What models eat to prepare for fashion show – Victoria Secret

A lot of diet control and hard work goes into prepping for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Victoria’s Secret has strict requirements for its models, so much so that the brand often comes under fire for its failure to cast models with a variety of body types.

The models who get cast in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show say they abide by strict diets and exercise routines ahead of stepping onto the runway. Some cut back on carbs and rely on juice cleanses, though it should be noted that methods like these are not always healthy.

Here’s what 9 Victoria’s Secret models eat to prepare for the big day.

Kendall Jenner keeps things pretty simple before a show.

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Kendall Jenner walked the runway at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Jenner seems to allow herself some sugary treats before a big show.

“I know some people ask for super crazy things backstage, but that’s not my style — I’m pretty easy! I have low blood sugar, so I definitely need things to keep me going (aka lots of food!),” she wrote on her past website per Yahoo News.

“Here’s what will forever and always make my list: Twix, Justin’s Peanut Butter, chips and guac, and hummus and carrots. See, pretty simple — just feed me and I’m ready to go!” she penned.

Stella Maxwell sticks to protein and greens.

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Stella Maxwell also walked the runway at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Model Stella Maxwell said she takes everything in moderation.

She detailed her daily intake in an interview with Byrdie, saying, ” For breakfast, I like scrambled eggs, avocado, oatmeal — I really love oatmeal — or granola and yogurt. Lunch would be a piece of fish like salmon and then maybe some salad on the side — today we had chicken and salad. And then dinner, probably the same thing — a protein and a green.”

Maxwell went on to discuss the importance of knowing what works best for each individual body saying, “I don’t think it’s good to cut anything out 100% or go on some crazy diet. I’ve never really believed in that, and I think your body will respond well if you make it happy in a moderate way — kind of like portion control.”

Elsa Hosk likes green smoothies ahead of a fashion show.

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Elsa Hosk wore the Fantasy Bra in 2018. Dimitrios Kambouris

Angel Elsa Hosk, who modeled this year’s Fantasy Bra, shared her food diary with StyleCaster ahead of the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Her daily intake has an emphasis on eating meals that will hold her until the next, as she doesn’t allow for snacking.

Before a fashion show, she revealed that she opts for green smoothies.

Kelly Gale is all about the vegetables.

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Kelly Gale also swears by dark chocolate.

Gale revealed her diet to Vogue Australia and it’s just as healthy as you’d imagine.

“I will have an all greens juice with extra lemon and ginger every single day after my morning workout. The juice includes: celery, cucumber, kale, spinach, parsley, lemon, ginger, spirulina and chlorella.

“I also eat around about 20 grams of raw dark chocolate every day after breakfast to give me energy, raw dark chocolate has got a lot of good fats and other nutrients that are beneficial for the mind and body.”

When she stays in a hotel, however, the model opts for “poached eggs with avocado, together with an iced americano.”

Blanca Padilla eliminates any food that could cause bloating.

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Blanca Padilla wore gold wings in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Stephen Pasterino is a trainer in NYC and trains Victoria’s Secret angels, Blanca Padilla and Nadine Leopold. Pasterino told PopSugar that he aims to reduce bloating in his clients before the show.

“When preparing for a show like Victoria’s Secret, eliminating any foods that can bloat or cause inflammation is key,” he said. “Leading up to the show, we cut out vegetables that are hard to digest such as kale, broccoli, and cauliflower. Also [eliminate] fruits such as bananas and any nut butters.

We eliminate all salt, eggs, and packaged foods. We need to give our digestive system the greatest chance to function at its best and be sure to reduce any unnecessary water retention.”

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