Transgender Women Victoria Secret Fashion Show

The Fantasy Of Victoria Secret's Fashion Show

Victoria Secret's fantasy is ignorant and in need of change


Though I am not someone who squirms in their seating, awaiting the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, I do understand why it appeals to so many, men and women alike. Because the Victoria Secret Fashion Show is such a well known, greatly watched event, it has a large influence on people and society as a whole, as extreme as that sounds.

The VS Fashion Show has been in headline constantly due to its lack of representation, and though they have improved (although slightly) there is still much Victoria Secret as a company to do to increase representation, especially in their most televised event. As a woman of color, the lack of ethnic representation within Victoria Secret Fashion is evident. Though the company has greatly diversified over the years, including models like Winnie Harlow, which has brought attention to the beauty of her condition. Still, the show lacks diversity in body types, as well as gender.

There is a very defined image that comes to mind when one says Victoria Secret model, and that is the image Victoria Secret attempts to portray in their fashion show. However, this is not an accurate representation of women in society. And the lack of variety in the show tells women that do not have that body type that their body type is not beautiful. It is such lack of representation in the fashion industry that has cause so many plus sized model to create their own campaigns in order to push for self love for all body types.

Moreover, Victoria Secret is currently in the spotlight for the lack of transgender representation within their fashion show. These opinions were rightful aggravated by the comments of Victoria Secret executive, Ed Razek, due to his comment on the lack of plus sized and transgender models within their fashion show.

" If you're asking if we've considered putting a transgendered model in the show or looked at putting a plus-size model in the show, we have...I don't think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is fantasy."

To which I say, real women can fit the fantasy. Real women can be angels. And real women come in all different sizes, colors, and histories. Do not let the beliefs of ignorant individuals like Ed Razek make you feel insecure about yourself because you are beautiful and deserve to be loved.

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A Beginner's Guide to Milwaukee Sports

Part I: The Bucks


Being a college student in Milwaukee has its perks, especially for sports fans. Now, while some may have brought their hometown teams to college, others (myself included) may have warmed up to the Cream City teams without knowing much about them. If this is the case for you, then these pointers can help you start enjoying Milwaukee basketball without looking and sounding like a bandwagon fan.

Quick History

Here are some facts about the Bucks that can make you feel more knowledgeable about the franchise:

- They have only won one championship (back in 1971) and have lost one NBA Finals series (1974) (Land of Basketball)

- They have only had one* MVP-caliber player in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (#33) during the 1971, 1972, and 1974 seasons (Land of Basketball)

- Other Notable Players Include: Oscar Robertson (#1), Sidney Moncrief (#4), Jon McGlocklin (#14) and Ray Allen (#34) (Land of Basketball)

*Giannis Antetokounmpo may win the MVP award this year


Gear Up

This one is a bit of a no-brainer. Wearing team's colors or spirit wear is a must, especially if you're going to a game. Most items like hats and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable, and these are great if you're not trying to break the bank. Buying your gear from a sporting goods store will usually be cheaper than buying them from the team store (the main one of which is located in Fiserv Forum). Most online stores like, Fanatics, Fansedge, and sometimes even the team's online store will have sales on sports gear, so getting a good deal on team wear is always a plus!

A Word of Caution: Jerseys

All three of these players are not part of the 2018-2019 roster and #77 and #3 have been reused by current players Ersan Ilyasova (#77) and George Hill (#3)

If you're willing to go the extra mile, buying a jersey can really get you into locked in and pumped for the live action. However, it should be kept in mind that official Nike NBA jerseys range from $110-$250, so they definitely are an investment. While there are other options available like the FastBreak jerseys by Fanatics, they are a simpler (still official) knockoff of the Nike jerseys. Also; beware buying sale jerseys. There are usually three reasons why jerseys are ever on sale (aside from a storewide sale): a player is injured, a player doesn't play much and is about to be traded, or a player has been traded. While there is nothing wrong with having the jersey of a player who went on to another team (like Kareem and Allen), you are not exactly going to get brownie points for wearing a Jabari Parker or a Thon Maker jersey anytime soon.

Know The Current Squad

Fiserv Forum, Home of the Milwaukee Bucks

Everyone in Milwaukee has heard of Giannis Antetokounmpo, but who else is part of the supporting cast?

Starting Five for the 2018-2019 Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball Reference):

- #6 Eric Bledsoe at Point Guard

- #13 Malcolm "The President" Brogdon at Shooting Guard

- #22 Khris "Money" Middleton at Small Forward

- #34 Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo at Power Forward

- #11 Brook "Splash Mountain" Lopez at Center

Student Perk

Using your university email, you can get special discount ticket offers for home games by signing up for the Bucks' Student Rush Program. Tickets usually start at $15 per ticket, and the seats available may depend on who the Bucks are playing (and how well they are doing during the season).

Get Involved and Have Fun!

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Don't be afraid to get into it! The Bucks are an amazing team to watch and they love Bucks Nation. In addition to cheering at games, going to team events and player appearances can be great ways to make memories and even get an autograph or two!

Are You a Bucks Fan Now?🦌

I think Giannis would agree!

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