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Ming Xi’s Fall Wasn’t Edited Out of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show & People Are Not Happy About It

Victoria’s Secret has felt a lot of buzz surrounding their annual fashion show, and not just because of the runway outfits. The 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show filmed in Shanghai, China has probably been the most dramatic yet. In addition to the news of Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid getting denied Chinese visas, the show has been highly criticized this year for a leaked video of models singing the “N-word” backstage and also for airing model Ming Xi’s fall on the runway.

During the show’s taping, Xi took a rough fall during her walk in the Goddess segment. The Angel looked stunning in her lingerie and gladiator-inspired costume, but the long white chiffon robe is likely what may have caused her to tangle and slip. “It no doubt one of the hardest moments I have ever had to go through,” Ming shared in an emotional Instagram post prior to the show’s reveal.  


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 my people’s eyes. 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 words and your continuous support throughout these 7 years. @giizeleoliveira 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!! #vsfashionshow @victoriassecret

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When the show aired Tuesday, November 28 on CBS, millions of viewers watched Xi not only fall on the runway but cry backstage as well. This incident was extremely devastating for the model who was previously filmed expressing her excitement to walk in her hometown in front of her family. Many people on Twitter, including Chrissy Teigen, criticized the studio for not editing out Ming Xi’s fall.

The CBS Network also tweeted a replay of the incident with an attempt at encouraging words––only to cause more backlash. 

Ultimately, Xi has received so much support from viewers and her fellow VS Angels, including Gizele Oliveira who helped her on the runway after the fall. Xi later shared a post featuring her and Gizele watching the live viewing.

While Ming Xi’s fall definitely did not to be included in the final show, we’re so happy to see the beautiful waves of support and kind words people have given her. Keep supporting one another ladies! 

Lola George graduated from the University of North Texas in May 2019 with a degree in Public Relations. Her communications and marketing skills led her to move out-of-state and work as a full-time marketing specialist for Overnight Flowers in Tampa, FL. Lola enjoys creating content to share her passion for traveling, brunching, fashion design, and styling. Follow her on Instagram @beachybrunchbabe
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