Bridget Malcolm, a former Victoria’s Secret model, slammed the brand in a TikTok viral video.
Malcolm called the brand’s “performative alligator ship” a joke in the video. This was after Victoria’s Secret had abandoned their models, which were known as Angels. Instead, they partnered with diverse spokeswomen including Megan Rapinoe.
Malcolm captioned her TikTok, “Too little Victoria’s Secret,”
“Your performative allyship is a joke.”
Malcolm spent the video comparing the bra she wore at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show with her current bra to show how overweight she was then. Malcolm wore a 30A bra to the show in 2016, but she now wears a 34B.
Malcolm stated in the video, “The sadness behind the eyes from the 2016 show tears my heart.”
Malcolm claimed that she was not allowed to appear on the 2017 show because her bra size had changed.
Malcolm stated that Ed Razek, the former Chief Marketing Officer at Victoria’s Secret, had rejected him from the 2017 show. He said that my body was not good enough. I was wearing a size 30B.
Razek has resigned from his position as Chief Marketing Officer in 2019. He had stated publicly that transgenders should not be cast on the show a year prior to his resignation.
The fashion show was cancelled by the company in November 2019.
Victoria’s Secret highlighted the brand’s new leadership team during a statement to Fox News Wednesday.
The statement stated that Victoria’s Secret has a new leadership team who are fully committed to the brand’s continued transformation with a focus to creating an inclusive environment for all our associates, customers, and partners. This will allow them to celebrate, uplift, and champion all women.
Victoria’s Secret hired a team consisting of women to promote its lingerie brand through a podcast series. Rapinoe, actress Priyanka Chpra, model Adut Aech, skier Eileen Gu and transgender model Valentina Sapaio are among the women on the list. Paloma Elesser, a plus-size model, is also included, as well as Amanda de Cadenet, a journalist.