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How Jessica Szohr Slimmed Down for SoBe

How did Jessica Szohr (Vanessa) prepare to get naked for SoBe Lifewater’s body paint ads? Well, training, of course. But also by soliciting advice from a famous friend! (They do come in handy sometimes.)

Before heading to Costa Rica for the shoot, the Gossip Girl star spoke with Twilight’s Ashley Greene (who did the campaign last year). Then came the fun part. “It was awesome,” she says. “It was 11 hours, so it was a lot of standing and laying down.” Wait, did we say fun? We meant, insane! “I remember Ashley was like ‘you’ll take naps when you’re laying down.’ That’s what I certainly did. That’s what surprised me the most — the time…all the detail, and the scales for the lizard and all that — you can see what took them so long.”

Oh, but back to the bod on which those scales were so carefully painted. She has her trainer uncle to thank for that. Her workout regimen? “I did a little bit of cardio. I did yoga, which gave me definition in my arms, and I was trying to have definition in my stomach,” she says. “I worked out hard.” We can tell.

Still (and thankfully!), Jess has at least one weakness. “I’m a huge fan of Cheetos. I had to cut those out a little bit because they’re probably the worst thing for you. I still sneak them in here and there, but that was a big thing for me to not have.

Despite the racy pics, don’t expect to see Jessica go nude anytime soon. “This was a beautiful experience and very tasteful and artistic,” she says. “I’m the oldest of five kids, and I have a lot of teenage girls that watch the show, so I think this thing, tastefully done, is the most I would do.”

Source: OK

02.1.2011 / 11:33 PM EDT by Christopher Rosen
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