People assume being a model is all glitz and glamour, and to be one doesn’t take much work. Models are more than just human hangers, and when they are walking the runway, anything can happen. From nip slips to pool dives, these models show they are anything but perfect, because they are part of the 10 biggest fails on the fashion runway.
“Top Model” is a show that puts wannabe models head to head for the title of their country’s “Top Model”. The show originated in the US and then spread all over the world. The contestants on the show usually have 0 experience, so it’s no surprise that many of the fails on this list will come from these shows.
The most notable fail comes from the Spanish version of “Top Model”, when the producers decided that runway over a pool would be a good idea. Young model, Maria Amparo, was crushing her turn on the catwalk, but when she got a bit too cocky and did a surprise spin at the end of the runway, she ended up face first in the pool. To make matters worse, when she tried to recover and get back on the runway, all the other models ignored her and kept walking. Amparo ended up using the pool’s stepladder to creep her way out, but the damage and embarrassment had already been done.
Another “Top Model” runway fail comes from the US, when a contestant fell not once, but twice! While competing in a runway challenge for the show, model Alexandra Underhill left the runway with a gash on her knee and a ripped dress. The first spill happened at the top of her walk when she had to descend a flight of stairs that proved too much for her. Then, while she was strutting down the catwalk, she was knocked off stage by a swinging gong prop. Underwood was able to finish her walk, and the judges gave her props for not having a mental breakdown.
Not all of these fails are top models, some are just girls having a good time, and working it for the crowd. In 2012 a plus size model was walking a version of a fashion runway for Indiana’s Black Expo. It looked like it was going to be a confident and flirty walk, but ended up being a total disaster when the model fell to her knees and then off the stage. The crowd was stunned, and the whole incident was caught on camera, and soon found it’s way to the Internet. The tumble ended up being so popular online, that the model was flown to Los Angeles to appear on Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0” show, where she was able to redeem herself.
Famous non-model stars aren’t immune to the occasional runway fail. In 2007 when Carmen Electra was striding down the runway for a Max Factor fashion show, she ended up on her bottom. Everything was going fine until she reached the corner of the stage, and was about to exit, then turned to blow a cheeky kiss to the audience, and completely busted it. If it wasn’t bad enough that Carmen was on the floor, another woman ate it when she came to Carmen’s rescue. It turned out that water was on the corner of the stage, and was the culprit responsible to the ladies falling.