SHANGHAI, CHINA – Let's hope a certain Victoria's Secret model takes a page from Dwyane Wade's playbook and falls down seven times and gets up eight.
Chinese model Ming Xi was the highlight, or lowlight, of Tuesday's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show when she tripped and fell on the runway in front of millions of viewers.
Xi's feet got caught up in the white cape she was wearing and took a spill at the front of the runway. What's worse, it happened in Shanghai, Xi's hometown.
Voices of panic could be heard on the fashion show telecast, but showing extreme poise and humility, Xi, 28, got up and kept going because the show must go on.
Many are now angry at CBS for airing the fall in the telecast, despite the fashion show occurring over a week ago.
Xi received support worldwide from her fans and fellow models, many of whom shared similar experiences.
It was no doubt one of the hardest moments I have ever had to go through in my career," Xi wrote on her Instagram page. "However, the support I received from everyone yesterday was incredible and I am truly grateful to everyone who was there for me."
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As many of you may already know, I fell during my 5th year walking at the Victoria's Secret show yesterday. It was no doubt one of the hardest moments I have ever had to go through in my career, especially since the show was taking place in my hometown, in front of my mother's and my people's eyes. However, the support I received from everyone yesterday was incredible and I am truly grateful to everyone who was there for me. @ed_razek Thank you for your supportive words and your continuous support throughout these 7 years. @giizeleoliveira Thank you for helping me up after the fall, it was a very selfless and loving act from you. Thank you to all the girls who rushed to comfort me at backstage after what had happened, you are all family to me. Lastly thank you to everyone who sent and left me supportive messages. I will pick myself up from where I fell, and I will keep going in order to repay all the support you all have given me!! ❤️️#vsfashionshow @victoriassecret