Former Dunedin model rocks Victoria's Secret show

Martha Hunt and Stella Maxwell walk the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. Photo: Getty Images
Martha Hunt and Stella Maxwell walk the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. Photo: Getty Images

This year the Victoria's Secret show in Shanghai showcased top Kiwi modelling talents Georgia Fowler and former Otago student Stella Maxwell.

For 27-year-old former University of Otago student Stella Maxwell, who is currently dating actress Kristen Stewart, last night's parade marked her fourth year with Victoria's Secret and her third as an "Angel".

Maxwell who was discovered in 2008 by the Dunedin-based Ali McD Agency (now Aart Model Management), strutted her stuff at the show which was one of the biggest on the fashion calendar each year.

Maxwell shared the stage with singer Miguel and former One Direction member turned solo artist Harry Styles who crooned songs from his new album released earlier this year. 

Maxwell showcased two looks: a studded collar with plaid and mesh lingerie and a black lace halter set accessorised with thigh-high white boots, matching gloves and - in place of Angel wings - a massive sculptural attachment.

Meanwhile. for New York-based Fowler (25) this is her second year on the runway alongside some of the biggest names in the business, including Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Adriana Lima.

Speaking to Viva last week in Sydney, the former Auckland Diocesan School for Girls student described being part of the VS crew as "like making the Olympic team"

Singers Leslie Odom Jr. and Harry Styles at the 2017 Victoria's Secret Runway Show with this year's models. Kiwi Stella Maxwell on the far-left. Photo: Getty Images
Singers Leslie Odom Jr. and Harry Styles at the 2017 Victoria's Secret Runway Show with this year's models. Kiwi Stella Maxwell on the far-left. Photo: Getty Images

"It has always been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, I feel so incredibly lucky that my hard work and dedication was recognised and I secured a spot in the line-up among some of the most hardworking women in the industry."

Much like Bella Hadid's runway run-in with former flame The Weeknd last year, Fowler found herself sharing the stage with rumoured ex Harry Styles as she paraded in a beaded lace ensemble with feathered plumage attached to her back.

The Kiwi, who last year shared snaps of her supportive parents joining her at the 2016 show in Paris, kept her followers up to date with Instagram shots from backstage.

This year the 22nd annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on November 27 to an expected audience of nearly 800 million globally.

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