Victoria's Secret: Kiwi models steal show

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 9:33AM

It's the annual underwear parade that makes headlines around the world, and this year the Victoria's Secret show in Shanghai showcased top Kiwi modelling talents Georgia Fowler and Stella Maxwell.

For New York-based Fowler, 25, this is her second year on the runway alongside some of the biggest names in the business, including Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Adriana Lima.

Speaking to Viva last week in Sydney, the former Auckland Diocesan School for Girls student described being part of the VS crew as "like making the Olympic team ...

 Model Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Georgia Fowler, Alessandra Ambrosio and Sara Sampaio pose backstage. Photo / Getty Images

"It has always been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, I feel so incredibly lucky that my hard work and dedication was recognised and I secured a spot in the line-up among some of the most hardworking women in the industry."

Much like Bella Hadid's runway run-in with former flame The Weeknd last year, Fowler found herself sharing the stage with rumoured ex Harry Styles as she paraded in a beaded lace ensemble with feathered plumage attached to her back.

Georgia Fowler on the Victoria's Secret runway in Shanghai. Photo / Getty Images

The Kiwi, who last year shared snaps of her supportive parents joining her at the 2016 show in Paris, kept her followers up to date with Instagram shots from backstage.

It's nearly showtime!!!!!!!!!! #VSFashionshow

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Meanwhile, for 27-year-old Stella Maxwell who is currently dating actress Kristen Stewart, last night's parade marked her fourth year with Victoria's Secret and her third as an "Angel".

Maxwell showcased two looks: a studded collar with plaid and mesh lingerie and a black lace halter set accessorised with thigh-high white boots, matching gloves and - in place of Angel wings - a massive sculptural attachment.

Stella goes grunge in plaid, mesh and spikes. Photo / Getty Images

One of the most extreme outfits, Maxwell made it down the runway with a huge sculpture on her back. Photo / Getty Images

This year the 22nd annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on November 27 to an expected audience of nearly 800 million globally.