Models walk runway for Victoria's Secret Show

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Victoria Secret model Adriana Lima prepares backstage at the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima prepares backstage at the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Nov. 9, 2011 in New York.
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(CBS) Victoria's Secret Angels strut their stuff Wednesday at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York. The 2011 event will air Nov. 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel will kick off the event, alongside fellow super models Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, Lindsey Ellingson and others.

Pictures: Backstage at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Performers include Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z and Maroon 5.

Lima, one of the models featured on the show, recently divulged her rigorous diet regimen to the Daily Telegraph.

Lima said she drinks a gallon of water a day leading up the event. Nine days before the show, she'll ditch all solids and consumes only protein shakes. Then, 12 hours before the show, she stops drinking completely.

"No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that," she said.

"I know it's very intense but ... I just have an athlete's mind and I appreciate doing this thing," she told E! News. "It's not that I do crazy diets throughout the year. I just do it for this particular thing. After this show, I become normal again."