She is less than a week away from earning her ‘Angel wings’, and new Victoria’s Secret model Victoria Lee is making sure to keep her body and skin in tip-top shape.
Victoria, one of two Australian models gracing the lingerie giant’s catwalk next week in Shanghai, China, is still keeping her skincare routine as simple as ever.
The 26-year-old model, who hails from the tiny NSW town of Narrandera, revealed she hasn’t changed her routine in the lead up to the show.
Model Victoria Lee, 26, is making sure to keep her body and skin in tip-top shape before her first ever Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show next week in Shanghai, China
Victoria is keeping fit with three sessions a week with her personal trainer, as well as dance-based classes to keep her workouts fun
Victoria washes her face with a splash of cold water in the morning, and only adds cleanser if she feels her skin really needs it.
‘I don’t want to be constantly stripping my natural oils, so often I’ll just use water,’ she told Byrdie.
Victoria then uses a face oil that she lets her skin absorb while making coffee or tea, followed by a mist toner and make up.
At night she first removes any make up still on her face, followed by a cleanser.
‘I don’t exfoliate as I use cotton pads on my skin, I find it’s enough,’ she said. ‘If I feel congested though, I’ll double cleanse to clear everything out – especially if I’ve been in New York.’
Victoria follows her cleanser with the same toner she used in the morning, and then adds a serum – if she has a blemish – and a rich cream for moisture.
Victoria always starts her morning with a splash of cold water, and only adds cleanser if she feels her skin really needs it, followed by fail oil and a mist toner
Victoria starts her morning with a workout, followed by a protein shake and a breakfast that often consists of eggs to keep her feeling full all morning
‘Every time I apply my moisturiser, I’ll give my skin a little massage. Taking the time to make sure your products really penetrate your skin is important,’ she added.
The model, who now lives in New York, applies a face mask once or twice a week, sometimes just using raw honey – which is packed with antioxidants.
When it comes to her diet, Victoria starts the day with a big glass of water, a protein shake post-workout, and then a breakfast usually consisting of eggs to keep her full.
‘I love eggs. I’ll poach, scramble, or boil them and have two with avocado and some sauteed spinach and mushrooms,’ she told Vogue.
Lunch always involves ‘protein, healthy fats, and vegetables’, and Victoria switches between fish, prawns, chicken, tofu, eggs, and edamame, plus plenty of veggies.
Victoria often keeps it simple for dinner, making a quick stir-fry or steamed vegetables with baked salmon or poached chicken to get her protein fix.
‘I like to eat by 8pm to not disrupt my sleep – this also means I have time to call my family and just wind down and relax,’ she added.
Victoria loves to cook but often keeps it simple for dinner, making a quick stir-fry or steamed vegetables with baked salmon or poached chicken to get her protein fix
Victoria will be joining veteran Kelly Dale on a runway that will be notably absent of Aussie veterans Shanina Shaik and Bridget Malcolm
Victoria also keeps her body runway ready with three intense sessions with her personal trainer each week that focus on strengthening and toning.
She stays active the rest of the week with dance-based workouts that keep things fun, and rest days that focus solely on stretching.
Next week is a big one for Victoria, who has been modelling since she was 16.
Victoria will be joining Kelly Dale on a runway that will be notably absent of Aussie veterans Shanina Shaik and Bridget Malcolm.
But Victoria has put in the work, fronting Seafolly, Roxy, and Portmans campaigns and appearing in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Australia Vogue.
And although the Victoria’s Secret Show is one of the biggest of her career, you won’t see this model throwing in crazy workouts or diets at the last minute.
‘I want to nourish and look after my body to enable it to perform at its best and not become run down or injured,’ Victoria told Vogue.
‘Balance is my main focus on the lead up to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – to have fun, enjoy the preparation, and the whole experience.’
Although the Victoria’s Secret Show is one of the biggest of her career, you won’t see Victoria throwing in crazy workouts or diets at the last minute as she focuses instead on balance