The Victoria’s Secret Angels are truly goals. Half of them are friends with Taylor Swift, their wings are stunning and they have flawless bodies — like, legitimately flawless. They have the type of bodies that you aspire to have and Google to find out their diets. Don’t worry, I did the second part for you. With bikini season right around the corner, here is what the Victoria’s Secret models eat to stay fit so that we can get ready for summer in style.
- Gigi Hadid: The Burger Queen
- Kendall Jenner: The “Anti-Model Diet”
- Candice Swanepoel: The Skincare Guru
- Behati Prinsloo: The Snacker
- Adriana Lima: Health Overload
- Elsa Hosk: The Greek Diet
- Martha Hunt: The Smoothie Queen
- Jasmine Tookes: Balanced Diet with a Sprinkle of Salt
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- How to get Bridget Malcom’s Victoria’s Secret Bikini body
- What is Candice Swanepoel weight loss diet?
- WH: IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU’VE NOTICED ABOUT YOUR BODY THAT CHANGED SINCE HAVING BABY ANACA LAST YEAR?
- WH: DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT SLEEP FELT LIKE?
- WH: ARE YOU ABLE TO RELAX AT ALL?
- WH: AND ARE YOU ENJOYING TIME OUT FROM EXERCISE?
- WH: WHAT WELLNESS MESSAGE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PASS ONTO YOUR SON?
- WH: DO YOU LIKE TO KEEP YOUR BEAUTY REGIME SIMPLE TOO?
- Victoria’s Secret Model Candice Swanepoel Refuses to Apologize for Her Post-Baby Belly
Gigi Hadid: The Burger Queen
You knew this was coming — Gigi loves to talk about the J.G. Melon Burger, and the obsession is truly real. She famously ate one of them on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and embodied all life goals.
So we all know that Gigi “eat a burger to stay sane,” but how does she “eat clean to stay fit?” Gigi loves Juice Press, arugula salads and sushi from BondST, and boxing is her main form of exercise.
Kendall Jenner: The “Anti-Model Diet”
Of course, Kendall Jenner has the best genes known to man. I mean, look at her family. Kendall loves In-N-Out burgers like any good Californian, and she posts many of her fave meals on her Wine n Dine account, @KennyTheChef.
Everything changes for Fashion Week, though. Kendall downs 12 cups of Kusmi Detox Tea a day (?!?!) and eats apples for sustenance. Please do not try this diet at home!
Candice Swanepoel: The Skincare Guru
Candice Swanepoel always looks flawless, and it starts with her diet. She adds oils, collagen powder and fruit that is high in antioxidants to her smoothies in order to keep her skin looking clear and bright. I am not knowledgeable enough to explain how that works, but clearly, it does.
Behati Prinsloo: The Snacker
Behati Prinsloo is a freaking goddess and her diet is actually reasonable. She always carries around some healthy snacks (think almonds and iced tea) to fulfill any cravings, and Lily Aldridge packs her snacks on trips #squadgoals.
Prinsloo is anti-juice cleanse because the hanger is real, but she does eat high-protein and high-veggie diets to prepare for big shows. Sadly, eating like Behati Prinsloo will not make Adam Levine your husband, but a girl can dream.
Adriana Lima: Health Overload
I honestly could not eat like Adriana Lima. I thought that I would say that about all of these lovely ladies, but Lima really takes this whole health thing to the extreme. She stunned on the runway just eight weeks after the birth of her second child, and with a diet like hers, I can see why.
Michael Olajide Jr., Lima’s trainer, explained to Shape that Lima worked out every day, twice a day, for 4-6 hours a day, with specific exercises including jump rope and shadow boxing. For meals, he focused her diets on, “how we’re originally supposed to eat … for a necessity and for a purpose, not for taste or a social situation.”
Okay, no. That statement is false. Food is meant for pleasure. That is a ridiculous amount of exercise (especially because there are no rest days). If this is what it takes to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel, I’m out.
Elsa Hosk: The Greek Diet
We gotta give some credit to Elsa Hosk’s workout regime for her bod — she is addicted to boxing and basketball. However, she also knows how to eat and spoiler alert, it’s all greek to me.
Her fridge is always filled with tomatoes, Greek yogurt, and cucumbers. Her favorite restaurant is actually The Greek and she always orders the same thing: fried cheese, chicken skewers with rice pilaf, and potato, cucumber and feta salad.
Martha Hunt: The Smoothie Queen
Not only is Martha Hunt besties with Taylor Swift, but she’s also just a generally flawless human. She loves to eat tacos (#relatable), but considers smoothies to be the best healthy snack. Make your own with bananas, coconut milk, almond butter, berries and flaxseeds.
Biggest body tip from Hunt: “It’s better not to focus on calorie burning.” She doesn’t use any workout apps and focuses more on feeling fit than the exact number.
Jasmine Tookes: Balanced Diet with a Sprinkle of Salt
Jasmine Tookes is saying what we all have been thinking — juice cleanses suck. Rather than restricting her intake with green juices, Tookes eats a balanced diet full of protein, peanut butter and salt. I am so happy that she loves peanut butter and hope this means that I too can be an angel.
Before fashion shows, she relies on home cooked grilled chicken and zucchini to get ready. If you are looking to liven up your own zucchinis, I’d recommend trying them in noodle form. It’s the best way to pretend you’re eating pasta on your VS diet.
Personally, I would not recommend trying out most of these diets at home. But (and luckily), many of the Angels do a good job on incorporating some balance into their diets, which is totally doable and a healthy choice that anyone can make.
Candice Swanepoel @angelcandices
Although this blog is titled Eat Like An Actress, some of the most enviable women in the world, to most girls, are without doubt the VS models and well, models in general. I am always interested in discovering what these girls do to achieve that glowing healthy look we all strive for and when I find a celebrity in general whose diet and fitness routine is worthy of sharing with my readers, I don’t mind stepping outside the “actress” box and sharing their methods with you. Plus, models are just a different form of actress aren’t they? They too play a character in their daily line of work and today’s model is not different. She plays the part of an angel. A victoria’s secret angel to be precise.
Candice Swanepoel is a gorgeous South African Model best known for her strutting her stuff down the Victoria’s Secret runways and posing in exotic locations in beautiful bikinis. Out of all the VS modes she is most certainly one of the general female populations all time favorites. Her gorgeous lean body, dewy skin and long blonde hair are undoubtedly worthy of admiration and I was of course curious as to how she achieves that glowing look.
Many people complain that some VS models, including Candice are underweight which must stem from them starving themselves, but the majority of them are extremely tall ectomorphs. An ectomorph is one of three body types (mesomorph and endomorph being the other two) which is naturally thin and usually has a very fast metabolism meaning they burn calories very quickly. My sister is an ectomorph and all her life has been a certain body weight that against “normal standards” would be considered underweight, but she is undoubtedly one of the healthiest people I know. She has always been quite active and eats a very healthy diet. She can eat far more than me (an endomorph) and she never gains weight. So I just want to clear that up for those that criticize the models for not eating anything hence that’s why they are so thin. That is not usually the case. Especially I imagine not for a busy model like Candice who would need constant calories to supply her fast metabolism in order to sustain her energy so she can keep working.
According to Candice, she avoids “strenuous running and cardio” as she burns calories too quickly, and sticks more to using her own body weight in resistance training and pilates/ballet/yoga style exercises which elongate her muscles and build strength. She focuses on quality not quantity, in that she performs each exercise is a very slow and controlled manner looking for the “burn”.
“The slower you work out, the more you feel it, and the more you really build,” she explains. “A lot of people just want to do their workouts quickly, and it doesn’t work. The workouts I do—I feel each muscle that I’m working. Because I’ve been working out so many years, it’s a machine that I know, so my trainer will be like ‘OK, we’re gonna work out this part, ‘ so I know the angles and the way I need to do it.”
She also focuses on developing her balance which is required for her job, so she doesn’t fall in high heels on the runway. Here is an example of the kind of exercises she does with her trainer Justin Gelband
She exercises three times a week and for the two weeks before the VS fashion show at Christmas she works out everyday leading up to it.
She occasionally likes to mix it up with some light boxing for her arms and core.
“For me, mixing workouts like boxing, jump rope, and basic ballet works best,” Swanepoel says. “Boxing works my arms and core, ballet elongates my muscles, and jumping rope is a great way to warm up before any workout.”
Of course she engages in activities as much as she can on a daily basis and as with any person enjoys exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise.
“My favorite exercise is something that doesn’t feel like I’m exercising at all, such as swimming in the ocean or playing paddle ball.”
When it comes to her diet, Candice generally has a healthy lifestyle and has said she has always sought out fresh clean foods because that is what she genuinely enjoys eating.
For me, I’ve always had a healthy lifestyle. If I eat something that’s not fresh, I feel it immediately, so I crave good food,” she told OK! Magazine last year. “I crave meat. I grew up on a dairy and beef farm, so I crave that. I don’t cut anything out, and I just work out more.”
Candice has is many interviews stated she prefers organic fresh fruits and veg over any processed junk food and seems to follow a sensible daily diet where she consciously chooses more nourishing foods that fuel her body and help it glow from the inside out.
So to sum up, we must remember Candice has an ectomorph body type and so the workouts she chooses suit her body.
****She focuses on mostly resistance training 3 times a week intermixed with light boxing sequences and ballet.
****And she maintains a healthy wholesome diet throughout the year eating fresh organic meat, fish, veg and fruit.
I would recommend anyone looking to follow a routine similar to Candices to take up Yoga or Pilates and light weight classes as these workouts are closest to the kind of training Candice does.
Follow Candice on her instagram at @angelcandices
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The vegan supermodel will give into cravings (Photo: Bridget Malcolm Instagram)
A Victoria’s Secret model has shared the secret behind her amazing physique – and it’s all down to plants.
Australian supermodel Bridget Malcolm posted the details of her healthy plant-based daily diet online.
According to Malcolm’s blog entry, she fasts for 12-14 hours overnight, and drinks two liters of water every morning.
For a quick snack, she always carries cherry tomatoes with her.
“If I am hungry and food is far away, or flying, or in a non-vegan friendly environment, I make sure I have some tomatoes to eat, and a Vega one-meal-replacement shake,” Malcolm wrote.
Malcolm eats every three-four hours, munching on nuts, beans, and vegetables – which, she says, are ‘life extenders’.
She also goes by the motto ‘If I crave it, I eat it!’, not holding back from vegan ice-cream, or sweet potato fries.
The model believes that a protein-obsessed mindset has increased the obesity rates.
“I hate our society’s obsession with protein,” she wrote.
“With obesity rates skyrocketing, I wonder if people will start to make the connection that getting your protein in is killing them slowly.
However, the model makes sure to have a serving of tofu or beans with each meal.
“No steaks here – and I am yet to die of a protein deficiency!”
To sum it all up, Malcolm advises to ‘eat real food, not too much, mostly plants’.
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“First thing I drink about two liters of water. This habit took a bit of training – but it is the best! I aim for just over one gallon of water a day, and if I hit two litres first thing, it puts me on track for the day. Plus it helps to re-hydrate you after a night of sleeping. I sweat a lot during the day from my training, and make sure I get enough electrolytes through Himalayan sea salt and other foods,” she wrote in a recent blog post.
And she’s just as strict when it comes when mealtime takes place, saying she adheres to intermittent fasting.
“I always leave 12-14 hours between my last bite of food at night, and my first bite of food in the morning,” she added. “I guess you could call this intermittent fasting – but I have never really been a big breakfast person. If I eat a large breakfast I find I am starving again in a couple of hours, and in need of a nap. Leaving time for my system to wake up makes me feel good, so I do it.
12 Bridget Malcolm showcases designs by Ginger and Smart during rehearsal ahead of the David Jones Autumn/Winter 2016 Fashion Launch at St Mary’s Cathedral on February 1, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images for David Jones)
She added: “I space my meals to around 3 hours apart. I am not a big snacker. I used to be; and I found I was hungry constantly, and obsessed with food. Once I stopped, my hunger levels and endurance improved.”
But the true trick Malcolm swears by is cherry tomatoes, which she carries with her everywhere in case there’s an emergency snack need.
“I always carry cherry tomatoes, nuts, vegetables and hummus with me. If I am hungry and food is far away, or flying, or in a non-vegan friendly environment, I make sure I have some tomatoes to eat, and a Vega one-meal replacement shake. Just in case,” she explained.
Like her VS colleagues, she prefers all natural, organic foods and shuns anything processed.
Meanwhile, Gigi and Bella Hadid’s mother Yolanda recently revealed her daughters are both upping their game in the run up to the show.
“There is a whole system to it for them to look, you know, the best version of themselves on the day of the show,” she told Australia’s Today Extra. “You know it is hard work – they are on a diet and they work out every day.”
12 Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid pose backstage prior to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret)
How to get Bridget Malcom’s Victoria’s Secret Bikini body
Bridget Malcolm is a proud vegan and has been on the plant-based diet for many years!
Who doesn’t want a body like a Victoria’s Secret angel? Well according to Australian model Bridget Malcolm it’s not as hard as it looks. On her blog, she talks about how eating and being healthy is a lifestyle and that reflects in her overall wellbeing. Her commitment to being vegan and eating yummy vegan food is what attributes to her appearance. She is a self-confessed vegetable lover and shares her views on all things related to these topics on her blog. We’ve gone through Bridget’s posts with a fine-toothed comb and picked out her best health tips so that we too can look like a VS angel! Here is what she has said:
1. I always leave 12-14 hours between my last bite of food at night and my first bite of food in the morning. I guess you could call this intermittent fasting – but I have never really been a big breakfast person. Basically, if the sun is up, I eat. If it is dark, I don’t.
2. Every meal, the hero is vegetables. I eat a lot of them every single day. I hate our societies obsession with protein – if we were as obsessed with hitting our fibre needs, I believe the diseases of affluence would be greatly reduced.
3. Find a workout that gives you maximum gains for the least amount of energy. This is a new one for me – I used to grind cardio for hours, never see a difference and feel awful all the time. Once I shifted to resistance training I felt better, looked better and had so much more time and energy!
4. If you really want a desert, eat a lighter main. If you are really after something decadent for your main, then opt out on a desert.
Image Courtesy Bridget Malcolm/Instagram
5. I have a serving of around fifteen or more grams of protein a meal. This looks like servings of lentils, tempeh, tofu, protein shakes and nuts. Year round, however, I really don’t pay attention to protein intake. I start my day with a protein shake 365 days a year that packs around 30 grams of protein, and the rest of the day I ignore it completely. It is a myth that we need huge amounts of it to stay healthy and thriving; a myth that is killing the general population slowly. Vegetables have more in them than you would think!
6. Opt for grilled, steamed, broiled, boiled, roasted, baked or poached over fried or sautéed. Avoid anything breaded.
7. I always have homemade hummus on hand. I love it. I don’t eat meat or dairy – hummus is all I need. I eat pretty much constantly – it’s awesome – and focus on higher calorie foods. My favourites are nuts such as almonds, walnuts, avocados and fats and oils.
Image Courtesy Bridget Malcolm/Instagram
8. Snack on raw fruits and vegetables only. And try not to snack at all. My go to is always cherry tomatoes, I always carry them on me!
9. Start your day with a plant-based protein shake
10. At the end of the day, with food, if it feels right then do it. I know my eating habits seem extreme to a lot of people (a gallon of water a day? Not eating for twelve hours each night?! CHERRY TOMATOES??!!) But it makes me feel good and energetic. So listen to your body and do what feels right.
It may not sound easy, but some of these tips could definitely be worth it especially if you look like Bridget at the end of it!
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What is Candice Swanepoel weight loss diet?
No doubt, Candice Swanepoel has an amazing body. It is the result of regular workouts and of course, nutrition. Here is the Victoria’s Secret model’s diet:
- Breakfast – a cup of coffee without sugar
- Snack – 1 apple
- Lunch – 2 boiled eggs, 1 tomato, green salad
- Dinner – grilled beef steak, green salad.
- Breakfast – a cup of coffee, wholegrain toast
- Snack – 1 apple
- Lunch – beef steak, green salad, 1 tomato, a cup of green tea
- Dinner – a portion of any soup.
- Breakfast – a cup of coffee, wholegrain toast
- Snack – a glass of natural yogurt
- Lunch – steak, green salad, a glass of freshly squeezed juice
- Dinner – 2 boiled eggs, 2 slices of lean ham.
- Breakfast – black coffee, wholegrain toast
- Snack – a handful of nuts
- Lunch – steak, green salad or Chinese cabbage steamed, a cup of green tea
- Dinner – 2 hard boiled eggs, 2 slices of ham.
- Breakfast – grated raw carrots with lemon juice
- Snack – 1 banana
- Lunch – grilled fish, 1 large tomato, a cup of black coffee
- Dinner – steak, green salad, a glass of freshly squeezed juice
- Breakfast – a cup of black coffee
- Snack – a glass of natural yogurt, 1 banana
- Lunch – chicken breast, green salad, a cup of black coffee
- Dinner – steak, green salad.
- Breakfast – a cup of tea without sugar
- Snack – 1 banana
- Lunch – steak, green salad
- Dinner – green salad, a few slices of hard cheese.
Most women have a wobble after they give birth – even supermodels. The flood of hormones, the change in their body post-baby and the sleepless nights all take their toll. In fact, one in 10 women suffer from postnatal depression. Model and new mum Candice Swanepoel shares how she uses her experience and love of motherhood to show herself more self-love
WH: IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU’VE NOTICED ABOUT YOUR BODY THAT CHANGED SINCE HAVING BABY ANACA LAST YEAR?
CS: Definitely, the hips are a little bit wider. You take on a different shape, a more womanly shape. I’m loving it. I’ve had such an amazing experience with my pregnancy and afterwards. It’s quite a journey: the hormones, watching your body grow that way, giving yourself time to go back to normal. I think women have to stop putting so much pressure on having to be perfect and back in shape three weeks after. It’s just not realistic. For me, it was about focusing on my son and it all just fell into place after that.
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WH: DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT SLEEP FELT LIKE?
CS: To say my routine has been affected would be an understatement! People say you will never sleep the same ever again and that was one of my biggest luxuries: sleep. But you get used to it so quickly. When they’re first born until around four months you’re feeding every two hours and you have to wake up. You get used to it – women are warriors. Now he sleeps from like 9pm-5am which is pretty good.
WH: ARE YOU ABLE TO RELAX AT ALL?
CS: Yeah, definitely. I have always turned to nature and travel to relax and reset myself even when I’m at home, if I’m in Brazil and feeling a little bit crazy I’ll go for a swim in the ocean and I feel immediately renewed. But definitely time with family, with a baby it’s a lot of work and energy that you give it but it’s such a pleasure when you look at that little face smiling at you.
WH: AND ARE YOU ENJOYING TIME OUT FROM EXERCISE?
CS: I haven’t started working out yet but am trying to get back into yoga again. When he finally sleeps I’m like Hallelujah! But I’m going to start getting back into my workouts because I like to feel strong. I used to do weight training because I’m naturally lean so I like to beef up a little bit and have muscle tone on my legs and thighs. And breastfeeding takes out a lot. I’m eating a lot of pasta to replace all those calories!
WH: WHAT WELLNESS MESSAGE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PASS ONTO YOUR SON?
CS: I think that respecting where your food comes from and how it’s made is the most important lesson. Appreciating everything that we have that other people don’t have. I grew up on a farm so I saw where everything came from: animals, plants, everything. So I would love to give that to him as well, which is pretty hard these days – it’s the simple things that are most important.
WH: DO YOU LIKE TO KEEP YOUR BEAUTY REGIME SIMPLE TOO?
CS: I cleanse and exfoliate, tone, moisturise and apply eye cream – that’s it. A little bit of scent and I’m good to go. I love Givenchy Dahlia Divin Nude (on sale June, givenchybeauty.com). It’s floral and feminine but the musk makes it feel more rounded and elegant. It’s my new signature – I spray it at the nape of my neck so I get a waft when my hair moves.
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Victoria’s Secret Model Candice Swanepoel Refuses to Apologize for Her Post-Baby Belly
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This story originally appeared on People.com by Karen Mizoguchi.
Candice Swanepoel may be a supermodel, but she wants others to know that her body changes just like any new mom.
Twenty-two days after giving birth to her second son, Ariel, the 29-year-old mother of two clapped back at critics who commented on her body after baby.
“This is me 12 days after having my son. If you have something bad to say about it … check yourself. Society can be so cruel to one another. Beauty standards are sometimes impossible for women these days,” Swanepoel wrote on her Instagram Story Wednesday. (Related: Steal VS Model Candice Swanepoel’s Core-Toning Workout)
“I’m not ashamed to show my postpartum tummy. I am proud actually. I carried my son for nine months in there. I think I’ve earned the right to have a little tummy,” the Victoria’s Secret Angel added. “Is it because I’m a model? Well, we are normal people too so let me enjoy the beach in peace please.” (Related: This Victoria’s Secret Angel Is Here to Tell You ‘Breastfeeding Is Not Sexual It’s Natural’)
Swanepoel also shared beach photos of herself pre-delivery, when she showed off her baby bump in a bikini.
“I don’t have to hide my stomach just because people have unrealistic standards of women. We create life. What can you do? Ladies, we are all in this together be kind to each other,” she wrote.
On June 19, Swanepoel and fiancé Hermann Nicoli welcomed their second son. The couple is also parents to 21-month-old Anacan.
“These are the most precious gifts life has given me. I am a lucky woman to be their mommy, to help guide them through this thing called life…….. Now they will always have each other Anacan & Ariel #brothers,” the proud mom also said when she later confirmed her baby boy’s name.
Swanepoel proved that a baby bump didn’t mean she was ditching her usual skin-baring bikinis. The South African-born star had many beach outings throughout her second pregnancy. (Related: This Woman Won’t Stand for People Shaming Her Small Baby Bump)
She debuted her baby bump in Brazil in December just weeks after she walked in November’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, which marked her first time back on the VS runway since welcoming Anacan.
- By People @people