2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Photos: Candice Swanepoel
Model Candice Swanepoel walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Candice Swanepoel (Getty Images) Here's South African beauty Candice Swanepoel modeling what appears to be a fetching wedding gown type thing. You've gotta hand it to the designers at Victoria's Secret, creating a wedding gown without actually making a gown is not easy, okay? Once the modeling was over, the party got started in a big way.
Performers at the extravagant annual fashion show included Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 and Jay-Z, complete with superstar wife Beyonce dancing along in the front row. Other models at the Victoria's Secret fashion show included Chanel Iman, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Erin Heatherton and Lily Aldridge.
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The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is an annual event that attracts a massive viewership. The inaugural 1995 show wasn't broadcast but when more than 2 million people logged on to watch the webcast in 1999, organizers realized they had something special on their hands.
Viewership peaked at 12.4 million in 2001 when ABC aired the event. After that Victoria's Secret signed on with CBS as it's broadcaster. In addition to the girls prancing around in their elaborate lingerie, the show also features musical guest who perform, a tradition that started with the first telecast. Since then, pretty much everyone from Sting to mary J. Blige to Justin Timberlake to Kanye West have performed.
The 2011 telecast is set to air on Tuesday, Nov. 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.