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Last week, model Ming Xi unintentionally became the center of attention at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show when she fell on the catwalk in Shanghai. And while the runway show is usually filmed twice so any blunders can be edited out of the final broadcast, Xi’s slip-up still aired on TV. There was also footage of the model crying backstage after she finished her walk, which is something fans didn’t see last week when videos of her plunge first surfaced online.

Some viewers took to Twitter, upset that Xi’s fall and crying weren’t edited out.

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Others simply sent the model messages of support, and praised how she gracefully got back up and kept walking after her tumble, smile and all.

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Even Victoria’s Secret applauded Xi’s “grace and determination” on Twitter.

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The day after tumbling on the catwalk, Xi addressed her fall with the most gracious response in an emotional Instagram post. The model revealed she was upset to have fallen “in front of my mother’s and my people’s eyes” in her native city of Shanghai, but she thanked her fans and fellow models for their support, especially Gizele Oliveira, who helped her get back on her feet on the runway.

Xi ended on a positive note: “I will pick myself up from where I fell, and I will keep going in order to repay all the support you all have given me!!”

This marked her fifth year walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. We can’t wait to see her again next year.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US