Earlier this week, Candice Swanepoel caused a bit of a controversy showing off her boney hips in an Instagram picture a few days before the Victoria’s Secret 2012 Fashion Show. In the past, anorexia rumors have been rumored but she has denied claims.
Fans instantly defended the 6-year veteran Angel against critics who said she was promoting “starving” herself before the big show. I think she looks like a girl who is about to strut her stuff in front of the entire world in her undies. Having just shot a fitness video, the pressure to look good in front of the camera does suppress your appetite but with the training these models have to do for the runway wearing heavy wings, they need to eat. And they do. They just eat CLEAN!
The Angels have to train like fitness models and eat very clean leading up to the shoot and like us all, they splurge after the event. Here is a photo from Lily Aldridge’s Instagram account with “Come to Mama :)” as the caption:
Here is Lily from the show. She actually had a baby just 8 months ago! She credits her quick slim down to organic fruits and vegetables as well as a ton of salmon. She told Us Weekly, “I ate so much salmon for the last two months – you wouldn’t believe it. Literally, I cannot see salmon for like eight months, I ate so much of it. I tried to eat really clean foods before the show, and I just had a baby, so I was eating overtime to keep with breast feeding.”
Leading up to show, I’ve written about the girls’ diets and workouts in the past. In fact, Adrianna Lima took some heat for a few unhealthy diet tips on her end last year leading up to the show. In February, she reportedly went out to a well known restaurant in Miami with a few Angels and brought along her own spinach salad with bell peppers, chicken, and oil-free dressing because she did not want to deviate from her strict diet. I find her the most extreme.
However, I’ve always been a fan of the Angels. I do think their bodies are the healthiest when it comes to the modeling industry.
Erin Heatherton might be my new favorite Angel to be honest! Erin works out with a trainer 4 times a week and enjoys interval training with strength mixed in. Her go to healthy snack is fruit and she said her diet incorporates nuts, protein, granola and veggies. Love to see that she isn’t afraid of some good old fashioned granola! She does follow a gluten free diet however and believes it’s more about your diet than your fitness routine when it comes to your weight! I agree! I agree! Her cheat meals include bacon and cheese. Here is a behind the scenes look at Erin shooting the fitness VSX workout wear line.
What do you think about the Angels as role models?
I’m pretty sure we all agree that genetics have blessed these ladies. One thing they do not get enough credit for though is the fact that they do workout and they do have to eat a healthy balanced diet. They are not anorexic because they have to be strong for the VS shows.