Friday, January 27, 2012

Now, that's how to wear a bikini! Picture perfect Adriana Lima models Victoria's Secret swimwear in tropical St Barts

By Amelia Proud

Angelic: Adriana Lima looked incredible as she posed for a Victoria's Secret campaign in St Barts today

She's one of the most incredible looking women in the world, and even the exotic beauty of Caribbean jewel in the crown - St Barts, couldn't upstage her stunning looks.

Because Adriana Lima, 30 , is the undeniable pull of this incredible photo shoot for Victoria's Secret, which saw the mother-of-one model bikinis for iconic brand.

Lima, who has a two-year-old daughter Valentina, showed off her enviable figure and looked reassuringly healthy and toned.

The Victoria's Secret Angel, who is married to Serbian basketball player Marko Jarić, 33 , caused controversy last November when she admitted to living off just liquids in the run up to the iconic lingerie brand's yearly show.

The Brazilian-born beauty admitted to months of everyday workouts, a carefully restricted diet and a liquids-only nine-day pre-show regimen.

But the 30-year-old brunette dismissed regime - which raised eyebrows far and wide for condoning extreme dieting - as nothing more than a 'misunderstanding.'

Sparkle: Even a sequin-studded bikini top couldn't distract from the Brazilian's incredible looks

Striking a pose: Adriana worked the camera like a pro in the Caribbean heat

Speaking with E! Canada, the Brazilian model urged impressionable teenage girls to ignore her stringent preparations.

'Those teenagers out there, don't go starving yourself or only drinking liquids... Don't do that please.'

Instead, she made a show of flashing her Starbucks coffee and cake: 'I have my Starbucks coffee right there,' and said that her intense diet comments were simply 'a misunderstanding.'

The mother and catwalk queen had told the Telegraph that her pre-show planning involved months of training, upping to twice-daily workouts in the weeks before the lingerie showcase.

Curves: Adriana showed off a healthy but slender figure as she frolicked in the surf

Curves: Adriana showed off a healthy but slender figure as she frolicked in the surf

She said she has a protein-heavy liquids-only diet for nine days in the run-up to the finale and drinks a gallon of water each day.

In the final stretch, for 12 hours before the show, she will stay away from liquids altogether, explaining to the newspaper: 'No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that.'

But it appears her comments were a confusion.

Nor is her workout routine as hard as portrayed, she said, and it is something she does not adhere to throughout the year.

Good influence: Adriana insists she eats a sensible and balanced diet

Curves: Adriana showed off a healthy but slender figure as she frolicked in the surf

'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!' she told the Canadian network.

'I know it's very intense but...I just have an athlete's mind and I appreciate doing this thing.'

If anything, the model has held back on her usual routine, she said: 'This year, even though my diet was intense, I took it a little bit easier on the working out so I won't be as muscular.'

Ms Lima joined a bevvy of beautiful models including Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio and Karlie Kloss for the annual show.



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