Bella Hadid mastered her smile for her second Victoria's Secret Fashion Show appearance

By Kaitlyn Frey
November 20, 2017 10:38 AM

Bella Hadid just made her big return to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, and despite a slight wardrobe malfunction in the brand’s barely-there lingerie, the supermodel looked more confident than ever.

When Hadid made her debut at the brand’s big show last year, the model wasn’t ashamed to open up about her biggest insecurity leading up to the show: smiling on command. “I am not a very good smiler on cue,” the model told PEOPLE before her first appearance. “I have to practice that a lot.”

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But now this year, Hadid beamed like an experienced pro on the lingerie runway (she even got her Angel wings!), and she isn’t holding back from bragging on all her hard work. At the end of the show when Hadid was celebrating alongside her fellow VS supermodels, the star experienced a minor nip slip when she raised her arms dancing while she sported a sexy silver lace bustier bra top.

“🦋…this. just. happened. 🦋🤞🏼 (…SHE SMILES!!!!😝),” Hadid captioned an Instagram photo of her grinning from ear to ear as she walked down the runway in a black bra, sheer panties, extra long gloves and the iconic wings.

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It definitely took some serious practice for the normally stoic supermodel to master the bubbly smile Victoria’s Secret models sport as they hit the runway wearing very little.

Bella Hadid walking the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2016 (left) and 2017 (right).
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“I have to close my best friend and roommate’s door and put a big mirror in front of it so she can’t get out of her room so that I have a part of the apartment to walk and practice,” she told PeopleStyle last year. “It’s perfect for me, but she can’t really get out of her room.”

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Hadid looked a little more nervous last year during her debut appearance at the show, especially considering she had to face her recent ex-boyfriend The Weeknd as he performed onstage during her strut down the runway.

Even without her older sister Gigi Hadid by her side this time around (she dropped out of the show at the last minute after initially confirming her return in August), Hadid’s been living up her time in Shanghai and documented the entire experience for her fans to see on Instagram.

“Feeling so grateful…The energy of the girls, the team, backstage / front stage, the incredible fans were so beautifully intense and motivating. I can’t wait for tomorrow🤣All of my girls completely rocked it today & it makes me smile thinking about how hard every single person- models, stylists, look designers, the lights, the music, backstage, front stage etc worked to prepare-so many months in advance-such a huge, almost unbelievable production…and now it’s finally happening!” she said. “Thank you to everyone involved for putting in blood sweat and tears .. this show is going to be 😍.”

What do you think of Bella’s appearance at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year? Sound off in the comments below. 

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