As much as I complain about my body, I don't think I could ever give up the best things in life (food, duh) to conform to society's superficial ideal.
But you have people like Adriana Lima who works out with a trainer every day, lifting weights, boxing, and jumping rope — which is totally normal for someone whose body image is their sole livelihood and source of income— but beginning three weeks ago, she’s been exercising twice a day in preparation for the Victoria Secret show. And that’s not the worst of it: Adriana regularly sees a nutritionist who measures out exactly what she must consume to stay alive but also keep her thin. This tasty diet means nine days before the show, Adriana cuts out solid food entirely and survives off of protein shakes. Twelve hours before the show, she stops consuming liquids.
I’ve always entertained the thought that being a Victoria’s Secret Angel might be kind of fun. But the truth is, I’d much rather embrace my love handles than drink egg powder shakes for an entire week and sweat my ass off twice a day.
Adriana, don’t you know about all of the delicious things you’re missing out on? What is life if not to live for the scrumptious consumption of food! Girl, call me after the show and we’ll hit up Wendy’s!