Victoria was made up by a dude

If you listen to pop music at all, you are familiar with the song Victoria’s Secret by American singer-songwriter Jax.

This catchy tune, was born from witnessing the girl Jax was baby-sitting fretting about her body image. The hook lyrics are:

I know Victoria’s secret
And, girl, you wouldn’t believe
She’s an old man who lives in Ohio
Making money off of girls like me”
Cashin’ in on body issues
Sellin’ skin and bones with big boobs
I know Victoria’s secret
She was made up by a dude (dude)

After hearing it the first time, I had to research to see if the claim that Victoria was in fact made up by a dude..

I learned, the company was originated by a guy from California, but then was bought out for $1M by the Ohioan Leslie Wexner. This TIME article discusses a Hulu documentary about the rise and fall of Wexner.

Apparently “Victoria” is based on Queen Victoria.. and the “Secret” is what’s hiding underneath the garments.

Back to the singer and song – Jax, Jackie Miskanic, is from New Jersey and ended in 3rd place on American Idol in 2015.

Interestingly, she wore “The Dress” during one of the performances. You’ll remember the viral phenomenon that had people arguing whether the dress was white & gold or blue & black.

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