What It's Like to Be a Victoria's Secret Angel, by Leomie Anderson

Ahead of the UK airing tonight on 4Music, we caught up with our fashion contributor and bona fide Victoria's Secret girl—she received her Angel wings for the first time this year, despite only starting her VS journey not so long ago—Leomie Anderson. Our columnist takes us behind the scenes of the most extravagant show on earth—from a special Lady Gaga moment on stage to what happens after the after-party…

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show gets better each time you do it, to be honest! When you've had a taste of doing the show, you work even harder for it and are even more grateful to get it so it felt amazing to be able to represent London again. 

The energy backstage between the girls and the team is really electric; it's literally the biggest high and you feel so happy to share that moment with everyone. Then it gets even better because you get to share the moment again with everyone who watches. It's really a one-of-a-kind experience.

Go through my personal photo diary to see what it's like…

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Gaga is the most amazing woman ever and such an amazing performer. It was like slow motion when we held hands—I got all dramatic and held my diamond necklace!

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Hair and makeup, done.

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Backstage with Sara Sampaio.

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I don't think people understand how hard girls work to be a part of the show and are quick to criticise girls, especially online; we are human beings too!

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I loved both of my looks so much for different reasons. It was the first time I got a set of wings, so my first look was so special to me. My second look was a very fun character, so I got to really give some attitude down the runway, which I loved!

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One of my favourite moments was seeing my two best friends Bree and E in the audience as I walked down to pose at the end of the runway! It made it extra special that I got to share that moment with my sisters.

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Doing bad gyal backstage with Bella Hadid.

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Went to the after-party—and then the after-after-party—and had a great time sipping champagne with my booker, Jody, and my friends who came to the city! Here I'm wearing a House of CB dress iin the event's Instagram photo booth.

Leomie will be dropping an exclusive video behind the Victoria's Secret show on her YouTube channel today so be sure to subscribe to know when it lands!