This time last year, Us Weekly did its annual “bikini season” issue that focused on “Diets That Work!” for the stars with the “hottest bodies.” This year the theme is pretty much the same Hot Bodies 2011: Stars share their favorite diet & toning secrets to get sexy fast. But most of the featured stars didn’t really share anything, or anything useful. As you’ll see from the table below, only 4 of the 15 celebrities featured (pages 76-98) said anything at all about their exercise regimen and only one said anything about diet. Most of this non-information was just self-centered silliness accompanied by about two dozen pages of pictures of the stars’ semi-naked, “hot” bodies.
Next was a feature (pages 100-102) called Bachelorette Getaway that promised to reveal how these reality show stars “stayed sexy after the cameras stopped rolling.” Roberto Martinez, 26, and Ali Fedotowsky, also 26, hike, bike and swim and Ali is trying to get Roberto to try hot yoga although the golfer’s” downward dog is not up to par.” Trista, 38, and Ryan, 36, Sutter do cardio DVD workouts and crunches while their kids are napping. Firefighter Ryan also does mountain biking. Ashley Hebert, 26, teaches jazz, ballet and hip-hop dancing.
|Katy Perry||26||None stated||“I like to wear things that are made for my hourglass shape.”|
|Rutina Wesley||32||Pilates||“I’m proud of my arms…I’ve always been a skinny piece of muscle.”|
|Ryan Phillippe||36||No specifics||“I want to relieve stress and feel capable and strong.”|
|Carrie Underwood||28||Treadmill||“It’s all about sleeping in and the working out and not eating junk food after my shows are over.”|
|Joe Manganiello||34||Trying to look like an animalistic, ripped animal||“I pay my trainer to kick my ass.”|
|Bethenny Frankel||40||Vinyasa Yoga, Skinnygirl Daily Cleanse and Restore||“I don’t know how the magic works, but it works!”|
|Gisele Bundchen||30||None stated||“Kids in school called me Olive Oyl and Saracura [a skinny bird].”|
|Idris Elba||38||None stated||“Now that I’m a little older, there’s a natural sort of chubbiness coming.”|
|Julianne Hough||22||I put a half-naked picture of me on my phone.||“I look at it and say “Do not put that chocolate in your mouth”.”|
|Ciara||25||None stated||“I feel the sexiest when I’m by myself, walking around nude.”|
|Zac Efron||23||None stated||“There are worse things to be noticed for than my looks.”|
|Rihanna||23||Non stated||“Keeping fit is all for me — it’s all for the love of me.”|
|“Pauly D” DelVecchio||30||None stated||“I have the best body…like an Abercromie & Fitch model.”|
|Jennifer Lopez||41||None stated||“I think legs have a lot to do with a woman’s confidence.”|
|Minka Kelly||30||Martial arts training||“I feel my most confident when I’m finally able to do something I couldn’t at first.”|
According to the next article (page 106), Lady Gaga wasn’t Born this Way with rock-hard abs, sleek arms and totally toned legs and works hard for her physique. According to her trainer, Harley Pasternak, Gaga does 35-minute strength-training sessions 5 times a week, including
The next story (pages 108-111) describes the “Shapes of [the stars of] Glee.” Former wrestler Mark Salling works out with co-stars Chord Overstreet and Harry Shum Jr. doing pushups, pullups and cardio. Chord, 22, does 90 minutes of weight-training 5 days a week and follows a strict diet that eliminates flour, dairy, sugar and a lot of carbs. Heather Morris practices “Piloxing” classes which are a mix of Pilates, dance and boxing.
There are two times in women’s lives when slimming down is a high priority. Vanessa Minnillo describes her wedding workout to get ready for that big day (pages 112-114). There’s another story (pages 122-124) on how several “hot mamas” got back in shape after delivering their babies:
In a feature called Small Screen Stunners (page 126) and Hunks (page 128), we learn that
The last story we’ll describe is The Bodies that make The Bodies (pager 116-117) about the “celeb trainers … [who have] bossed around the best in the biz.”
||Clients||Quote or Method
|Cara Castronuova||33||Biggest Loser contestants||“It’s easy to train people but difficult to motivate them.”|
|Harley Pasternak||36||Katy Perry, Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried||Five Factor Plan: 5 daily workouts, 5 mini-meals a day|
|Tracy Anderson||36||Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, Courtney Cox, Gisele Bundchen, Julianne Hough||“When I can transform someone, I get happy tears.”|
|Gunnar Peterson||48||Sofia Vergara, Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson, Gwen Stefani||Client sessions start at 3 a.m., Core Secrets|
We’ll end with the same conclusion that accompanied our review of Diets That Work!
We have no doubt that these celebrity diets and exercise programs work provided that you’re born with a certain body type, your livelihood depends on your appearance, you’re younger than 40, you are wealthy enough to afford personal trainers and/or chefs, and you have enough spare time to work out for 60 to 90 minutes per day, 5 to 7 days per week. It’s that simple!