shock tonight as a Victoria’s Secret model tumbled to the ground on the world’s most famous catwalk.
Video footage shot by the audience appears to show the Shanghai-born Victoria’s Secret model Ming Xi (奚梦瑶) slip and fall to her knees as she reaches the end of the catwalk.
Fans can be heard screaming as Ming, wearing thigh-high high heeled shoes slides, stumbles and then falls to her knees as American singer Leslie Odom Jr continues to perform in the background.
Immediately after falling down Ming can be seen fixing her headdress and composing herself before standing up and continuing on her way while the crowds and the other models on the catwalk cheer and applaud for her.
Born in Shanghai, Ming first began to be noticed publicly in 2008 after appearing on the Dragon TV show Go! Oriental Angels. The following year she placed third in the Elite Model Look competition and managed to close a deal modelling with Givenchy. 2017 is the fifth year Ming has walked down the catwalk as part of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Ming shortly after falling down
This year’s Fashion Show has arguably been one of the worst for the US lingerie brand, with the past week seeing several models and performers having their visas denied at the last minute for a whole host of reasons.
Earlier this year Ming and several other models were flown to Shanghai to help open the company’s first flagship Victoria’s Secret store in China.
Watch Ming's stumble below (VPN):
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