Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Victoria’s Secret Angels go through diet & exercise hell

 	Model Adriana Lima (wearing $2 million fantasy bra by Damiani) walks the runway during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City.

Model Adriana Lima (wearing $2 million fantasy bra by Damiani) walks the runway during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City.

What does it take to get the body of an Angel?

Egg powder, twice-daily workouts and no solid food.

Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima told the Telegraph just how much strenuous dieting and sacrifice to look effortlessly perfect for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

 The 30-year-old model, who said she’s been working out with a personal trainer every day since August, has doubled her regimen now that the show is coming up on Nov. 29.

She lifts weights, she boxes, she jumps rope — and starting three weeks ago, she’s been doing it twice a day.

She also sees a nutritionist who measures out exactly what she needs to stay healthy but also keep her svelte. She drinks a gallon of water a day.

Then, nine days before the show, she says goodbye to solid foods and drinks only protein shakes. She is allowed to stop drinking that daily gallon of water and just drink normally until 12 hours befor the show.

Then, no liquids allowed at all.

No liquids at all so you dry out; sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that, she said.

Sources close to the process of getting ready for the $10 million production say the models train like Olympians for their big moment on the runway.

"Adriana works really hard at it. It's the same as if you were a long-distance runner,” said Sophia Neophitou, chief stylist for this year's show. “They are athletes in this environment — it's harder to be a Victoria's Secret model because no one can just chuck an outfit on you, and hide your lumps and bumps."

Despite the constant workouts, and missing tasty foods, Lima, a 30 year-old mother, said that it’s all worth it.

"It opens up so many doors, everyone knows your name, the whole world knows you now," she said. "Any model in this world would love to be an Angel." 

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