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It's a very intimate thing to watch a woman get dressed -- to see her in a natural state, before makeup and hair styling and all the other accoutrements that are applied when someone leaves a bedroom. That was part of the appeal of my time backstage watching the 20-odd VS models getting ready for the earlier of two shows Thursday.

It didn't hurt that these are the most beautiful women on Earth (except for my mom, sister and current dating interest, of course). And, yes, they are just as beautiful in person. They are made up before a show, but never made better. I'd liken it to polishing a brand-new BMW: You only need to do so much to something special.

Here are some more photos from behind the scenes...

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