Shanina Shaik has reflected on one of her most painful catwalk experiences.
The Australian model first made a splash in the industry in 2011, when she was selected to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and has since rocked the catwalk for brands including Chanel, Tom Ford and Vivienne Westwood.
However, Shanina is adamant that fashion shows are not always so glamorous behind-the-scenes.
“I think the worst for any girl is just wearing shoes that do not fit their feet and it kills, it’s the worst and excruciating pain” she shuddered in an interview with TooFab. “I remember at the end of fashion week, I was in Paris, I was just not walking properly at one point.
“It was bad. I’m like a size 9, they’re like, ‘We have an 8 or like a 7m (medium).’ And I’m like, ‘What?’ Nice high-end designer shoes are not always that comfortable to wear.”
The 27-year-old will soon be giving fans a new insight into her life when she stars in upcoming reality series Model Squad, which premieres on 4 September (18) on the E! network.
Shanina explained that she had some initial “concerns” about sharing such a personal glimpse with the public, but added that all the footage is on her own terms.
“I would like to keep certain things private. But I think what’s great about the show is we have control over what we would want and would like to show and we have an amazing group with E! and IMG (Models), who want to make sure that we show the right thing, the real us as well,” she smiled. “We want to, you know, to be real. And I think yeah everyone will see that. I do show (my husband, DJ) Ruckus, I do show like the travel and we talk about the wedding and we talk about a lot of issues in the modelling industry.”
The brunette beauty wed DJ Ruckus, real name Gregory Andrews, in April.
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