Watch Victoria’s Secret Angel shut down sexist reporter

Backstage at last night’s VS Fashion Show, Magdalena Frackowiak called out an interviewer for asking her ‘stupid’ questions

Last night, at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York, it was a sea of hair extensions, pink dressing gowns and “Angels”. There was also a fair bit of sexism too, which came in the form of a reporter for TMZ. He went around interviewing models as they were having their make-up done, asking them, “What are you most excited to eat after the show?”

However one model – Magdalena Frackowiak – refused to answer the question. “What? No guys, not with these kinds of questions, this is stupid!” she said. "Ask more smart questions, not eating after the show.” 

“You make me look like an idiot,” she continued, “It seems like I'm starving myself and I can't wait for the show to end so I can eat.” With a final “No”, she shut down the interview.

“You gotta watch for Magdalena Frackowiak, though,” wrote TMZ in the article accompanying the video which was posted earlier this day. “Chick was NOT down with food questions ... we're guessing she was just hangry.” Hmm. We’re not sure if it was the food questions Magdalena was not down with or the sexist assumption that she had nothing more interesting to talk about other than her eating habits and the reinforcement of the trite cliche that models are stupid...

The interviewer’s question also makes light of the depressing reality that some female models go to extraordinary lengths – including starving themselves – prior to walking in runway shows in an attempt to look thinner. While this phenomenon is in no way specific to the VS Fashion Show, last year one Angel – Adriana Lima – revealed that she stops drinking all liquids 12 hours before the show to help define her muscles and frame.

This interview comes just a week after musician Ariana Grande shut down two radio presenters who asked her, “If you could use makeup or your phone one last time, which one would you pick?” “Is this what you think girls have trouble choosing between?” Grande responded. “Is this men assuming that that's what girls would have to choose between?”

It’s another example of the glaring disparity between the way men and women are treated by the media – something eloquently illustrated in this parody video by Kristen Stewart.