Modeling panties for Victoria’s Secret is hard work. First, you’ve got to be able to walk a straight line (my clumsy ass is out). Then you’ve got to be able to walk down the runway without your coochie lips making a break for it out the sides of said panties. Not to mention that you’ve got to do it all while wearing one of Lady Gaga’s rejected tour costumes (rejected for not looking busted enough). And according to former Victoria’s Secret Angel Erin Heatherton, you also have to be as skinny enough to fit into a pair of panties the size of a dancer’s foot thong.
Erin, or as Leonardo DiCaprio knows her, Model #6201-4, recently admitted to TIME (via the New York Post) that she was told to drop some pounds after her last two Victoria’s Secret runway shows. So she started working out hard and eating healthy, even though I’m sure Victoria’s Secret was totally willing to send her a tapeworm. “Erin, meet your new best friend, Tapey. You’ll be strutting down that runway to the tune of your own bones jingling like a xylophone in no time!”
Eventually Erin says she got to the point where she came home from a workout and thought about saying “Fuck it” to eating food. She wasn’t able to lose any more weight in time for her final VS show in 2013 (the one you’re looking at above), and shortly after the show, she handed in her wings and quit. TIME says they didn’t get a response from Victoria’s Secret after they asked them about Erin’s story. Well, DUH. Of course they’re not going to blab; it’s called Victoria’s Secret for a reason.
If Erin’s story is true and she was told to start sipping bottles of calorie-free air to get skinny enough for the show, then I think it’s safe to say that Cheryl Tiegs just fell in love.