They told me ‘Babe you are too fat’: Victoria’s Secret Angel Alexina Graham tells all – fashion and trends

Alexina Graham is among the most up-to-date Victoria’s Secret Angels, and the one naturally purple-haired one at that, nonetheless the 29-12 months-previous mannequin who has joined others like Gigi Hadid, Bella Haidid, Kendall Jenner, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima and Josephine Skriver wasn’t all the time so fortunate and has confronted her fair proportion of dangerous modelling gigs and brokers.

In a current candid interview on the podcast The Not So Simple Life, which is hosted by fashion fashions Kylie Vonnahme and Sophie Longford, Alexina revealed how she was physique-shamed by her former agent and additionally opened up about her current battle with Covid. Alexina, who’s from the Midlands within the United Kingdom, additionally spoke about her story of turning into a mannequin, how she managed to turn into an Angel, how she cured her grownup pimples after being wrongly recognized by her dermatologist, additionally they mentioned the way forward for the Victoria’s Secret fashion present, and if it is going to ever make a comeback, amongst different issues.

Talking about how she received the Victoria’s Secret gig, she stated, “My agent called me and said they had some good news and when they said I was becoming an Angel I said ‘Shut up!’, I didn’t believe it… it was so surreal I couldn’t believe it.” She went on so as to add that it was as a result of the women had been consistently competing with one another that they might be consuming and coaching more durable, she stated, “VS don’t tell you to be skinny they don’t tell you lose weight, its just the girls’ mentality and how we are all competitive with each other.”


She shared how she was gorging on chocolate cake after her VS casting name as she had tried for 2 years and not gotten the gig, she shared that when she was told she received a name again, she exclaimed, “I’m eating chocolate cake!”

However, previous modelling experiences weren’t as nice, and Alexina divulged, “They (her agent) said to me, ‘babe, you’re too fat’… and the next day…I walked into the agency with a McDonald’s (meal)!”

When requested what her routine is to arrange for the VS present, she stated, “I can eat whatever I like I am quite lucky when it comes to metabolism, but I would workout twice a day before the show and before the casting but more or less I can eat whatever I like. Not like pizza or anything, but a balanced diet.”

Alexina additionally trains 4 instances every week, doing weight coaching and Muay Thai to maintain her lean determine wanting image-excellent at all instances. She stated, “It really helps with my mental health too, especially now when we’re just stuck in the house with nothing to really do outside anymore. Like you can’t go to a comedy club, you can’t socialize in a big groups so for me being stuck in the house I need to interact with somebody else.”

Talking about her troublesome battle with grownup pimples and the way it was wrongfully recognized as rosacea by an American physician who simply noticed her and put her on excruciatingly painful medicine, programs and remedies for rosacea, “That’s why sometimes I feel like think American doctors just want money, in England if you go to the NHS its free.” She additionally stated that if she may do it all over once more she would have gotten a second opinion, or headed to England for therapy. Her present physician suggested her to be ‘less stressed’ and to not eat too a lot ‘crap’.


Alexina additionally shared her pores and skin journey on her Instagram deal with sharing photos of her breakouts, she captioned the video, “YouTube just released on my Acne Journey!! From the beginning, when I was first diagnosed wrong with rosacea, to meeting @phpaesthetic and with him working on getting my skin clear and healthy with creams, light peels, vitamins and micro-needling. Head over to my YouTube to see it all!! BUT it you don’t like blood- I highly recommend skipping the micro-needling at 5.50 to 6.18- there is quite a bit!”

In an interview with Glamour UK, Alexina had shared how she reacted when she came upon she was a VS Angel, “I found out when I was having dinner with one of my best friends, just in a restaurant in Soho, New York. My agent sent me a screenshot of an email saying, ‘you are joining the VS family in 2019!’ So, I called her thinking she was joking, and she said, ‘no it’s true!’ So, me and my friend just got champagne – it was such a great way to find out! We kept it chic though, darling!”

Alexina was additionally recognized with Covid-19 in March spoke about her signs, “So I had the red eyes, I had fever of 107 degrees, I lost the use of my body I couldn’t really walk or anything, I had stomach pain, diarrhoea and sickness and I couldn’t breathe very well.”

Alexina additionally shared that her youthful sister took care of her when she was sick and on condition that the mannequin couldn’t discuss and had a sore throat, her sister handed her a small blackboard so she may write as a substitute of speaking. Alexina additionally spoke about one incident when she was within the bathtub and examine a younger woman who had died from Covid-19, and how she turned emotional and started to cry. When she tried to get out of the tub, her legs collapsed beneath her weight and she fell bare on the ground. She stated, “My sister asked my why I didn’t call her for help and I said it’s because I want to do something by myself, I have always done everything by myself.” Her youthful sister then relaxation Alexina’s head on her lapt and stated, “Great my 30-year-old sister lying naked on the floor, crying.” Alexina reminisced laughingly, “I kept saying ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry’.”

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