Victoria's Secret Model's Pre-Show Routine Excludes Solid Foods
Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima, according to the Huffington Post, told The Daily Telegraph that for nine days before a runway show, she consumes only powdered egg-enriched protein shakes, and 12 hours before the show, she stops drinking liquids entirely.
"No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that," she told the Telegraph.
"It's like they're training for a marathon," Sophia Neophitou, the British fashion editor who is chief stylist for this year's show, told the Telegraph. "Adriana works really hard at it. It's the same as if you were a long-distance runner. 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," she added.
The 30-year-old Brazilian model, who has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000, says the routine is all worth it, the Telegraph reported. "Actually, the Victoria's Secret show is the highlight of my life. Becoming an Angel, once I achieved that, it was a dream come true for me. And I know that after all this is done, when I sit down with my daughter one day, we are going to look back and it's going to be very special."