Meet Gracie Carvalho, the 26-year-old Victoria's Secret model who trains as a cage-fighter for fun

Alan Dawson
Gracie Carvalho

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Gracie Carvalho has proven her success on fashion runways, but could the Brazilian model be looking to swap the catwalk for a ringwalk?

Carvalho, who began modeling in her hometown of Sao Paolo in Brazil aged 18 in 2007, was snapped up by agencies in 2008 — just a year later — to promote Fashion Week in Rio de Janeiro.

From there, she began walking for prominent labels like Burberry, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, and Vivienne Westwood.

Renowned for her work modelling lingerie, beachwear, and for catalogues, Carvalho has been involved in a number of key industry events like Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2015 and 2016.

Staying in shape is crucial to Carvalho's career, but a look through her Instagram account shows that the secret to her health and fitness could be combat sports training.

Gracie Carvalho

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Modelling and fighting may seem worlds apart but Carvalho, who has been practicing Muay Thai and jiu-jitsu for a number of years now, appears to be making herself known in both.

The footage below, some of the best from her rigorous training regime, gives a different insight into the life of the model who, at just 26-years-old, has already punched her way to the top of the fashion game.

To kick things off, back squats optimise quadriceps, hamstrings, and calf muscles in an athlete's lower body. Carvalho does them with ease.

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Here, she throws a seven-punch combination before finishing with a well-placed lower kick in this Muay Thai drill.

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Finally, she swaps her lingerie for a gi, or robe, to demonstrate jiu-jitsu knowledge as she attempts to lock her trainer's limbs.

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