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Adriana Lima Defends Liquid Diet and Double Workouts

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Victoria's Secret angel Adriana Lima wants us all to know she doesn't stick to her pre-show liquid diet and twice-daily workouts routine year-round.

"Everybody is talking about my crazy diet," she told me backstage this morning as she got glammed for tonight's catwalk.

The supermodel and hot mom recently admitted she sticks to liquids only ninedays before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and stops drinking water for 12 hours before she hits the runway to drop the most weight.

But she defended the drastic measures, comparing herself to an athlete in training:

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"I know it's very intense but...I just have an athlete's mind and I appreciate doing this thing," she told me. "It's not that I do crazy diets throughout the year. I just do it for this particular thing. After this show, I become normal again!"

In fact, she said she didn't work out quite as hard she normally does this time. "This year, even though my diet was intense, I took it a little bit easier on the working out so I won't be as muscular," she explained.

Adriana said after she's done strutting her stuff tonight, she'll celebrate with a big dinner at her favorite restaurant, Milos, with family and friends.

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Fellow Angel Lily Aldrige told me she almost gave into carb temptation this morning at the buffet (yes, they actually had bagels backstage).

"I had scrambled eggs and one piece of turkey bacon," she said. "On the plane here, I had a bagel with cream cheese. I thought about having one this morning, then I thought I should wait until tomorrow."

Miranda Kerr, who will be wearing a $2.5 million diamond-encrusted bra in tonight's show where Kanye West, Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj will perform, said she still gets a bit nervous before she walks the runway.

"I'm not nervous at the moment but I probably will be once the music starts and we're about to go on," she told me. "I'll get a few butterflies for sure!"

And no, she doesn't get the keep the super-expensive, blinged-out bra she'll be rocking.

"Not quite!" she laughed.

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