LOVE magazine’s annual advent calendar is here, with one celebrity a day featured to celebrate women. After Ashley Graham, it’s up to Emily Ratajkowski help us remember how many days until Christmas.
In the video directed by Phil Poynter and inspired by the model’s training routine, that is, rolling around in a healthy amount of pasta dishes covered in olive oil and drinking wine. Miss Ratajkowski then reminds us that: “I love pasta and wine and being greased up in olive oil more than life itself.”
While other celebs participating like Kendall Jenner, Ashley Graham and Gigi Hadid chose to do boxing, tennis or jump rope in honor of the 2017 Advent Calendar theme #staystrong, EmRata chose carbs over cardio. “Emily doesn’t exercise and when [Love editor in chief] Katie Grand told her about the #staystrong concept and asked her what she wanted to do exercise-wise, she asked to eat pasta and drink red wine as her exercise,” the brand revealed. “Lolz so she was named Carb Loading Day – which is in fact a real thing for athletes.”
The model says that she found the shoot empowering. “In the wake of women coming forward with incredible amounts of sexual harassment cases, I have been so disappointed to hear women talk about ‘modesty’ and ‘our responsibility’ as if we need to, yet again, adjust to make it ‘easier’ for the rest of the world,” EmRata explained of her inspiration for the sexy shoot. “I’m tired of having to consider how I might be perceived by men if I wear a short skirt or post a sexy Instagram. I want to do what I want to do.”