Victoria's Secret Swim Special

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Victoria's Secret Swim Special
GenreTelevision Special
Directed byHamish Hamilton[1]
StarringVictoria's Secret Angels and models
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Hamish Hamilton[1]
Edward G. Razek[1]
Ian Stewart[1]
Producer(s)Done and Dusted[1]
Production location(s)Puerto Rico
Running time60 minutes
Original networkCBS[1]
Original releaseFebruary 26, 2015 (2015-02-26)[1] –
March 9, 2016 (2016-03-09)
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The Victoria's Secret Swim Special was a television special that aired on CBS on February 26, 2015 and was broadcast in 190 countries as well as live at the Victoria's Secret website.[2] It cost $2 million to film.[2]

It featured the Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo and Alessandra Ambrosio as well as models Elsa Hosk, Martha Hunt, Jasmine Tookes, Stella Maxwell, Joan Smalls and Jac Jagaciak. There were also musical performances by Maroon 5 and Juanes.

Another 'Victoria's Secret Swim Special' aired on March 9, 2016, featuring the Victoria's Secret models and musical performances by Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas. [3]


Every year Victoria's Secret Angels and models shoot the swimsuit campaign. At the end of 2014, after the annual fashion show, some of them posted pictures on Instagram announcing an upcoming secret project. After rumors of a fashion show featuring the swimsuit line, it turned out being a television special.[4]

It doesn't feature all of the shoots of Victoria's Secret's 2015 swimsuit collection. Indeed, some pictures were taken at Saint Barthélemy, including some models who are not featured on the television special.[5]

One of the models, Joan Smalls, was born in Puerto Rico and lived there for 19 years.[6]

Then Angel Karlie Kloss wasn't featured in the broadcast, fueling speculation that she had left the brand, which Edward Razek would later confirm.[7] However, later the same year, all the featured models in the broadcast aside from Smalls would be revealed as part of the brand's newest Angels.[8]


The Victoria's Secret Swim Special shows Angels and models shooting the Victoria's Secret swimsuit catalogue,[9] including underwater shoots.[10] They also talk about their lives and careers, dance to the songs performed by Maroon 5 and Juanes[11] and are said to "tackle jungle treks, underwater shoots and overcome personal fears".[12]



2015 (in order of credits)





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Kate Dries form website Jezebel compared the Victoria's Secret Swim Special to Jurassic Park and the upcoming Jurassic World.[13]

As for Alyssa Bailey from fashion magazine Elle, she found the opening of the Victoria's Secret Swim Special similar to the one of The Hills.[14]

The A.V. Club qualified it "unbearable".[15]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Zach Johnson (January 27, 2015). "CBS Announces Victoria's Secret Swim Special With Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo and Candice Swanepoel!". E!. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Leanne Bayley (February 20, 2015). "All the details about the Victoria's Secret Swim Show". Glamour. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Victoria's Secret Swim Special (2016)".
  4. ^ Julie Kosin (January 27, 2015). "The Victoria's Secret Swim Special to Air February 26". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  5. ^ Julien Lambea (February 16, 2015). "Les Anges de Victoria's Secret remettent le maillot". (in French). GQ. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  6. ^ Liana Satenstein (February 25, 2015). "Joan Smalls On Filming the Victoria's Secret Swim Special in Her Native Puerto Rico". Vogue. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
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  9. ^ Jennifer Lynn (February 20, 2015). "See The Victoria's Secret Angels Strip Off For Second Swim Special Trailer". MTV. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  10. ^ Zayda Rivera (January 27, 2015). "'Victoria's Secret Swim Special' to air on CBS with behind-the-scenes look at Angels in Puerto Rico". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  11. ^ Liana Satenstein (February 16, 2015). "Inside the Victoria's Secret First-Ever TV Swim Special in Puerto Rico". Vogue. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  12. ^ Hannah Lyons Powell (February 16, 2015). "The Victoria's Secret Swim Special Trailer". Elle. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  13. ^ Kate Dries (February 18, 2015). "Victoria's Secret Swimsuit Special or Jurassic Park Film?". Jezebel. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  14. ^ Alyssa Bailey (February 20, 2015). "The First Preview for the Victoria's Secret Swim Special Looks Like 'The Hils'". Elle. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  15. ^ Amelie Gillette (February 25, 2015). "This week we're barely putting up with the Victoria's Secret Swim Special". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 27, 2015.

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