Alessandra Ambrosio Didn't Tell Victoria's Secret She Was Pregnant Until After The Show

Alessandra Ambrosio says that she was worried she might not be able to do the Victoria's Secret show if the company knew she was eight weeks pregnant. "When I first found out I was pregnant I thought, 'Oh my gosh I don't think I'm going to be able to walk on the show,' and I didn't tell anybody so no one knew at the show that I was pregnant," she says. "A week before, I told my booker I don't think I'm going to be able to fit into the clothes because I gained a few pounds already, but we were just quiet." Apparently, she was nervous enough about it that she worked out and dieted before the show: "I cut all the sugars and sweets 10 days before and I got my trainer — the one I usually get — and we were doing lots of glutes and arms and back exercises." The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has described pregnancy discrimination as the fastest-growing kind of workplace discrimination — and as independent contractors, models have even less protection from pregnancy discrimination than the majority of American women who are classified as employees. [Us]
Meanwhile, Ambrosio published this photo of herself, now four months along, on the beach with her daughter, Anja. [Facebook]


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