Even Top Models Cry At The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Casting

"There's no room to hide."

The 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show tapes tonight in New York City. But it's what happens beforehand that's truly fascinating.

Victoria's Secret released a behind-the-scenes video of its live casting process, which takes place just 10 days ahead of show time. Finalists from a pool of nearly 500 models walk before a table of judges -- under bright white lights, with "no room to hide," as one judge puts it -- in hopes of making the squad.

And strangely, there are tears. LOTS of tears. Even runway vet and former full-time Angel Izabel Goulart couldn't keep it together as she expressed how hard she works to maintain Angel-ness all year round. (The judges cried, too.)

Gigi Hadid, however, didn't seem too fazed by the process. She was offered a place in the show on the spot:

Missing from the footage is Kendall Jenner, who we assume Snapchatted her entry instead. We anxiously await watching her, Hadid and the rest of the Angels when the VS Fashion Show airs on Dec. 8.

Meanwhile, back to the boxing ring...

CORRECTION: A previous version of this post identified the teary-eyed model as Alessandra Ambrosio. In fact, she is Izabel Goulart.

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