Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio has vowed to keep modelling until she’s 50.
Now aged 34, the Brazilian beauty says she intends emulating Cindy Crawford, who recently announced her retirement when she hit her half-century.
Ambrosio, who began modelling in her early teens, said: “I started modelling at a very young age. I thought it would all end by the time I was 20. Now I’m almost 35 and coming up to my 20th year in the industry.
Speaking to The Edit, Ambrosio continued: “Although there might eventually come a time when I want to focus on other areas in my life, if I manage to keep going until I’m 50 like Cindy Crawford, then great. You might die tomorrow after all, so why make decisions about what you will and won’t do now?”
The Victoria’s Secret veteran credits her fiancé Jamie Muzur for helping stay in shape, as he persuaded her to become interested in going to the gym.
Mother of two Ambrosio said: “It wasn’t until I did my first Victoria’s Secret show that I started exercising. Even when I got pregnant with my daughter and moved to California, I couldn’t understand this lifestyle my fiancé had. For him, exercise was physical and mental at the same time. Going to the gym was his friend, whereas it had always been an enemy for me.
“Now that it’s a healthy, normal part of my daily routine, my kids will grow up seeing it in the same way, and I love that.”
If being a gym bunny means we can keep seeing Ambrosio on the catwalk for another 16 years, you won’t find us complaining.
Ambrosio was also in the news this week when her fellow Brazilian model Adriana Lima denied the pair had started a feud with Victoria’s Secret newcomers Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner.
Loaded’s deputy editor John Earls has covered entertainment and sport across a range of national newspapers, plus several football and music magazines, since 1990. Follow him on Twitter at @EarlsJohn