Helena Christensen didn't exercise until 30

Supermodel Helena Christensen has confessed she didn't start exercising or playing sports until she was 30 years old.

Helena Christensen didn't start exercising until she was 30.

The 46-year-old beauty has confessed that although she was making a name for herself as one of the world's top supermodels in 90s she only started exercising later on in life in a bid to tone up her slender figure.

She said: "I have a good metabolism. I started doing sports quite late, around 30 years.

"I started because I wanted to feel more toned. I hate endurance sports, it would be impossible for me to run a marathon. I love the intense sports, such as boxing or sprint."

The former Victoria's Secret angel - who has appeared on the covers of Vogue and Elle and fronted campaigns for label's including Chanel, Versace, Lanvin and Karl Lagerfeld - insists she has never followed any specific diet.

She explained: "I never followed any diet, I love good food."

Helena's outdoorsy lifestyle has also helped her maintain her incredible figure as she loves taking her 15-year-old son, Mingus - whom she has with her ex-boyfriend Norman Reedus - away for a weekend in the mountains along with her current partner, Interpol frontman Paul Banks.

She told French fashion magazine Madame Figaro: "I like to spend time outdoors with my son and my partner, or leave for the weekend to the mountains north of New York to run outside."

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