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Over the holidays, Kimora Lee Simmons took to the beach to show off her rockin’ bikini body, and her super-fit figure put us all to shame. At 38, the former model has a thin, leggy frame most women would kill for.

But before you go drowning your sorrows in a giant tub of ice cream, wondering why-oh-why your abs won’t ever look like that — and by “you,” we actually mean “we” — the world can take comfort in knowing that even Kimora hasn’t always had a flawless figure.

Back in September 2009, Kimora walked the runway at her Baby Phat and KLS Collection fashion show. She’d given birth to son Kenzo Lee Hounsou just over three months before, and Kimora’s baby weight didn’t melt off in a matter of minutes as it seems to for some women in Hollywood.

Instead, Kimora used the good ole-fashioned combination of eating healthy and exercising to take off the pounds at a more moderate pace. She calls her method the “fabulosity diet,” which Kimora describes as “a little workout, a good diet."

Back in 2012, the mother of three told Us Weekly that she loves chocolate, candy, chips, and pizza, so eating healthy is a bit of a challenge.

"My family is very healthy. We try to be very healthy with complex carbs, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables," she says. "We try to eat organic, not a lot of dairy, so they're into the rice milk and the almond milk and a lot of legumes. They're really healthy kids."

All those organic fruits and veggies appear to have paid off. Kimora’s bikini body couldn’t be hotter! Dang, girl.