While Victoria’s Secrets Angels are surely genetically blessed, don’t be fooled by appearances. These women do some pretty crazy things to look like they do on the runway.
The Telegraph chatted with Adriana Lima to find out just what her VS fashion show prep is like. It’s…well, insane. She’s been working out every day since August with a personal trainer, and has been doing two-a-days for the past three weeks. She jumps rope, lifts weights, and boxes. As if that wasn’t intense enough, there’s her diet:
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.
So…no food, no water, no problem? We appreciate Lima’s candidness, but this only proves just how unattainable the model ideal really is.