The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is shot in November and usually airs on TV the first week in December – but productions this big require months of preparation, and work on the 2017 show is already underway. The lingerie company held a casting call in New York yesterday, and according to People, the attendees included Hailey Baldwin. In March, the cover of Remix magazine described Baldwin as the “world’s hottest 20 year old,” and she has talked about how much she would love to model for Victoria’s Secret. She said, “I can’t say that for sure I’ll ever get it in my life, but I think it’s definitely a dream of every model.”
The Daily Telegraph estimates that about a hundred models from around the world were invited to try out for this year’s show. Baldwin’s competition for a spot on the runway includes:
Josie Canseco, 20, Miss June 2016: The daughter of baseball player Jose Canseco and his second wife Jessica Canseco, she has modeled for the Victoria’s Secret PINK line, but has never appeared in the annual runway show. (Fun fact: Josie’s mom appeared on the cover of Playboy in September 2005.)
Kelly Gale, 22, a Swedish-Australian model whose accomplishments include being named the September 2016 Playmate and being one of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s 2017 Rookies. She’s walked in three Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows: in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Bridget Malcolm, 25, a.k.a. our January 2017 Playmate: This Australian model and blogger has walked in the Victoria’s Secret show for the past two years. After last year’s show, she wrote on her website, “There is no other feeling in the world than doing this show. I have been modeling for a very long time, and it is a career highlight of mine for sure.”
New Zealand model Georgia Fowler, 25, who walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time in 2016: She told Teen Vogue that getting in shape for the show was like training for the Olympics and said, “It’s incredible to be included amongst a cast of the most beautiful girls in the world!”
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart, 32, whom People reports has walked in every Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 2005, but still has to audition, because she’s no longer an Angel.
Jasmine Sanders, 26, known as “Golden Barbie” on Instagram: Like Baldwin, she didn’t make the cut last year, but she isn’t giving up. Here’s hoping that we’ll see all of these stunning women on the runway in November.