Hailed by Vogue as 2005’s best model of the year, Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes certainly fits the bill. The perfectly built 5 foot 10 Dutch model with angelic features has graced various covers for famous names such as Time, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Elle, and Numéro, and her famous hourglass figure have graced the catwalk numerous times for big names in the fashion industry such as Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace and Victoria’s Secret. Many regard the 26 year old, blue-eyed blonde as perfect, but what exactly does Doutzen do to maintain her top model figure?
“The bright lights and zoom lenses are merciless and therefore you need to be toned and in good physical shape to look perfect in the lingerie,” Doutzen shares.
Doutzen Kroes’ diet involves eating small meals that are well-balanced throughout the entire day. Most of the time, these meals contains soup and vegetables and are cooked without any fat.
Doutzen claims that cutting out her food from her diet isn’t effective and that starving herself to achieve a slim physique isn’t good to look at in the runway.
"I like to enjoy life," she says, "I am a totally healthy girl that eats but eats in moderation”. Some of her favourite treats are cheese, bread and chocolate.
At the same time, Doutzen Kroes’ diet involves the portion controlled diet allowing her to eat whatever she wants but in moderate servings only.
Doutzen Kroes’ exercise routine, she admits to enjoy ice skating. She likewise works out with her personal trainer three times in a week. Her routine primarily involves working out and toning up her muscles especially her buttocks.
Doutzen Kroes’ exercise routine actually involves the use of the jumping rope that tone ups her buttocks especially during preparations for Victoria’s Secret catwalk shows.
Doutzen also shares, “Many women who are a little bit overweight shun doing workouts using weights because they say that they don’t want to end up with big muscles. However many personal trainers say that the most effective way to lose the last few inches of fat off the body is to tone and strengthen the muscles."
"Not only will you be burning off more calories every day with this extra muscle but you will be standing more confidently and you will feel stronger. In any case you can always stop doing weight workouts if you think you are becoming too muscular.”