Taylor Hill, the supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel, is no stranger to being in front of the camera. That’s one reason why she’s so good at social media. She has almost 19 million Instagram followers, who come to see her latest looks; accordingly, she shared her latest swimsuit scenes from Zara Swim. “Stunning Lady,” said Emily in Paris star Lily Collins. “Tay so beautiful❤️❤️” commented fellow model Elsa Hosk. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Taylor Hill stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Hill has gone to ModelFit, which did full-body group fitness classes. “We do a lot of slow, muscle-targeting movements with gliding discs and two-pound weights. Almost kind of floor Pilates in a way because we get on the floor, and she puts resistance bands around my ankles and things like that. It’s so hard—it doesn’t sound hard, and it doesn’t look hard, but I could back squat, like, 85 pounds, and I quiver when I do this. I’m like, Oh my God, I can’t stand up anymore because I’m so sore! It’s amazing,” she told Byrdie.
“I used to do a lot of weight training, lifting, and things like that,” she says. “It was really difficult, which I liked, but then I realized I wasn’t getting the results that I wanted. You have to drink gnarly protein shakes and all of that to build that muscle, especially when you’re as tall as me. I’m like; I can’t develop muscle; it’s just not working!” she told Byrdie.
“I eat 3,000 calories a day before the VS show. Three thousand!” she told The Sunday Times back when she was modeling for Victoria’s Secret. “There’s no way you look like that and don’t eat. You would die. Victoria’s Secret girls are like athletes. We’re like Olympians. We’re strong.” She added: “I just love being me.”
“I just keep it really easy, and I use really clean products without a lot of chemicals in them. I use a very simple face wash called CeraVe. It’s for [removing] makeup that causes acne. And then I use coconut oil for hydration. It’s the best! Hair, skin and nails,” she once told Coveteur. “When I’m not working, I literally don’t have a beauty routine. I try to just roll natural, because, you know, I work everyday and put makeup on like crazy everyday. I think on my days off, it’s really nice to just give my skin a break and just hang out; put my hair in a knot and just walk around.” Consuming coconut oil can be good, as well. “It’s the quality of your cholesterol that matters, and coconut oil actually increases the good cholesterol, HDL. It increases the LDL, but it makes the particles better so they’re not as damaging,” says Dr. Mark Hyman to the Mayo Clinic.
“I drink protein shakes, eat a lot of chicken, and try to make more home-cooked meals. It’s really hard in New York because everything is so small. My kitchen is tiny, but it’s nice because it forces me to learn something new every day and not cook the same things over and over. Snack-wise, I like dark chocolate just because it’s something sweet and it makes me feel like I’m eating what I want,” she told Allure. Dark chocolate is a healthy choice. “Flavanols are a type of flavonoid that’s found in plants such as the cacao tree. These trees produce the cacao beans used to make chocolate,” says the Cleveland Clinic. “Flavanols are abundant in cacao beans,” says dietitian Devon Peart, MHSc, BASc, RD. “The cacao beans are fermented and roasted, producing what we call cocoa beans. We make cocoa solids from those” and dark chocolate “contains two to three times more flavanol-rich cocoa solids as compared to milk chocolate,” Peart adds. “It’s significantly higher.”