Lais Ribeiro feared she’d miss out on the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show due to a broken bone in her foot.
The Brazilian model has worked with the U.S. lingerie giant since 2010, and wore the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra at the 2017 spectacle held in Shanghai, China.
Though Lais has spent the last couple of months preparing for the next show, to be held in New York on 8 November, she has now shared that she was scared she might have to skip the event due to an injury.
“I broke a bone in my foot recently and I was worried that I’d have to sit this year out. So, my goal this year my goal was to (actually) walk in the show but all good – it’s healed. I am taking it easier, though,” she told Elle.com of her preparation. “I started doing Pilates and realised that it’s much better for my body. I am not tired all the time, so Pilates is definitely key for me.”
Previously, Lais was forced to pull out of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2012 after she sprained her ankle in rehearsals.
And the brunette beauty says that walking with the runway while sporting large wings is no easy task.
“Sometimes the big wings make me feel like I’m bouncing while walking. And then I’m thinking, ‘How are my facial expressions, how am I walking?’ There are a lot of things going on at once, so I just try to focus,” the 28-year-old shared of her thoughts while strutting her stuff on the catwalk.
The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will feature veterans like Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel, with other returning faces including Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, and Taylor Hill.
Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, and Shawn Mendes will be among the musical performers.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air in the U.S. on the ABC network on 2 December.
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