Wednesday 22 May 2019

Irish Victoria's Secret Stella Maxwell on finding confidence to walk in her lingerie: 'They make you feel sexy and strong'

Model Stella Maxwell presents a creation during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China REUTERS/Aly Song
Model Stella Maxwell presents a creation during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China REUTERS/Aly Song
Stella Maxwell backstage ahead of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. Aurore Marechal/PA Wire
Stella Maxwell in Victorias Secret Angel Max Sport Bra at Sky Ting Yoga on October 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
(L-R) Stella Maxwell, Jasmine Tookes and Adriana Lima pose backstage during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
(L-R) Stella Maxwell, Tallulah Belle Willis, Alice McCall, Jaime King and Rainey Qualley at the Alice McCall SS18 launch event with campaign face Stella Maxwell at Chateau Marmont on October 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for alice McCall)
Stella Maxwell and Tallulah Belle Willis at the Alice McCall SS18 launch event with campaign face Stella Maxwell at Chateau Marmont on October 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for alice McCall)
Stella Maxwell and Alice McCall at the Alice McCall SS18 launch event with campaign face Stella Maxwell at Chateau Marmont on October 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for alice McCall)
(L-R) Jaime King, Alice McCall and Stella Maxwell at the Alice McCall SS18 launch event at Chateau Marmont on October 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for alice McCall)

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Stella Maxwell is grateful to Victoria's Secret for making her "sexy and strong".

The British model, who is dating actress Kristen Stewart, gained her Angel wings in 2015 and walked in the 2017 Fashion Show in Shanghai, China, earlier this week, turning heads with a huge, circle-patterned structure attached to her black underwear.

As she recalled landing the iconic gig during an interview with Popsugar, Stella shared how she's grown since working for the lingerie giant.

"I remember my agent just sat me down and called me and told me," she smiled. "It's one of those things that is surreal and kind of every girl's dream. It doesn't come around often and I kind of knew that. I felt really lucky and blessed.

"I try to feel comfortable in the outfit I'm wearing. I've worked with everyone in Victoria's Secret for a while now and I'm not scared to be there. They give you confidence and make you feel sexy and strong. I'm thankful for that, and I'm lucky to have such a good family around me."

The 27-year-old opened up about her rigorous exercise regime too, with each model putting their all into getting in shape for the annual catwalk extravaganza.

Although Stella often works out by herself, as she attends a different gym to the rest of the Victoria's Secret beauties, she loves company while busting a sweat.

"I've worked out with, I think, Romee (Strijd) and Jas (Tookes), especially during the show or right before," she explained. "We'll go together and team up on trainers so we can get the same time in. You can bounce your energy off them. I remember Sara Sampaio and I did a training session together. You feel like you're not alone."

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