Nov 05, 2012 10:10AM

Victoria's Secret Saves US Army In Face of Hurricane Sandy

Creators of $2.5 million Fantasy Bra come to the rescue.
Miranda Kerr ft. Fantasy Bra and tiny animal backstage at the VS show last year.

Victoria's Secret is currently gearing up for its annual television special, which, for the last three years, has been held at the Regiment's Historic Armory in New York. This is no casual affair — we're talking millions and millions of dollars, verified supermodels (Miranda, Anja, Adriana), the most tacky/amazing stage sets you have ever seen, and performances from the best in the business (last year this included Kanye and Jay-Z doing 'Niggas In Paris', and Nicki Minaj performing 'Super Bass'). Not only will this year's show undoubtedly be a demonstration in the magical power of butt lifts and big budgets, but the producers can also claim that they've helped save the state of New York.

When Hurricane Sandy hit the Armory on Monday night, soldiers were left disconnected from power, hot water and technology. Luckily Victoria's Secret had already set up camp, bringing in eight 500 kilowatt generators in preparation for the show. The Regiment made an emergency plea to the Victoria's Secret producers, and by the next day the Armory was fully powered — even the elevators were back up and running. Victoria's Secret also sorted out the Regiment's internet connection which was down — for the show, the producers had leased a T1 line connected to a microwave dish on the roof. The troops even borrowed a forklift from Victoria's Secret to distribute food pallets to hurricane victims. 

"We were dead in the water until Victoria's Secret showed up," the Regiment's operations officer Captain Brendan Gendron told Wired.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will tape next week and air on 4 December. It will feature newly-recruited Angels Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne. As for the guest performances? Our money's on Lana Del Rey, Azealia Banks or — in an ideal world — Grimes and the albino python from the 'Genesis' video.

Ingrid Kesa

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