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How Adriana Lima Preps For Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Adriana Lima Gets Frank About Prepping For Angel Duty

After learning how Adriana Lima preps for the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, I'm surprised she can support her angel wings. The lingerie model gave the Telegraph a very specific description of her dieting and exercise regime and it's anything but glamorous. In fact, it sounds downright dangerous, but Adriana acknowledges that she has a nutritionist monitoring her. The paper explains:

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.

No solid food . . .or water? Meanwhile, she's working out twice a day. Adriana is making it clear that she has to practically torture herself to attain the runway look. Do you think it's helpful that she shares this reality?

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runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 5 years
onlysourcherry, that may be true, for some women, but these girls actually work out an incredible amount in addition to eating very little. They emphasize that in the VS show 2008, I think.
hmmxx15 hmmxx15 5 years
I voted yes but can't help thinking that some women will attempt to copy her eating (or not eating!) habits without the guidance of a nutritionist, which of course would be pretty dangerous :( Then again I appreciate her honesty - I suppose being a VS is a full-time job that takes a lot of time, effort and willpower!
Pistil Pistil 5 years
Hmph. When I starve myself I don't look like a lingerie model.
Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine 5 years
I'd rather a celebrity admit to this, than claim to eat cheeseburgers the day before a fashion show like I've seen others do...
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
I also find the honesty refreshing. The women I know who have perfect bodies don't work out, they don't eat healthy, they just eat very, very little.
Vanonymous Vanonymous 5 years
i agree with advah. i think a lot of women eat well and workout often and cannot figure out how to get that VS model look. this reminds us - it literally takes starvation to obtain that goal. i do think adriana is gorgeous, but i think i'd still find her beautiful with 10 - 20 lbs on her. i'm glad she's honest about it though - i find that a lot less damaging to girls/women than the models who say they eat pizza daily and hate working out and are just "lucky" to look the way they do. that just makes us depressed! haha
Advah Advah 5 years
It's nice she's being honest about it. We should hear more often that, despite their genes, supermodels still need a crazy week-long diet and professional makeup artists to look like what they do on the runway.
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