I watched the Victoria's Secret fashion show last night partly because I don't have cable and partly because when I flipped by CBS, the bright colors on the screen looked like candy, so naturally, I was instantly transfixed. Models Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, and Miranda Kerr looked interesting in their bras, panties, and giant stage sets that were attached to their backs. Maroon 5 was there, so were Jay-Z, Kanye, and Nicki Minaj. It was a finely edited spectacular complete with piped in applause, overdubbed producer directions, and blurred-out butts.
But among all the artificiality, there was some realness. There were four famous moms who walked the runway. Does that surprise anyone else? Not one, not two, not three, but four of the world's most well-known supermodels are also mothers to little ones at home. Three words: You go, Moms!
Miranda Kerr and husband Orlando Bloom had a baby boy Flynn Christopher back in January. She stirred up some controversy (unfortunately) after posting a beautiful pic of her breastfeeding her son. A matter of months later, Miranda looked flawless on the Victoria's Secret catwalk last night. At 28, the Australian mom and model wore that $2.5 million bra like a champion.
Dutch Angel Doutzen Kroes also gave birth to a son in January. Phyllon Joy was born in Amsterdam to Kroes, 26, and her husband James. The hot mama has credited sit-ups for her post-baby bod and has said she feels really sexy now that she's given birth.
Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima were both the most experienced moms, and possibly models, on the runway last night. Alessandra had daughter Anja in 2008, and Adriana had daughter Victoria, also in 2008. Alessandra, 30, is famous for saying that she loves the way pregnancy and motherhood have changed her body -- she feels better about herself now that she's a mom. Adriana, also 30, and Alessandra are top-earners in their field.
It's pretty amazing that these women, along with fellow mom models Heidi Klum and Gisele Bundchen, are able to have incredible, world-famous bodies, careers, and kids. I guess that's what a couple million dollars a year will afford you. If only we were all so lucky. Still, congrats to these gorgeous moms who can werk it like none other after becoming moms.
Are you impressed with these mom-models?
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