The confluence of NYCB's Swan Lake premiere and New York City Fashion Week prompted NYMag to ask model Samantha Xu and NYCB principal dancer Ashley Bouder for their daily caloric intake.
Models vs. ballerinas? Byotch please. Tchaikovsky would make BBQ Chicken Shake-Up Lunchables out of Marc Jacobs...drop him right next to the Capri Sun and Jell-O-nohedidn't.
Here's Ashley's soundbite: “I watch what I eat and sacrifice some indulgences for my art. I don’t understand sacrificing your health to walk down a runway in pretty clothes.” We've got a live one!
Her general menu:
8:45 a.m.: First two cups of coffee; stretch; walk the dogs
9:40 a.m.: Two scrambled eggs with large glass of water
9:55 a.m.: Walk to subway
10:20 a.m.: Stretch, followed by 105-minute NYCB ballet class and 45-minute Swan Lake rehearsal
1 p.m.: Banana, bottle of water; walk to post office
2 p.m.: Skirt-steak salad; walk to subway to go home
3:20 p.m.: Greek yogurt with peaches; nap
4:15 p.m.: Leftover spaghetti Bolognese
4:25 p.m.: Walk dogs, then walk to subway; stop for coconut water and coffee on way to theater
6:30 p.m.: Stretch and warm up backstage; coconut water
7:30 p.m.: Swan Lake performance begins
8:35 p.m.: Tuna salad and water at intermission
10:05 p.m.: Postperformance water and coconut water
11 p.m.: Crab cake and chopped salad with glass of Pinot Noir
vs. model Xu:
9 a.m.: Half a box of strawberries, glass of soy milk, whole-wheat flatbread with light butter and Nutella, bottle of drinkable yogurt
11 a.m.: Power-walk to agency while drinking coconut water
Noon: Power-walk to Lincoln Center for show
2 p.m.: Cheese and crackers, vegetables (celery, carrots, bell pepper) with sour‑cream dip, can of Diet Pepsi, two small frozen yogurts
3 p.m.: Walk for show (a group show of Argentine designers) in Lincoln Center, if that counts for exercise
4 p.m.: Power-walk to subway home
8 p.m.: Stroll around for about ten blocks
8:30 p.m.: Dinner at Neptune (a Polish restaurant): vegetable barley soup (a big bowl), tuna wrap with lettuce, and coleslaw. Drink: icewater.
9 p.m.: Cup of jasmine green tea; walk to subway home
10 p.m.: Glass of warm soy milk