YouTuber Nikita Dragun has released her own Victoria’s Secret video after controversial comments by a senior manager at the company.
In November, the lingerie brands chief marketing officer Ed Razek said Victoria’s Secret did not trans and plus-size women because they don’t help the ‘fantasy’.
Victoria’s Secret hosts an annual fashion show that is watched by millions of viewers worldwide. Its ‘angel’ are world-famous models including Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. This year 3.3 million people watched the runway, the lowest ratings the show has received.
In response to Razek’s comments Dragun release a video on YouTube and social media. It has had almost 10 million combined views in a matter of days.
‘How’s this for fantasy, Victoria’s Secret?’ Dragun says in the video dressed in white lingerie and angel wings.
‘Dear Victoria’s Secret, you said trans women can’t sell the “fantasy” so here i am as a TRANS WOMAN selling the FANTASY,’ Dragun wrote on social media.
The YouTuber insisted ‘this isn’t a hate video’, nor did she want to be cast by the brand.
‘I’m here to prove wrong Ed Razek of Victoria’s Secret and show that any woman — trans, plus size, whatever her age — can serve fantasy,’ she said in a statement.
‘Every single woman is beautifully unique, and the sexiest thing she can do is own her curves, embrace her differences, and stand tall in exactly who she is.
‘The message here that every woman needs to hear: You are beautiful, you are sexy and you are worthy. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.’
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dear Victoria’s Secret, you said trans women can’t sell the “fantasy” so here i am as a TRANS WOMAN selling the FANTASY! 👼🏻 everyone is beautifully unique. embrace your differences. stand tall in who you are! live your fantasy and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. shot by @liverichmedia
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