Ming Xi: After tumble, my Victoria’s Secret ‘sisters’ gave me courage for finale

FALLEN ANGEL: Taking a hard tumble on one of the world’s most watched runways is a hard moment for any model. Going back out on that same stage after the fact is even tougher, but model Ming Xi, opening up about her viral Victoria’s Secret show moment, said she mustered the courage to walk the finale thanks to some rallying from her fellow models.

Monday’s taping was the first time the American lingerie brand brought its annual show to China in Shanghai, which just so happens to be Xi’s hometown.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Bella Hadid attends 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai - Show at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Bella Hadid attends 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai - Show at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by J. Lee/FilmMagic)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Victoria's Secret Angel Taylor Hill walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Victoria's Secret Angel Romee Strijd walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Victoria's Secret Angel Elsa Hosk walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Maria Borges walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Lais Ribeiro walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Sui He walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Victoria's Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Devon Windsor walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Liu Wen walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Candice Swanepoel walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Models Alessandra Ambrosio and Lily Aldridge walk the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Georgia Fowler walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Kelly Gale walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Barbara Fialho walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Estelle Chen walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Nadine Leopold walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Sara Sampaio walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Karlie Kloss walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Gizele Oliveira walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Grace Bol walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Amilna Estevao walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Aiden Curtiss walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Vanessa Moody walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Blanca Padilla walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Dilone walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Megan Williams walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Sanne Vloet walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Victoria's Secret Angel Taylor Hill walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Sui He walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Victoria's Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Amilna Estevao walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Vanessa Moody walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Roosmarijn de Kok walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Samile Bermannelli walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Grace Elizabeth walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Xiao Wen walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Alecia Morais walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Alanna Arington walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Maggie Laine walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Lameka Fox walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Karlie Kloss walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Daniela Braga walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Aiden Curtiss walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Amilna Estevao walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Frida Aasen walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Georgia Fowler walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Leila Nda walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Devon Windsor walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Bruna Lirio walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Jourdana Phillips walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Xin Xie walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Nadine Leopold walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Victoria Lee walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Lais Ribeiro walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: (EDITORS NOTE: This image contains partial nudity) Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by J. Lee/FilmMagic)
US model Jasmine Tookes presents a creation during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Fred Dufour / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Bruna Lirio presents a creation during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Romee Strijd walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Xin Xie walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Amilna Estevao walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
French model Estelle Chen presents a creation during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Jane Zhang performs on the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Harry Styles performs on the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
US singer Leslie Odom Jr. performs during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Jane Zhang performs on the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Jane Zhang performs on the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Miguel walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Harry Styles and Candice Swanepoel walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Stella Maxwell walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Harry Styles walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
TOPSHOT - Models celebrate during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Models celebrate during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Fred Dufour / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: Victoria's Secret models Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill, Aiden Curtiss, Alanna Arrington, Alecia Morais, Alexina Graham, Amilna Estevao, Barbara Fialho, Bella Hadid, Blanca Padilla, Bruna Lirio, Cindy Bruna, Daniela Braga, Devon Windsor, Dilone Altagracia, Estelle Chen, Frida Aasen, Georgia Fowler, Gizele Oliveira, Grace Bol, Grace Elizabeth Harieth, Jourdana Phillips, Karlie Kloss, Kelly Gale, Lameka Fox, Leila Nda, Leomie Anderson, Liu Wen, Maggie Lane, Maria Borges, Megan Williams, Ming Xi, Nadine Leopold, Roosmarijn De Kok, Samile Bermannelli, Sanne Vloet, Sui He, Vanessa Moody, Victoria Lee, Xiao Wen, Xin Xie and Zuri Tibby pose backstage during 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Models Stella Maxwell, Elsa Hosk, Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio, musician Li Yundi, singers Miguel, Jane Zhang, model Adriana Lima, singers Leslie Odom Jr., Harry Styles, models Romee Strijd, Jasmine Tookes and Taylor Hill perform on the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Models Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Josephine Skriver, Stella Maxwell, Martha Hunt, Liu Wen and Ming Xi walk the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
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The day after, she addressed the incident while attending a dinner hosted by Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing, who had designed a special capsule collection for Victoria’s Secret.

“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” Xi sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale.”

The topic still seemed quite sensitive for the model to talk about. “I’m not saying that I did it right or find an excuse for myself but it happened,” Xi said. “That’s what it is. I tried to deal with it. And thank you everyone who heard about me and asked me about my leg and ankle.”

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South African model Candice Swanepoel poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
US model Jourdana Phillips poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
US model Bella Hadid poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Angolan model Amilna Estevao poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian model Victoria Lee poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Gizele Oliveira poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
US model Aiden Curtiss poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
British model Stella Maxwell poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Swedish model Kelly Gale poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese model Liu Wen poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Dutch model Sanne Vloet poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese model Ming Xi poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese model Ju Xiaowen poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Spanish model Blanca Padilla poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
French model Cindy Bruna poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese model He Sui poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
US model Lily Aldridge poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dutch model Roosmarijn de Kok poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
British model Megan Williams poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Austrian model Nadine Leopold poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
US model Taylor Hill poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
New Zealand model Georgia Fowler poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
US model Jasmine Tookes poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
US model Vanessa Moody poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
US model Martha Hunt poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
US model Alanna Arrington poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Angolan model Amilna Estevao poses as she arrives for the after party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Swedish model Elsa Hosk poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
British model Stella Maxwell poses as she arrives for the after party for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Immediately after the show, she’d posted an apology on her Weibo that said she was “sorry to let everyone down.” Xi probably didn’t need to have worried so much. Public opinion turned out firmly on her side and the post, which garnered more than a million likes, quickly filled up with comments of encouragement and praise.

 

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