Adriana Lima to Young Girls: “Don’t go starving yourself”

Supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima would like to set the record straight. Last Tuesday marked the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York City and amid all the buzz about it being the most exciting, most over-the-top Victoria’s Secret show yet (can you say musical performers Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, Kayne AND Jay-Z) an interview that Adriana did with The Telegraph seems to have caused some lasting scandal. In her interview Adriana detailed the outright crazy diet she puts herself on for the run-up to the show including the final 9 days where she swears off solids, drinking only protein shakes, and the final 12 hours where she wont even touch a glass of water!

Clearly in a world where more and more young people fall victim to anorexia, bulimia and other diseases related to poor body image there were plenty of folks who were downright offended by what became known as Adriana Lima’s Victoria Secret diet. Among them was CNN anchor Anderson Cooper who put Adriana’s diet on his RidicuList, and plenty of parents groups that sounded off about their disapproval. However Adriana feels that comments about her diet have been blown out of proportion and she is intent on clearing the air around this subject. While appearing on ET Canada, she offered the following words of advice to any teens thinking about following in her footsteps:

“Those teenagers out there, don’t go starving yourself or only drinking liquids. Don’t do that please… I know it’s very intense but … I just have an athlete’s mind and I appreciate doing this thing. It’s not that I do crazy diets throughout the year. I just do it for this particular thing. After this show, I become normal again.”

To her credit Adriana even pointed out the coffee cake that she was having for breakfast on the show and her partial analogy to athletes and the rigors they put their bodies through does illustrate her point very well. While it may work for a few days before the show that sort of diet and level of discipline is something no-one should try to maintain indefinitely. Here at Promgirl News we appreciate Adriana’s honesty, because it goes a long way to showing young ladies everywhere that the Victora’s Secret Angel physique is something even a supermodel has a great difficulty maintaining.

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