Don’t Feel Jealous of Victoria’s Secret Models

By Laura Moncur @ 9:29 am — Filed under:

The next time you see a Victoria’s Secret model and wish you could look like her, remember this. That girl is starving herself. The pre-show diet of one of the models is so extreme, it made Anderson Cooper’s Ridiculist:

Here are the details of Adriana Lima’s diet before the Victoria’s Secret Show, which she revealed in her Telegraph interview:

“It is really intense, it’s not really the amount of time you spend working out, it’s the intensity: I jump rope, I do boxing, I lift weights, but I get bored doing that. If I am not moving I get bored very easily.”

She sees a nutritionist, who has measured her body’s muscle mass, fat ratio and levels of water retention. He prescribes protein shakes, vitamins and supplements to keep Lima’s energy levels up during this training period. 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.

What you see on stage (and in commercials and magazines) aren’t healthy women. They are women who have been starving themselves for DAYS before the show (or shoot). They are hungry and dehydrated and should NOT be emulated.

Via: Shoebox ยป Newsdroppings 11-11-11


3 Responses to “Don’t Feel Jealous of Victoria’s Secret Models”

  1. Pam Says:

    I remember reading an article in a young women’s magazine about 15 years ago that chronicled the day in a life of a NYC model. What she ate in that one day–or, rather, what she didn’t eat–was astounding. For breakfast, just cereal and milk. For lunch, a hot chocolate. Dinner consisted of grabbing bites of chicken breast with veggies during an evening runway show. Nothing else. Clearly not enough protein, “good” fat, or more substantial sources of calcium…I recognized her from many catalogs and advertisements and I shudder to think what she looks like today from that lack of nutrition.

  2. Helene Lubben Says:

    Why do people have to complain about super models??? They are amazing women that we all envy. I am more concerned about the obese women of the USA. They have so much food in their bodies that they have a million health problems…far more than any hungry or thirsty supermodel that is gorgeous and has high self esteem. Really…leave them alone and try their diet…you might like yourself more!!!!

  3. Ashley Says:

    The previous comment is crazy and irrelavant. The point isn’t that models are bad people, the point is that they are held to ridiculious standards trying to stay as skinny as the 13 year old models. (who are also starving in important developmental years!) Models are used and abused. They are disposable clothes hangers, no one gives them any respect, privacy or dignity. It is an ugly world. It isn’t that these women would be doing these things if it wasn’t the only way they could keep booking jobs. It isn’t all their fault. We as consumers never pay attention to the condition of the people who’s image we consume. And everyone that is in the industry is to blame. They want to create the unattainable,but go to far and no one will want it anyway.

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