Supermodel Sara Sampaio grew up swimming at the beach, and if you’re one of her 6.4 million Instagram followers, you know she still feels right at home in a bikini. “I did track and field, sometimes volleyball. I’ve always loved outdoor sports and being active,” she says.
Making a splash with a Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot in 2014, Sampaio earned her Victoria’s Secret Angel wings soon after, appearing in the brand’s televised show. “Beforehand, I definitely pump it up a little, but the most change [I make] is to my diet. During the year I work to keep a balance, but I love carbs and sugar. I’ll try to eat nutritious foods that go along with my workouts.” She’ll still help herself to some pasta on a cheat day “because I need to keep a sane mind.”
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