Bondi Beauty speaks to the Victoria’s Secret trainer on how to get a great butt.

Ever wondered how the Victoria’s Secret Girls get such a great butt? We have, and tracked down Victoria’s Secret trainer Leandro Cravalho from Beachbody to find out how we can get one too.

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Izabel Goulart walks in the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, November 2013 in New York City.

Leandro has created The Brazil Butt Lift Challenge,  a 60 day program that promises to tighten every aspect of your derriere.

Q: What is the Brazilian butt challenge and how does it work?“The Brazil Butt Lift is a 60-day program. The key to the success of Beachbody Brazil Butt Lift is the cutting edge TriAngle Training Technique that works the three major muscles of the buttocks; the gluteus maximus, working them from countless angles to lift, firm, and shape the perfect behind.”

Q: Why did you create the butt challenge and why do the Victoria’s Secret girls need a special butt workout?“I was asked by Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros to focus their workout program on their butts without bulking up their legs. I knew floor work with ankle weights andresistance bands would be very effective. So I put together ballet, capoeira, and afro-brazilian dance to create a workout that worked the butt from different angles and reached every part of the three major muscles (Gluteus Maximus, Medius and Minimus) without bulking the thighs.”

Q: How long does each session take, how often should you do it, and when should you see results?There are six workouts in the Brazil Butt Lift pack:

Basics (20 minutes)

Bum Bum (35 minutes)

High & Tight  (35 minutes)

Sculpt  (50 minutes)

Cardio Axe (30 minutes)

Tummy Tuck (20 minutes)

You can either do just one each time or a mix of two different workouts. For beginners Leandro recommends 2-3 workouts a week and then as you progress you can move up to 4-5 workouts a week.

Q: How do you start the program?

I recommend kicking off the program by using my 6-Day Supermodel Slimdown, which will help you see results really quickly.  It’s great for an upcoming vacation or special event – you will lose up to 6 pounds and 6 inches in just 6 days.  It’s simple to see results fast – you just eat what’s outlined in the plan and follow the daily workouts…it’s challenging but works.

Q: Are there celebrities who do it?

The Victoria’s Secret angels – including Alessandra Ambrosio and Giselle Bundchen, Blake Lively  and Sting.

Q: Where can we sign up for a class?

You can purchase the Brazil Butt Lift DVD workout from the Beachbody website for $59.85 + postage –

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Renae Leith-Manos

Editor and Founder of Bondi Beauty

Renae Leith-Manos loves fitness, new beauty products, long chats and long flights. She is at her best when traveling the world writing about luxury hotels and Michelin Star restaurants ( She has had a colourful media career as a journalist inmagazines and newspapers, in Australia and Asia. She spends her time writing, cooking, consulting to new businesses, running and working out.

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