With less than a week until the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs on TV, hype for the American-based lingerie brand is reaching fever pitch.

Heck, they even opened their first flagship store in Melbourne today. How bow dah for timing?

Ahead of what is arguably the biggest show of her career to date, we spoke with the VS Angel Elsa Hosk – who was tapped to wear this year’s $1.4 million VS Fantasy Bra – about how she gets runway ready.

From the one exercise she swears by, to the type of food she avoids in the lead up to the show, here’s the 411 on Hosk’s VS prep.

While the Angel dabbles in a slew of different fitness types, ranging from Pilates to Barre, there’s one simple exercise she ramps up when the show nears:

“I like to do some squats. You can do them everywhere, especially if you only have a few minutes.”

Despite having a carefully curated fitness regime, she’s not one for a routine, admitting she regularly likes to mix things up:

“Every year I feel like I do something different. I don’t like to do the same workouts all the time… The key is to stay motivated, change things up!””

When she’s not hitting the famed Dog Pound Fitness Studio in New York, Hosk says you can find her going for a jog:

“I’ve been running a lot, which is one of my favourite things to do because it really clears my head and is very meditative.”

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But getting show ready involves more than just a kickass fitness routine, with the model revealing she also tweaks her diet before hitting the runway.

“Right before the show, like a couple weeks before the show I try to stay away from carbs: bread, pizza, pasta and things like that.”

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Contrary to what you might think, Hosk says she’s not a super strict dieter, revealing she’s a firm believer in cheat days:

“When you work out as much as we do, you’d be crazy not to have a cheat day. I have to for my sanity. I’m not one to obsess over anything because once I start doing that, all I want is like pizza.

“The more I chill, the easier it is. I’m balanced. If I wanna eat pizza, I’ll eat pizza. If I wanna have a burger, I’ll do that.”

To replace the carbs, she subs in a whole load of nutritious fodda:

“I try to eat healthy and nourishing foods that give me strength and energy. My diet includes vitamin-packed fruit and vegetables, rich and fibrous grains and digestible plant-based proteins.

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“As for drinks, I swear by green juices and smoothies for an instant burst of energy.”

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