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Lingerie giant Victoria's Secret has signed American soccer star Megan Rapinoe and actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas in an attempt to give the the flagging brand a makeover.
Rapinoe and Chopra Jones are among seven high-profile women to replace the brand's hypersexualised models, who are under scrutiny for their embodiment of male fantasy over an accurate representation of what women seek in undergarments.
The brand's new "partners" that form the "VS Collective" include photographer Amanda De Cadenet, world champion free skier Eileen Gu, as well as professional models Paloma Elsesser, Adut Akech and Valentina Sampaio.
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Jonas Folger can not build a good feeling for his BMW M1000RR - in the first WSBK race in Misano, the German goes again empty from BMW pilot Jonas Folger did not manage the first WSBK race in Misano ( to the Race Report ) in the points. As 16. lost the German over 38 seconds on winner Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Ducati). Folger lost some positions in the starting phase and failed when trying to conquer Ex-MotoGP pilot Tito Rabat and at least to collect a point.
Sampaio became the first openly transgender model to pose for Victoria's Secret in 2019.
Victoria's Secret, which brought sexy lingerie to the masses in the 1970s and then made billions, has been responsible for super-charging the careers of supermodels such as Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bündchen.
However, in recent years the brand has been overshadowed by competitors that have openly embrace both bodily and ethnic diversity.
Criticised for its objectification of women, the US brand in 2019a globally televised event that saw women parade down the catwalk in barely-there lingerie replete with gems, feathers and lace.
"When the world was changing, we were too slow to respond," said chief executive Martin Waters.
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"We needed to stop being about what men want and to be about what women want."
No more Victoria Secret's 'Angels'
Mr Waters also flagged that the brand would no longer have "Angels" — specially selected Victoria's Secret supermodels who are spokeswomen for the brand.
“Right now, I don’t see it as being culturally relevant,” Mr Waters told the Times.
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At the WSBK event in Misano Jonas Folger goes completely empty: The Bonovo team will enter a test before the upcoming race in Donington after the 16th place in the On Saturday races, BMW-Pilot Jonas Folger came to the finish in the Sunday race at the Superbike World Cup in Misano at position 16 to the finish ( to the Rennberstahl ). The superpole race on Sunday morning ( to the Rennberstahl ) had ended the German as 19. Thus, followers left completely empty in Estoril.
One of the first companies to step into the void of Victoria's Secret's dimming star was Savage X Fenty, a lingerie company launched by singer Rihanna in 2018 which is now valued at $US1 billion, according to an estimate by Forbes magazine.
Victoria's Secret saw sales drop 7.7 per cent in 2019 even before the pandemic.
Its parent company, L Brands, announced in May that it had spun off the lingerie company in an attempt to separate it from its other holdings.
Victoria's Secret plans to resume its fashion show in 2022, but in a very different format, Mr Waters told the Times.
Rapinoe, a two-time World Cup champion and activist for women's and LGBTQ rights, said she was thrilled to be "creating a space that sees the true spectrum of all women".
"So often I felt myself on the outside looking in with brands in the beauty and fashion industry," Rapinoe said in a statement.
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