Victoria’s Secret Model Takes a Tumble on the Runway

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  • This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show had a bit of a mishap.

    While strutting down the runway — wings and all — Chinese model Ming Xi took a tumble. While that may seem devastating for a model — especially on this stage — Xi handled it gracefully.

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  • Xi, who was making her 5th Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show appearance, slipped on her chiffon train during the A Winter’s Tale section of the show. What made the moment oddly special, however, was Xi’s smile. Through picking herself back up and adjusting her floral headpiece, Xi always had a smile on her face.

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  • Model Gizele Oliveira even stopped to help Xi as she came down the runway.

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  • Since her fall, Xi has spoken about the experience saying —

    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 people’s eyes.

    Xi also expressed her gratitude for the amount of support she has since received.

    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 word and your continuous support throughout these 7 years.

    She also wrote to Gisela Oliveira saying —

    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.

  • The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs on CBS on November 28th at 10 PM (EST).

    How do you think Xi handled her fall on the runway? Let us know in the comments or at @WhatsTrending on Twitter.

    Want to see the best performances from last year’s show? Check them out here!

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