By MONTY ARCHIBALD
She could be the very definition of yummy mummy.
So it is little wonder Alessandra Ambrosio managed to raise temperatures during a steamy bikini photo shoot in the Caribbean.
The Victoria's Secret Angel revelled in showing off her fabulous figure in a range of different designs on the tropical paradise of St Barts.
No doubt many mothers will be wondering just what the Brazillian beauty's secret is to having such a wonderful body after giving birth to her second child, son Noah, just seven months ago.
The 31-year-old reforged her post baby body with a punishing workout regimen, which included cardio and yoga.
After the birth of her daughter Anja in 2008, she admitted she had over-indulged herself.
She said: 'I’d been eating everything I wanted - everything! - and once you get used to that, it’s hard to stop.'
Her personal trainer Leandro Carvalho explained how he put her through her paces to get her back to her best.
He said: 'We worked out every day. We didn’t have a day off because time was so short.
'She was limited in the beginning, as she could not do crunches, sit-ups, lunges. But Ambrosio did what she could – climbing, walking and using ankle weights in the early stages.'
Once her base fitness was back her devised a program that consisted of intense cardio including ballet, capoeira, and pilates, for two hours each day.