Ever tumbled to the ground in public? Hope not. The embarrassment can stay with you for years. It’s even worse if you’re a model. That said, model Ming Xi just stumbled and fell to her knees on the runway in the Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai. One would think that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show would have had its fair share of oh-no moments but then this happened.
The raven-haired Chinese model, however, collected her composure immediately after slipping on the runway; an act that shows how pro she is. The angel was looking stunning in a metallic bodysuit, floral headgear, flowy wings and sky-high gladiator heels. The 29-year-old has been walking the ramp for VS for quite a few years now since she was first discovered in 2010 when she stood third in the Elite Model Look competition.
One of the most sought-after supermodels of China, Ming has modeled for Tom Ford, Chanel, Givenchy, Jason Wu and many other names as well. As Ming missed her step and toppled over the ramp, she first steadied her headgear and saved herself and her ensemble from further disaster. The model gave a bright smile and carried on like nothing had even happened.
Brazilian model Gizele Oliviera came forward to assist Ming, who gracefully struck a pose for the audience while her fellow waited for her, also smiling. This news of course spread on Twitter and even a clip has been going around. But Ming must not worry; most of the viewers are proud of the way she handled the situation despite how difficult it must have been to stand up and continue.
One tweeter user commented, “Ugh my heart breaks a little but awww, the crowd and Gizele both were amazing! Graceful even whilst taking a tumble.” Thus proved, even angels can fall.