October 27, 2020

Victoria’s Secret After Party Shut Down Early by Police; Ming Xi Falls on Runway

SHANGHAI — Victoria’s Secret run of bad luck continues. Its first time showing in China has been beset with problems and after finally wrapping Monday’s show its after party came to an early end when authorities ordered it to halt.
After the show taping wrapped just after 9 p.m., the crowd made its way to a neighboring building. Models including Lais Ribeiro, Bella Hadid, Taylor Hill and Grace Bol had situated themselves in one section, but the dancing and partying was short-lived. Ten minutes before midnight, the music was cut abruptly, not long after DJ Victor Aime came on to perform.
“They want us to finish. We are sorry, we tried,” said a woman who had been directing the crowd to disperse over the microphone. A number of uniformed police officers had started to make their way in to the venue at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
The night was memorable although not necessarily for the right reasons. During the show, model Ming Xi took a hard fall on the runway, after seeming to get tangled in a voluminous cape she was wearing. She stayed down for several seconds but eventually got up, helped by a fellow model Gizele Oliveira and cheered on by the audience.
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