Adriana Lima still gets nervous before she hits the runway at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
The Brazilian supermodel is the American lingerie brand’s longest-running star, having appeared in her first show for the company back in 1999 when she was just 18.
Adriana has landed subsequent shows ever since, and will be travelling to Shanghai, China later this month (Nov17) for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – but in spite of her experience, she still finds strutting the catwalk to be daunting.
“I am always nervous before walking in any show,” she told CR Fashion Book. “People are surprised to hear that, but I’m human, too.”
Adriana and fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, and Jasmine Tookes make no secret of the commitment appearing in a show takes. The models hit the gym regularly throughout the year but really step up work outs in the two months prior to a gig.
“As a model, I need to be ready all year long so I train consistently. For about two months leading up to VS every year, I train even harder and eat a little bit leaner. I also try not to eat too many sweets, but it’s really hard because they are my favorite thing,” the 36-year-old said.
In addition to training hard, Adriana ensures she is receiving plenty of nutrition from fruit and vegetables. The brunette beauty swears by smoothies, vitamins and herbal teas, but also loves to indulge on occasion.
“I make a really good Brazilian dish called feijoada (stew). I could eat Brazilian food forever, of course. Also, I love chocolate molten cake. I can’t get enough of it!” she grinned.