When I was in Year 7, I fell down a flight of stairs in front of almost every single one of my classmates.
In the process, my school skirt had been flipped up and my very pink, very polka-dotted undies were on full display.
I wasn’t sure I would ever witness a fall quite so embarrassing ever again… until I saw the pictures from the 2017 Victoria’s Secret runway show.
You see, 28-year-old Chinese model Ming Xi, who’s been modelling for the lingerie brand since 2013, took an unfortunate tumble on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk.
In front of her home country, hundreds of photographers and a crowd of 18,000 people.
Oh, and do we need to point out that Ming Xi was wearing the barest of bare items of clothing?
Luckily, Ming Xi is no rookie when it comes to dealing with large crowds, and she managed to get back up and continue down the runway - all while laughing and smiling.
That, ladies and gents, is how you handle a potentially mortifying situation with grace.
Naturally, she struck a killer pose at the end of the runway that says, 'So what if everyone just saw me stack it? I'm still amazing in every way".
To make things even better, Ming was helped to her feet by fellow model Gizele Oliveira, who even made sure her friend got the applause and attention she deserved for surviving the harrowing scenario.
Gizele is a true angel by helping Mingxi when she fell ???????????? pic.twitter.com/yhtqVovzne
— ???? (@artdebeauty) November 20, 2017
If you've ever wondered, that is how a Victoria's Secret Angel earns her wings.
Click through to see the best looks from the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: