The Victoria’s Secret Angels are gearing up to take flight down the runway at the brand’s annual fashion show. Ahead of the big event, which is taking place in Shanghai this year, HOLA!'s sister brand HELLO! caught up with supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio to talk all things fitness, diet and her look-alike daughter Anja.
It's no surprise that the VS Angels up their exercise regime in the months before the show, but for some, like Alessandra, work starts a year before. "I started doing the Tracy Anderson Method last year and I love it so much," the 36-year-old said. "What I love about the classes is that it doesn’t feel like a workout but rather like a fun dance class that targets all of your muscle groups, and you get amazing results."
Alessandra has been training with good friend Tracy Anderson leading up to the show Photo: Michael Stewart/WireImage
And while Tracy's method is currently the mom-of-two's "go-to workout," she revealed that the secret to her stunning figure also comes down to finding time for yoga classes and fun outdoor activities with her two children, Anja and Noah. Having walked for VS for more than 12 years, the mother-of-two admitted that the preparation doesn't get any easier. "It is always great to push yourself and work hard to achieve your goals," she said. And it's not all down to exercise either; diet also plays an important factor. "I don’t really have cheat days as I don’t take away all of my cheat foods but rather find healthier alternatives or eat smaller portions," she revealed.
The model is gearing up for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Photo: Michael Stewart/WireImage
Details about this year's show are still mostly under wraps, and although rumors point to Harry Styles and Taylor Swift performing at the event, Alessandra has other ideas. "We have had so many amazing performers at the show but since I am a rock girl would probably have to pick a cool rock artist, maybe Alt J," she said.
Alessandra has had a busy couple of months; not only did she walk for Julien MacDonald at London Fashion Week, but she also starred in a new campaign with her nine-year-old daughter, Anja, who looks set to follow in her mother's footsteps. "I am not sure really if she is going to be a model but whatever she decides I am going to support her," proud Alessandra said. "She is really into singing and acting right now."
The 2017 Victorias Secret Fashion Show airs Tuesday, November 28, at 10 p.m. ET on CBS