It may seem like Taylor Hill is still a relatively new face, but she’s been modelling for seven years now so, as you can imagine, has fitness regime well-honed.
As a Victoria’s Secret Angel, staying in shape – and by that she means being seriously toned – is key. Her secret? A personal trainer called Lauren Duhamel, who specialises in building long, lean muscles.
“We do a lot of muscle isolation exercises where you do slow, controlled movements for certain areas of your body that you’re trying to target,” Hill told us. Think ankle weights, resistance bands and Pilates-inspired floor work.
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Reassuringly, she adds that she doesn’t find her regime easy.
“It’s hard because you have a lot more little muscles than you think you do,” she said. “When you activate them, it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. My whole body was quivering. I can’t control my shaking; it’s crazy.”
Hill refuses to conform to the often restrictive diet required of models.
“I like to eat everything,” she laughs. I love Japanese food. They’re geniuses. I love sushi, Udon noodles and then I adore pizza – that kind of stuff.”
Hill, like many Victoria’s Secret Angels before her, is keen to become known as a businesswoman. Perhaps the start of this is a collaboration with Joe’s Jeans, a denim collection which launches this spring. Having been given a preview of it, we can attest you’re going to want all of it.
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Although she’s not sure what direction she wants to enter next, you can imagine that a beauty collaboration would not be unlikely. For the record, her must-have beauty product is mascara (specifically Lancome’s Hypnose Drama).
“No matter what, the one message I want to get across is no matter how where you come from or how you look, what matters is how you see yourself,” she said. “You are your worst critic.”
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK