Nicky Park

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Victoria's Secret fashion show ready to roll (+video)

A bevy of beauties are backstage being primped for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012, set to kick off in the US later today.

Angels Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Doutzen Kroes are amongst the 40-odd models preparing to strip down and strut their stuff in one of the biggest fashion events of the year. Alessandra Ambrosio will be wearing the US$2.5 million "Fantasy Bra" created by London Jewelers, featuring amethysts, rubies, sapphires and diamonds (including a 20-carat white diamond in the centre), all set in rose and yellow gold.

"When you're talking about major fashion events, there's our show, and then there's what?" executive producers Ed Razek says in a casting clip published you YouTube earlier today.

For a dame to appear in the annual extravaganza "everything has to be just perfect, just at the right time," says casting director John Pfeiffer

"It takes a special type of confidence. You get two minutes and then you're gone," Razek adds.

Photographer Russell James is Tweeting pictures from backstage at the New York event.

He has captured popstar Rihanna pouting in a powder pink playsuit and gown and posted black and white shots of models getting their hair and make-up done.

Rihanna will perform alongside teen heartthrobs Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars, which will be taped tonight and aired next month in the US.

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