Victoria's Secret released a behind-the-scenes video of its live casting process, which takes place just 10 days ahead of show time. Finalists from a pool of nearly 500 models walk before a table of judges -- under bright white lights, with "no room to hide," as one judge puts it -- in hopes of making the squad.
And strangely, there are tears. LOTS of tears. Even runway vet and former full-time Angel Izabel Goulart couldn't keep it together as she expressed how hard she works to maintain Angel-ness all year round. (The judges cried, too.)
Gigi Hadid, however, didn't seem too fazed by the process. She was offered a place in the show on the spot:
Meanwhile, back to the boxing ring...
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post identified the teary-eyed model as Alessandra Ambrosio. In fact, she is Izabel Goulart.
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