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Crowds go Ga Ga for stunner Stella Maxwell on Victoria's Secret catwalk

By Thomas Adamson

Published 02/12/2016

(L-R) Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell,Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes pose prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
(L-R) Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell,Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes pose prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Stella Maxwell with Lady Gaga
Model Stella Maxwell presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016.
Victoria's Secret Angels Stella Maxwell, Danish model Josephine Skriver, US model Jasmine Tookes, US model Lily Aldridge, Brazilian model Adriana Lima, Swedish model Elsa Hosk, Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio, US model Taylor Hill and US model Martha Hunt
Stella Maxwell, Jasmine Tookes and Adriana Lima pose backstage during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Stella Maxwell (2nd from L) and Lady Gaga (3rd from L) pose with Angels backstage during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Stella Maxwell walks the runway with Swarovski crystals during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for Swarovski)

Supermodel Stella Maxwell (25) has taken part in the laciest, if not raciest, catwalk event of the year - the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Paris.

The former girlfriend of Miley Cyrus, whose parents are from Northern Ireland, was one of the stunning models showcasing the lingerie company's underwear line.

Held in the huge steel and glass atrium of Paris's Grand Palais, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars performed as some of the world's highest paid models showed off the range.

Stella, whose parents Maurice Maxwell and Stella Maynes hail from Belfast, stunned the crowd around the runway with a Swarovski crystals-strewn outfit.

Stella was born in Belgium and has spent most of her life living abroad.

She began her modelling career while she was a student in New Zealand.

Her chartered accountant dad worked for the European Commission since graduating in economics from Queen's University in 1983.

Between 2004 and 2007 he was the commission's representative in New Zealand, and also spent much of his career in Brussels.

Mr Maxwell's most recent appointment before his retirement in 2012 was head of the European Commission's office in Belfast.

At yesterday's show Victoria's Secret's signature wings fluttered throughout - in feather, silk, gold gild, suede and Swarovski crystal.

Jasmine Tookes walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Jasmine Tookes walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lily Aldridge walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Irina Shayk walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Taylor Hill walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Lily Donaldson walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bruno Mars sings on the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Stella Maxwell walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: The Weeknd sings on the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Maria Borges walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Devon Windsor walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Luma Grothe walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Cindy Bruna walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Taylor Hill walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lady Gaga sings on the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lily Aldridge walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Bella Hadid and The Weeknd walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Russian-born model Svetlana Pavlova poses on the pink carpet upon her arrival for the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
Russian-born model Svetlana Pavlova poses on the pink carpet upon her arrival for the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
British model Lottie Moss poses on the pink carpet upon her arrival for the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell,Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes pose prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
US singer Lady Gaga poses on the pink carpet upon her arrival for the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Brooke Perry has her Hair & Makeup done prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell,Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes pose prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Rachel Hilbert has her Hair & Makeup done prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Elsa Hosk has her Hair & Makeup done prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Adriana Lima has her Hair & Makeup done prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Lily Aldridge has her Hair & Makeup done prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Devon Windsor poses prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Lily Donaldson backstage at the Victoria's Secret fashion show held at The Grand Palais, Paris, France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday 30th November, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Devon Windsor and Liu Wen have their Hair & Makeup done prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
French model Camille Rowe gets her hair and makeup done before the Victoria's Secret fashion show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USELIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images
Bella Hadid backstage at the Victoria's Secret fashion show held at The Grand Palais, Paris, France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday 30th November, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 29: (L-R) Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk, Josephine Skriver and Alessandra Ambrosio attend a photocall for the Victoria's Secret Angels ahead of the annual fashion show at The Eiffel Tower, on November 29, 2016 in Paris,ÊFrance (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 29: Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio attends a photocall for the Victoria's Secret Angels ahead of the annual fashion show at The Eiffel Tower, on November 29, 2016 in Paris,ÊFrance (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 29: (L-R) Lily Aldridge,Adriana Lima, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Alessandra Ambrosio and Elsa Hosk pose in front of the Eiffel Tower prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 29, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Luma Grothe, Cindy Bruna, Bella Hadid, Sara Sampaio, Lily Donaldson, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Irina Shayk, Gigi Hadid and Victoria's Secret angels pose at the Photo Op during 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 28, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

With a retro bleached hairstyle, Lady Gaga gave a rousing and gutsy live performance of Million Reasons to the crowd, and appeared again for A-YO.

At one point her microphone got stuck in the tassels of her dark cowboy hat.

But this didn't stop the consummate professional, who continued singing John Wayne as the models danced with her and criss-crossed the runway rhythmically to the beat of the song.

Mars and The Weeknd also performed during the fashion extravaganza.

As the show ended, a million pieces of glittered ribbon fell on the adoring crowd.

Stella Maxwell with Lady Gaga
Stella Maxwell with Lady Gaga

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