Adriana Lima Defends No-Food Victoria’s Secret Diet

adriana limaLast week, Adriana Lima shocked the world by revealing her very unrealistic, very unhealthy pre-Victoria's Secret Show diet and fitness regimen. If you haven't heard the gory details, all you need to know is it pretty much involves not eating or drinking. Naturally, shortly after the supermodel opened her mouth, she was attacked. By everyone. So now she's doing some damage control and clarifying what she said.

The lingerie model told E! that there was a "misunderstanding" with her comments. She said, "I just have an athlete's mind and I appreciate doing this thing. It's not that I do crazy diets throughout the year. I just do it for this particular thing. After this show, I become normal again!" Then she added, "Those teenagers out there, don't go starving yourself or only drinking liquids."

It's nice that Adriana put it out there that teens shouldn't follow her lead, but here's the thing: I don't think she was out of line in the first place.


Now I'm not condoning -- by any means on this Earth -- starving yourself, excessively exercising, or doing anything dangerous to lose weight, so don't go attacking down there in the comments section. I'm just saying: Has anyone seen a Victoria's Secret model? They're, physically, not human. Their bodies aren't attainable. Unless, of course, you're 5'10" and pretty much starve yourself and work out twice a day every day. They're not just tall, thin women. They're tall, thin women who don't have a single body part that jiggles in the slightest when they bounce around in their skivvies. That doesn't happen with normal diet and exercise.

I think Lima was merely saying what most models -- and celebrities, for that matter -- do before events. I think she was being completely candid. And in a weird way, although shocking, it was sort of refreshing, because it really solidified the fact that her body is unattainable. Who on Earth has the time or will power to take part in her pre-show ritual?

Again, I'm glad that she came out with a statement to discourage teens from trying this at home. But it would have been more cringe-worthy if she had said that she eats McDonald's before the show 'cause she just has "good genes."

Do you think Adriana Lima's comments were wrong?


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