Some of the best and most famous models rocked the runway for one of the biggest lingerie events of the year.
But none shined brighter than Lais Ribeiro at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai in China.
The 27-year-old Brazilian beauty turned heads as she was the one who wore the $2 million Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra.
It’s mine: Lais Ribeiro posed backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China, on Sunday with the $2 million VS Fantasy Bra she would wear on the runway
This year the Mouawad-designed Fantasy Bra weighs more than 600 carats and is handset with diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz.
The metal is 18 karat gold.
The Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra took nearly 350 hours to make and hand-set with almost 6,000 gemstones.
Wow: The 27-year-old Brazilian beauty got to wear the lingerie handset with diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz; she showed if off a few days ago on social media
$2 million bra: The Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra took nearly 350 hours to make and is made from 18 karat gold and contains almost 6,000 gemstones
Victoria’s Secret is holding its annual event in China for the first time and it has not come without it’s fair-share of controversy.
Top model Gigi Hadid pulled out of walking in it amid rumors Chinese authorities denied her an entry visa.
The 22-year-old model did not reveal why she was pulling out but it came after she made an eye-slant joke on social media back in September.
Say cheese: Ribeiro also snapped some selfies ahead of the main event
Fun times: She also posed for photos backstage as well with fellow VS Angel Adriana Lima as both sported matching flower-themed pale pink bath robes
Although there was no mention of Gigi having issues with her visa, Chinese fans have been demanding that she be denied entry into the country because of her ‘racist’ video.
Fashionista also reported on Tuesday that four models – Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova from Russia and Dasha Khlystun from Ukraine – had allegedly been denied visas, according to Instagram fan accounts.
Prep: Angels Jasmine Tookes, left, and Martha Hunt, right, seemed in great spirits as they got ready for their runway show
Ready to go: Lily Aldridge flashed a peace sign as she hung out backstage in her dressing gown and pink flip flops
It was also recently reported that Katy Perry was originally slated to perform but was ultimately banned from it with Harry Styles, the former One Direction bandmember replacing her.
The reason for the 33-year-old singer’s exclusion seems to be because of a 2015 concert in Taiwan – which dispute’s Beijing’s claim that its land belongs to China – she carried around a Taiwanese flag and wore a dress covered in sunflowers.
The year before, Taiwanese anti-China protesters had chosen the sunflower as the symbol for their cause because they are seen as a symbol of hope.
An insider told Page Six that Perry ‘was initially granted a visa to perform at the VS show in Shanghai, then Chinese officials changed their minds and yanked her visa.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion show was taped for broadcast on November 28 on CBS.
Hello boys: Bella Hadid made sure to show off her assets as she was snapped by a backstage photographer
Clothes horse: Stella Maxwell curled up in her chair as she was primped and coiffed
Sultry pose: Karlie Kloss simpered for the camera
Swansong: Alessandra Ambrosio was in good form ahead of what may be her last Victoria’s Secret show