If you think the gorgeous models that strut down the runway are simply blessed with good genes, think again. These long-legged beauties may have had a natural helping hand but all the rest is down to hard work.

Good diet and fitness is a full time job for models. While they may be lucky enough to have natural good looks, but they’ve also had to work hard to maintain it. Here we share the Fashion Week diet and fitness tips by five supermodels themselves.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner fashion week diet and fitness

Kendall ‘the body’ Jenner

Her workout: While the 19 year old does have her age on her side, she also workouts hard completing four sessions a week. “I do whatever [my trainer] tells me to do,” she says. “’Some cardio, some muscle-building to tone myself up.” The model varies her workouts balancing high intensity cardio with core work. She adds: “’I’ll run to a gym and get on the treadmill; I [also] do a lot of ab work and planking.”

Kendall Jenner fashion week diet and fitness

One of Kendall’s regular food posts. We’re sure she just picked off the avocado.

Her diet: If the WineNDine app is anything to go by you would be forgiven for thinking Kendall’ diet is all about pizza, pasta and desserts. However, she admits her consumption is far more simple following “a clean diet with loads of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins.” She also swears by detox tea. “I usually start my day off with a cup of detox tea,” she says. “I have like 12 cups a day.”

Her celeb trainer: Gunnar Peterson


Gigi Hadid

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Gigi is a huge boxing fan

Her workout: A former volleyball player – she played for 12 years – who has ridden horses her entire life, Gigi is a fan of an active lifestyle. She boxes everyday with former pro fighter Rob Piela, insisting: “We start with jump rope – there’s no better way to slim down legs… and we end with ballet-inspired floor exercises. . . .In the middle, we box.” Rob trains with the three-to-one boxing ratio in mind –three minutes of sparring in the ring balanced with one minute of core-strengthening exercises.


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Even Gigi’s fruit crumbles look incredibly healthy

Her diet: “I think the biggest thing I always say is eat clean to stay fit, and then have a cheat day to stay sane,” says Gigi whose cheat day allows her to eat her favourite burger and chips.

Her celeb trainer: Rob Piela

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel and those incredible pins

Candice Swanepoel and those incredible pins

Her workout: With an ectomorph body type, Candice says she has to eat more in order to keep up with a physical regimen. She works out three tiems a week, or everyday leading up to a Victoria’s Secret show. Her favourite workout is boxing but when she doesn’t have time she does yoga to stay flexible and keep her mind quiet.

She favours slow movements that build strength. She says: “A lot of people just want to do their workouts quickly, and it doesn’t work. The workouts I do, I feel each muscle that I’m working. Because I’ve been working out so many years, it’s a machine that I know, so my trainer will be like: ‘OK, we’re gonna work out this part,’  so I know the angles and the way I need to do it.”

Candice Swanepoel fashion week diet and fitness

Candice showing off her core skills

Her diet: Luckily for Candice, her body craves good, clean food. She insists: “If I eat something that’s not fresh, I feel it immediately, so I crave good food. I crave meat. I grew up on a dairy and beef farm, so I crave that. I don’t cut anything out, and I just work out more.”

Her celeb trainer: Justin Gelband.

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Karlie Kloss

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Karlie Kloss continues to workout even when on holiday

Her workout: The 23 year old has always had an active lifestyle. “Growing up, I played every sport in the book – basketball, soccer, swim team,” she says. Karlie also practiced classical ballet. Now she practices Pilates spinning, boxing, running dancing and yoga and also travels with a mini gym kit containing “a set of resistance bands, a pair of ankle weights, and my Nike tennis shoes in my bag.” If she can’t hit the gym, she will workout in her hotel room.

karlie kloss fashion week diet and fitness

Karlie is a fan of juices

Her diet: Steering away from her Midwestern roots (which is stereotypically less healthy) she has cut down on sugar and consumes lots of vegetables. “I stopped eating Goldfish and Oreos [when I was a teen] and started eating kale salads and avocado toast,” she said. “It changed my energy. I realised, OK, how I eat affects how I feel.” She now eats a diet of mainly clean foods. Her celeb trainer: Traci Copeland and Justin Gelband.

karlie kloss fashion week diet and fitness

Karlie is a big Pilates fan



Joan Smalls

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Joan Smalls is renowned for her fit physique

Her workout: Joan maintains an active mix of cardio and Pilates, working everyday for at least an hour. If she is short on time she sneaks in a quick 30-minute workout every other day, at the very least.

Her workouts involve cardio (such as jogging or running), interval training followed by strength training using her body weight. She claims to do exercises to work the abs and bun and tries to burn around 500 calories a day.

joan smalls fashion week diet and fitness

Joan Smalls is adamant about working out even when on holiday

Her diet: The 27-year-old Puerto Rican model claims she doesn’t diet, but she does eat healthily – think scrambled eggs for breakfast and chicken for lunch as well as lots of vegetables. Sweets were her weakness but she has cut back, eating more fruit and veg instead.

Her celeb trainer: Mark Gordon

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