Last night, the world watched as Adriana Lima walked her 16th Victoria's Secret Fashion Show — and showed off her killer physique.
In the weeks leading up to the show, the VS Angel prepped by taking up workouts like boxing, but it would be amiss to assume fashion show season is the only time she'll get in the ring. Lima opened up to The Cut and revealed that she boxes for a much deeper, more empowering reason.
"As a woman, I never thought that I was physically and mentally that powerful," she explained to the magazine.
"In the beginning, when you're learning, it can be very frustrating because you want to accomplish, but your body [is] not responding," Lima revealed, adding that the challenges of the ring can be a metaphor for life.
"That's a lesson that you can take outside into your everyday life, that no matter what you go through, you keep going, and insist, and you go, you learn, you fail, you learn, you fail, you learn and you continue until you get it done."
Time to invest in a pair of boxing gloves.
Via Harper's Bazaar US