The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of the style community’s most hotly anticipated events of the year.
In advance of the embellished extravaganza, a ruthless casting process is held to select the world’s most beautiful models with suitably killer physiques to showcase the latest collection from the lingerie empire.
The first round of castings for the 2018 New York runway have just been announced, with five Australian and two New Zealand stunners making the cut.
From seasoned veterans to teenage first timers, FEMAIL looked at the rigorous and sometimes bizarre health and fitness regimes of ‘Oceania’s Seven’ which keep them in peak physical condition ahead of the internationally renowned spectacle.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of the style community’s most hotly anticipated events every year (pictured, Shanina Shaik at the 2014 show in London)
27-year-old Victoria’s Secret veteran Shanina Shaik is set to make her comeback for the lingerie empire this December after a one year hiatus.
Melbourne-born Ms Shaik revealed to Harper’s Bazaar that she maintains her flawless figure by eating for her blood type, which involves eating protein and a small amount of carbs.
‘A typical day of eating for me would be a pre-made chocolate flavoured protein shake mixed with filtered water or an egg white omelette with spinach,’ she said.
Lunch involves a salad with plenty of greens and protein, followed by a similar dinner with snacks of pineapple, mango and banana.
27-year-old Victoria’s Secret veteran Shanina Shaik is set to make her comeback for the lingerie empire this December after a one year hiatus
Every now and then Ms Shaik indulges in pasta and ice cream which are her biggest weaknesses.
And when it comes to exercise, Ms Shaik focuses on strength and conditioning with her New York based personal trainer and occasional classes of Soul Cycle and boxing.
She keeps her skin dewy and radiant with the help of Kora Organics, Cetaphil and Neutrogena while favouring Maybelline for their eye shadows.
When it comes to exercise, Ms Shaik focuses on strength and conditioning to maintain her killer physique
Australia’s Next Top Model alum Duckie Thot will make her Victoria’s Secret debut this year after storming the runway for Fenty, Balmain and Yeezy.
The south Sudanese Melbourne-raised beauty got her start in the industry after placing third on the popular model scout series, and looks set to continue her trajectory to the top by following the mantra ‘less is more’.
Ms Thot previously shared her beauty routine with W Magazine, where she revealed her preference for coconut oil, lavender eye moisturiser, Byredo body lotions, SK-II night cream and SPF 30 even in the winter.
Ms Thot loves to keep fit by playing basketball and running, as well as staying hydrated with plenty of water and green tea.
Australia’s Next Top Model alum Duckie Thot will make her Victoria’s Secret debut this year
The south Sudanese Melbourne-raised beauty got her start in the industry after placing third on the popular model scout series
New Zealand model Maia Cotton is set to make her Victoria’s Secret runway debut later this year, but preparations are already well under way to ensure the first timer is in peak physical condition for the show.
The 19-year-old stunners morning routine starts with a black coffee and a morning shake that contains an unusual $68.55 protein powder.
‘For breakfast, I have a shake which is one tablespoon of almond butter, one cup of unsweetened almond milk, one scoop of Moon Juice Chocolate Adaptogenic Protein and one scoop of collagen peptides,’ she told Husskie.
If she’s hungry by mid-morning she will snack on either a handful of nuts, 85 per cent dark chocolate or a Bulletproof Collagen Protein Bar.
For dinner, the blossoming catwalk queen alternates between scrambled eggs with avocado and halloumi and broiled salmon with spinach, roast vegetables and a drizzle of olive oil.
New Zealand model Maia Cotton is set to make her Victoria’s Secret runway debut later this year
The 19-year-old stunners morning routine starts with a black coffee and a morning shake that contains an unusual $68.55 protein powder
Kelly Gale is set to walk her fifth Victoria’s Secret Show in December, and is already well known for her high intensity workouts and penchant for deep green juices.
Speaking to Vogue Australia ahead of last years’ extravaganza, 23-year-old Ms Gale said she eats healthy all year round but likes to kick things into ‘high gear’ about four weeks before the show.
‘For me [it] mean cutting out sodium. I try to stay away from all kinds of sugars except what I get from the berries in my breakfast and coconut sugar from the occasional raw vegan chocolate bar I eat,’ she said.
Indian Australian Kelly Gale will walk her fifth show later this year
Ms Gale eats healthy all year round but likes to kick things into ‘high gear’ about four weeks before the show
The Indian-Australian kick starts her metabolism with a morning tonic of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and cinnamon before toning up with her daily work out which usually centres on resistance bands, gliders, ankle weights and jump rope.
She adds to her exercise regime by completing a 25km power walk – all before lunch.
Ms Gale’s go to lunch and dinner involves lean fish such as prawns and scallops with lots of vegetables and egg whites for protein.
She finishes her day with a massage therapist ‘working wonders on her body’, and is also a big fan of cryotherapy and infrared saunas.
Ms Gale kick starts her metabolism each morning with a tonic of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and cinnamon
Melbourne-based south Sudanese model Subah Koj will walk her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in late 2018.
The striking beauty is renowned for her eclectic personal style, heavily influenced by her central and north African heritage.
After a tumultuous childhood spent in war-torn Sudan, then Egypt and ultimately Oceania, Ms Koj was the first African model to open a fashion show in Australia, taking centre stage at the Georgia Alice show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in 2016.
She has since walked for fashion darlings Jacquemus and Giorgio Armani.
Melbourne-based south Sudanese model Subah Koj will walk her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in late 2018
Jaw-dropping Ms Koj had a tumultuous childhood spent across south Sudan, Egypt and Australia
18-year-old Alannah Walton recently relocated from Australia to New York City and is set to walk her first show for the brand this December.
Ms Walton is an avid advocate of barre workouts, a ballet based exercise class which focuses on the glute muscles.
Speaking to All My Friends Are Models, the gorgeous teenager said the class is a core part of her workout routine.
‘It tones, sculpts and lifts your butt like nothing else – I love making it a regular part of my weekly routine as I always feel strong and elongated afterwards!’ she said.
18-year-old Alannah Walton recently relocated from Australia to New York City and is set to walk her first show for the brand this December
26-year-old Georgia Fowler will walk the VS runway for the third time in 2018 after starting her career at the tender age of 16 walking for the likes of Elie Saab, Off-White and Balenciaga.
Fashion powerhouse Karl Lagerfeld gave the Auckland born rising star her big break in 2012, and she has maintained this success thanks to her perfect beach body and nymph-like looks.
New York and Sydney-based Ms Fowler is known for her incredible physique, which she maintains all year round with a mixture of high intensity boxing training, Pilates, yoga and barre class.
Auckland born Georgia Fowler will walk the VS runway for the third time in 2018
New York and Sydney-based Ms Fowler is known for her incredible physique
She believes ‘working hard isn’t seasonal’ and is a fan of infrared saunas which aid in muscle recovery, detoxification and reduced cortisol levels.
Ms Fowler previously revealed a penchant for avocados and almond cappuccinos to In Style Magazine, as well as a weakness for acai bowl and veggie omelettes.
Speaking to FEMAIL previously, the Kiwi beauty said the key to her killer abs is coordinating efficient conditioning exercises with a healthy, balanced diet.
When travelling, the in-demand catwalk queen stays in shape with Nike Workout App exercises from the comfort of her hotel room.