Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012: Model Lindsay Ellingson Dishes on Dance Workouts, Beauty Secrets and Show’s ‘Cutest Section’

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Ahead of the 2012 Victoria Secret Fashion Show, model Lindsay Ellingson dedicated a full four weeks to training before strutting the stage in barely-there lingerie.

“I’ve been really stepping it up as far as doing new workouts, stuff that’s fun. It has to be fun for me, otherwise I just won’t do it,” the Victoria’s Secret Angel told Celebuzz ahead of the show. “I do Ballet Beautiful, which was started by a professional ballerina. She really just works on toning and lengthening your muscles.”

And Ellingson pairs the ballet-inspired exercise with other boogie-down lessons. “I do hip-hop classes, because it’s fun [and] it’s a great workout,” she continued. “You’re not even thinking about the workout, because it’s just so much fun.”

After a month of muscle-honing sweet sessions, Ellingson’s goddess-like body needs few finishing touches before hitting the catwalk. “I don’t have any contouring on my body,” she said as she had her locks of loose waves blown out and fresh-faced makeup perfected.

“I just have a tinted moisturizer,” she added. “It’s the Victoria’s Secret Beach Sexy tinted moisturizer. It has a little bit of sparkle to it. It looks…very natural I feel like. It just gives you that sun-kissed, California girl look — [and] that’s what I am.”

Just before the big day, Ellingson relies on a few easy beauty tricks to get her skin in top form. “The night before the show I scrub my entire body with the VS body scrub,” she explained. “It’s great to give your skin that glowing healthy look on the runway. This morning, I did an eye mask made by Skin from Iceland. I just left it on for ten minutes just to make me feel more refreshed and angelic. Especially for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — you have to have a glow.”

And that runway radiance only adds to the glamour of the the show’s glitzy getups. “My favorite outfit is in the Calendar Girls section — it’s the cutest section of all time,” Ellingson said.

“It’s inspired by (Alberto) Vargas’ drawings of pin-up girls,” she explained. “So, it’s retro and very sweet and sexy. I’m the June bride and it’s really cute. I can’t wait to walk down the runway.”

The 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs Tuesday at 10 PM on CBS. But until then, click here for a glimpse of the show-stopping performances, statuesque Angels and lingerie styles.

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