As one of the youngest Victoria’s Secret Angels to walk the runway at age 20, Taylor Hill admits she earned her spot with the mega lingerie brand by totally “winging it.”
While speaking with ES Magazine about her audition for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the brunette beauty says, “I was just winging it. I didn’t train or do any prep because you’re always being told, ‘Don’t get your hopes up, VS is a tricky client.'”
Hill notes that when her agent called following the audition she thought it was because she “messed up and said the f-word too much.” But, clearly, that wasn’t the case. A born beauty, Hill recalls being scouted by a photographer while out with her mother at the age of 14. “He was like, ‘Oh my God, your daughter should be a model. She should be travelling the world.'”
Earning her wings just last year, Hill says it has taken some getting used to being part of this exclusive group of VS models. “[I’m] more of a loser tomboy type,” she tells the magazine. “I’m very nerdy, I love to read – I’m not necessarily a girl’s girl. It really challenges who I am as a person. I’m standing there in underwear, but I’m just like, ‘Hey, guys!'”
The full interview with Taylor Hill appears in this week’s issue of ES Magazine, out today.