Victoria's Secret's Secret: Models Who Eat Steak, Study Law

Behind the scenes of the Victoria's Secret 2010 Fashion Show.

November 11, 2010, 5:37 AM

Nov. 11, 2010 — -- Some things about Victoria's Secret models are common knowledge: They can strut down a runway wearing 6-foot wings in 6-inch stilettos. They can beam and bare parts of their body most human beings would not dare.

Other things are not. Candice Swanepoel stuffs herself with steak every day? Selita Ebanks studied law? Lily Aldridge doesn't get hit on?

Fact, fact and fact (well, that third one still seems suspect). caught up with five of the lingerie line's fabulous figures backstage at the Victoria's Secret 2010 Fashion Show, which took place in New York City Wednesday night and will be broadcast nationwide Nov. 30.

Below, check out the dirt they divulged:

Q: What are you psyched about for this Victoria's Secret Fashion Show?

Candice Swanepoel: "I have a really, really sexy outfit in the first section, 'Tough Love.' These Australian girls made it with black crystals and a collar that goes into a belt. I have a long trail made of lace, thigh-high black leather boots -- it's very, very sexy."

Selita Ebanks: "This year, I'm wearing the Miraculous bra and honey, I mean, I've got boobies already, but that thing gave me a whole new life. It gave me a whole new career. It's like a floating device, almost. If you're drowning, call me, I'll come save your life."

Liu Wen: "Everyone has wings up here, [pats shoulders]. I have wings on my a**."

Q: You wear a lot of crazy outfits on the runway, but what would you never wear?

Candice Swanepoel: "What are those shoes called ... Crocs. Crocs are a no-no. Not sexy at all."

Lindsay Ellingson: "There was this one show that did in Milan, I won't name names, but it was really tacky '80s -- short dress, hair out to here, lots of neon. It was just not cute. Let's not bring back the '80s."

Q: What would you be if you weren't a model?

Lindsay Ellingson: "I think I would be a physicist or somewhere in research like astrology -- I mean astronomy."

Lily Aldridge: "When I was real little, I wanted to be a soccer player. I thought I was going to be on the U.S. team."

Selita Ebanks: "Maybe I would own a restaurant, be chef. Or perhaps I'd be a sportscaster? I love football and I love calling plays and talking about it, but you never know. ESPN, call me! ... It's funny. I remember this moment, sitting in my mom's bedroom, playing with her makeup, playing dress-up, looking in the mirror and posing. But then, I just wanted to be a lawyer in my high school years, and a journalist. So I interned at Vibe magazine. I went to NYU law for mock trials. And then I ended up being a model."

Q: But since you are a model, and since you're gorgeous, you probably have a lot of guys hitting on you. What's the worst pickup line you've ever heard?

Lindsay Ellingson: "The best is when a guy is really humble, comes up to you and gives you a compliment, and just is himself and natural and not creepy. But I always get the creepy guys that come up to me with the cheesy pickup lines, and I think it just never works. Some guy came up to me on the street asking me for directions and he took up a lot of my time. In the end, I realized he wasn't actually asking me for directions."

Lily Aldridge: "I've never really been picked up. I don't know if I'm not that cute or what, but I don't really get hit on. I get like whistled at sometimes and I'm like [flashes thumbs up sign]."

Selita Ebanks: "''Oh, where are your wings because it looks like you fell from heaven?' Psh, I've been wearing wings forever, I don't need your wings. I got my own wings."

Q: So after the show's done, will you indulge in the holiday season and pig out?

Candice Swanepoel: "Actually, this year my problem has been more putting the weight on and getting muscle on because it's been really busy, I've been traveling around like crazy. I get skinnier if I'm very busy. I've been eating steak and everying so I'm actually looking forward to eating some lighter food after this."

Lily Aldridge: "I love Thanksgiving. It's my favorite night of the year, food-wise. My mom makes the best turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes -- it's fantastic."

Selita Ebanks: "Tomorrow I'm stopping at a McDonald's to get my McFlurry with extra Oreos, OK? I have deprived myself of goodness for the last few months and I am ready to indulge. But for Thanksgiving, my family, I've been hiding from them. Because I'm such a good cook -- Ii'm gonna pat myself on the back -- my family, they're like, 'There's no one else that can cook for us, you have to come!' They're sending me the menus that they want, their requests, and I'm like, 'You guys are crazy. You better go to some restaurant and order some food.'"