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VS Angel Alessandra Ambrosio Struts Her Post-Baby Bod 2008-11-21 03:30:00

VS Angel Alessandra Ambrosio Struts Her Post-Baby Bod

A combination of healthy diet and dedicated exercise is the ticket to achieving an in-shape physique, and Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio put this philosophy into gear during the two and a half months following the birth of her baby. She more than held her own next to her fellow Angels strutting down the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show last weekend where she sported lingerie and hard abs.

According to Alessandra's trainer Leandro Carvalho, "She gained quite a lot of weight. She was indulging herself in delicious Brazilian food [and] she had to pay the price." The stunning model was left with 20 more pounds on her frame after pregnancy, but hard work allowed her to walk the runway with confidence.

To learn about Alessandra's post-baby workouts,


Initially, Alessandra was limited in her workouts, having had a C-section. She was restricted from doing crunches, sit-ups, and lunges, and instead relied on things like climbing, walking, and using ankle weights. Later she added cardio to her routine, and Carvalho challenged Alessandra with his Brazilian Buttlift workout involving a unique combination of ballet, squats, lunges, and capoeira.

She performed the Buttlift workout for two hours every day — I tried capoeira when I was at the top of my fitness game and could barely walk the next day! Alessandra might have great genes, but there's no question this beauty is also one tough cookie.


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the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 8 years
OK she has so much time, money and resources to work out get fit, other normal moms will be too busy looking after their newborns after birth.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
cray, I don't know how much she gained, but I believe the trainer said she had 20 extra lbs after the baby was born, so that's minus baby etc. and actually you can have a very healthy pregnancy with 20 lbs gained or even less. I have been told by my doctors that due to my health conditions, I should gain no more than 15-20 lbs.
crayolasky crayolasky 8 years
Actually I heard on E! she gained 45 pounds and lost it in less than 3 months. I don't think 20lb is accurate. That is too little to gain, for anyone. The healthiest amount is 25-35lbs.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Spectra- I agree, I hate it when they say they do nothing! It's their job to look good, so letting us know they need to work at it is fine. I mean, the VS Angles are more gorgeous than 99% of the population even if they had an extra 20 pounds on them, so we're not going to think less of them if they admit to working out, especially post-baby. Especially since many of us never even have had bodies like that pre-baby!
PurpleFairy3 PurpleFairy3 8 years
How could she keep the baby healthy when she doesn't have anything besides muscle on her body? People these days. *sigh*
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
She looks beautiful. Good for her.
marga marga 8 years
hahahah, yeah right i dont believe it for a second, pgh
austerity austerity 8 years
yes pep, the current pic with the black lingerie is a newly uploaded one.
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
she looks so different without make-up
lawchick lawchick 8 years
pep45, Fit changed the picture! it wasn't Alessandra earlier (see Fit's post 4 up)
pep45 pep45 8 years
I hate to break it to all you non believers...but that is definitely 100% Alessandra. I was at the show and around her for 4 days while she was shooting and she looks absolutely amazing. You can't even tell she just had a baby. There is no chance at all that the pic above is Izabel. Sorry.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
She looks pretty good for having just had a baby. I applaud her for admitting that she actually had to put some serious effort into losing her baby weight. I get so annoyed with celebs that say they lost the baby weight by "breastfeeding and walking around trying to get the baby to sleep". I do kinda wonder if she had a "mommy makeover" done with her C-section...maybe she had a LITTLE bit of her extra tummy removed with her baby.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
yup, that's her now! AND SHE LOOKS FREAKING AMAZING.
justmee889 justmee889 8 years
That's not Alessandra, i think her name's Isabel
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Hello everybody! My trusted photo agencies had a photo of Izabel Goulart labeled as Alessandra Ambrosio. So I apologize for having an incorrect image. I checked with Fashionolgie, a model expert, and she has confirmed that the current pic is truly Alessandra. You all have good eyes and know your VS better than I do! Thanks!
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
Thanks sundaygreen for the photo link -- she looks so GREAT in her pregnant shot! I love her more without makeup and with a big ol' smile on her face. gorgeous.
Massy Massy 8 years
That in the picture is not Alessandra Ambrosio. Alessandra does look good after the birth, but not this good. She is yet to go back to her pre birth bod.
austerity austerity 8 years
She's gorgeous, after Gisele leaving VS, she is easily the most beautiful Angel.
kitchenfloor kitchenfloor 8 years
Thanks Sunday for such a great pic of Alessandra! She looked really pretty prego and afterward.
DevonJade DevonJade 8 years
She wasn't completely back to her old shape, but her new shape isn't very far off from Kurkova's or Doutzen's figures. Alessandra was one of the thinner models to start with so her having a couple extra pounds doesn't put her over what some of the others are. I agree though when I saw the pic of Izabel I was aghast, but then realised it wasn't Ambrosio lol. That would have been superhuman!
mzjudith mzjudith 8 years
yup her hair is definitely not that color. She still looks gorgeous pregnant.
doucettr doucettr 8 years
Even though, she did walk the cat walk in the show, she clearly is still carrying baby weight. She used to weigh about 108 lbs. If you look at her in those angel wings compared to some of her before pictures. Her body has clearly changed. She now has hips and bigger thighs. and while some of you may think I'm a horrible person for saying that she's still fat. These girls are paids millions of dollars. I think she could have waited to walk.
VicVicVictooriaa VicVicVictooriaa 8 years
shes so cute pregnant in that link someone posted
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