EXCLUSIVE: Alessandra Ambrosio & Adriana Lima on Modeling & Motherhood

Before they tore down the catwalk at the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this week in New York City, we caught up with Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima about their little ones.

The gorgeous Brazilian Victoria’s Secret Models, both 30, shared cute tidbits about their daughters. Ambrosio described her 3-year-old daughter Anja as very girly.

“She loves tutus, costumes, and dresses like a princess,” Ambrosio said of her daughter. Speaking of tutus, Ambrosio reportedly donned a tutu during the ballet portion of the fashion show. Coincidence? We think not.

“She loves what I do,” Ambrosio admits. “I inspire her.”

EXCLUSIVE: Victoria's Secret Model Adriana Lima: "Motherhood has done wonders for me. Physically, I feel more beautiful"

Lima said her daughter Valentina, who turns two next week, attended rehearsal for the big fashion show the night prior. “She had a blast,” the supermodel said. “She walked on the runway.” 

Little Valentina has also started talking more and has quite an impressive language skill set. “She understands three languages,” Lima said of her daughter. “Portuguese, English, and Serbian. She's growing really fast.”

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In an interview with Latina.com this summer, Lima said motherhood has done wonders for her. “Physically, I feel more beautiful and think those pregnancy hormones were great for my skin and hair. As for personally, I feel more secure and confident,” she said. “I have more patience and am more open to people. It really changes the way you carry yourself and see the world.”

The  Victoria’s Secret fashion show was filmed this week in New York City at the Lexington Avenue Armory and airs Thursday, November 29, 2011 at 10pm on NBC.