Fans of Victoria’s Secret were scratching their heads today after the lingerie retailer changed a tiny portion of its latest online video, Victoria’s Secret Angels Talk Seduction — possibly to cut out an accidental sneak peek of this year’s million-dollar Fantasy Bra.
The original Seduction video, uploaded two days ago, included a brief glimpse of model Alessandra Ambrosio wearing an ornate, bejewelled bra (above) that hasn’t been seen before in the VS catalogue.
But the original video (which already has more than 37,000 YouTube views) was replaced earlier today by a new version that shows Ale only from the shoulders up.
Insiders speculate that the 31-year-old Brazilian supermodel, one of Victoria’s Secret’s longest-serving models, has been tipped to wear the Fantasy Bra for the first time when it is introduced later this month. Those rumors were fueled by the photo below, taken this summer and showing VS photographer Russell James covering up Ale’s bra (which appears to be identical to the one in the first Seduction video).
The unveiling of the multi-million-dollar Fantasy Bra, which dates back to 1996, is the company’s biggest annual media event and provides worldwide press coverage for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the brand’s Christmas catalogue.
Last year’s Fantasy Treasure Bra, worth $2.5-million, was worn by model Miranda Kerr. An “official” announcement of this year’s model and bra selection is expected any day now.
The VS Fashion Show airs Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. on CBS-TV.
In the meantime, Victoria’s Secret today posted this early look at the cover for this year’s Christmas catalogue.