Who says women who just gave birth can’t be sexy? Tell that to the women who make their money as Angels for Victoria’s Secret. Adriana Lima had her second child just eight weeks ago and she’s already strutting the catwalk in a pair of wings.
And she wasn’t alone. As noted by the Telegraph, supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio and Lily Aldridge also recently gave birth. Ambrosio gave birth to her second child in May and Aldridge had her first in June. Along with Lima, they donned wings and little else as the famed lingerie company held its annual fashion show at New York’s Lexington Armory Wednesday.
It was snowing outside but it was plenty hot inside the Armory as the Angels put on their show. And Lima didn’t have a problem showing off as much of her post-baby body as was necessary. Wearing a skimpy matching red lace bra and suspender belt with leafy green spiked heels, she hit the runway smiling.
And with such a toned body and face worth millions of dollars, what was not to smile about?
But Lima’s quick return to modeling wasn’t as easy as allowing good genes to get her back into her pre-pregnancy shape. It took a lot of work.
Lima’s trainer, Michael Olajide Jr., told Celebuzz back in October that the Brazilian model went “above and beyond” to lose her baby weight. “Adriana’s goal is the same as every healthy woman’s, return to pre-baby shape. She sets the bar high,” he confided. He admitted that trainers can only do so much, but: “Adriana has a unique mind, an extremely high level of tolerance when it comes to physical discomfort. Some people are afraid to sweat and feel like their heart is going to jump out of their chest but Adriana’s able to function in that atmosphere and that’s why she’s always at the top of her game. She’s 100% professional.”
And it is that dedication to being professional that made her one of the world’s most famous and top paid models. In Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s highest paid models, Lima ranked No. 7 in 2012, bringing in over $7.3 million with her modeling and endorsements.
Still, Adriana Lima, 31, didn’t get back to the runway faster than fan favorite Heidi Klum, who returned to modeling for Victoria’s Secret just five weeks after giving birth to her fourth child in 2009. She was 36 years old at the time.
And although the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show held such distractions as the $2.5 million Fantasy Bra (worn by Alessandra Ambrosio this year), the “Sexiest Woman Alive 2012” (Miranda Kerr), hot pop stars Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Bruno Mars, and a lot of beautiful bodies in barely there undergarments and accessories (including those amazing wings), it would appear that the sexy moms were the talk of the show.
Adriana Lima and the sights and sounds of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show can be seen and heard on Dec. 4 when the annual show airs on CBS Television.