Victoria’s Secret is undeniably the world’s biggest lingerie retail brand. Most of its popularity can be attributed to the fact that it hosts one of the most awaited fashion shows every year: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
While the spotlight may be shared among the actual product, the stage production, and the musical guests, there is extra attention given to the models. Once a model gets booked for the Victoria’s Secret show, she can count on it for giving her extra leverage in the industry. With the many models who could have gone on to have successful careers out of walking this particular runway, it’s no wonder what distance some women go through just to be a part of it.
Little do a lot of women know, walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is more than just having a pretty face and equally eye-catching costumes. A lot of discipline when it comes to a model’s diet and exercise regime is observed during the preparation period, which can last for months leading to the actual show.
So do you think you have what it takes to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel? If you do, then you might find some of these tips given by the actual models themselves useful:
1. Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Ambrosio is undeniably one of the most popular Angels on this list, she also has a killer bod that can rival any of the younger and newer models out there. Despite having two kids, she continues to incorporate a healthy mix of good diet and exercise into her daily routines. One of Alessandra’s favorite workouts includes the Brazilian mixed martial arts form called capoeira. Capoeira involves combining both dancing and martial arts. It can form the butt and legs at the same time.
Alessandra’s diet routine is surprisingly not holding back on foods such as bacon and eggs. But she does make sure to sweat out the oil or intake fiber in order excrete unwanted fat from the body.
2. Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell may no longer be walking the Victoria’s Secret runway, but as a pioneer ambassador of the brand, she continues to emit a youthful and healthy glow. Naomi admits to be a fan of juicing and has told Shape magazine that she never tried starving herself. To keep her skin healthy, she makes sure to drop lemon on her water for additional detoxifying effects too.
When it comes to her exercise routine, Naomi does yoga and Pilates.
3. Candice Swanepoel
South African born Candice Swanepoel has one of the enviable bodies out there. For her exercise regime, she has followed the following key essentials: “balance, lower back, hip, butt, and stability.” In order to bring out the best results, the blonde bombshell resorts to boxing and resistance training a whooping three times in a week. Good exercise, however, is really nothing without having a healthy diet to match. So to keep her body looking healthy, Candice consumes healthy fats like the ones found in avocado, she also consumes protein-rich food and an adequate amount of carbohydrates.
4. Miranda Kerr
Even if she’s another Angel who hung up her wings, Miranda Kerr continues to be a body inspiration for a lot of women out there. Miranda actually studied nutrition in New York to be able to learn the basics of staying healthy and fit. The mom slash model swears by yoga, which she has been practicing for a good fifteen years now. She states that yoga has been beneficial for her especially when it comes to adjusting to different time zones around the world.
5. Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss may be the youngest model on this list at the age of 23, but she definitely isn’t the least disciplined. Karlie manages her runway-ready body by hitting the gym five times a week and does numerous cardio workouts and strengthening. Karlie is also known for her long and lean legs, which she maintains by doing leg exercises through high-intensity workouts.
As for her diet, the supermodel eats a light breakfast to start the day, which includes consuming a banana, almond milk, chocolate powder, and blackberries protein drink. Other than that, Karlie eats yogurts and pancakes for breakfast. She also reveals that she tries to mix things up to start her day right.