Kendall Jenner made her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show debut yesterday, but before she hit the world’s most glamorous runway—in a hand-painted silk corset and skirt, and a romantic organza bodice embroidered with Swarovski crystals—we caught up with the It model backstage. In the midst of getting the lingerie brand’s signature beachy waves, Jenner told us about being embraced by the VS family, how she got her confidence for the big show, and the moment she realized, “this is actually happening.”
Who What Wear: What advice did some of the other girls give you for tonight’s show?
Kendall Jenner: I’m lucky enough to actually know a lot of the Angels and girls that have done this for so long, so you hear from them. But even… I don’t know, it’s nothing they have to say, it’s just being around them and being involved with them, it makes you feel better about it. They are such sweet, amazing people that they calm your nerves and they make you feel better. It’s like having a big sister—it’s awesome!
WWW: What do you do to feel your most confident before the show?
KJ: It obviously helps to be in the sexiest clothes ever and the hottest outfits. That make you feel confident already. And you know, take a minute to yourself and breathe and chill out. You kind of just have to be like, they chose you for a reason. This is your moment, take it. Just take it all in.
WWW: Which of your looks are you most excited to wear tonight?
KJ: Honestly, both of my looks are so insane, it’s really hard to choose. One of them is more playful and fun, and I can have so much fun with it, and the other one is just so incredibly beautiful. They are very different, so it’s hard to choose. But even in my fitting, I was on the verge of crying. I was like, this is actually happening, this is real life! It’s very special.
WWW: What is sexy to you?
KJ: Confidence, for sure.
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