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.
On her failed auditions, Taylor told Vogue Australia: “I think it means more when you are rejected and then you do get it. And so many girls go year after year and they don’t get it and put so much work into it for nothing. I mean it’s quite shattering and I’ve spoken to girls that are devastated, just crying. There’s so much that goes into getting your body ready and getting mentally ready for that confidence for 30 seconds while you’re at the casting so it’s quite stressful.”