Let the countdown begin…
Last night the Superbowl of modeling took place in New York City, that’s right, the filming of the Victoria Secret fashion show that airs December 4th on CBS! In college my girlfriends and I would have viewing parties, one of those ones that comes fully equipped with only healthy snacks like wine and veggies right? …. Right! Well along with watching it on repeat for months (and no lie last years is still on my DVR) we would parade around giving our best impressions… high heels and all 🙂 I mean I think dream job is an understatement – You’re drop dead gorgeous, bangin’ bod, not annoyingly famous and chances are you’ve probably dated Adam Levine. Not a bad gig if you ask me! We all hate to hear them say “it’s just my metabolism,” and let’s be real…it’s not just that. It’s a lot of hard work and dedication.
Here’s some of the tricks the Angels have up their sleeves to prepare for the big event:
Adriana Lima has been pulling 2-a-days for the last 3 weeks, drink a gallon of water a day, takes lots of vitamins and supplements to keep energy up, and for 9 days before the show she only drinks protein shakes which include powdered eggs.
Doutzen Kroes says she sticks to “clean” foods like fish, veggies, salads and lost of protein- no carbs or sugar!
Gisele Bundchen who’s no longer an Angel but is still the world’s highest paid model sticks to a diet of no alcohol or sugar and only having meat every 15 days.
- Another retired Angel and probably one of the most famous, Heidi Klum, avoids processed food while including fresh fruits and vegetables in every meal. She says the key to a healthy diet is “eating as few foods that come from a bag or box as possible.”
- Candace Swanepoel (Adam Levine’s first Angel girlfriend) increases her boxing and yoga pre-show and swears by lots of water, portion control, veggies and steak to build muscle.
Miranda Kerr is a fan of eating specifically for her blood type (my dad is actually turned me onto this). Use this cheat sheet to eat the foods that tailor to your specific blood type. Miranda is type A so she eats low GI, high alkaline foods and mostly fresh produce with very little meat.
Alessandra Ambrosio swears chasing after he kids is a big help… you’d never be able to tell but quite a few of these Angels have kids!
Erin Heatherton follows Cindy Crawford’s advice of going gluten-free.
Behati Prinsloo (Adam Levine’s current Angel gf) is a frequent swimmer and pilates attendee<– She is also a fan of paddleboarding which I can tell you is an amazing core workout!
A lot of common tips were: running, boxing, spinning, yoga, pilates, and weight training. While everyone’s eating habits may have slightly differed, they all clearly agreed on WATER, WATER, WATER!
So you know the saying hard work pays off and you get what you work for? Well check out the Angels measurements here… I’d say the hard work pays off!
Here’s a few photos of last night to hold you off till Dec 4th:
Photo Credits: Huffington Post
And of course a close-up of the 2.5 million dollar bra worn by my favorite, Alessandra Ambrosio:
Photo Credit: Daily Mail
So is it worth it? I still say balance is key but there is no denying these girls look good!