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Cheat Sheet: The habits of healthy models

Heidi Klum with trainer David Kirsch. (Photo:
Heidi Klum practicing her box jumps. (Photo:


Models’ bodies are their meal tickets—treated, in some unfortunate cases, to cigarettes and Diet Coke instead of a nice quinoa-greens bowl.

Not these salubrious, svelte ones: We’ve encountered a September issue’s worth who are, um, poster models of health. They practice super smart nutrition and even teach hard-core fitness classes to maintain their long and lean, employable bodies.

Below you’ll find a quick-and-pretty guide to many of the healthiest models on the runway—and how they got there, from their workouts and clean beauty habits to what’s inside their fridge. —Jamie McKillop

(Photo: Astrid Swan McGuire)

1. The workout habits of 7 top models
Even with their serious beauty genes, more models are putting time in at the gym. Here are the workouts seven top models do to get fit, healthy, and camera-ready.

2. 6 models who launched their own natural beauty brands
Each of these gorgeous and inspiring models turned their talents from runway beauty to beauty entrepreneur—leaving toxic chemical ingredients behind.

3. The secrets of fitness models
How do fitness models eat? What are their workouts? Six athlete-models share their healthy know-how.

4. Models with a mission
These hotties don’t just go to charity dinners—they’ve created their own do-gooder campaigns to make the world a more beautiful place. Meet them now.

5. Refrigerator Look Book: Christy Turlington Burns
We peeked inside the supermodel’s healthy fridge to find out what has been fueling her long runs, and her ageless beauty.

6. Miranda Kerr: Natural beauty tips from a bombshell
The Aussie supermodel takes her natural beauty so seriously she created a skin-care line that could keep up.

Supermodel Miranda Kerr.
Supermodel Miranda Kerr (Photo: Kora Organics)

7. David Kirsch uncovered: The man (and the plan) behind the models
David Kirsch’s the guy who readies models for the Victoria Secret catwalk. What can his targeted fitness tactics do for the average New York woman? We find out.

8. Diane von Furstenberg’s Fashion Week health initiative
The fashion pioneer and CDFA president is pushing a health initiative that aims to combat eating disorders in the industry and keep models healthy.

9. Refrigerator Look Book: Josie Maran
One peek inside the fridge of this model and beauty entrepreneur proves the relationship between a healthy diet and glowing gorgeousness.

10. Model lifestyle: A new program makes modeling a healthier job
A new company is teaching young models how to lead a healthier lifestyle while managing the pressures of a brutal profession. And it’s founded by one of their own.