It's nearly time for the most spectacular lingerie show on Earth - the Victoria's Secret show - which this year will be taking place in none other than the stunning Shanghai. Ahead of the big event, HELLO! caught up with Angel Alessandra Ambrosio to talk all things fitness, diet and her lookalike daughter Anja.
It's no surprise that the Victoria's Secret models 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," she told HELLO!. "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."
And while Tracy's method is currently the 36-year-old'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, mother-of-two Alessandra 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.
Details about this year's show are still mostly under wraps, and although rumours 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 has featured in a new campaign with her nine-year-old daughter, 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."