Alessandra Ambrosio: 'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show always felt like beginning of Christmas'

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio was sad the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was cancelled because it always felt like the beginning of Christmas.

The 38-year-old Brazilian beauty walked the runway for the famous lingerie brand 17 times before she retired after the 2017 edition of the Fashion Show, which traditionally takes place in November.

However, when it was confirmed that the show would not be returning this year, Alessandra was disappointed as for her, it meant that the festive season had well and truly begun.

"We had such a good time," she told People.com. "For us, it was like the beginning of Christmas. Because just before Christmas, there was the Victoria's Secret show."

The mother-of-two told the outlet that the women she shared the runway with, such as Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk and Shanina Shaik, were like family, and she used to hold viewing parties.

"That's what I miss the most, working with them" Alessandra sadly shared. "When the show aired on TV, I used to gather all my friends and have a pyjama party. It was always fun and very Christmas-y, so I'll miss that, for sure."

And when it comes to staying fit during the festive season, the model confessed that before it was easy, because she relied on getting in shape for the Victoria's Secret show, so she's now having to plan plenty of outdoor workouts at her home in Los Angeles to maintain her figure.

"I just got a new big dog and she requires a lot of walks, so I take her on big hikes in L.A. and that keeps me fit. For New Year's, I get to go to Brazil and so that helps too - a lot of swimming, being in the water and being on the beach," she said.

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