The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show has a loooooooong way to go before it can be considered even remotely diverse. Between all the cultural appropriation and the obvious neglect of non-straight size women, the retailer has plenty of work to do.
Two sisters were tired of waiting for Victoria's Secret to actually represent women of ALL shapes and sizes — so they hosted an "anti-Victoria's Secret" fashion show. And it was way, WAY more diverse.
After watching last year's show, Alyse and Lexi Scaffidi decided to host one of their own.
“Every year we watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and you start to look at the models and compare them to yourself," Alyse said in a video.
While the Scaffidi sisters used social media, friends, and family for their show this year, next year will (hopefully) be even bigger.
"We want to help change young women’s opinion of what’s considered beautiful,” Alyse says. “We want to help them embrace beauty in their uniqueness and differences, which will inspire them to chase after their dreams, regardless of society’s opinions.”
That's a message we can totally get behind.