Just walking in a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is the dream of millions of models worldwide, but making Angel status - being a face of the lingerie label all year round - is a whole other story, which only the world's top supermodels can claim - Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, Gisele Bundchen and Karolína Kurková, who, after walking for the brand since age 16, became an Angel in 2005 before later retiring her wings.
The Czech supermodel went on to become one of the world's top-earning supermodels, so naturally, we had a pen and paper at the ready to glean all her diet and exercise secrets when she was Down Under for the David Jones Spring Summer 2018 Fashion Launch.
Below, the 34-year-old reveals her favourite exercises and the food she tries to limit.
How do you prepare for a big runway show - such as David Jones or Victoria's Secret?
For me, it doesn’t change. How I am is pretty much 365 days, I don’t change my routine because I take care of myself all the time. I like to eat healthy but at the same time, I treat myself because in order to be good, you’ve gotta be bad. You know, I love food. I want to enjoy it, I want to try things but I’m not going to overeat and I’m not going to have treats all day, every day.
I saw you having fries last night with Nicole Warne...
Oh yeah, you saw the fries! My burger and fries. I believe if it’s good and it’s really nice quality and if you work out, everything in moderation. You live once, you want to try things and you want to enjoy it. If I’m in Italy, I've got to have pasta, I've got to have pizza, it’s so good! But am I going to eat it every day, 365 days? No. I mean I have certain goals for myself, how I want to be, how I want to feel and how I want to look.
Are there any foods you limit, specifically?
I try not to eat too much dairy and wheat and gluten, just for me. I feel like I know how it makes me feel so I just can’t eat it all the time.
What are your favourite workouts to do?
I like to change it up. For me, it’s really Zumba or Barre, Pilates, yoga, circuit training, spinning. It really depends where I am, how I’m feeling, how much time I have and how much energy I have. Like, do I feel like I want to do a lot of cardio, something hard? Or something more relaxing or loose, like dancing? I think it’s nice to change it up.
Do you find exercise hard when you’re travelling?
It’s very hard when you travel because you get out of your routine and you’re tired already, so sometimes I do have to pick my battles. Do I want to sleep or do I want to work out? It really varies and especially if I’m with my family and kids, then I have to be like 'Do I want to just skip the gym and spend time with them?' I do try to combine it, like going for a walk or for a bike or maybe play soccer. My oldest is obsessed with soccer now so he makes me play. He wants to be goalie so he makes me play soccer and he’s like, “Mum, shoot at me!” I don’t know how to shoot properly, then my toes hurt because I don’t kick it the right way! But he’s teaching me, so I’m getting better at soccer and shooting at him. It’s hysterical, he’s like, “Mum, come on!” But I’m athletic so I'm getting better.