As Fashionista's resident SoulCycle and Victoria's Secret model enthusiast, I jumped at the opportunity to drop by the cycling studio's West Village location on Wednesday night, where five of the lingerie brand's most well-known beauties were taking part in a ride to benefit Pelotonia, a charity bicycle tour that raises millions of dollars annually for cancer research.
Unsurprisingly, the models in attendance — Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio, Martha Hunt, Elsa Hosk and Lais Ribeiro — looked flawless before they began their spin class, which was all in a day's work for the ladies: They dished a little bit on their fitness routines, which involve exercising three to five days a week with their trainers (namely Justin Gelband) or taking pilates, yoga, ballet, boxing and cycling classes.
As impressively athletic as all of the Victoria's Secret models are, each one independently said she looks up to one of her own as an inspiration when it comes to working out. "Definitely Adriana Lima, she's a born athlete and she gets better and better every year — she's not human," Hunt gushed when asked who she'd put money on in a fight, based on athleticism. Ambrosio agreed, "Adriana is pretty amazing, she does all of that boxing that I've never done before and I'm scared to even try — what I do is more mild and better suited for girls, but she does what the athletes do. It's really tough."
The newbie VS models admire the veteran Angel as well, as Hosk added, "Adriana is such a badass, I've seen her boxing videos, she's just killer." Ribeiro, who boxes five days every week to keep in shape, was the most in awe of Lima. "Oh my gosh, she just doesn't stop. I can't even talk about her," she said. But has she ever gotten into the boxing ring with Lima and her trainer, Michael Olajide? "No, I don't want to!"
Well, there you have it: There's definitely one Angel that you wouldn't want to go up against in a fight.
To find out more about Pelotonia, and to bid on an online auction that benefits the charity (you can win a trip to the VS Fashion Show in London!) visit charitybuzz.com.