Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011:Jay-Z Kanye West, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj Photos

NEW YORK – The first thing you need to know about successful insanity Victoria Secret fashion show is that it is a fashion show at all. There is nothing fashionable about it. Girls are not angry or pout off the runway, high fashion models. These creatures dream come smile. And a nod, wave, dance and blow kisses while wearing next-to-no underwear. VS models are impossible leggy, rail-thin yet voluptuous curves with pretty faces and big smiles, wide. All senior and made taller by 8-inch heels. (Seriously, and it made me extremely nervous and extremely respectful of them -. if none of them even staggered)

For women, the show is a powerful motivator to swear solids. For men, well, they can only dream of. Not sure of the demographics, but last year the fair attracted nearly 9 million viewers in the United States (and which will air in about 100 countries), and I suppose most are men ogling.

The 2011 show, which airs at 9 pm Tuesday on WBBM-Channel 2, was recorded in early November at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York before a capacity crowd of about 2,000 people. The show is an annual heat bill there are men who were out to offer hundreds of dollars for a pink pass.

It took about 30 minutes on the treadmill, but opted to an hour for as long as you see it, and there are many things to see, and a group of lingeries models with wings: A smiling Kanye West performed at a stunned crowd, then carries out its partner Jay-Z tour the crowd Giddi and a standing ovation throughout the song. Maroon 5 arrives on stage and in a happy coincidence, vocalist Adam Levine happens to be dating Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna, who sings “moves like Jagger” and plants a kiss on her as it slides down the track. Nicki Minaj rap goddess, adorned with an explosion of confetti dress and a look of annoyance, also performed.

Of special interest is Erin Heatherton own Skokie, 22, an angel of true supermodel who won their wings at the fair last year. “It’s the most exciting day of the year for me,” he said, adding that his parents had flown to see the show.

Of the 38 angels that walked, the best known are those of Chanel Iman, Miranda Kerr (who had the honor of carrying the $ 2.5 million “Fantasy Treasure bra“, and her husband, actor Orlando Bloom, sat in the front row and stood up every time I walked down the runway), Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge and Lindsey Ellingson. 

It gets bigger every year, and 2011 was no exception. Enjoy this photo gallery of photos from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City, featuring performances by Jay-Z and Kanye West, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj and more.