Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012: ‘We All Train Like the Freaking Olympics,’ Says Model Elsa Hosk (VIDEO)
Many of the models spend months getting their figures runway-ready — sticking to extreme diets and exhaustive sweat sessions. “I definitely stepped it up a notch,” model Elsa Hosk told Celebuzz ahead of taking to the catwalk for the 2012 show at Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City. “I did a little extra everyday. Usually I work out maybe five times a week. It’s real hardcore workouts.”
So hardcore, in fact, that Hosk can only think of one comparison: “It’s important for the people who watch this show to know that we all train like [it’s the] freaking Olympics,” she said with a smile. “We work hard to look the way we do, and it’s not something that will come by starving yourself or not taking care of yourself. It’s really like a full-time commitment.”
Hosk opts for a mixed bag of fitness — from Equinox exercise classes to Flywheel spinning sessions. “I do everything. I’ve always been really athletic,” she explained. “I used to play basketball growing up. I like these fun workouts, like kickboxing, where you feel like you’re not at the gym. I hate just walking on a treadmill — I have no patience.”
Beyond tuning up her tip-top physique, Hosk skips any special beauty treatments before the show, instead choosing concentrate on her mental state. “[I] just try to breathe and [try] to stay centered,” she said. “Maybe doing a little meditation and just calm yourself.”
The 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show doesn’t air until Dec. 4 on CBS. But until then, get a glimpse of the show-stopping performances, statuesque Angels and lingerie styles.
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