A Victoria’s Secret Model Fell on the Runway—​But She Recovered With Grace

Ming Xi took a tumble, but she kept her smile on the whole time

Ming Xi

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Even Angels fall sometimes. During the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show today in Shanghai, model Ming Xi took a tumble on the runway.

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But she recovered perfectly, and kept her smile on the whole way through—even as she was on the ground fixing her floral wings.

However, her fellow model Gizele Oliveira came to the rescue and gracefully helped Xi up to her feet. She even stood back to applaud Ming as she finished her walk.

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Karlie Kloss gave Ming Xi a big hug too and many praised her for smiling through a fall with million of people watching. She handled it with good humour an grace, despite some people criticising her for being the first angel to fall in the entire Victoria’s Secret history.

Regardless of the fall, she killed it.

Ming Xi

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Xi went on to model the new VS x Balmain collaboration too—chains, spikes and all.

Ming Xi

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After the show, Ming Xi spoke to reporters regarding her fall on the runway and she was humbled and grateful for the crowd’s support during the show. We hope that she wouldn’t be too hard on herself because not many could’ve handled a public fall as gracefully as she did.

Since the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows are usually filmed twice, it’s likely Xi’s tumble won’t make it to the final broadcast. The only thing harder than falling on the runway is getting back up; and Ming Xi did that beautifully.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US

Additional reporting by Hanan Haddad.

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