The very anticipated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is here.
As every year passes, the styling is more creative, the entertainment is more outrageous, and the venue is decorated to a higher extreme. But as the whole production continues to get bigger and bigger, the models get smaller and smaller.
Of course, we’re all envious of their mile-long legs, gorgeous skin and hair, and their svelte frames. Sure, the girls may be blessed with excellent genes that promote slim bodies, but exactly what measures do the models take to prepare for the annual fashion show?
Adriana Lima spills the beans.
In her pre-show routine, exercise is a big component. Without missing a single day, Adriana undergoes three months of high intensity cardio, kickboxing and some weight lifting. Three weeks before the show, these workouts happen twice a day.
How about the diet?
As taken from thegloss.com…
She sees a nutritionist, who has measured her body’s muscle mass, fat ratio and levels of water retention. He prescribes protein shakes, vitamins and supplements to keep Lima’s energy levels up during this training period. Lima drinks a gallon of water a day. For nine days before the show, she will drink only protein shakes – “no solids”. The concoctions include powdered egg. Two days before the show, she will abstain from the daily gallon of water, and “just drink normally”.
Then, 12 hours before the show, she will stop drinking entirely. ”No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that,” she says.
Now we know that these model’s bodies didn’t come without hard work. Personally, I think they are too skinny and likewise, send out a bad message to younger generations -and that grueling diet is certainly not worth it!
Any way you look at it, the VS Fashion Show is always such a treat!
I’m definitely not skipping the gym tomorrow.