Wednesday 28 September 2016

10 most depressing things models have said about training for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Published 25/05/2016 | 11:49

Victoria's Secret models (L-R) Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima walks the runway during finale of the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Victoria's Secret models (L-R) Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima walks the runway during finale of the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Gigi Hadid presents a creation during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Model Jasmine Tookes walks the runway during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model and Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima from Brazil walks the runway while singer The Weeknd performs during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Jasmine Tookes presents a creation during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York
Model Heidi Klum walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret fashion show at The Armory on November 19, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Model and Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio from Brazil walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Erin Heatherton walks on stage during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Models Jasmine Tookes, Lais Ribeiro, Elsa Hosk, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, Lily Aldridge, Romee Strijd, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Grigorieva, Monika Jagaciak and Stella Maxwell walk the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2013 Victorias Secret Fashion Show
Model Gisele Bundchen walks the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held at the Kodak Theatre on November 16, 2006
Victoria's Secret model Elsa Hosk boxes it out wearing Victoria Secret Sport at Aerospace High Performance Center on January 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model and new Victoria's Secret Angel Martha Hunt from North Carolina walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley walks the runway during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Model Gigi Hadid presents a creation during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York

Being an elite Victoria's Secret Angel comes at a price. And that price is sugar, alcohol, dairy and your social life.

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Adriana Lima

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Adriana’s now-famous 2011 interview with Grazia detailed just how much it took to lose her baby weight (50 pounds) two months weeks before walking in the annual show. She had given birth to her first child in September and by December, she was back in her wings – six pack and all. How’d she do it?

She worked out twice a day, drank a gallon of water every day and for nine days before the show, she drank only protein shakes. For two days before the show, she decreased her intake to prevent water retention and from 12 hours before the show, she fasts entirely.

Alessandra Ambrosio

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With only three months to lose her baby weight in 2008, Alessandra described the process as something she could never do again.

“I was on this 1200-calorie-a-day meal-delivery service that I hated. I couldn’t do that again. It’s so stressful before the Victoria’s Secret show. There’s so much pressure on us all — not just in terms of shape — and the energy gets sucked out of you. So my favourite thing to do afterwards is dance all night long. We’ll have a pizza party and drink, but I don’t even care that much about the food. It’s about being young, normal and carefree again.”

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Erin Heatherton

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Erin said she stopped working with the brand in 2013 after four years because of the pressure to lose weight. "My last two Victoria's Secret shows, I was told I had to lose weight," she tells TIME magazine's Motto, "I look back like, 'Really?' I was really depressed because I was working so hard and I felt like my body was resisting me. And I got to a point where one night I got home from a workout and I remember staring at my food and thinking maybe I should just not eat."

Lily Aldridge

In a video for Vogue, veteran Angel Lily detailed her day on a plate and gave insight into her workout regime – which includes daily yoga, pilates, ballet (with weights), spinning and boxing. Meals included a protein smoothie for breakfast, fresh fish with vegetables and almonds as snacks.

 

Gigi Hadid

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For her VS debut in December, Gigi was "working out like crazy" including boxing and ballet sessions up to three times a day.

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Martha Hunt

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Pre-show, Martha uses a "torture device" pilates machine to get her toned.  "I've been using a Megaformer—it is like the pilates reformer with a carriage in between two platforms and you change the springs for restistance—so you have to resist these pullys to strengthen your body. It is basically a torture machine!"

Heidi Klum

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In 2009, Heidi stormed the runway just five weeks after giving birth - a Victoria's Secret record. She described herself as the "heaviest of the bunch" and still wanted to shed 20 more pounds.

"There's no master plan, but I have a trainer in L.A. who comes to my house," she said at the time.

"She's helping me so I don't overdo it. I've been walking on the treadmill. Walking up and down the driveway. She has a medicine ball so she showed me things on there. You can't do too much too early."

Jasmine Tookes

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Jasmine said she's naturally very slim so stocks up on carbs for strength. "Also, I'll eat a lot of pasta, because I'm naturally on the smaller side so I try to eat a lot, gain a little muscle," she told Elle.com.

Carbs coupled with daily hour and a half long workouts complete the package.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

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"Recently, I decided to try a diet plan by a doctor called Dr. Nigma Talib, and she is actually a naturopath, and she believes that good skin and well being starts with the gut," she told InStyle. "And so she said to me, 'If you want to get on my plan, you have to cut out sugar, dairy, gluten, and alcohol.'

"And I'm not gonna lie, it's been brutal. It's been a really big challenge. It took a couple of weeks to kind of get into it."

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Gisele

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Gisele might have hung up her wings, but the world's wealthiest supermodel's chef recently revealed what it takes to look like Gisele. What's banned?

White sugar, white flour, MSG, coffee, caffeine, fungus, olive oil, iodized salt.  Nightshade vegetables are also a big no-no" because they’re not anti-inflammatory."

"So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. I’m very cautious about tomatoes. They cause inflammation."

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