W Editors' Blog caught up with Brazilian bombshell Alessandra Ambrosio, best-known for her work with Victoria's Secret. Ambrosio, who herself has a young daughter, weighed in on the model baby boom, with Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes having just given birth. She said she hasn't spoken to either new mom yet:
No, I sent emails to them congratulating them. You know, I have a kid on my own, and I know how busy it is, the first weeks and the first month. It's just good for them to concentrate on their baby. So I've seen pictures, and I've sent emails congratulating them. I can't wait to meet the babies.
Some of our other favorite Qs & As:
After you did the Giles runway in a bikini last season, you said in an interview that now that you're a mom, you draw the line at G-strings. Is there anything else you draw the line at?
I don't think so. Yeah, I don't feel that comfortable being on the runway with a G-string. I shoot G-strings with Victoria's Secret, but on the runway...It's really about the moment. I work with professionals. Professional people make everything look perfect, they make everything that you're wearing look great, if it's in a picture or on the runway.
How has the modeling industry changed since you first started working?
I guess it's like a real job. When I started, it was a hobby, something fun to do. Before, models had that rock star life and it was all about going to the parties and having that glamorous life, and I think these days, models are more like businesswomen and the whole industry takes it really serious.
Any guilty pleasures?
I love Cheetos, those hot, spicy kind. And chocolate. Every time I'm in the airport I'm buying Cheetos and eating them on the airplane.