Ahlan! Chats to Adriana Lima in the UAE

Victoria's Secret supermodel Adriana Lima shared her style secrets with us in Dubai
ByLindsay JudgeMonday , 16 December 2013
Adriana Lima at The Dubai Mall
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Adriana Lima at The Dubai Mall
The Victoria's Secret Royal Fantasy Bra
© 2013 Getty Images
The Victoria's Secret Royal Fantasy Bra
Adriana with Ahlan!'s Lindsay
Adriana with Ahlan!'s Lindsay

The very gorgeous Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima is in town with the VS Royal Fantasy Bra, as worn by Candice Swanepoel at the recent Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York. The bra is worth Dhs38 million and if you've got the cash you can even purchase your own one if you head down to The Dubai Mall today! 

Although she didn't get to wear the bra this year, model Adriana Lima was here on her first ever trip to The Middle East to accompany the bra on its tour. While she was in town team Ahlan! got to chat to the supermodel. After getting over how stunning she is in real life we got to chat with Adriana about fashion, diets just how she looks so good!

What’s your workout regime?
I love boxing. I have a trainer and I box with him at least three times a week. I also enjoy skipping and this is great for when I’m travelling or don’t have much time. Don’t try to do as much as I do because everybody has a different endurance and I know my body can take a lot of exercise. My workouts are very intense. My trainer was a professional boxer so I learnt from the best. If you can’t afford a trainer try boxing classes or DVD’s.

Which exercise helps you lose the most calories?
Boxing is best for me but I think every exercise is great for burning calories, what is more important is that you love doing it or you will just give up.

How do you prepare your body for a VS show? Is there anything special you do when you know you’re going to be underwear modeling?
Of course – obviously you want your body to look its best and it’s important to do something to boost your confidence. In my case it’s exercise. A month before a show is coming up my fitness regime becomes more intense. I make sure I exercise every day and for much longer sessions. I do lots of boxing and cardio exercises. 

Our guilty food is doughnuts, what’s yours?
Sweets and cupcakes. I love them more than my children do!

What are your makeup must-haves?
Red lipstick. I love Nars Red Lizard.

What’s your top make-up tip?
You have to choose to either accentuate your eyes or lips. Not both. 

What’s your wardrobe staple?
Lingerie. If you don’t have the right underwear, your whole outfit could be a disaster!

Who’s your style icon?
Sophia Loren or Marilyn Monroe.

For the full interview check out our health and beauty edition of Ahlan! out on 9 January.  

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