A young fitness trainer has revealed the truth behind achieving the social media craze of the supermodel-like gap between the thighs.
Madalin Giorgetta, from Perth, said she was constantly accused of editing her photographs to create the illusion of her ‘thigh gap’.
The controversial fitness trend has seen catwalks inspiring young women to turn to dangerous workouts and near-starvation diets in an effort to get super-slim legs that don’t touch above the knees.
But the 28-year-old, famous for her ‘bubble butt’ workout, said it’s impossible to get a ‘healthy’ inner thigh gap whatever the diet or exercise you do.
Here, the model explained how she got her thigh gap, what really happens to your legs if you overexercise – as she weighs in on the trend that has increasingly become one of the most worrying body aspirations for people.
Fitness trainer Madalin Giorgetta (pictured) has revealed the truth behind achieving the social media craze of the supermodel-like gap between the thighs
The 28-year-old said it’s impossible to get a ‘healthy’ inner thigh gap whatever you do
‘A lot of people assume because I have quite a big gap between my legs that I must Photoshop that area,’ the Instagram star said in her latest YouTube video.
‘We all have different body shapes and we all have different sizes. Sometimes people have a gap between their legs – and sometimes people don’t.
‘There is no exercise that you can do that will achieve a thigh gap. So if you work out, your inner thighs to create a thigh gap, what you’re essentially doing is building muscles in that area.
‘When you build muscle, it grows, it gets bigger. So if anything, you will create less of a gap between your legs by building this muscle.’
The 28-year-old Instagram star is known on social media for her ‘bubble butt’ workout
The model weighs in on the trend that has increasingly becoming one of the most worrying body aspirations for young women
She explained there’s only three ways to get the thigh gap – genetics, hip shapes and the way your legs are positioned for the camera.
‘Number one, you’re born with it. It’s just genetics. My gap is just genetics. So the way my pelvis is shaped, the way that my hips are shaped,’ she said.
‘Shaped in such a way that when I’ve been five kilos heavier or five kilos lighter, I’ve always had a gap between my legs because I grow out that way.’
Sharing a comparison, Madalin explained her skinny friend doesn’t have a gap between her thin legs because her nips are narrower.
‘So it’s got nothing to do with exercises or routines, or whatever anyone might try to sell you – it’s all to do with genetics.
‘I think there is no real healthy way to get a thigh gap unless it’s genetics.’
She explained people usually flex their feet upwards while pushing their legs out to achieve the look
Filming a reflection of herself in the mirror, Madalin demonstrated the angles (pictured) to stand so you can create the illusion of the ‘thigh gap’
She said another way to get the look was standing in a certain way when you take a photograph of yourself.
Filming a reflection of herself in the mirror, Madalin demonstrated the angles to stand so you can create the illusion of the ‘thigh gap’.
She explained people usually flex their feet upwards while pushing their legs out to achieve the look.
But despite showing her fans how to achieve the thigh gap, Madalin insisted she wasn’t trying to encourage this trend.
Despite showing her fans how to achieve the thigh gap, Madalin insisted she wasn’t trying to encourage this trend
She said another way to get the look was standing in a certain way when you take a photograph of yourself
‘I’m not saying “do this because it’s good”, this is just what I’m telling you… this is what some people do to make themselves look like they have a thigh gap,’ she said.
‘[People] make you think everyone has one when they don’t. I’m not trying to encourage people to have one because I just think it’s stupid.
‘I think the whole point of this video is that I just want to show people that it’s just genetics, there’s nothing you can actually do to achieve it.
‘I’m just sick of hearing so many lies and in the media and online about ‘creating one’. I just wanted to be real about it and hopefully I don’t seem like a d***.’