Women’s Wear Daily
04.20.2014
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Memo Pad: Alessandra Ambrosio's Take... Robinson Earns More Than Sulzberger...

ABC News caused a stir last week by airing a picture of model Alessandra Ambrosio alongside plus-size model Crystal Renn.

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Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio

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MODEL HEALTH: ABC News last week aired a picture of model Alessandra Ambrosio alongside Brooklyn Decker and plus-size model Crystal Renn, snapped while the trio was shooting a Glamour magazine cover together in St. Barth’s, saying Ambrosio’s figure bore “closer resemblance to a pre-pubescent teenager than a 29-year-old mother.” But it didn’t bother Ambrosio.

“I’ve been tiny since I was four, and I eat whatever I want,” she told WWD. “All that matters is that I stay healthy.” And while she agrees everyone is entitled to their own opinion about her appearance, Ambrosio maintains she is in great shape and has hard work to thank for her trim physique — and thinks the media should be more responsible while covering the model size debate. “If I’m two pounds heavier, I’m fat. If I’m skinnier, I’m sick. It’s ridiculous,” she said. “And that’s not coming from agents or designers.”

Ambrosio said she stays fit through Pilates, yoga and running, and when she needs to tighten up a bit — for a swimsuit shoot or for the Victoria’s Secret’s runway show — she works with personal trainer Leandro Carvalho, who created the Brazil Butt Lift workout. “She has an amazing energy,” Carvalho said about Ambrosio. “In eight years, she has never canceled an appointment.” After gaining 40 pounds during her pregnancy, Ambrosio got back in shape after just two months. In true Victoria’s Secret style, the size-two Angel still boasts a curvy (read: 34-25-34.5-inch) frame. And she’s doing everything to make sure her 18-month-old daughter, Anja, develops a healthy body image and relationship with food. “Anja eats more healthily than I do,” she said. “I’m not a huge fan of fruits, but Anja has them three times a day along with a balance of proteins and vegetables. We certainly eat.” — Court Williams

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