PHOTO: Alessandra Ambrósio Models $2.5 Million Bra

10/16/2012 at 08:30 AM ET

Alessandra Ambrosio Russell James for Victoria’s Secret

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrósio was sitting home breastfeeding her 3-week-old son Noah when the phone rang and she got the surprise of her life.

“I just wanted to scream,” admits the mother of two, recalling the moment she was asked to model the coveted ‘Fantasy Bra’ in the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. “But I won’t lie, I was really worried,” she admits.”I was in total mother mode.”

As soon as her doctor gave her the green light to work out, Ambrósio, 31, also mother to daughter Anja, 4, got to work shedding the baby weight. Starting with yoga and walking, the model turned up her routine after 60 days and added daily sessions of pilates and spin for cardio.

And while in L.A. for the summer, the brunette beauty also took advantage of the great outdoors. “I was playing a lot of volleyball on the beach, swimming and running after my kids. And breastfeeding always helps,” she says with a laugh.

But keeping healthy during her pregnancy was key; she stuck to fresh green juices, kale salads and fish, a diet she’s continued with the occasional splurge of pizza or ice cream. “My daughter loves cupcakes so we’ll share … but only sometimes!”

There’s less than one month to go until she hits the VS runway donning the $2.5 million Floral Fantasy gift set, which includes a Very Sexy push-up bra handset with amethysts, sapphires, rubies and diamonds (plus a removable 20-carat white diamond in the center), and the matching belt, adorned with more than 5,200 precious gems.

“It was perfect for me,” Ambrósio says of the set, designed by Long Island’s London Jewelers (who did last year’s bra, modeled by Miranda Kerr). “I felt they made it for me. It’s very romantic.”

And now that she feels so ready for the big day, nerves aren’t even an issue. “I’m pretty calm,” she says. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time.” Don’t miss Ambrósio on the runway at the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing Dec. 4 on CBS.

–Jennifer Garcia


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Janet on

Congratulations to Alessandra. She is, by far, my favorite Victoria’s Secret supermodel. She is so beautiful – I think I have a girl crush on her.

notsosure on

This fascination with Victoria’s Secret and the Angel models is really weird. Not to mention the VS line is made overseas and is becoming pure junk. Buy a bra for $50, and the underwire is popping out after a month of wear. Don’t shop there anymore – I’ll waste my money elsewhere! And this woman used to be pretty, but she is getting uglier. What’s with her eyebrow line now. Yuck!

whatever on

yawn – this whole $2m bra thing is getting old…it was “wow” in 2000, 12 yrs later – not so much

Just Me on

Wow, the green eyed monster is out there this morning….meow “ladies”!

Susan on

She’s gorgeous, one of my favorite VS models. I think the bra is pure hedonism and kind of silly, but I am happy to see that she’s the one modeling it.

Sara on

Seems like such a waste of $$! I understand it is an honor in the VS “community” to be asked to wear it, but really, think about all the good that $$ to do if put to a better use.

Tigs on

Miranda Kerr by far the prettiest V.S. model.

Jennifer on

It seems like the VS company is a very greedy company because they create a bra that costs that much money, and they they do this every year. These models only wear it once to show it off to have bragging rights because they are wearing it, and that’s about it. It seems like a waste. The amount of money that was used to create the bra can help feed a poor country somewhere in the world.

Denise Smith on

Wow! I wish my body looked like that after having 2 kids. I still haven’t gotten all the baby weight off and my youngest is 25!

Kitchy on

The million (or two million dollar) bra idea is an old and worn out as that “jealous” line. But then, Victoria’s Secret has to do something for publicity since their products and customer service are so insanely bad.

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