It’s not easy being a Victoria’s Secret Angel. From non-stop jet-setting to an intense diet and exercise schedule, these ladies work hard to earn their wings. SheKnows talked to the top wing women, Miranda Kerr, Lily Aldridge and Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show party about their heavenly lives.
Though their physiques are out of this world, with normal hobbies and close relationships to their friends and family, the Victoria’s Secret Angels are very much down to earth.
Lily Aldridge dishes on her relationship with her new hubby, Kings of Leon front man Caleb Followill and Alessandra Ambrosio reveals that even angels indulge in sinful snacks sometimes. Read more to find what snacks are allowed Alessandra’s Victoria’s Secret diet.
New mommy Miranda Kerr
SheKnows: Where are your two main men tonight? (Miranda and hubby Orlando Bloom welcomed son Flynn in February.)
Miranda: Orlando is in New Zealand filming The Hobbit and my son’s at home asleep.
SheKnows: Does Orlando ever get jealous of all the men drooling over you?
Miranda: No, he’s grateful and I’m grateful. We’re both grateful that we have each other.
SheKnows: What are your plans for Flynn’s first Christmas?
Miranda: We’re going to spend it in Australia with my family. And we’re going to see his parents before.
SheKnows: Will you help with the cooking?
Miranda: I love to cook, especially when I’m cooking with my family. It’s just a wonderful thing to share.
SheKnows: You dropped the baby weight fast! What’s your secret?
Miranda: I’ve been practicing yoga for a long time, over ten years. I practice Pilates now since the baby. I also do a lot of resistance training, a lot of squats. I don’t like cardio.
SheKnows: Favorite winter beauty product?
Miranda: Core Organics rose hip oil.
SheKnows: Favorite vacation destination?
Miranda: I haven’t had one in a while. I’m looking forward to going to New Zealand and having a vacation.
Newlywed Lily Aldridge
SheKnows: How did you prepare for the 2012 show?
Lily: You just do a lot of working out and watching what you’re eating. And just try to have fun and stay positive. If you’re too stressed out, it’s just not fun.
SheKnows: Does anything crazy go on backstage?
Lily: There’s definitely fighting for mirrors, fighting for the curling iron, fighting for bronzer, it’s just a big old mess.
SheKnows: What makes you feel sexy?
Lily: Feeling healthy and happy, usually when I’m on the beach or feeling sun shining on me.
SheKnows: You’re a newlywed, how do you keep your relationship hot?
Lily: With Victoria’s Secret lingerie! He’s a fan of Victoria’s Secret.
SheKnows: You recently turned 26, what was your best present?
Lily: My husband got me these earrings. That was actually like the only present I got.
SheKnows: Any plans for the holidays?
Lily: Just being at home with my husband. Cooking food and watching Christmas movies.
Veteran wing woman Alessandra Ambrosio
SheKnows: You wore the heaviest wings ever made in this show, 30 pounds! How did you hold up?
Alessandra: When they first put it on me I wasn’t expecting all that weight and I almost fell back and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to pull it off and I saw pictures and did rehearsal. But the wings were so special and pretty.
SheKnows: Did you get to keep them for your daughter, 3-year-old Anja?
Alessandra: She has her own wings and they’re much lighter.
SheKnows: Well you didn’t look like you were struggling, what’s your advice to women on being confident?
Alessandra: A great fragrance, that’s the first thing I do. After that, nice lingerie. Everything comes from the inside to the outside.
SheKnows: What’s your favorite exercise to stay in shape?
Alessandra: My favorite exercise is surfing so when I go back to Brazil for New Year’s I’ll be surfing. But when it gets cold here I do Pilates. It’s fun, they play really loud music.
SheKnows: Favorite junk food?
Alessandra: Chips, potato chips. I love buying them in the airport to eat on a plane. (P.S. We saw her munching on a red velvet cake pop from the HPNOTIQ Harmonie candy bar!)
SheKnows: Favorite healthy snack?
Alessandra: I love guacamole.
SheKnows: Favorite beauty product?
Alessandra: Coconut water.
SheKnows: You mentioned surfing in Brazil, what else are you up to this holiday season?
Alessandra: My Christmas plans are to go back to Brazil and spend time with my family and New Year’s go to the beach and hang out with friends and family there.