We're all used to hearing gorgeous models lamenting stories of adolescent awkwardness--Tyra Banks is making an entire tv show about hers. But you'd be hard-pressed to think up a better revenge against former tormenters than being cast in the Sexiest Show on Earth aka the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
So right before last night's taping, we had to ask: Of the 10+ million viewers bound to be watching out for all those taught tushies when the show airs in December, who do the Angels hope 'can see them now?'
Candice Swanepoel: "Probably the girls at school that kind of made me feel that I could never be sexy, or could never be a model. When I first started, I was in an all girls school, so there was a lot of cattiness, and when I first started, a lot of people didn't really... Now, they're probably like, 'Wow... Damn, she did it!'"
Lily Aldridge: "I mean, I hope [people from home] are seeing me now, being like 'I'm so dumb'... But, honestly, really all I think about is my husband [Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill] when I'm walking on the stage. He's the only person I care about, he's the only person I want to look sexy for! Last year he wasn't there, and I was so much less stressed! And this year he's coming, and like, I know honestly millions of people are watching, but I just want him to be proud."
Karlie Kloss: "Ugh, all those boys that never gave... I asked a boy out, I remember, in 6th grade, and I had the biggest crush on this boy. And that's bold! Like, for a girl to ask the boy, that takes guts! I put my heart on the line, I put myself out there, and he shot me down! So yeah, I hope he's watching the show and says 'well dang, I should've dated her in the 6th grade!'"
Barbara Palvin: "Oh, my classmates, from like 1st to 4th grade. I hope they can see this. They were really mean to me. I was the one, like, they didn't even talk to me for four years! They were always making fun of me, stealing my food and stuff. I was really tiny and short, and I was playing soccer and stuff, and I don't know... they didnt like me. That's why I'm so skinny!"
Liu Wen: (Who was covered in fake tattoos for the show) "My parents, because I never have had a tattoo! So I would want my parents to say like, 'Oh my god, you have crazy tattoos!'"
Isabeli Fontana: "It's just like trying to feel better about myself! Just trying to feel normal. You know, it's just my job, it's just work--I hope the client will be happy with me. But back home (in Brazil)? I mean, I hope they're proud of me-—my kids are!"
Hilary Rhoda: "All my girlfriends who I went to high school with are like, texting me and saying good luck... so nothing to spite anyone!"
Jourdan Dunn: "Um, everyone! I want everyone from my school, from high school, who called me 'chicken legs.' I mean it's cool, like, I'm here now, right? So yeah, everyone: Look at me now!"