Alessandra Ambrosio Announces Retirement from Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017 takes place today in Shanghai and, thanks to Bella Hadid and co, we've been given a sneak peak into the sparkling backstage world.

Xi was ever the professional, smiling the whole way down, photos show. As a petite woman, despite her physique, she would never be permitted to walk the real runway.

"It's so exciting; I feel nervousness in my stomach", model Jasmine Tookes told Inside Edition.

The Kiwi, who previous year shared snaps of her supportive parents joining her at the 2016 show in Paris, kept her followers up to date with Instagram shots from backstage.

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An army of stylists helped the models with their hair and makeup.

"It's really about letting your inner beauty shine", Karlie Kloss said. Katy Perry was initially supposed to perform as well, but was unable to obtain a visa to China.

The Vogue covergirl took to Instagram on Sunday-ahead of this year's VS Show in Shanghai-to share a snap that found her walking a runway in lacy lingerie, a set of eye-catching wings splayed behind her.

Despite some of its stars being denied entry to the country, including Kate Grigorieva, Irina Sharipova and Gigi Hadid, a string of world-famous supermodels strutted down the runway accompanied by special musical performances from Harry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang and Leslie Odom Jr.

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