Burlesque legend Dita Von Teese reveals in an exclusive interview with In Touch the secret to maintaining her famous Jessica Rabbit curves and how she refuses to suffer for it.
“When I was much younger, I was obsessed with corsets because no one wore them,” Dita explains. “I’ve been measured at a 17-inch waist, but that’s not something I do in my everyday life anymore.”
Dita doesn’t believe in extreme dieting either. “I’ll never do a cleanse again,” she says. “I did a five-day one and it didn’t do anything except make me appreciate food — and chewing.”
“I try to eat reasonably healthy. I have a smoothie that’s 70 percent greens and 30 percent fruit every morning. I usually eat vegan during the day and avoid wheat.”
“I do Pilates three to five times a week. I take classes because I need someone standing over me. But I don’t do cardio. I’m terrible at it.”
Dita does, however, indulge now and then, she says. “My guilty pleasure is homemade tortilla tacos and mescal — together!”
In her everyday life, Dita says her routine takes all of five minutes. “Most days, I wear face powder, red lipstick and have my hair pulled back. Five minutes, that’s it.”
For more from Dita, pick up the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now!
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