Being a Victoria’s Secret Angel is serious work.
Models spend the months, weeks and even days leading up to the annual
Some, like veteran Angel Adriana Lima, spend their time getting ready by working out with a personal trainer every day and linking up with a nutritionist.
Others, like Sara Sampaio, simply hit the gym and ‘cut down’ on things they love like ‘pizza, bread and pasta’.
Elsa Hosk and the other Victoria’s Secret Angels work hard to get their bodies in prime condition before the Victoria’s Secret fashion show
Each model has their own special method that helps them look and feel their best on the runway at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. How does your favorite Angel prepare? Check it out.
Elsa Hosk is a firm believer in eating healthy and working out all year round. She avoids snacking and loves healthy things like juices and smoothies, she told
When crunch time rolls around, she relies on green juices and training sessions with her boxing coach Kwame Davis. She’s also a big fan of basketball as a form of exercise.
Adriana Lima will be retiring after walking the runway at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, so she’s got to make this one count. To prepare, she started a fitness and diet regimen she described as ‘really intense’,
In the gym she jumps rope, boxes and lifts weights.
When she’s not in the gym, she’s meeting with her nutritionist who has her on a strict diet that includes shakes, vitamins and supplements when necessary.
For nine days prior to the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, Lima doesn’t eat solid food. Instead she consumes only protein shakes which include powdered eggs.
With two days before the show she makes sure to avoid her usually daily gallon of water, instead opting to “just drink normally”.
Lima’s last effort to ensure her body looks its best comes in the 12 hours before the fashion show. During that time she stops drinking entirely to avoid any bloat.
‘No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that,’ she said.
Bella Hadid and Romee Strijd work with trainer Joe Holder to keep their bodies in tip-top shape before the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
‘They’re pretty similar to athletes. Their bodies are an integrated part of their job,’ he explained.
‘Everybody’s typically very on it. I think people understand that their health is super important to them to reach their goals.’
He says when working with Bella, he focuses on ‘specifically understanding the way her body moves and applying accordingly’.
Holder said: ‘We’re just really focusing on certain areas such as the hamstrings, the glutes, the posterior chain, making sure the body moves as an integrated unit. If anything, the magic ingredient is hard work.’
Holder trains fellow Angels Strijd, Georgia Fowler and Barbara Palvin, too.
Before the 2017 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, Lais Ribiero told
‘Two months leading up to the show I mix it up: Pilates, boxing, lifting — something every day,’ she said.
Her diet, however, stays mostly the same.
Ribiero said: ‘I don’t really change my diet. I do eat a lot of protein because it’s good health of muscles. That’s all I’ll eat every single day before the show.’
Kendall Jenner may be naturally slim, but she still has to work hard to be Victoria’s Secret runway-ready. To do so, she drinks detox tea according to
She also switches up her diet a bit, eating healthy things like kale, strawberries, smoothies, green juices and more.
The Victoria’s Secret Angel diet
To prepare their bodies for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, many Angels turn to Dr Charles Passler. He’s a well-known and highly skilled nutritionist who’s coined what’s being called the Victoria’s Secret Angel diet.
The detox requires that you get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, drink two to four liters of water each day and avoid sugar, processed foods, alcohol and, in the three to five days before the show, carbs.
Passler also has his clients meditate and do other relaxing activities to keep stress hormones, which affect how your body breaks down fat, in check.
In the three days before, participants stop exercising and just before the show the ladies do only weight training or calisthetics to prime their bodies for the runway.
Foods he recommends include meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs, protein powder, nuts, avocado, olive oil, chia seeds, sweet potato, rice, winter squash, quinoa and fruits.
Dr Passler’s detox
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