It’s that time of year when the Victoria’s Secret Angels get ready for the catwalk. For months, the angels have been working out, eating right, and making sure they look their best in those barely-there outfits.
Boxing has been the go-to trend for the models this year. Veteran Adriana Lima is preparing for her 16th show, and even after having two kids, she looks better than ever thanks in part to her trainer, Dino Spencer of the famed 5th Street Gym.
Dino trains Adriana just like any other athlete in his gym, telling Bravo, “We don't baby anybody here. It's either sink or swim. That's how I was treated, that's how I treat Lima, that's how I treat Nina Agdal, that's how I treat them all. The ones that come back love it. The ones that can't take it, it's just too much for them. And that's okay, too,” he says. “When they come in here, we treat them like they're fighting for the world championship, not like they're going to walk on a runway.”
Walking in the show for her second time, Gigi Hadid is also a boxing enthusiast. Last year, she trained with Rob Piela of Gotham Gym in New York to prepare for the show. Flash forward to this year, her sister Bella Hadid and fellow model Georgia Fowler have been spotted at Gotham Gym getting their sweat on.
The gym owner is also known for shaping the bodies of Cara Delevingne, Sigrid Agren, Josephine Skriver, Kendall Jenner, and Sara Sampan.
Rachel Hilbert took “Extra” behind the scenes this week to give viewers a glimpse into preparing for the show.
The 21-year-old model loves hitting up New York City restaurants, but prior to the show she tries to limit her sodium intake, cutting out processed foods. She does, however, love to indulge, and Prince Street Pizza is where she does it.
Pizza seems to be the go-to food for models when they want to indulge. Gigi Hadid recently revealed to “Extra’s” Renee Bargh, “I’m eating eating my carbs. My butt is what I am working on for the last two weeks. I just need to get it a little more perkier… I’m eating and squatting a lot. I don’t want to get skinnier at this point.”
Adriana Lima also enjoys her pizza, posting a video to Instagram about how excited she is to eat her pizza after training. “After training like an angel, it’s pizza time!”
Most days, the 34-year-old likes to stay consistent with her diet, eating six small meals daily, including steamed veggies, dark leafy greens, fish, and chicken. She is a big fan of buckwheat.
Water is also key for keeping the bloat to a minimum in the days leading up to the show. Kendall Jenner and the Kardashian clan are known for their tea detoxes. "I usually start my day off with a cup of detox tea," Jenner revealed to E! News. "I have, like, 12 cups a day.”
The show pre-tapes Wednesday night, and security has been amped up for the event due to the high number of celebrities who will be in attendance.
Earlier in the week, Kendall and Gigi were spotted out with Pascal Duvier’s security team. It’s the first time Kendall has been in Paris since her sister Kim Kardashian’s robbery in October.
Watch the Victoria’s Secret fashion show Angels take flight Monday, December 5, on CBS.