With less than three weeks until show time, the Victoria’s Secret Angels have kicked it into high gear for the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show. I stopped by model Lily Aldridge’s fitting to get the scoop on how she’s preparing, what she tells herself as she walks down the runway, and the one thing she can’t wait to eat once it’s all done.
Glamour: I hear you say you’re opening a section this season. How do you get yourself psyched for that?
Lily Aldridge: Well there’s so much energy backstage, so you’re pumped up and we just all encourage each other and pump each other up. This is my first time opening a section so I’m really excited.
Glamour: Do you have a mantra you say as you’re walking down the runway?
LA: Just to have fun and realize things should be fun, you know!
Glamour: What is something people would be surprised to hear you do to prep for the show?
LA: We work out really hard, but it’s all about balance. I mean, I’m going to have a Five Guys burger after this fitting today, I swear! You know, people think it’s this crazy thing, but really if you’re just taking care of yourself, working out, and eating the right food but still enjoying yourself, you get in amazing shape.
Glamour: What is your go-to workout?
LA: I do a lot of Ballet Beautiful. Mary Helen Bowers is kind of my staple workout. It works for my body. I think everyone has to find the workout that works for their body and excites them, but for me that’s the best thing.
Glamour: Do you have any secret tips for looking amazing in a bra and undies?
LA: I think it’s just about working out, feeling toned, and feeling good about yourself. Honestly, feeling good about yourself is the most important thing. If you don’t feel good about yourself you’re not going to shine because you’re not letting people see that side of you. I think no matter what body type you have, feeling confident and good about yourself is the key to looking like an Angel.
Glamour: How do you develop that sense of confidence?
LA: I think just believing in yourself and being a happy, healthy person. The way you take care of yourself, the people you surround yourself with, to me, all coincides with each other and the idea of confidence.
Glamour: Reflecting back on your first show, are there any awesome pieces of advice that you’ve received from your fellow Angels?
LA: The girls are all so supportive, honestly. We’re like a family. Whether it’s workout tips, or a favorite lotion—
Glamour: Which one do you guys use?
LA: There’s that amazing runway show line that has a little bit of glitter in it, The Runway Body. I wear that on red carpets. It’s not oily, but it makes you glisten, and there’s a little bit of sparkle in it. It’s like a sheen. You look very healthy and shiny which is nice going down the runway.
Glamour: Cool! So when you finish and you’re off the runway, what are you doing to relax? What are you eating when you’re done?
LA: I go straight for pizza!