Think being one of the world’s most famous supermodels is easy? It’s definitely not, according to Adriana Lima.
The Brazilian-born star, 34, took to Instagram earlier this week to share a heartfelt post about the realities of life in the industry. And TBH, we’re not sure we could cut it.
She’d written: ‘This is not a complain, just sharing a little bit of my life. Sometimes, people question, that model life is easy, and that’s wrong, we work as hard as any other individual [sic].
‘Today I had 10 hours of work day, shooting with a very bad cold, coughing no stop and a massive headache. That did not stopped me on doing what I love.
‘I finished, went to airport, to comeback home to see my 2 princesses. Arriving there, my flight was over 3 hours delayed. I fly from NYC to Miami. Just waked home 2am.
‘Happy to be here. And wanted to share the face of a hard working model, and share that I am not the only one that works this hard. Thank you. And I hope my message don’t get misunderstand. Love u all.’
To prove her point, Adriana had accompanied her message with a slightly less-than-flattering (but still pretty stunning) selfie.
She didn’t appear to be wearing any make-up, her hair had been pulled into a messy ponytail and her nose looked red and runny. Poor lady :(.
However, despite Adriana’s honesty, she still received a heavy dose of criticism from some of her followers.
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One commented: ‘Most of us work extremely hard, love. That’s life. However, most of us don’t get paid millions whilst doing it,’ while another simply wrote: ‘Still better than a 9-5.’
Hmmm. Considering Adriana is mum to daughters Valentina, 6, and three-year-old Sienna, it must be incredibly difficult being away from home so often.
And we’re all about women smashing their careers. Perhaps we should cut her some slack, yeah?