To become a Victoria's Secret 'Angel' is basically the greatest thing that can possibly happen to a model.
The Angels are widely regarded as having the best, most desirable bodies in the industry.
Seeing the Angels in magazine ads and on television, it's easy for the average woman to feel pretty glum about her body.
But now that Adriana Lima has revealed the extraordinary lengths she goes to in order to have that 'Angel'-worthy figure, I've decided I'll keep my average body.
Those kinds of extreme measures just aren't worth it.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph that has sent shock waves around the world, Adriana was frank about her extreme diet and fitness regimen in the days leading up to the annual televised Victoria's Secret fashion show, set to air on November 9.
For starters, since August, she's been working out with a personal trainer every day. That's not so bad, right? But for the month leading up to the show, she works out twice a day.
Even this isn't totally shocking in and of itself. But consider this: In addition to the double workouts, for nine days leading up to the show, Adriana eats no solids. She subsists entirely on protein shakes made in part from powdered eggs, and drinks a gallon of water a day. Two days before the show, she stops drinking the gallon of water and just drinks normally.
Then, 12 hours before the show, she has nothing. No food. No water.
"No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that," she told The Telegraph.
This doesn't seem healthy. This seems ... kinda crazy.
At the very least, it's presenting us all with an image of "perfection" that's impossible for anyone to attain without going to extraordinary, possibly unhealthy measures.
Adriana has been an Angel since 2000, and in that time, she's had a baby -- perhaps she has to work a little bit harder now than the younger angels to keep her figure in check.
I don't like to imagine anyone going through that kind of torture, though. And I don't like imagining how many women will see Adriana on television and wonder why their bodies are nothing like hers, even though they're regularly working out and eating healthy.
I think it's messed up.
What about you?
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