They say that beauty fades as you grow older, but that’s a load of bologna. While sometimes it is in our genetics, we have a certain amount of control over our bodies as we age. True, it’s definitely harder to get that sculpted look, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. It takes a lot of healthy eating, exercise, and maybe a supplement or two. Sure, it’s a lot of hard work, but it sure does pay off when you’re reaching that big 6-0.
Celebrities, especially, are able to do all this and more. In fact, some celebrities are shattering that stereotype by working hard and getting the body most of us can only dream about. It’s a lot easier to have a beautifully sculpted body when you have that extra four or five hours a day to spend working out, a private chef to make your food, and money to get tons of R&R. That being said, it definitely goes to show that it’s possible!
These women are showing that with hard work, you can age just like a fine wine and only get better with time! Granted, most of them do have personal trainers, but it seems like their secrets aren’t so secret after all. They were nice enough to explain what they eat and their exercise routine so maybe we can get that amazing beach body we always wanted.
Sofia Vergara (47) has multiple trainers that keep her body fit and healthy. She works out five times a week for an hour or more. Another one of Vergara’s trainers solely work on her glutes – lots of squats and lateral raises. Her workout routine isn’t for the faint of heart, but it does provide results. And Vergara is clearly not afraid to show off those results for the world to see!
Vergara may look like she doesn’t eat anything unhealthy, but she’s known to have an especially strong sweet tooth. While she says she eats a lot of fruit and vegetables, she also eats desserts during the weekend. The one thing she does stay away from is salt because she states it makes her eyes look puffy the following day. Whatever her secret is, it’s definitely working. We might have to give this a try ourselves!
Kate Beckinsale is perhaps best known for her romantic roles in films like Pearl Harbor and Serendipity, as well as action roles such as the Underworld film series. Occasionally, doing some modeling, she has managed to maintain an excellent figure throughout her life, despite being 47 years old. Not everyone who is pushing fifty looks as good as Beckinsale does!
According to New Beauty, to stay in shape, she works out often and eats plenty of protein including chicken, eggs and salmon. And of course, she eats her greens too. All of it seems to be paying off. If Beckinsale looks this great at 47, she definitely has nothing to worry about when it comes to aging gracefully!
Eva Longoria (45) clearly knows where the fountain of youth is, especially since she recently had a baby. What happened to all the baby weight? She worked it off! First, she gave her body time to adjust to postpartum and post-pregnancy. When she was ready to start exercising again, she focused on cardio. She would go out for a run in the morning but followed it up with a healthy breakfast. Between working out and raising the baby, where does she find time to do it all?
Diet is what truly keeps her in shape. Longoria states she could “I could easily be a vegetarian… I love cooking with vegetables.” She eats what she wants in moderation but does her best to avoid sugar. Sometimes, her stomach is stronger than her will, and she indulges, but it may be once every three months. That might seem like a fail to her, but most of us couldn’t make it longer than a day or two without sugar!
Penelope Cruz’s (46) workout routine was a lot stricter before having a baby, and now, it’s all about Bikram yoga for 90 minutes for a few times a week. She still does traditional workouts with personal trainer Gunnar Peterson. Even those exercises are geared toward dance routines and strength training. Whatever dance moves she knows, they’re clearly working wonders for her figure!
Penelope Cruz isn’t one to make things complicated. Her diet consists of eating foods that make her feel good and nixing things that don’t. She relies on self-control to keep herself strong and healthy. Normally, she eats plenty of lean proteins, whole grains, fresh veggies, and nuts. It’s no surprise that this beauty adores avocados, too. All in all, it sounds pretty delicious without a lot of confusing diet rules to remember!
Those abs don’t come easy! Halle Berry (53) loves to MMA train and uses kettlebells. This is one actress that we definitely wouldn’t want to pick a fight with! On top of that, she embraced the keto diet. Berry has been a diabetic most of her life, so she’s always taken food very seriously. It sounds like a lot of work, but all her effort has definitely been paying off.
Berry has said, “if you’re like me, you can possibly reverse type 2 diabetes, you’ll experience better physical endurance, better sick, and also less acne if that’s an issue.” It’s great to hear that Berry has gotten her health problems under control, but it also doesn’t hurt that she’s managed to sculpt the perfect physique in the process as well!
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt (41) steals the red carpet every time she walks out. To maintain her body, she exercises a lot. In fact, she considers exercise to be her hobby because she loves it so much. It doesn’t matter what kind – HIIT, strength training, cardio – she loves it all. Since it’s her hobby, she works out all the time, every day of the week. We’ve never heard of loving exercise, but it’s clear that her devotion to staying fit has paid off in spades.
Hewitt tries not to keep bad foods in her fridge because it’s easier than self-control. Since she only eats 1500 calories a day, there’s a lot of stuff she can’t eat. Her diet consists of high-protein, low-carb meals, like avocado and tuna salad. As for snacks, she grabs fruit since it’s low-calorie and highly nutritious. She also completely eliminated alcohol and dairy from her diet. Where she finds the self-control to maintain such strict dietary standards is a secret, but this is one mystery we’d love to get to the bottom of!
Salma Hayek’s (53) figure seems unattainable, especially since she’s regarded as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. The first tip she offers? Keep a good posture. Keeping your body upright forces your muscles to work all day long. She also does short but regular HIIT or cardio workouts seven days a week for 30 minutes or less. If having perfect posture keeps you looking this good, then I think it’s time we all break out a few books to balance on our heads!
Hayek is a big proponent of juicing. From a young age, she’s loved making her own juice with organic fruits and vegetables. Since she’s a foodie and avid cook, she doesn’t restrict herself. Diets aren’t really her thing, but moderation helps keep her waist thin. All that might sound pretty simple, but moderation is easier said than done! Kudos to her for her actually being able to practice what she preaches.
Jessica Alba (39) is pretty strict with her workout routine. She takes spin or hot yoga classes every morning – something she does instead of sleeping in. We’re not sure how she manages that. Even though she loves YogaSculpt, she mixes it up with hardcore physical workouts to keep things from getting too dull. All those challenging workouts may be exciting, but we imagine that they’re pretty exhausting too! We think we’ll just stick with dull.
Diet is also an important aspect of her life. She sticks to a diet that’s low in sugar and carbs while high in lean proteins and vegetables. However, she can’t deny herself anything. If she has a craving, she has to satisfy it. “When I do feel that I am depriving myself, I find that I binge. That’s not a balanced way to go about it,” Alba tells Elle Australia. That’s a pretty level-headed way to look at things, and it’s nice to know that she isn’t starving herself to maintain this perfect figure.
Shakira’s (43) hips don’t lie – working out is extreme for her. To keep a figure like her, she works out six days a week on top of tons of dance rehearsals. Her fitness routine follows the same structure, but she switches it up to keep things fresh. While some days she focuses on HIIT, other days she does circuit classes. It sounds like a pretty grueling routine, but the results speak for themselves. How she finds the time and energy for all that exercise is beyond us, though.
Being a mom of two, it’s hard to see how she has so much time! Eating is much more consistent with a parent – she eats small meals throughout the day. Balance is essential to maintaining her figure, so she only eats fresh and healthy meals, excluding anything with sugar or dairy. Shakira is still known to have a cheat day here and there, though. But as good as she looks, we imagine those cheat days are pretty few and far between—you don’t get hips like that by slacking off all the time!
Elizabeth Hurley (55) was the dream woman of the ‘90s, and not much has changed. She’s still looking good, and that’s thanks to her exercise and diet plan. Hurley doesn’t have a strict exercise routine but stays active throughout the day. On weekends, she’ll go for long hikes with her dogs and stretch every day. Occasionally, she’ll go to a yoga or Pilates class as well as doing stomach, arm, and butt exercises at home. Learning how to work in exercise into your everyday routine is definitely the way to go—the less it feels like exercise, the better!
Hurley prioritizes water throughout the day. She wakes up and has two glasses and follows it up by drinking water throughout the day. Making yourself drink all that water almost sounds like a workout itself! Processed foods are also a huge no-no. She’d rather have something simple, natural, fresh, and easy. In her own words, “When I’m at home in the country, I always try and eat food that’s grown locally. That goes for meats and vegetables.”
Cindy Crawford’s (54) go-to exercise is equal parts cardio and strength training, with 20 minutes of cardio (trampoline, treadmill, or elliptical) and then weights. She also enjoys going to a pole dancing class with her friends. Crawford tries to squeeze in a workout at least three times a week. She may make it look effortless, but when you see everything she does actually written down, it looks completely exhausting! She works hard for that body!
Then there’s her diet. She has one strict rule: no processed food. Diet-wise, she doesn’t eat “crap” and she “doesn’t eat a lot of packaged foods.” She’ll go for a protein shake for breakfast, salad for lunch, and something healthy for dinner. Considering how much she’s exercising each week, it makes sense that her diet only has one strict rule—with that many workouts, you could basically burn off anything you ate!
Gabrielle Union (47) has been very concerned about her health for quite a while. During an interview with Women’s Health, she stated her family has a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. So, she wanted exercise to be a big part of her life. It’s sad that her fitness lifestyle originated from medical fears, but it has left her looking better than ever…even at almost age 50!
Union focuses on doing full-body compound exercises that work multiple muscles at once. She also loves strength training, cardio for at least 15 to 20 minutes a day, and Pilates. When she’s exercising, she does her best to do it outside to soak up as much vitamin D as possible. Another huge secret? Water, and tons of it. As far as her diet, she’s mostly vegan. That sounds like way more than most of us are capable of, but amazing results require amazing effort, and that’s something that Gabrielle Union is clearly not lacking!
The top 10 women celebrity crushes we all have
Look, we all know we are more interested in looking at female celebrities than male ones (except you Ryan, calm down). Here are the top lady crushes most women have:
10. Emma Stone
Emma Stone burst onto our radars as the quirky, offbeat comedy star with a difference. Yes, there’s no denying that she’s beautiful but she’s also a little different, funny and not your typical Hollywood starlet. They say you can’t have it all…
9. Olivia Wilde
Not just a pretty face, Olivia took the stage name Wilde after the one and only Oscar, a testament to her brains too, perhaps? No, mainly because her real name is Olivia Cockburn. No, it is. Not only does she act, she also models, writes, acts and directs. Oh and she just did a shoot with Glamour where she showed just how beautiful is is to be a breastfeeding mum. Swoon.
8. Miranda Kerr
Miranda started out as a Victoria’s Secret model (no surprise there really) and rose through the ranks to become one of the most famous Supermodels of recent times. As if that wasn’t quite enough, she’s also a fashion icon and has the worlds cutest baby with Orlando Bloom. Life envy much?
7. Christina Hendricks
Christina, or as most of us will know her, Joan, the steely star of Mad Men, is as famous for her acting skills as she is for her curves and she never looks as good as when poured into another of those fabulous vintage costumes. Not bitter at all…
6. Mila Kunis
Mila is another classic case of being the girl that every man wants and every woman wants to be. Not just content with being hot, smart, funny and oh yes, engaged to Ashton Kutcher, she’s also a serious film actress when the time calls for it. *Sigh*
5. Jennifer Lawrence
Who doesn’t love Jennifer Lawrence? She proved herself as a worthy actress from the get go and her popularity has been on an upward spike ever since. The fact that she appears to be so grounded, normal and funny only helps to increase our admiration (and love) for her.
4. Alessandra Ambrosio
Brazilian born Alessandra is a Victoria’s Secret model (no surprise there) and there isn’t really much else to say here, so just look at the image below and feel the awe rise up around you. If you aren’t blessed with her genes, you can always use party casino research to understand how you can win elsewhere – right?
Pretty much every sane girl in the world would agree that Rihanna is one of the hottest females ever. She appears to have it all. The looks, talent, money, men (well…), lifestyle, friends. So thank you Rihanna, we officially want to be you right about now.
2. Blake Lively
Blake, the tall, beautiful Gossip Girl star has since moved on from teen dramas and married the equally beautiful Ryan Reynolds. With legs up to her armpits, the most lusted after hair in the business and a wardrobe full of clothes that merely highlight how goddamn hot she is, Blake, we applaud and really want to be you.
Come on, you had to have known that Beyoncé would be our number one. It’s Beyoncé for gods sake. A stellar career, the most amazing figure on the planet, riches and an ability to rock a leotard like nobody else, there isn’t much to do apart from just look on in wonder.
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In defence of Cassie from Euphoria
I am a Cassie Howard apologist. Yes, even after last night’s episode of Euphoria. I sympathise with her, even if I don’t condone her choices, or even enjoy watching them most of the time. The problem with being a Cassie stan – as is the case with any of the characters in the Euphoria universe – is that every week the show tests that stance, pushing our problematic faves to new depths of debauchery and dubious morality. Cassie’s character in particular has practically become a meme in itself, with TikTok asking itself, week-on-week, how she can possibly fall any lower in our estimations. Of course, she does it anyway.
Some have speculated online that Cassie is a character foil for Rue, both of them addicts, with the show telling the story of their desperate needs. For Rue, the object of her addiction is opiates, for Cassie, it’s love. Rue’s backstory illustrated to the audience how her life up until now – her family trauma, a healthcare system that over-medicates its children – had primed her for addiction to drugs. In the same way, Cassie’s – growing up with an alcoholic mother and absent addict dad, being se**alised at a young age by older men – primed her for a dependency on male validation. But it’s undoubtedly harder to root for Cassie in spite of her flaws the way we rally for our flawed protagonist Rue to finally get her shit together.
Maybe that’s because Cassie embodies so many of the things we hate, or at least the things we ridicule; the things we collectively recognise are objectively incredibly annoying. Her problems pale in seriousness compared to the others – she’s not self-harming or addicted to opiates or dealing drugs or framing innocent people for crimes they didn’t commit – and so her struggles seem so cheesy, so silly. Cassie’s main dilemma is that she’s sleeping with her best friend’s ex-boyfriend. And she makes such a big deal about it. She falls into a depression spiral and treats her friends badly and dr*inks too much. She throws herself at a man who clearly doesn’t want her. She gets messy and throws up at a birthday party. When she’s exposed by Rue, she deflects the blame with pani*cked vindictiveness. Cassie is completely wrapped up in herself and her struggles, to the point where she doesn’t seem cognisant of the power and privileges she still possesses.
It’s easy to dislike her, I would ar*gue, in moments like this, because it’s relatively easy to see ourselves (or at least our teenage selves) in her messiness. While the problems faced by characters like Cal Jacobs or Ashtray might be so far away from our own lives that we can safely say we’d do it all better and never let ourselves get in those dangerous situations, Cassie’s cheugy, messy emotionality and teenage angst are uncomfortably close. It’s no surprise then, that Cassie has become an emblem of equally painful-to-follow toxic female characters, like Fleabag or the unnamed, but similarly self-indulgent protagonist of Ottessa Moshfegh’s book My Year of Rest and Relaxation. Cassie is in her Fleabag era, but unfortunately for her, there is no Hot Priest-shaped respite for viewers, only Nate Jacobs. And while we do get moments of being able to say “finally, go girl give us something”, like when Cassie walked out of an argument with Nate after saying she was crazier than Maddie, the show almost always instantly subverts them with having Cassie crawl back for more abuse. Annoying to watch? Perhaps. Realistic? From a lonely 17-year-old, sadly yes!
Even when she’s dealing with more serious problems, Euphoria is never far from reminding us of Cassie’s ridiculousness. When she asks Lexi whether she looks different, shortly after finding out she’s pregnant with McKay, Lexi becomes a stand-in for the audience, lashing out at her sister and pointing out how absurd she sounds. For the audience, the dramatic irony is even more potent: we know that while Cassie is experiencing her own personal trauma, she was also totally unequipped to deal with McKay’s (who had just experienced a violent hazing at the hands of his fraternity brothers, and was coming to the crushing realisation that he would never be a professional athlete), which many viewers interpreted as an unwillingness to engage with it too.
Euphoria’s total disregard of character development for McKay – he appeared in the first episode of season two, and has been missing in action ever since – compared to its almost lecherous lingering over Cassie’s every move, has been singled out as one of the show’s many problematic recent decisions. And while online rumours have speculated over whether that was down to actor Algee Smith’s views on vaccinations, the fact remains that Euphoria’s choice to ignore McKay’s struggles in favour of Cassie’s make her OTT breakdowns even more painful to watch. That much is fair: but the fact audience complaints are directed at the fictional character herself, not the polarising showrunner behind those decisions (Sam Levinson), a little more unfair imo!
One constant criticism of Levinson’s writing and of Euphoria as a show, even amongst its hardcore fans, is how over the top and ridiculous it is. How its storylines would never happen in real life (at least not all at once, to one friendship group, in the middle of the school year), and how none of the characters would pass dress code, and how it doesn’t make sense that there are no uggos, only hotties. It’s true that much of the show’s audience has never picked up a suitcase of narcotics and carted it around town on a bicycle, or secretly recorded all of the times we’ve cheated on our suburban wife, or dropped out of school to care for our ex-dr*ug baron grandmother. But you might have drunk too much at a party and thrown up. You probably debased and embarrassed yourself trying too hard for someone who didn’t want you, or ug*ly cried down the phone to people who think you’re being, honestly, a bit self-indulgent and annoying. Every week, Cassie acts out the kind of things you remember at two in the morning and cringe so hard at that it’s impossible to sleep. But it’s hard to admit you were more embarrassing than you currently are, and mortifying to watch someone else do the same, and so we’re like: No, Cassie fu**ing su*ks.
And she does, of course, but I would argue no more so (and in some cases, a lot less so) than any other character in season two of Euphoria. In last night’s episode [spoilers here!] Cassie tries to get out of being exposed for sleeping with Nate by calling Rue a drug addict, after Rue loses her temper with Cassie’s naive attempt to reassure her she can take rehab “one day at a time”. Was that advice cringey? Yes! Is Cassie’s response cruel? Yes! Is it worse than Rue calling Leslie a bad mom? Or Laurie injecting a dopesick 17-year-old with morphine? In the case of the former, I would say sleeping with your best pal’s ex is dubiously worse. But the latter? I mean, probably not! Judging by the episode’s response today on Twitter and Reddit though, that sliding scale of perspective is not a popular excuse for Cassie’s increasingly dumb behaviour. But, I digress!
Cassie know good and well she could’ve played that off better like baby you gotta learn how to LIE
— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@keyon) February 7, 2022
So yes, I am a Cassie apologist. But, I must caveat, no more so than I am an apologist for any of the other flawed, broken, ug*ly characters in the relentless, unforgiving universe that Sam Levinson created for them to live in. That’s the beauty of Euphoria. For all the criticism the series has received (some of it deserved, some of it TikTok hysteria) its success lies in its ability to make the audience empathise, even for a second, with a man like Cal Jacobs, who created a life of amorality and toxic masculinity to compensate for internalised homophobia. Or with a character like Jules, so lonely and hurt that she’ll cheat on the emotionally unavailable Rue with Elliott. Or Rue, so desperately addicted to drugs that she’ll attack her mother, sister and best friends. You might recoil at their choices but on some level you understand what drove them to those choices too.
It’s entirely possible, of course, that I will regret this appeal for moderation when it comes to burning Cassie Howard at the stake for crimes against humanity and friendship and fashion. There are still another four episodes of season two of Euphoria left, and with things looking bleaker than ever for the universe’s characters, who knows how much further she can sink. Sam Levinson has created a world with only two certainties: one, that we will complain every week without fail about his characterisation and then tune in to watch anyway. And two, that Nate Jacobs fu**ing su*ks.
Watch: Katherine Heigl flashes knickers as she strips off in middle of busy New York street
The 36-year-old comedy starlet can clearly laugh at herself, and her facial expressions were a picture when she got caught stripping off in the Big Apple yesterday.
Katherine was spotted shamelessly undressing and redressing herself, transforming from her neon pink and black cycling outfit to a more work-ready white pencil skirt and turtleneck top.
But the American beauty gave onlookers an eyeful when she unwittingly flashed her knickers during her rapid wardrobe swap.
While most would be left red-faced, Katherine had an excuse for her peculiar behaviour because she was filming scenes for her new CBS show called Doubt.
The mother-of-two was joined by her co-star Dulé Hill, 40, who played the perfect gentleman by clutching on to her handbag while she was otherwise occupied.
The crew are currently filming a reboot of the pilot episode, with Katherine being cast as successful defence lawyer Sadie Ellis alongside Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox who will play a trans Ivy League-educated attorney.
Meanwhile, Katherine’s husband Josh Kelley recently spoke out to defend her after she was branded “difficult” for blasting her own 2007 film Knocked Up.
I mean, it’s very interesting because somehow a bunch of haters just created a whole thing that she’s ‘difficult’,” he said. “That girl’s never been late, never missed a mark, she’s the least ‘difficult’ person in the world.
“I’ve been to every movie set since we were together, and everybody loves her. “So it’s really interesting how people can make s**t up and then it can get a heartbeat.”