For models, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is the pinnacle of pinnacles — the fashion world's Superbowl, Olympics, Oscars and Emmys all rolled into one.
And scoring a place on that coveted runaway as a model — newcomer or veteran — is a feat to be respected. Not all who try out for the position are given a place on the catwalk — after all, only around 50 women are selected from a pool of hundreds.
But getting knocked down once or twice shouldn't deter models from trying again. In fact, several models have been rejected at one point or another, before going on to walk in later shows, and even — in some cases — become Angels.
Here, our favourite VSFS comeback stories.
Gigi failed to get the job in 2014. She told Live With Kelly and Michael: “I was working out every day, and I felt my body was really ready. I was healthy, athletic and ready for the show but I think that the only thing that got in my way was genuinely how nervous I was. I can’t tell you how scary it is walking into that room, it is so scary.”