Ava Wagner, GWG.
☆ Thursday :
We're all having a get-together at the VS Headquarters. Don't worry, there'll be champagne, finger foods, and hopefully some drama.
I was just fine, not nervous at all. Well i wasn't until i stepped into Victoria's Secret Headquarters. A room full of perfect people, with perfect hair , perfect bodies and perfect persona's. I wouldn't say any of them had perfect personalities after all no models did, It was a cut throat industry.
Though the idea of being surrounded by physically perfect people was a daunting thought. It wasn't the main reason i was nervous , no it was the fact that this made it so much more real. Up until i had looked at it as just another job , some way to get some more money and to get more recognition but looking around the room you could tell it was more.
Every woman here wanted to be angel , some more than others i am sure. And i wanted to be one just as much as them.
I grabbed a flute of champagne of one of the waiters tray and looked around the room. It was time to be social or at least attempt to.
"So are you new here as well?" A blonde girl with stunning blue eyes asked me with a smile. I nodded "Yeah, Well new to VS, I have been in New York for a bit now." I answered nodding "Your new as well?" I asked questionly mostly because she looked like embodiment of a Victoria Secret model.
"Yeah. It's pretty crazy." she said looking around the room in awe " I'm Charlotte by the way." She said still smiling.
"Where are you from?" She asked "Your accent sounds familiar but i can't place it."
"Oh another accent." A brunette girl said as she got closer, "She is Welsh." Charlotte said. The brunette girl nodded "Cool." she said nodding "Well i am going to get a refill." she said holding up her empty glass.
"Nice talking to you.." she trailed off looking me over. "Ava." I offered. "Right ,nice meeting you Ava." she said. "Oh I'm Naomi by the way." she said, "Nice to meet you to." I said as she walked off.
"So do you know anyone else here?" Charlotte asked , I shrugged some of the girls did look familiar but that could just be from seeing them in magazine's or something.
"I am not sure." I said looking around, "Have you meet many people you know here?"
"Not really but i've been talking to a few of them. Most of them are nice" she said. Models are nice , Who knew?
Almost all the conversations that were happening ended once Evie and Lo stood at the front of the room.
Welcome girls, to Victoria's Secret." Lo begins, raising her glass
"This is the first day of the rest of your lives. You are now one of the most gorgeous, most saught-after women in the world,"
"This is your life now. The glamour, the glitter, the fame, it's all yours. But that comes with a price." Evie said. "Every week, you'll be given a challenge. This challenge will officially determine your place in VS. Angel, or model, or if you're that unlucky, nowhere at all."
"Except for maybe on a flight back to your hometown." Lo continues, "But for now, enjoy it ladies. You're apart of the VS family now."
To say the atmosphere of the room dramatically changed after that would be understatement ,yes people still partied but there was a tension in the air now.
"I wonder how bad you would have to be to get sent home?" One girl said across from beside me , yet another blonde. "Not show up?" I offered , I honestly had a few idea's but that was the easiest way to get sent home right , just not bother.
"Well then they should go home. They are idiots , who doesn't show up to work with one of the biggest brands in the world." another girl said with a huff before walking away. I shrugged , what she said was true but i got the feeling i wasn't meant to add anything to the statement.
"She takes modelling very seriously." The calmer blonde said . "Oh." I nodded "I'm Ava." I said to her , she nodded "Alya." she offered "And that girl who walked off is Emmeline but i think she goes by Em." Alya said taking a sip of her champagne.
"So this is exciting." I said though the familiar nerves had found there way back. She nodded "What do you reckon the first challenge would be."
"Who know's." I said , "Hopefully something fun."
"It's a secret girls." Evie said coming over to us. "Hello again Alya. And i don't think we have met yet, I'm Evie."
"Ava." I said with a smile. "Nice to meet , You have a lovely accent." she said before walking off to go mingle again. I guess having to meet everyone was a perk of being an angel.
After an hour so of mingling with a few of the other girls , I decided it would be best to go who know's what would be happening in the next few hours.
"Hey there is an after party you know." A brunette girl called out as i headed towards the door , she was one of the few non blondes i had met tonight.
"Oh okay." I said "I think i might just skip out on it."
"Your loss." She said with a smile , "Oh yeah i'm Athena and your new like me , otherwise i would have seen you before."
"Yup newbie." I said pointing to myself "I'm Ava. Maybe we can party some other time?" I offered.
"We can party any time." she said before turning back towards the party.
I waited, looking out for a taxi , "Trying to find a taxi here is impossible." another girl said , again a blonde.
"Your telling me." I said, television told me lies , it made it so easy to hail a cab in new york but not once has it happened that easy for me.
"I'm Ava by the way." I offered , the blonde looked me over nodding. "Katarzyna," she said "Don't worry i don't excpect you to be able to pronouce it , just call me Kaz."
I don't know how long it was but eventually a cab showed up "Go you take , you were here first." Kaz said.
"We could share?" I offered , she shook her head "No thanks."
"So i am assuming you audition went well." The stranger from the other day said as i walked up the second flight of stairs, for some unknown reason the elevator was out again.
"Yeah it did." I said my eyes narrowing at him slightly.
"Well that is awesome." he said before walking away.
Well it has just been a weird night.