Stewart Shining for SELF
It's hard to believe that Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio even has half an inch of cellulite, but in Self's latest issue, Alessandra admits that she shares these common body concerns.
The 33-year-old mother graces the magazine's June cover looking especially fit, and she opens up, explaining how she maintains her enviable bikini body.
"If I look in the mirror and see cellulite—and I have some, every woman does!—I run the Santa Monica Stairs," says Alessandra. "I'll go up and down the  steps four to six times, usually once a week."
As for flaunting your assets, Alessandra is all about it. "In Brazil, it's all about the butt," explains the Brazilian beauty. "For mine, I put 5-pound ankle weights on each leg, get on all fours and kick each heel up toward the ceiling. I do three sets of 20. Then I also do three sets of 20 fire hydrants, where you lift each bent leg up and out to the side."
And then there are little things that you can do that will help enhance your figure, Alessandra explains—like good posture or getting a bronzed glow. "Always make sure your shoulders are pulled back and your belly is pulled in," she says. "And find a great self-tanning spray, too. Getting a little color on your body can make you look more toned, so when you go to the beach, you'll feel a little better."
And finally, Alessandra's advises to always try and keep your priorities straight. "I want my daughter to be nice, have a good education and be disciplined," she says. "A perfect butt doesn't make an amazing person. It's about feeling confident."
We couldn't agree more. An awesome butt is nice, yes, but there's much more to life! For more of Alessandra, pick up the June issue of Self when it hits newsstands May 27.