Adriana Lima explains how the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show empowers women


With their confident posture, nutrition and exercise conscientiousness and desire to empower young women and ladies everywhere, the models in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show prove it's about much more than just a great body and beautiful lingerie. Models Adriana Lima and Sara Sampaio stopped by BUILD Series NYC yesterday before the show aired to discuss what happened behind the scenes at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. This year's show was held in Paris with special musical guests Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd. Here are 5 things we learned from the Angels:

1. Adriana Lima on how the Victoria Secret Fashion Show is empowering to women.
"We come from all over the world. The message there is: We embrace women no matter where you are from, how old you are, and that's the message," Adriana said. "Your body shape and being individuals and doing the fashion show, we have the opportunities to have our own personalities and be who we are. Embrace yourself - that's the message we try to send."

2. Two fashion shows are filmed, then edited into one.
The final cut of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show seen on television is a combination of two fashion shows, shot the same day. This long day for the ladies is mitigated by the high energy fans bring to the event. "People were incredible in the audience. Our first show, everyone got off the runway and was like 'Oh my god. The people are going wild for us. It's like we're in a rock concert.' The energy was incredible."

3. It's Adriana's 16th year walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
"My first fashion show was 1999. It was just a regular runway. No social media at all. No performance, no musicians walking the runway. Now we travel the world, this year we were in Paris. It's amazing."

4. Everyone wants to know if The Angels get along.
This year there were over 200+ camera backstage during the show, and over 23 cameras fixed backstage. Adriana explained, "They put cameras everywhere, I don't even know where they come from." Unbeknownst to audiences at home, there are even cameras on stage. "Actually on the runway sometimes there are cameras crews walking on the stage with us and you don't get to see that. There are cameras on the runway, a person, walking with us." The most popular question asked? Some variation of whether the women get along off-camera.

5. Advice for first-time Angels.
Adriana Lima: "For the girls, you have to have fun and show your own personality. Get out there! If you want to dance on the runway, dance on the runway." Adriana had no memories of advice received during her first show because "in 1999, I was not speaking English at all."

Sara Sampaio: "I remember during my first show, Izabel Goulart came to me and was like 'take your time, don't rush." You're so nervous that you almost run down the runway. 'Take your time at the front, really look at the cameras, flirt with the cameras and don't rush it.' That's the trick I've been giving to some of my friends working for the first time this year."

Photos from the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show:

84 PHOTOS
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016
See Gallery
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Joan Smalls walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lady Gaga and Lily Donaldson walk the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Josephine Skriver walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Lily Aldridge walks the runway wearing jewels from Mouawad's Masterpiece Collection during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Cindy Bruna walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Stella Maxwell walks the runway wearing jewels from Mouawad's Masterpiece Collection during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lily Donaldson walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Jasmine Tookes walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lady gaga sings the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Maria Borges walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Joan Smalls walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Devon Windsor walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Luma Grothe walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Taylor Hill walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: The Weeknd sings on the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bruno Mars sings on the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lady Gaga sings on the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Maria Borges walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lady Gaga sings on the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Cindy Bruna walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Irina Shayk walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Alanna Arrington walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Stella Maxwell walks the runway wearing jewels from Mouawad's Masterpiece Collection at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Taylor Hill walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: The Weeknd performs the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Sara Sampaio walks the runway wearing jewels from Mouawad's Masterpiece Collection during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lady Gaga performs during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Joan Smalls walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lady Gaga performs during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd and Victoria's Secret Models walk the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Jourdana Phillips walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Josephine Skriver walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bruno Mars performs on the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Jasmine Tookes walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bridget Malcolm walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Brooke Perry walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Dilone walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lais Oliveira walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Georgia Fowler walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Elsa Hosk walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Martha Hunt walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Barbara Fialho walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Liu Wen walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Leomie Anderson walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Maggie Lane walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Maria Borges walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Ming Xi walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Brooke Perry walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Ming Xi walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Kelly Gale walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Valerie Kaufman walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bridget Malcolm walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Luma Grothe walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Josephine Skriver walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Irina Shayk walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Model Flavia Lucini walks on the runway for the 2016 Victoria's Secret fashion show at Le Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Model Romee Strijd walks on the runway for the 2016 Victoria's Secret fashion show at Le Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Model Devon WIndsor walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Le Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Model Barbara Fialho walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Le Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Model Grace Elizabeth walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Le Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Model Izabel Goulart walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Le Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Model Rachel Hilbert walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Le Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Adriana Lima, Elsa Hosk, Lily Aldridge, and models walk the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Chinese model Ming Xi (Xi Mengyao) walks on the runway with Swarovski crystals during 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Chinese model Liu Wen walks on the runway with Swarovski crystals during 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Model Georgia Fowler walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Le Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Valery Kaufman walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Sui He walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Leomie Anderson walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Timur Emek/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Models Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner,Liu Wen, Sui He, Izabel Goulart, Ming Xi, Devon Windsor and Daniela Braga on the runway for the 2016 Victoria's Secret fashion show at Le Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Models Josephine Skriver, Jasmine Tookes, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Elsa Hosk, Alessandra Ambrosio, Taylor Hill, Martha Hunt, Sara Sampaio and Lais Ribeiro on the runway for the 2016 Victoria's Secret fashion show at Le Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Adriana Lima, Elsa Hosk, Lily Aldridge, and models walk the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Models Jasmine Tookes, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Elsa Hosk, Alessandra Ambrosio, Taylor Hill, Martha Hunt, Sara Sampaio and Lais Ribeiro on the runway for the 2016 Victoria's Secret fashion show at Le Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Models Alessandra Ambrosio, Taylor Hill, Martha Hunt, Sara Sampaio, Lais Ribeiro, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Liu Wen, Sui He, Izabel Goulart, Ming Xi, Devon Windsor, Daniela Braga and Kate Grigorieva on the runway for the 2016 Victoria's Secret fashion show at Le Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.