Thanks to Victoria’s Secret, We Now Know Models Get Sad With Body Envy Too


Following the backlash to their “The Perfect Body” campaign, Victoria’s Secret appears to be attempting a bit of damage control with a new video that actually shows it’s still as tone-deaf to body image concerns as ever.

The video, posted on Instagram, features model Sara Sampaio explaining that even beautiful models know what it’s like to long for the bone structure of others—in this case, Candice.

But Sampaio knows that “not in a million” years could she have the body of Candice. The post cuts out to her looking dejected, while forming the shape of Candice’s magical derriere. It’s a sad day when we have to remind Sampaio she is in fact stunning, but at least we now have the comfort of knowing all ladies can relate to body hating.

 

Don’t stress about what someone else has—love what u got! @sarasampaio #VSFashionShow #KnowYourBody #ModelTalk

A video posted by Victoria’s Secret (@victoriassecret) on

 

(h/t Jezebel)

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