From all the Tweets, Snapchats, and Instagram photos, it seems like the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show went off without a hitch. But if there's one thing that really stood out (besides, you know, all the girls in their undies), it was the fact that musical guest Selena Gomez wore colored contacts and looked distinctly different than her natural, brown-eyed self. And we now know why the singer decided to switch up her look for her performance.
“I was genuinely inspired by Adriana," Gomez told E! The Adriana she's referring to here is, naturally, Adriana Lima — the 34-year-old VS Angel who now has 16 (16!!!) total Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows under her belt. Gomez went on to explain, "I wanted to feel like a VS Angel, so I got the spray tan, got the blow out, did a little look with the eyes.”
And can you blame her? Performing alongside a bunch of supermodels obviously calls for something special, and Gomez went the subtly dramatic look with her colored contact lenses. It only makes sense that she took inspiration from one of Victoria's Secrets shining stars. Isn't that what you'd do if you were performing at the iconic runway event? Gomez absolutely rocked the look, while still managing to look like herself.
The contacts were a dusky blue that totally complemented her skin (that spray tan was worth it!), and her voluminous hair. There certainly was an uncanny similarity between Gomez and Lima. In fact, Bustle writer Kali Borovic called it in her initial article about Gomez's colored contacts. They really do look a tiny bit alike!
Since Gomez describes Lima as "her favorite model," it's a no-brainer that she was going to channel the Brazilian beauty for her first performance on the VS runway. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
But it's not the first time these two beauties have been eerily similar. With contacts or without contacts, Gomez and Lima are basically style and beauty twins, and here are seven reasons why.
1. They Can Both Rock A Red Lip
Let's be real, red lipstick isn't easy to pull off, especially since the choices seem never ending. That being said, these two make it look really easy.
2. They're Both Bangin'
By bangin' I mean that they can pull off bangs. Well, OK, yes they're also drop-dead-gorgeous, too.
3. They Both Have Gorgeous Dark Hair
Who said blondes have more fun? To Lima and Gomez, their naturally dark brown locks are the way to go.
4. They Both Love A Good Selfie
If you're not already tracking Lima and Gomez on Instagram, now is a good time to hit that follow button. You won't want to miss out on these ladies' killer selfies!
5. They Love To Show Some Leg
Can you blame them? It seems like their legs go on for days.
6. They're Both Pros At Instagraming During Hair & Makeup
OK, maybe this one is a little silly. But it's not a skill everyone has!
7. They Both Adore Each Other
Awh! Friend love is the best kind of love.