UPDATE: Just as we were imagining the genius GIFs that would emerge featuring Harry Styles' gawping face as Cara Delevingne strutted past down the Victoria's Secret catwalk, the lingerie brand have quashed our dreams. "The recent reports regarding One Direction appearing in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show are untrue," reads a statement that just landed in our inbox. "The band is not performing in this year's show. We will announce our artists in early October." We weep.
If reports are proved true then Harry Styles will be one very happy little pop star. According to The Sun Hazza and his One Direction bandmates will follow in the footsteps of Justin Bieber and Kanye West and join the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton and Lily Aldridge on stage to perform at this year's Victoria's Secret catwalk show. The boyband, who are currently promoting their big screen documentary This Is Us look set to provide the soundtrack for the annual underwear extravaganza, which takes place in November.
While we're imagining the 1D boys larking about backstage, smothered in Swarovski crystals, feathered wings and lipstick kisses, it's amazing to think that the X Factor rejects could take the reigns from Rihanna and Katy Perry by belting out their hits while the world's most beautiful women walk the runway. We wouldn't be surprised if the single members of the group - is that Harry and Niall? We can't keep up - took their cues from Maroon 5's Adam Levine who has dated two Victoria's Secret models and cavorted with his squeeze at the time, Anne Vyalitsyna, when his band performed at the 2011 show. He's now engaged to Vyalitsyna's fellow Angel Behati Prinsloo. The bar has been set! Here's what else One Direction could learn from previous Victoria's Secret artists...
1. Get cosy backstage like Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber [Instagram]
2. Strut their stuff like Rihanna
3. Bring a friend like Kanye West
4. Orchestrate a crazy costume change like Katy Perry
5. Feel vertically challenged like Justin Bieber
6. Sing to an Angel like Kanye West
7. Act like the King of the World like Justin Bieber
8. Use it as an opportunity for a PDA like Adam Levine
9. Pick a favourite Angel like Justin Bieber
10. Own the stage like Katy Perry
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