NEW YORK, NY -- NOVEMBER 07: Models walk the runway during the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)

The 69th Regiment Armory at the Lexington Avenue in New York City became the world’s headquarters of global beauties on November 7th, during the taping of the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Against all weather obstacles, the sequels of hurricane Sandy and a snow storm, some of the world’s most recognized top models took the spotlight during the annual lingerie event, which is now the most watched event of its kind in the world.

Two shows were scheduled for thisw year, the first at 4 pm and the second one at 8 pm. The press had the opportunity to share with the VS Angels during a special photo-op at 1 pm which included them getting ready with hair and make-up.

The show, which lasted a little over an hour in both instances, included performances by Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber. Six concepts were designed for this year, which were Circus, Calendar Girls, Dangerous Liaisons, Pink is Me, Silver Screen Goddesses and Bloom.

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Mars performed his single ‘Locked out of Heaven’ during Calendar Girls, while Rihanna performed ‘Diamonds’ during Dangerous Liaisons. Bieber sang his hit ‘Beauty and the Beat’ during Pink is me, the VS line aimed at high school and college students.

There were 37 models (originally 38) after the withdrawal of Brazilian Lais Ribeiro who hurt her ankle during rehearsal and was unable to walk during the show. These lucky ladies walked the world’s most coveted runway this year:

  1. - Adriana Lima (Brazil)
  2. - Alessandra Ambrosio (Brazil)
  3. - Behati Prinsloo (Namibia)
  4. - Candice Swanepoel (South Africa)
  5. - Doutzen Kroes (Netherlands)
  6. - Erin Heatherton (USA)
  7. - Lily Aldridge (USA)
  8. - Lindsay Ellingson (USA)
  9. - Miranda Kerr (Australia)
  10. - Barbara Fialho (Brazil)
  11. - Barbara Palvin (Hungary)
  12. - Bregje Heinen (Netherlands)
  13. - Cameron Russell (USA)
  14. - Cara Delevingne (UK)
  15. - Constance Jablonski (France)
  16. - Dorothea Barth Jorgensen (Sweden)
  17. - Elsa Hosk (Sweden)
  18. - Frida Gustavsson (Sweden)
  19. - Hilary Rhoda (USA)
  20. - Ieva Laguna (Latvia)
  21. - Isabeli Fontana (Brazil)
  22. - Izabel Goulart (Brazil)
  23. - Jacquelyn Jablonski (USA)
  24. - Jasmine Tookes (USA)
  25. - Jessica Hart (Australia)
  26. - Joan Smalls (Puerto Rico)
  27. - Jourdan Dunn (UK)
  28. - Karlie Kloss (USA)
  29. - Lily Donaldson (UK)
  30. - Liu Wen (China)
  31. - Magdalena Frackowiak (Poland)
  32. - Maud Welzen (Netherlands)
  33. - Shanina Shaik (Australia)
  34. - Sharam Diniz (Portugal)
  35. - Shu Pei (China)
  36. - Sui He (China)
  37. - Toni Garrn (Germany)

The 17th annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be televised on Tuesday, December 4th on CBS. All photos /Getty Images