Every holiday season, one of my most looked-forward-to ad campaigns is that for Victorias Secret. For no other reason than my demographic being easily-drawn to images of lingerie-clad supermodels bouncing down runways and swooshing around pseudo-industrial dance club environments like panty-clad ninjas at a rave.
But this year, even though the new campaign has apparently only begun this weekend, I'm already disappointed. I admit that I love Heidi Klum as much as any man alive. She seems relatively intelligent, with a decent sense of humor* and hey, she married Seal, who I hear is a good guy. But If you've seen this new ad – you'll understand what I mean when I say that she's no singer. She tries hard, but it seems pretty clear why they only have her sing the first and last lines of “Santa Baby”.**
Even worse, there's absolutely no panty-clad ninja-ravers! Just Heidi Klum wearing a fluffy robe (and just a hint of a brassiere). Understandably, she just had another kid, which has probably caused some “adjustments” to her figure that she's still overcoming. But still...
Heidi, dear? Stick to Project Runway.
* Granted, she's no Elle Macpherson in that respect, whose appearance as Joey's replacement roommate on Friends sealed her place into the exclusive club of “Former Models I'd like to Actually Hang Out With Over a Beer and Pizza”.
** It's not “Santa Baby” but you can catch Heidi's holiday hit single here (single available at Amazon.de)! Boy...first David Hasslehoff, now this? What won't German's listen to?