The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be filmed today and although the models always talk about how much fun it is, we bet many of them will breathe sighs of relief once it’s all over because that means their weird, crazy diets will be over, too. Those outfits are pretty unforgiving, so everyone’s been asking the VS angels what they’ve been doing to get in shape for the show and many of them are open about it.
If you thought they all did the same starving and constantly working out routine, you’d be wrong. They all have their own method (or their nutritionists and trainers do, at least). So, whose worked the best? Click through to learn their tricks.
Alessandra Ambrosio: Told ABC she’ll have to start lifting weights to strengthen her back and shoulders in order to wear her 30-pound “wings” (they look nothing like wings).
Chanel Iman: Told Modelinia she’s focusing on gaining weight for the show and had already gained 15 pounds last week. This involves protein shakes, weight lifting and a big potluck the day before the show.
Adriana Lima: Told the Telegraph she has been working out every day with a personal trainer since August. For the last three weeks, she’s been working out twice a day. She also has a really complicated water drinking/solid food-abstaining regimen that’s been shocking everyone:
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.
Miranda Kerr: Told the Post that breastfeeding helped get her into shape for the show.
Erin Heatherton: Told us she works out all year and pays her trainer in advance to motivate herself.
Candice Swanepoel: Told us she has trouble keeping weight on, saying, “I try to eat a lot of protein and steak. I burn up my energy so fast that I have to eat a lot. It gets to that point where I’m like, ‘OK, one more bite.’”
So far, Chanel Iman’s is our favorite. Which would you try?