NEW YORK CITY (Reuters) - Victoria's Secret angel Jasmine Tookes earns wings and diamonds for the 2016 runway show.
The model has been selected to wear the US$3 million dollar (S$2.16 million) fantasy bra during the company's annual show and gave the press a sneak peak on Tuesday (Nov 1).
"It is such an honour to be wearing the Bright Night Fantasy Bra this year. It is more stunning than ever and I feel so blessed to be joining a list of supermodels in the past," said Tookes, who only became an angel last year.
The brassiere is adorned with emeralds and diamonds weighing more than 450 carats, set in 18-karat gold and was custom made to fit Tookes.
"First I had a molding of my upper body were I had to sit for three hours and be still, I could barely even breath so that it would be perfect. And then they take that molding and build a bra on top of it. And then my first time seeing the bra, I saw it without actually diamonds," said Tookes.
"Then when I saw it without diamonds I was like, 'oh, my gosh, this bra is so beautiful, it sparkles from every angle'," she added.
This year, the US based company will hold the show in France's capital.
"We've been in a lot of exciting places but Paris seemed like the perfect place for us to go this year and this time. It's the capitol of fashion, it's an exciting city, our models know Paris, we know Paris. It's just a very exciting place for us to be," explained co-executive producer Monica Mitro.
Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd will share the runway with the models for special performances.
Forty-seven models will walk in the show that will feature 75 looks, split into six sections starting with "The Road Ahead" and ending with "Bright-Night Angel".
The runway show will be taped at The Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées on Nov 30 and air on the US network CBS on Dec 5, eventually broadcasting in 190 countries.