Controversy arose this week when Victoria's Secret chose to include five-time VS model Ming Xi's now infamous runway fall in their nationally televised Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Instead of editing the #oops moment out of the pre-recorded (and widely known to be highly edited) primetime TV special, Tuesday night's viewers witnessed the cringe-worthy tumble in high-definition. OUCH.
While we mere mortals can only aspire to look as beautiful as Xi did while falling - let alone get back up on those 5-inch Brian Atwood heels and keep walking! - we couldn't help but feel empathy for the VS Fashion show veteran; after all, she took the fall in front of her hometown crowd. We also couldn't help but remember the below moment from the Videofashion Vault: during our 2011 interview with Xi backstage at NYFW, the Shanghai-born beauty admitted her biggest model mishap to date had been a catwalk fall at Paris Fashion Week. "I feel so sorry for that," said the then 21 year-old.
Xi, please DO. NOT. Apologize. And a shout-out to Victoria's Secret: this model has definitely earned her wings!
Check out the full interview with Ming Xi below!