Victoria's Secret grand opening/Casting call

October 22, 2009 1:50:28 PM PDT
As Victoria's Secret opens it Michigan Avenue, the company launches a search for the next Runway Angel. Ten finalists will be flown to New York City where the Victoria's Secret Angels will host "Angel Boot Camp," a series of challenges that will give the contestants the chance to prove to the world that they have what it takes to be the next Runway Angel.

Victoria's Secret Angels (BIOS)

Marisa Miller:
- California girl, Born in Santa Cruz, California, and ever the athlete, Marisa was a star volleyball player in high school. While on vacation in 2001 surfing at Manhattan Beach in southern California, Marisa was discovered by photographer Mario Testino.
- Marisa first appeared in the 2002 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, securing her position within the modeling industry. As a result, clients such as Victoria's Secret hired the blond bombshell to endorse their brands. Many other companies followed suit, and soon Marisa began appearing in publicity campaigns for the likes of Andrew Marc, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew and most recently True Religion Jeans.
- Marisa secured the cover of the 2008 Sport's Illustrated Swimsuit Edition (she's appeared in past SI Swimsuit issues 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

Miranda Kerr:
- born and raised in Australia
- first Australian model ever to appear in a Victoria's Secret runway show
- Miranda's career has consisted of a mix of high profile runway shows, fashion and beauty shoots, as well advertising in television and print.
She has appeared on the covers of numerous magazines, including British Harper's Bazaar with Michaelangelo Di Battista.
- Her campaign work includes Victoria's Secret, Maybelline, Levi's, Blumarine, Rock & Republic and Abercrombie & Fitch.
- Miranda also appeared in the Pharrell and Kanye West music video "Number 1", as well as the debut music video for the band Tamarama,"Everything to Me."
- Miranda lives in NYC

Doutzen Kroes:
-Holland-born Doutzen was a schoolgirl in the rural Dutch countryside calling home a village of just over 1500 people.
She randomly sent pictures to a modeling agency with the dream that she might make some extra money to shop and buy fashion magazines. Luckily, the agency immediately signed her.
- After completing her studies and moving to New York City to pursue a modeling career full time, Doutzen began appearing on the runways in New York, London, Paris and Milan. She's garnered the covers of Italian, German and Japanese Vogue
-In 2007, Doutzen joined the Victoria's Secret family.
- When not shooting campaigns for Valentino, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein's fragrance Eternity and being under cosmetic contract with giant L'Oreal, and Victoria's Secret, Doutzen decompresses with family and friends in Holland.

(PRESS RELEASE)

Victoria's Secret Angels Descend on Chicago, October 21 - 22 for opening of new flagship store

Victoria's Secret Angels Marisa Miller, Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr will be walking the "Pink" carpet for the VIP Grand Opening celebration October 21st at 6:30pm at the new store.

  • Victoria's Secret unveils the newest store in the Chicago on The Magnificent Mile.
  • This store's design is classic Victoria's Secret: sexy, sophisticated and glamorous. The façade takes a modern approach with a dynamic pink glass storefront. Customers enter the store through a sprawling foyer that soars to the ceiling of this expansive two-story flagship. The contemporary interior takes cues from residential design in both feel and scale. The front room is glamorous, dark and dramatic and features a sexy Victoria's Secret Supermodel gallery, while the back room transforms into young, sexy, bright-white interiors with playful shocking-pink moments.

    The calendar of events includes:

    October 22 - Opening day and Autograph Signing with Marisa Miller: The public is invited to celebrate Victoria's Secret Grand Opening with a special autograph signing by Victoria's Secret Angel Marisa Miller beginning at 10:00 am.

    October 24 - Victoria's Secret Open Casting for Next Runway Angel:

    Victoria's Secret will open its legendary runway to the public as it holds open casting events in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago to find the next Runway Angel to join Supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Marisa Miller and many others as they walk in THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 1 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The Chicago casting event will be held at W Chicago - Lakeshore on Saturday, October 24th when a Victoria's Secret panel of experts will narrow the field. Contestants can enter online at VSAllAccess.com and CBS.com from Thursday, October 1 through Saturday, October 24. Ten finalists will be flown to New York City where the Victoria's Secret Angels will host "Angel Boot Camp," a series of challenges that will give the contestants the chance to prove to the world that they have what it takes to be the next Runway Angel. Contestants will need to show their photogenic qualities, prove their abilities as a spokesmodel, show off their red carpet star quality and radiate charisma while walking a runway in lingerie.

    Victoria's Secret Grand Opening
    Michigan Ave.
    Autograph signing with Victoria's Secret Angel Marisa Miller
    Thursday, 10am
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    Victoria's Secret Open Casting for Next Runway Angel:
    Saturday, October 24th 2009
    Model Call Time: 8:00AM
    Location: W Chicago - Lakeshore
    644 North Lakeshore Drive
    link to enter online at http://VSAllAccess.com


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