(CBS NEWS) - The Angels shall soon spread their wings. After nine months of planning and preparation, more than 35 models are now backstage at Manhattan's Lexington Armory, getting ready to heat up the catwalk during Wednesday night's taping of the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Brazilian native Adriana Lima is the longest-serving Angel in the show. The 32-year-old mother-of-two has been with Victoria's Secret since 2000, walking in every one of the lingerie company's fashion shows during that time.
This year, Lima will sport a special "Pearly Queen" look. Over 3,000 pearl buttons were used to create her outfit, to be featured in the "British Invasion" section of the show, one of the six themed segments of the night. The others are "Birds of Paradise," "Parisian Nights," "Shipwrecked," "Snow Angels" and "PINK Network."
Among those noticeably absent is newly-single Miranda Kerr, one of the show's most popular Angels in recent years. She's busy in Tokyo working on a shoot for Elle Japan. The model sent a good-luck message to her fellow Angels via Twitter & Instagram:
Musical guests expected to perform at the show include Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle.
Use the hashtag #VSFashionShow on Twitter to stay updated about the high-profile event as it unfolds.
The 18th Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air Tuesday, December 10 at 10pm on KPIX 5 | CBS.
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