EXCLUSIVE: Peek Inside the World of the Victoria's Secret Angels

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The madness was in full swing backstage before the Victoria’s Secret fashion show (airing tonight on CBS at 10PM), but we were able to sneak in a few questions for a few of our favorite Latina Angels to answer. Here’s a peek inside their world:

What is the one thing that makes you feel the most sexy?

Joan Smalls (Puerto Rico): Comfort is key for me, so jeans and a T-shirt or buttoned-up top. I think the thing is to not be obviously sexy or to try too hard. It's the simple things that go a long way and I just think the energy and confidence you have translates over any fancy dress.

Alessandra Ambrosio (Brazil): Beautiful lingerie, eyeliner and lip gloss.

Adriana Lima (Brazil): Definitely lingerie! Sometimes you can have the worst dressing malfunctions if you don't choose the right underwear. And keeping my skin moist and hydrated because it gives me a glow.

What do you think about while walking down the runway?

Joan: First of all to enjoy the performance! I’m lucky enough to walk while the performances are on stage, so I’m going to live in that moment and strut, making sure to accentuate my curves!

Alessandra: I just try to have fun. I always try to listen to the music and engage with the people watching, cheering, and screaming my name.

Adrianna: Everything I do is what I feel in the moment, I don't really think about it. I feel the clothes. I listen to the music. I look at people, I talk and interact with them, and I try to relax.

What feature do you like the most?

Joan: My eyes because I think they are very expressive.

Alessandra: It all depends on the day, sometimes I like my stomach, sometimes I like my legs.

What’s the one beauty trick you've learned from being backstage of the shows?

Joan: To contour and highlight to bring out your cheekbones.  I also mix Estée Lauder DayWear with SPF 15, I think it's super important to always moisturize and protect your skin in the morning and I mix it with the night repair even in the morning.

Alessandra: I’ve learned to give my body lots of shimmer because the body is very exposed on the runway, so it always gives it that special glow.

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Verky Arcos, Fashion Director

A  writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

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