Victoria’s Secret party promises end-of-summer excitement for campus

While temperatures slowly drop and the days become shorter, some may be counting down the final moments of summer, but University students still have one big party to look forward to come fall.

Victoria’s Secret will be throwing a party for University students on Saturday, Oct. 1, after beating out 58 other colleges in the annual PINK Collegiate Showdown last April.

“It’s nice knowing we beat out UCLA, Texas, and other big-name schools,” said Brad Powszok, sophomore in LAS. “I know everyone is excited for this event, especially the girls.”

The women’s wear brand is known for their annually televised fashion show, where supermodels strut down glittered runways in lingerie, stilettos and angel wings, resembling high-gloss, Hollywood-caliber glamazons.

Victoria’s Secret’s PINK line, launched in 2004, promotes their women’s wear and beauty products to college-aged women through campus events and customized sorority gear.

“I really think their new line of U of I stuff is really cute,” said Amy Kim, sophomore in Nursing. “The PINK brand just has so many cute lines that offer a variety of styles for different girls.”

Party details have been kept under wraps, but according to Victoria’s Secret’s Facebook event, the fall bash promises a live performance, and perhaps even a Victoria’s Secret model.

Western Virginia University students won last year’s PINK Collegiate Showdown, and enjoyed a performance by Drake and an appearance from supermodels Chanel Iman and Candice Swanepoel. The outdoor venue was adorned with glitter, fireworks and a whole lot of pink. University students want this year’s event to be even better, expecting nothing less than a fun-filled, star-studded event.

Nearly 6,000 users marked “attending” on Victoria’s Secret’s Facebook event, and students are already speculating which celebrities will show up.

“I’m guessing (Victoria’s Secret Model) Erin Heatherton will be the model, especially since she’s from Skokie, (Illinois),” said Roxie Zeller, junior in Education. “She’s the newest model and she’s all over the place.”

The party’s final details will be unveiled through Victoria’s Secret’s Facebook event in the near future. Until then, students remain optimistic.

“I’m really excited about the upcoming pink event,” Kim said. “As it will bring a ton of our campus peers together and we can all celebrate and enjoy an event that we earned as a community. Although I don’t know what to expect at this event, I’m confident that PINK won’t disappoint.”