Victoria Secret model Chanel Iman is featured in the January 2012 issue of Allure magazine. The 21-year-old posed in a variety of looks, while rocking high fashion pieces from brands like YSL, Prada, Michael Kors and Fendi.
In a recent interview with the publication, Iman dished some of her secrets to great skin, her workout routine and how she gets ready for a photoshoot:
HOW SHE PREPARES FOR A SHOOT:
A good night’s sleep is always the best way to wake up and go to work. I go to set with clean hair and clean skin and I let the makeup artists do their job. When I get home, I always make sure that all of the makeup is off my face before I go to sleep. I use a little bit of Dermalogica cleanser to remove any extra makeup that the makeup remover may have missed, then go to sleep and wake up and do it all over again.
ON HER WORKOUT ROUTINE:
I have to gain weight, which is the complete opposite of most models. I have to lift a lot of weights to build muscle, which is really difficult. But I feel even sexier with a little meat on my bones. I’m really focused when I’m working out, so I don’t really listen to music. I like to listen to music after, because it’s like, “Yeah! I finished! Let’s party!”
Interesting fact: Iman opened a clothing boutique called The Red Bag in Culver City, California with her mother. You can find the January 2012 issue of Allure magazine on newstands now!